[nikonf4] Re: D7000 images

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: "nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:39:43 -0700

Dang spell check. I meant graining. 


For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. 
- H. L. Mencken

On Oct 31, 2010, at 10:38 AM, Eric Welch <photoew@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is the real deal from our exhibit on high end gold pieces. We have some 
> pieces of training in gold that are mind-boggling it takes such precision. 
> Eric
> For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and 
> wrong. - H. L. Mencken
> On Oct 31, 2010, at 10:34 AM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Ah! Atocha treasure, or repros made from the originals as patterns? We saw 
>> the Atocha traveling display years ago in Claremont, CA. That whole recovery 
>> is a fascinating story. Nice treatment!
>> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
>> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Sat, October 30, 2010 1:58:03 PM
>> Subject: [nikonf4] D7000 images
>> 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_Se%C3%B1ora_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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