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Old 09-13-2014, 07:45 AM   #1
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Nikon D750

I started a thread on the D7100 and ended up with one so here's hoping that it happens again



It looks like a D610 with some nice improvements, first and foremost they put in the 51 point AF AKA the thing I was missing most . And the AF is actually rated better than the D4s's for low light (-3 EV VS the D4s's -2 EV) so it'll be interesting to see how that actually performs.

They also bumped the FPS to 6.5, and some work on the sensor, processor, or both getting an extra stop of high ISO out of it and seeing the difference between the D800 and D810 they probably did get an honest reduction of a stop in noise.

Also the rear LCD now comes out and tilts up/down.

It's missing some of the physical controls from the D700 but it has pretty much the same layout as my D7100 which I can say having used it for a year now isn't bad.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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and what's even better Ken Rockwell likes it... in fact , "he's all over it"

of course no one has tested the camera yet but it looks nice

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d750.htm
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:25 AM   #3
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I am drooling over it too. I'll wait a few years and develop my skills more first...
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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Opened this thread back up.

Thinking about the d750 next year, along with a Nikon 28-300, a Nikon 85mm 1.8 D, and a Sigma 15-500. Thoughts?
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:23 PM   #6
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Opened this thread back up.

Thinking about the d750 next year, along with a Nikon 28-300, a Nikon 85mm 1.8 D, and a Sigma 15-500. Thoughts?
What gear are you currently using? And what do you plan to shoot?
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:27 AM   #7
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Stop what?

N&V, the d5200, usually with a 35mm or the 18-200 walk-around lens. Usually a lot of street photography and portraits. The 150-500 is just an option, not a requirement. Here in Asia I can't rent Nikon lenses worth a damn, only Canons (especially here in S. Korea).

The 85 and the telezoom would be for walk around and portraits...probably won't get the big one unless going to a big race event again. I just went to Macau last month for the GP... the ONLY rental long lens available was a 10 year old beaten and forgotten 80-400. Would have been a good lens, had the lens not have been abused, or if my 5200 would have ran it on AF. That experience has nearly driven me to Canon (there are probably 200 canon lenses available on the rental market here, or more), but I really like the D750's low light capability, and it's 1k cheaper than the 5Dmk3 anyway. Definitely getting tired of the DX format with better lenses and their proper focal lengths on FX bodies... I figure if I work with my 5200 another year and improve at the same rate as I have this year, the 750 is "justifiable" to me.
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Stop what?

N&V, the d5200, usually with a 35mm or the 18-200 walk-around lens. Usually a lot of street photography and portraits. The 150-500 is just an option, not a requirement. Here in Asia I can't rent Nikon lenses worth a damn, only Canons (especially here in S. Korea).

The 85 and the telezoom would be for walk around and portraits...probably won't get the big one unless going to a big race event again. I just went to Macau last month for the GP... the ONLY rental long lens available was a 10 year old beaten and forgotten 80-400. Would have been a good lens, had the lens not have been abused, or if my 5200 would have ran it on AF. That experience has nearly driven me to Canon (there are probably 200 canon lenses available on the rental market here, or more), but I really like the D750's low light capability, and it's 1k cheaper than the 5Dmk3 anyway. Definitely getting tired of the DX format with better lenses and their proper focal lengths on FX bodies... I figure if I work with my 5200 another year and improve at the same rate as I have this year, the 750 is "justifiable" to me.
Nikon's 85 1.8D is a dated design. The new 1.8G is fabulous.

I don't know anything about the Sigma 15-500, but anything with that ridiculous zoom range has to be hopelessly compromised. EDIT: Oh, it's 150, not 15.
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I've been thinking of a D610. Is the D750 worth the extra $$$ ???
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I've been thinking of a D610. Is the D750 worth the extra $$$ ???
Larger AF coverage.

They modified the sensor or processing between the 2 (slightly better high ISO)

Larger buffer.

It's what a 500 dollar difference? For me the AF coverage is the make or break issue and the slightly better high ISO would be nice along with the availability of ISO 51,200. And the video has been improved/there's the tilt screen which is good for that.

The big question is what do you shoot? If you don't need a lot of AF coverage or the sky high ISO's then go for the D610.
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Stop what?

N&V, the d5200, usually with a 35mm or the 18-200 walk-around lens. Usually a lot of street photography and portraits. The 150-500 is just an option, not a requirement. Here in Asia I can't rent Nikon lenses worth a damn, only Canons (especially here in S. Korea).

