[nikonf4] Re: D7000 images

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 15:43:35 -0700

        Thanks for the URLs.  They are really nice to make head-to-head 

        Things I noticed: 
- the contrast level was slightly up on retouched
- untouched has slightly better edges (resolution)

        So the law of inverse relationship between contrast and resolution 
still wins out!              :-DD

        And they both look nice.

Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 10 / 30          15:44 PDT

On Oct 30, 2010, at 1058 , Eric Welch wrote:

> Got my Nikon D7000 yesterday. It's quite nice. I like it a lot. The 
> customizability is really extensive. The LCD on the back is gorgeous, and the 
> controls are laid out in a logical way. Noise performance is great. ISO 1600 
> is really, really clean. I haven't shot enough at high ISOs to really say yet 
> how good, but up to 25,600 seems to be usable for some things. Overall, it's 
> the best DX camera Nikon makes by far. And for the price it really makes the 
> D300s look dated. AF is very fast, and accurate. 
> The only thing that's not great so far is that when it focuses during video 
> you can hear the lenses focusing. I don't even notice the noise from my AF-S 
> lenses as I'm shooting, but it's there in the video sound track. So you 
> really need an external mic to make audio work well apparently. Could this be 
> a major reason other cameras don't have AF during video other than the D3100?
> One think Koichi would like is that you can set it so that with non-G lenses 
> you set the aperture with the ring on the lens instead of with a command dial.
> I've got two photos you can download. Both less than 1 meg, though they are 
> full size jpegs. When I created them I didn't have an NEF converter for it 
> yet. Got that this morning from Adobe labs where Adobe Camera RAW 6.3 is 
> still in beta.
> Here are the links:
> Unmodified:
> files.me.com/ericwelch/b1is5f
> Added noise reduction in CS5 and tweaked colors and contrast.
> files.me.com/ericwelch/4juu68
> It's from the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank off Florida in 1622. We 
> have it on exhibit in the entrance to our library. Mostly high intensity 
> incandescent light with some daylight coming in from a skylight directly 
> above. Colombian emeralds obviously and gold probably from there too.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuestra_Señora_de_Atocha 
> Eric
> "In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, 'Make us 
> your slaves, but feed us.'" - Dostoevsky

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