[nikonf4] Re: D7000 images

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:34:42 -0700 (PDT)

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 
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 
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:


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 
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 
slaves, but feed us.'" - Dostoevsky

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