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| p.7 #20 · p.7 #20 · The "I just got my D7100" thread - first impressions, chatter, etc. |
Got mine yesterday, and gotta say, I'm completely smitten with the colors out of this camera. So much more natural than the D7000 (which I previously had), and leaves the D90 (also previously) in the dust. The AF is definitely more sensitive in very low light, though don't expect miracles.
The highlights you can pull back are even greater than the D7000's. Skies that are completely blown out can be brought back, and everything is smooth until you start pulling so much it turns whites into gray. The shadows are also recoverable within reason (haven't experienced banding yet). Great for single shot HDR.
Also, shooting in 12-bit compressed for dealing with the buffer. The D7000 showed an extremely small difference between 12-bit compressed and 14-bit lossless, with just slightly different chroma noise in pulled up shadows (actually chunkier in 14-bit lossless). Everything else was the same, even gradients were perfectly smooth in transition.
Oh yeah, and the sharpness. Good lord! If you're careful and shoot at low ISO, you can even use 100% crop if necessary! I've actually had a sharpened JPG come out to be larger in file size than a RAW file!
A couple shots:
1/500s, F/5.0, ISO 1250, Nikon 80-200mm F/2.8 AF-D
1/60, F/1.8, ISO 5600, Nikon 50mm F/1.8 AF-D