[nikonf4] Re: D7000 images

  • From: WiltW@xxxxxxx
  • To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx, nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:35:49 EDT

Both messages which I sent, one to _f4@xxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:f4@xxxxxxxxxxx) 
  and the other to _nikonf4@freelists_ (mailto:nikonf4@freelists)  arrived 
in my AOL  mailbox.

In a message dated 11/1/2010 8:22:06 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
WiltW@xxxxxxx writes:

'pieces of graining' or 'pieces of training'...neither mean anything to  
most folks, even if one is right and the other is wrong!   Could you  explain?

In a message dated 10/31/2010 10:41:20 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
ericwelch@xxxxxx writes:

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@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto: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  


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@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto: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@xxxxxxx (mailto:ericwelch@xxxxxx) >
To:  (mailto:nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) _nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
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 

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 

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:


 (http://files.me.com/ericwelch/b1is5f) _files.me.com/ericwelch/_ 
(http://files.me.com/ericwelch/)   b1is5f

Added noise reduction in CS5 and tweaked colors and contrast.

 (https://files.me.com/ericwelch/4juu68) _files.me.com/ericwelch/_ 
(http://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.



"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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