The 85 and the telezoom would be for walk around and portraits...probably won't get the big one unless going to a big race event again. I just went to Macau last month for the GP... the ONLY rental long lens available was a 10 year old beaten and forgotten 80-400. Would have been a good lens, had the lens not have been abused, or if my 5200 would have ran it on AF. That experience has nearly driven me to Canon (there are probably 200 canon lenses available on the rental market here, or more), but I really like the D750's low light capability, and it's 1k cheaper than the 5Dmk3 anyway. Definitely getting tired of the DX format with better lenses and their proper focal lengths on FX bodies... I figure if I work with my 5200 another year and improve at the same rate as I have this year, the 750 is "justifiable" to me.
The D750 will give you a stop or so of high ISO performance along with better AF so if you want to use a similar kit to your current one like you proposed with the 28-300 it's the way to go.

But are you just running into high ISO issues with the 18-200? Because if that's the case it would be cheaper to buy some F2.8 glass, or the 18-35 Sigma F1.8 which would get you similar performance in that range (or slightly better) to an FX body with a F2.8 lens. And the 50 F1.4 on DX would be a similar to the 85 F1.8 on FX. And for the longer focal lengths that's actually one place where DX shines with its crop factor letting you use shorter/brighter lenses.
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Jon, I'm seeing that very little of my work is done under 40mm these days. In fact I wonder why I even bought my 35mm, but an 85mm prime would do a lot more for me. I get some fantastic results out of the 18-200...far better than what we both feared before I bought it. Obviously that FX 28-300 will suffer the same issues in the short focal length that my 18-200 does, and I consider anything under 85 or so on it "throw away" anyway. However, it does seem to get very good reviews overall, and for walking around if I get something nice below 85 it's a bonus.

The shots you've seen in the other photo thread have all been taken with the 18-200 and with exception of the barreling distortion in the lighthouse (something I could have worked out on site had I thought about it more) the lens was not really an issue at all.

I reckon the way I look at it, I'm suing the 5200 as a learning tool. If I continue to learn at the same rate the next 365 days I think I can "justify" the FX upgrade. Not just for ISO but for all the features and lenses the FX brings. Granted, your point about focal length and the FX is certainly a valid one!

Hmm...


Oh, and on the 85mm 1.8 s, the reason I am interested in that is that it's well known for very nice sunstars. It had 9 blades vice 7 in the G model, and certainly has a following.
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Jon, I'm seeing that very little of my work is done under 40mm these days. In fact I wonder why I even bought my 35mm, but an 85mm prime would do a lot more for me. I get some fantastic results out of the 18-200...far better than what we both feared before I bought it. Obviously that FX 28-300 will suffer the same issues in the short focal length that my 18-200 does, and I consider anything under 85 or so on it "throw away" anyway. However, it does seem to get very good reviews overall, and for walking around if I get something nice below 85 it's a bonus.

The shots you've seen in the other photo thread have all been taken with the 18-200 and with exception of the barreling distortion in the lighthouse (something I could have worked out on site had I thought about it more) the lens was not really an issue at all.

I reckon the way I look at it, I'm suing the 5200 as a learning tool. If I continue to learn at the same rate the next 365 days I think I can "justify" the FX upgrade. Not just for ISO but for all the features and lenses the FX brings. Granted, your point about focal length and the FX is certainly a valid one!

Hmm...


Oh, and on the 85mm 1.8 s, the reason I am interested in that is that it's well known for very nice sunstars. It had 9 blades vice 7 in the G model, and certainly has a following.
It sounds like that's a solid upgrade path for you then. The one thing I'd do is try out the D750/28-300 combo if possible just to get a feel for it because we are talking about a larger and heavier body/lens.

Also if you want to do more concert work I would look into a 2.8 zoom or at least a constant F4. I can go on at length about how to shoot that stuff so if that's something you're interested in let me know.
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I don't do a LOT of concerts but I sure do like it when I get the chance. Living close to Seoul I have lots of opportunities in the city. You bet I'll speak to you over PM on this. I got some weird-ass colors and issues at that Macau concert and out of 40 shots I only like one. I have some with emotion but BLAH!!!

We';ll talk on PM.
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I don't do a LOT of concerts but I sure do like it when I get the chance. Living close to Seoul I have lots of opportunities in the city. You bet I'll speak to you over PM on this. I got some weird-ass colors and issues at that Macau concert and out of 40 shots I only like one. I have some with emotion but BLAH!!!

We';ll talk on PM.
Don't go to PM! Some of us might want to know how to fix it too! Post up in the other NV photo thread so we can see what you guys do to change how you shoot, what was changed in Photoshop or both.
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