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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    fortunate to take a 7D2 out for a spin earlier
    Hey Bobster - how did you find the MKII? :-)

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    from Feb this year, took a little time out from editing


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    Hey Bobster - how did you find the MKII? :-)
    hoping to have one for Christmas

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    I want a D810 with 24-70 and 70-200 for Xmas

    Last edited by computerman; 09-12-2014 at 12:10 AM.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    would have thought a 7100 would suit your subject matter better..

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    would have thought a 7100 would suit your subject matter better..
    I already have the D7100 the D810 would be better for landscapes and cropping, night photography, family photos. I could still use a fx camera on large mammals like deer where the crop factor isnt required. Macro photopgraphy on fungi and flowers may also bnenefit from a bigger sensor.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    What glass do you have computerman?

    I ask because the difference between the D7100 and D810 is probably not £1.5k worth, unless you already have the best glass.

    http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D7100-vs-Nikon-D810

    We see that it's got a whole ev more dynamic range. This will really help in landscape, low light etc.

    Yet at the same time, people still use canon. I say this because their latest 7Dii has almost two EV less than your 7100.

    When it comes to macro, isn't it often the lack of DoF that is the problem? As such, remember going to a larger sensor will result in less available DoF at equivalence distances (with equivalent effective zoom, ie mm divided by 1.5).

    But also, glass kind of holds it's value, there hasn't been a massive breakthrough in years. I remember trying to explain on ocuk that some of the fancy lens coatings that are been sold, are just tiny revisions on techniques that have been in use for hundreds of years. The biggest shake up has been sigma becoming better!

    Meanwhile, bodies in the last 10 years have massively changed and improved. Making the old ones quite worthless, unlike 10 year old glass.
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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    Yet at the same time, people still use canon. I say this because their latest 7Dii has almost two EV less than your 7100.
    because they've invested heavily in Canon lenses, there are more primes available for Canon also.. there's more to choosing a camera than hey look the EV is better on that other camera to this camera even though this camera feels better in your hands, has better AF a bigger buffer for images, feels more intuitive to shoot etc.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    because they've invested heavily in Canon lenses, there are more primes available for Canon also.. there's more to choosing a camera than hey look the EV is better on that other camera to this camera even though this camera feels better in your hands, has better AF a bigger buffer for images, feels more intuitive to shoot etc.
    Which is exactly why I was asking him about what glass he has!

    As for the AF system, that is often a product of lens too. It's effectively a second order system, most being an under-damped oscillatory response, this makes it's hard to objectively judge just a body in isolation. Again my suggestion of spending your hard earned on good or maybe even just exciting glass. However, we can talk about certain body features, contrast vs phase detect, we can also talk about the EV rating of the phase detect, which will help for low light. However, I think it's going to be counter productive to do that (Pentax wins currently ) because there is so much magic in the control for that complex second order system that is auto focus. These are hard to measure without taking into account the whole setup, lens included again, and defining scenarios for which you wish to measure performance.

    I feel like you've taken something out of context, as I'm suggesting that DSLRs have hit this kind of improvement peak where little really matters, without high gains of cost. For instance, computer gamers have noticed this:

    This is why I find the mobile phone and micro 4/3rds sensor evolution more interesting to the engineer in me. More so as my understanding of lens production means that 4/3rds is a much more economic size to be working, than APS/35mm/Medium etc, which only really matter when we are talking about wavelength constrained issues, which thankfully our eyes aren't so great at anyway, due perhaps to the same physical limitations.
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    I got it wrong in my earlier post, its actually THIS image -


    BandedDemoiselleM_8360 by g8ina, on Flickr
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Cracking shot g8ina!

    Finally got round to uploading some images from a fortnight ago
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    bokeh balls! little on the large side! :/

    one from last night's Steam Punk Ball in Exeter

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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    bokeh balls! little on the large side! :/
    Was actually the effect I was trying for with this picture of Josh, both he and I in portrait benefit from having something to distract you from

    Sadly, because I was shooting so wide open (2.2 on a 1.8 lens) you can actually count the 9 elements quite easily.

    The balls themselves were provided by the christmas tree in Covent Garden market.

    Marcus did a really interesting explanation of how to calculate bokeh here http://www.marcuswinter.de/archives/1703
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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    What glass do you have computerman?
    sigma 150 OS, Nikkor 35 f1.8 afs, Nikkor nifty 50 f1.8 afs, Nikkor 16-85, Nikkor 300m f4 afs, tc 14-e and sigma 1.4x.

    Im not spending £1700 when my D7100 is not even half a year old, its just my ideal full frame slr for non wildlife. Id like to own it one day maybe in a years time. The fat robin was still by the cafe today couldnt get a good shot as he had a shadow from a branch running thru him.
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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    Was actually the effect I was trying for with this picture of Josh, both he and I in portrait benefit from having something to distract you from
    what i mean is the image is large! taller than my screen res!

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    So you are saying once again I've not been accused of having big balls

    Sorry I've flipped over to just high DPI screens everywhere now, so I kind of forget what the web is mostly used as.

    imgur's default size might be easier? http://imgur.com/a/Ogdk8
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