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Yes, of course the image quality is great, what did you think?

The matrix meter seems way better than the D300. That could be a result of having more dynamic range available, who knows.

Files definitely do not need as much sharpening. Someone mentioned that they read that the AA filter wasn't as strong as the D3/300. If that's the reason so be it but the effect is pretty dramatic.

I have NR turned off in camera. Results at 1600 and 3200 are fine left alone. When I add 15% NR using NX2 the result is totally unbelieveable! All trace of noise eliminated and no loss of detail....way to go NX2!
 
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Less sharpening makes me mucho happy! Is NX the only PP tool you use? I'm
wondering specifically how LightRoom (ACR) handles the files...
 
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Used PS for ages, but I've become an NX2 convert...never got into LR. I hate the way ACR ignores your in camera setting.
 
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I have the same issue with ACR, but I've started using ViewNX to convert my sorted nefs to tif for use in Adobe. I love the way LightRoom does everything EXCEPT sharpen. It's not that it doesn't do a good job, it's just not as good as it should be. I then save my original nefs to an archival file on an external drive (after they've been cataloged via LR). Not the most efficient system, but the tif conversion allows me to keep my camera settings.
 
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Oh, one other thing about the D700. The focusing motor has about 10 more horsepower! The first lens I put on it was the 50/1.4. When I hit the shutter release my fingers were brushing against the focus ring on the lens...when the thing took off I nearly broke a nail!
 
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Yes, of course the image quality is great, what did you think?

The matrix meter seems way better than the D300. That could be a result of having more dynamic range available, who knows.

Files definitely do not need as much sharpening. Someone mentioned that they read that the AA filter wasn't as strong as the D3/300. If that's the reason so be it but the effect is pretty dramatic.

I have NR turned off in camera. Results at 1600 and 3200 are fine left alone. When I add 15% NR using NX2 the result is totally unbelieveable! All trace of noise eliminated and no loss of detail....way to go NX2!
Very happy for this. :Love: Thank you - even it can cost me some money:biggrin:
 
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I think sales of this camera are going to be in two waves. The initial buyers that we see now, and then once the camera gets out and seen there will be a huge second wave as others realize they want/need it too.
 
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I think sales of this camera are going to be in two waves. The initial buyers that we see now, and then once the camera gets out and seen there will be a huge second wave as others realize they want/need it too.
You forget the wave of those who already know they want one but need some time to save the money to get one... :Money::cool:
 
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Yes, of course the image quality is great, what did you think?

The matrix meter seems way better than the D300. That could be a result of having more dynamic range available, who knows.

Files definitely do not need as much sharpening. Someone mentioned that they read that the AA filter wasn't as strong as the D3/300. If that's the reason so be it but the effect is pretty dramatic.

I have NR turned off in camera. Results at 1600 and 3200 are fine left alone. When I add 15% NR using NX2 the result is totally unbelieveable! All trace of noise eliminated and no loss of detail....way to go NX2!
this is great news...talkin to some that got in on the beta development and now what you're experiencing, gotta say, this NX sounds like the FUNK:cool:

Oh, one other thing about the D700. The focusing motor has about 10 more horsepower! The first lens I put on it was the 50/1.4. When I hit the shutter release my fingers were brushing against the focus ring on the lens...when the thing took off I nearly broke a nail!

ya baby ...sounds like my first go with the f5 and 50 1.8. i was afraid that little lens was guna BLOW-UP ..lol
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Would you mind posting a RAW file somewhere to play with?

You got me intrigued with the sharpness and the low noise...

How's the color rendition? Same as D300/D3?
 
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These are literally my first two clicks. Sitting on the sofa I shot the messy surroundings at ISO 3200
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I twisted aound and shot through a dirty window at ISO 1600
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And here is a shot of the back of my home theater at 1600(and it was dark back there)
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