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Here is a test I did for an earlier thread, comparing the D300 in full mode to the D700 in crop mode. Both use the Tokina 12-24, it is the only DX lens I own.
FYI, that lens works reasonably well in FX mode brtween 19 and 24 mm.
I haven't posted much lately. Busy at work and busy at night working through and processing all my images from the air show last weekend. Very overcast day with low ceilings. So, my apologies for the washed out backgrounds. At least I didn't have to worry about shooting into the sun.:wink:
Not exactly high ISO, but...
Nikon NIKON D700,Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG HSM 1/1250s f/5.6 at 250.0mm iso400
Nikon NIKON D700,Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG HSM 1/1000s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso400
Nikon D700 ,Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG HSM 1/1000s f5.6 at 300mm iso800
When I moved to Nikon, and sold off my Pentax gear, the vast majority of my gear went to Canada and Australia, and a couple of pieces landed in Europe. I think only 2 lenses remained in the US.
I found also that most overseas buyers prefer you to ship USPS. It is cheaper, and sometimes the...
My Sigma 70-200 works fine on my D700. However, it does not recognize my Tokina 12-24 as a DX lens. The camera probably needs info programed into the lens chip, that 3rd party lenses don't have, to use the auto switching feature. For me it is just as well. The Tokina works just fine in FX mode...
Just make sure you download and install ACR 4.5 for CS3, and you will have no problems reading D700 raw files. Down load the beta camera profiles also. They make a world of difference, and work really well.
Personally, I would not sign that contract. 2 things I can think of, that you might like to try.
Have your attorney draft an agreement that is acceptable to you, sign and send it to them requesting their signature.
Draft a letter stating explicitly that you you do not agree with their...
AF for me
Auto focus here also. My problems with MF on a modern DSLR:
No split image range finder
No ground glass for a better "snap"
Those tiny little viewfinders in APS-C cameras.The AF system in the D300/D700/D3 is so good, most of the time I don't need MF.
Yes William, these were shot in my studio, on a tripod, lit by 2 softboxed studio strobes. Shot in raw, processed in ACR 4.5 using the neutral camera profile (ACR's version of the neutral picture control). Other than some minor exposure and wb correction, no other processing. Just resized and...
A couple of questions to help narrow down your issue
What is it about the prints you are not happy with?
Are these images straight form the camera, or do you post process? Be aware you generally need to process a bit differently for optimizing an image for viewing on a computer screen, then...
I tend to agree with the others. Check your Exposure comp settings, and the metering mode settings.
To open D300 files in Photoshop, you need ACR 4.3 or higher. Unfortunately you are limited to ACR 3.7 with CS2.
If you want to stay with Adobe, your options:
Upgrade to CS3 and ACR 4.5...
D330/ D700 Crop mode comparison
Well here it is. I hope this is what you were looking for: Both images shot with the Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X AF Pro DX.
Exposure: 1/200s f/11.0 at 24.0mm iso200
D300 full image
D300 100% Crop
D700 in Crop Mode
D700 100% Crop
For those that have this lens...
I'm only seeing one image, and with out exif, so I don't know which it is, but what I am seeing looks like an over saturated low color (8 bit?) image. The hard blue areas looks like posterization of sky reflections from pushing saturation to high. Assuming this is an in camera jpg, which...
I always prefer to NR in the computer in post. The software has more sophisticated algorithms, and you have more options to manipulate the noise reduction.
Here is an example: This shot of my home office (please excuse the mess) was taken at about 9:30 in the evening. The only light was the...
Sharpness is fine. It pretty much mirrors the results on the D300. It is a bit soft at f2.8, but by f3.5, it sharpens right up. Sweet spot is f5.6 to f8.0.
The bad news is vignetting. It is pretty bad at all fls, and is still visible, although barely, at f8. Bokeh can also be a bit rough at...
Murphy's Law (Tongue in cheek).:smile:
What ever you buy today, something better will be introduced tomorrow.
What ever you pay today, you will find cheaper tomorrow.(does not apply to gasoline:frown:)
I ordered mine from Cametta, through Amazon, last Friday. Had it my hands on Tuesday. When I called cametta to confirm they had it to ship (they only showed 3 on Amazon), the CSR said "Oh, don't worry, we've got a lot of them".
The one I have is the ML-3
The only issue I have is it doesn't appear to support bulb. You'd think for that price it would.
... that people do when they got their D3 or D700, is to test the high ISO performance, and see for themselves just how good the high ISO is with these sensors. I'm no different. My D700 was delivered yesterday:smile:.
After doing some quick lens checks I just shot 1 shot each at...
From the APBA Power boat races in Hampton VA last Saturday.
All shot with the D300 and Sigma 100-300 f4.0. Most with the Sigma 1.4X EX DG TC. I really like this combination.
Nikon D300 ,Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG HSM 1/1600s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso400
Nikon D300 ,Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX...