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Jun 8, 2019 08:20:09   #
Maybe a Bob Marley cover band at a tent revival. 🤔
Good contrast in subjects.
May 18, 2019 06:28:26   #
MT Shooter wrote:
There is no substitute for the right gear when shooting action in a gym. I shoot high school basketball and volleyball for my daughters school. My combo is my Nikon D750 and my Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 lens. It works great and I only need ISO 3200 to shoot at 1/1000 sec and freeze the action. No post processing ever needed. With my D850 I have to go to ISO 6400 but still never any noise to worry about.
None of this is easily achieved with a crop sensor body but the D500 comes very close at ISO 3200.
There is no substitute for the right gear when sho... (show quote)

Your settings say a lot about the low ligh capability of the D750. Thanks for sharing MT.
May 14, 2019 07:07:06   #
Canon G7X MII. It has a 24-100mm lens, which I enjoy, that gives a little more reach than most in this genre. Very good, maybe the best, in this price range.
Apr 30, 2019 18:20:25   #
Per the DP Review link below, Nikon is running a seasonal sale on several items that may be of interest to some of the hogs...

Mar 23, 2019 09:23:04   #
I had one, for a short while. Was surprised by its size so be sure he holds one before purchasing.

The zoom is amazing but it does not have the capabilities of a dslr, nor handle like one. It would take practice to get sharp, focused zoomed pics.

In more capable hands than mine, and the time willing to learn it, I'm sure it would be a fun camera.
Mar 23, 2019 09:13:07   #
Ditto for the Mavic Pro 2. My son has one and it is always with him. Great for families, recreation, and business. Fits in a bag the size of a large men's shaving bag. Buy an extra battery or two.
Feb 22, 2019 09:10:43   #
Also recommend the 7100 or 7200. There is enough difference over the 7000 to matter.
Jan 31, 2019 09:09:30   #
Bill_de wrote:
That's why he is a photographer and not a writer.

When Moose Peterson started his Newsletter years ago people constantly responded by complaining about spelling and grammatical errors. His response was basically if you don't like it, go elsewhere. Years later he is still a Nikon Ambassador, so I guess his photography is appreciated.

If someone here feels compelled to criticize something that is not photography related, a private message might be more appropriate.


Jan 20, 2019 21:13:48   #
Is it possible the a6500 will get the the focusing updated firmware?
Nov 9, 2018 00:13:45   #
Having raised 3 sons, with my wife, we love your photos.

I also looked at your Flickr photos and really enjoyed your nature pics as well. You have a good eye and are proof positive that you dont need expensive gear to make great pics.

It's the indian, not the arrow. Well done maggiemae
Oct 8, 2018 07:20:39   #
amfoto1 wrote:
Which 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 VR do you have? There are three currently available: AF-P DX 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 VR (crop only), AF-P 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 VR (FX), and AF-S 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 VR (FX).

If yours is the DX, then it will crop on the D750... you'll end up with about 10MP files instead of 24MP.

If it's one of the FX lenses, it simply won't have as much "reach" as it gave you on your D7100. If you use the 300mm end of the lens a lot, you'll need to look into a 400 or 500mm lens for the D750.

On D750, your 35mm will no longer be a "normal" lens... Instead it will be a very moderate wide angle. And on the FX camera the 50mm will be a "normal" lens, instead of the short telephoto it is now on your D7100.

AFAIK, all Nikon 50mm are FX lenses... so will work fine on a D750.

Some Nikon 35mm are DX lenses... if yours is one of those, it will crop on the D750 too. Other 35mm primes are FX and will work without cropping.

What is it you hope to achieve "moving up" to an FX camera? Your D7100 and the D750 have the same 24MP resolution. If you don't make big enlargements from your photos, you won't see much difference. Well, actually you will when you are looking at your images ridiculously enlarged at "100%" on your computer... but after you've sized it to make an 8x10, 11x14 or to display online, no one else will ever see the difference.

One difference would be that the FX camera will show less noise at high ISOs... which can be helpful in low light conditions.

Of course, with an FX camera you'll have somewhat fewer lenses to choose from, although there still are plenty in the Nikon system. FX lenses will tend to be bigger and more expensive than DX lenses, too.

And the D750 has a 1/4000 top shutter speed and a 1/200 flash sync (vs 1/8000 and 1/250 on your D7100).
Which 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 VR do you have? There are t... (show quote)

All lenses I mentioned are Fx
Oct 8, 2018 00:31:16   #
I am considering moving up to FX, D750, after many years shooting Nikon DX cameras, currently the D7100. I have two primes, 35mm and 50mm.

My question is concerning my 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 VR Nikon lens. I have really enjoyed this lens on my D7100.

I understand crop factor, but is there any enhancement(s) the D750 would give me over the D7100 using this lens?
Oct 2, 2018 07:19:10   #
therwol wrote:
These Sony cameras seem to get the most votes for pocket cameras on this forum. A good place to start. I use a Canon G7X Mark II when I don't want to carry around my big DSLR. The zoom is 24-100mm equivalent, f/1.8 to f/2.8. Not a long zoom, but IQ is outstanding for a 1 inch sensor. It does not have a viewfinder, but the touch screen allows you to touch the point where you would like to focus. You can also flip it up to take selfies. Don't laugh. They do serve a purpose.

I will second the opinion of the G7X II. I have this camera and had the Sony Rx100 V. The Sony is a great camera but NOT $500 better than the Cannon. The G7X II has served my purposes well and I enjoy shooting it.
Sep 1, 2018 06:58:50   #
Great Hitchcock classics. These are must see if you never have. Especially Rear Window
Aug 11, 2018 07:52:29   #
rgrenaderphoto wrote:
Leica is like a religion with those who shoot with them. And yes, if you shelled out $8000 for a mirrorless camera body and had to spend $2400 on a 50 mm lens to take Monochrome images, you'd have religion too.

Maybe just go to Staples and get some self adhesive red dots?

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