A&P d300, [email protected]

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  1. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    I feel like I am compensating for something with this camera. Thing is a beast. Don't know much about it yet, just formated a card and bumped the iso up :big grin:
     
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    you will never touch the D70 again. I promise.
     
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    xconverge OT Supporter

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    You are right because I am selling it tomorrow for 265 :big grin:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    stfu and start posting pictures. :o
     
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    where's the pics?!?!?!
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    you're right, I haven't posted any drool monster pics lately. :wtc:
     
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    xconverge OT Supporter

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    These are all iso 1600, I have never shot with isos this high haha, these dont have any Noise reduction or anything to them but there is still a bit of noise. The lighting in here is dark

    ps. also testing the 35 f/2 wide open, its a little bit soft


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    Whats the best way to do noise removal in lightroom?

    or should I just send it to PS and use noise ninja
     
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    I use noise ninja.
     
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    you people and your fucking obsession with 'noise'.

    When you were shooting with film, did you only shoot with Velvia 50?

    The noise in those images does not detract AT ALL from the images themselves. However, running them through a NR software WILL, because NR software, by design, softens and removes detail.

    Seriously. Noise and grain have their places in photography. Leave them alone.
     
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    it depends on what you are shooting....

    sometimes I like a bit of noise/ grain, like in this shot:

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    where as in a shot like this, it makes it look worse :hs:
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    Yeah, i'll give you that....

    But the noisy version of the BB shot is still > the softened NR version.
     
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    While I would agree in most cases, I don't think close up wide open shallow dof shots should have much noise. Its not even apparent in the shots I posted but the larger sizes it is very distracting.
     
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    35 f/2 is actually pretty decent wide open

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    looks really nice. That lens is on my list. do you love it?
     
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    So far I love it, I haven't had the urge to leave my 12-24 f/4 on the body, I leave this on it. I think I found a good mix of lenses that I enjoy now. So far I am impressed. Its the equvalent to a 52mm on a ff/35 mm which I am used to from film
     
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    that lens is on my list too... post up more pics if you got em
     
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    The ones at the top of this page are with it as well. I just got it so I am testing it along with the d300, to many variables :big grin: So far everything is coming out ok and sharp :big grin: I will post more as I take them, if I post a picture assume it was taken with the 35 f/2
     
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    wow, amazed that the relative lack of noise at 1600. My D70s has more noise than that at 800.
     
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    do want d300 :hs:


    Where/ how are you selling the D70? i'm contemplating keeping mine as a backup once I get around to buying the D300, but $250 would help offset buying the new body.
     
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    35 f/2 crew checking in...amazing lens
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    :werd:

    I'm trying to decide if I should unload the 80 right now as I've got a new 300. But the idea of being without if something breaks is...:wtc:

    but to be honest, I think once I slap the 28-70/2.8 on the front of the 300 I'll never pick up the 80 except when I grab my bag and it just happens to be in there:o.
     
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    I sold it for 265 on cl. The going rate online is 250 so I put it at 300 on cl and lowered the price very fast for them to make them bite. It was an easy sale and took very little time. After using the d300 I knew I would never touch my d70.

    My reasons for switching were iso/noise performance, screen, focusing improvements, higher mp. In reality, every single thing about the d300 is a huge improvement. People say bodies come and go but they hadnt came and gone for me so I decided to finally do it and I am so glad I did. I also have most of the glass/flashes/triggers/tripods/stands I will want for awhile though
     
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    Some random pictures from tonight, any input is welcome, I was bored, there is nothing to take pictures of :(

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