Sat 08-Jan-11 09:11 PM | edited Sat 08-Jan-11 09:15 PM by eric k
I got my D7K in early November and have been busy racking up about 6200 exposures, almost all bird pics.
What I like ...
• Very fast autofocus even in poor light. • The battery needs charging only once a week or so. • High ISO capability.. very good, but not "noiseless." I've attached a pic of a Townsend's warbler - ISO 2500. • Lightweight body
What I don't like:
• Limited buffer - I only shoot RAW, and I've missed a few shots because of this. • The knob that selects the shooting mode, A,M,S,P etc, is not secure. Again today, it slipped into M when I didn't notice and I lost some shots. This never happened with my D300.
Great photo. The "noise" at ISO 2500 in this picture reminds me of what film grain in Tri-X used to be at similar enlargement. I think this is very good indeed and the tonal gradation seems to be holding up pretty well at that speed.
>Great photo. The "noise" at ISO 2500 in this >picture reminds me of what film grain in Tri-X used to be at >similar enlargement. I think this is very good indeed and the >tonal gradation seems to be holding up pretty well at that >speed. > >John
I had a go in re-processing this using Noise Ninja with good results.
Yes.. I use Noise Ninja also and have similar results. The lighting on the bird was very soft and even. I did not have time to adjust the aperture from f5.6 1/3200 to f8.. but the bird is still pretty sharp (300/4 w/1.4TC) Photo taken this morning in residential San Diego.
I bought PSE9 and downloaded the ARC6.3 It works exactly like PS5 with the same ARC. There is a built in noise reduction tool in PSE9.. but its not as good as Noise Ninja
My experience shooting 7500 mostly BIF shots on the D7000 is very much the same as yours. I also found that it is easy to accidentally rotate the sub-command dial on the back of the camera & blow shots. Have you found this as well?
Mike: I've not noticed a problem with the sub-command knob. Its possible that not I have realized that it shifted. But I usually check the aperture before I shoot and make adjustments. The the mode dial is more perplexing. eric