A&P Testing the D700 with natural light @ Rexall Place

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  1. ok_computer

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    So last night I was a spectator instead of a shooter, so I had time to fool around and try some stuff. Tried the D700 natural light. I'm actually very impressed. The shallow DOF is great for iso shots, but not great for editorial style game action, I'd much rather shoot strobed at like f/7. Clarity is good, not great. Focus was perfect, I didn't have a single throwaway, though I only shot about 65 frames, this is about 6 minutes of a period, so that's why there's some pretty boring stuff.

    pros:
    -Truly perfect focus, 100% keep rate
    -Good high ISO, still wouldn't be comfortable printing a 16x20 out of an ISO1600 shot
    -Great ergonomics, like most Nikons
    -Awesome shallow DOF

    cons:
    -still sucks with strobes (1/250 sync speed)
    -vignette is pretty crazy with the 70-200

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    liking pic 5 a lot.
    would the 105mm be usefull there?
    i dont see any problems with your depth of feild, maybe pic 7 would be better.
     
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    can someone tell me why digital cameras behave diffrent than film in flash sync?

    in just about any film camera you can use the ETTL style flash at any shutter speed at all, why is there this limitation for digital? sorry for my ignorance
    example http://www.dyxum.com/flashes/detail.asp?IDFlash=175
     
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    shots look great!

    My only criticism is that if you're not comfortable printing a 16x20 at that iso with that camera, you're printing wrong. There's no reason you should have problems with anything close to that. I've had 24x36's of iso 1600 from my D80 in galleries and public showings that have gotten nothing but compliments...
     
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    high speed flash is a lot different than regular sync speed.

    You can use the i/ettl flash with it's matching body and high speed sync to any speed you want, but when using a studio strobe or flash system that isn't part of a manufacturers feature set, you're bound by the physical speed of the shutter.
     
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    so what you are saying is that if i used a similar film camera, with his lighting setup, say a F100 or f6 then i would be bound by the same 1/250 sync speed he has? sorry if this is obvius
     
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    depends on the cameras shutter.

    leaf shutters have no limit, but normal shutters do..

    Here's what the f6 says:

    so yes. It's normal sync speed is 1/250th
     
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    thanks.
     
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    i like the 3rd pic :cool:

    D50 sync speed ftw
     
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    d70 sync speed ftw
     
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    When I'm used to ISO200 prints, that are perfectly sharp, I dont think it's a surprise that a 1250/1600 ISO print would not look as good to me, even if it's 6 vs 12 MP. The colors just aren't as good, and the noise is noticeable.
     
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    D50/D70 are best cams ever furreal.
     
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    whats thier flash speed
     
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    technically, on paper, it's 1/500

    But I've shot 1/800 and still had no problems at all with the strobes :cool:
     
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    Same with the 1D classic.
     
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    depending on teh power of your flash and flash duration, i have some skateboarding friends that get 1/2500, fuckign crazy!

    Great shots man, makes me wanna go nikon. i was hurting at 1600 with the IIn yesterday. Have you used the d3?
     
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    Not at hockey, but the D700 is same sensor for image quality would be no different.
     
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    you think the price difference is worth it for teh buffer and weather sealing? what about that Ability to go DX?

    im pondering to make teh switch
     
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    D700 can go DX

    What exactly is the price difference after you buy the grip and shit for the D700? I've never looked at it.
     
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    its like 500-800 still.
     
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    I would pay $500 for the D3, it's lighter, and built a bit better
     

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