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#46719 D610 vs D750 - sharpness?

Posted by alden on 25 February 2017 - 05:58 PM

I've noticed a slight difference in sharpness between my D610 and D7100. They both have 24mp on the sensors. The 7100 with the smaller sensor, but same number of pixels, is a wee bit sharper.


I assumed it was the smaller sized pixels crammed into a smaller sensor that makes the difference.

#46613 D610 - should I go for it?

Posted by alden on 21 February 2017 - 03:51 PM

I usually shoot with a 50mm f/1.8 with my D610. I've shot in lots of very low light conditions at ISO 6400 with that combination with extraordinary results.


My lens is an old AF lens that I bought about 20 years ago, and it works great. AF is snappy and it's razor sharp.


Here's an example, near a window on a moderately sunny day. ISO 1250 (which is the "sweet spot" low light ISO to me).




Nikon NIKON D610 ISO 1250 Focal Length 50.0 mm (50.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/2.5 Exposure Time 0.005s (1/200)


Here's another with a very low ISO of 250, again interior near a window, 85mm f/1.4 manual focus lens.





Camera Nikon NIKON D610 ISO 250 Focal Length 85.0 mm (85.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/1.8 Exposure Time 0.01s (1/100)

#46511 Bellem, an autumn walk

Posted by alden on 19 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. You are a master of landscapes and still-life. I like how you used a shallow DOF in the leaves on the bench pictures.


Do you ever do portraits, or other types of shots?

#46493 Kraenepoel

Posted by alden on 19 February 2017 - 04:50 AM


#46413 Special Needs Prom - "A Night to Remember" - Feb. 10, 2017

Posted by alden on 17 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

You are welcome. She's home from school spending the day with dad today and right now she's watching "Momma Mia" and dancing /singing along with all the ABBA songs, for the thousandth time.



#46399 Tech question about sensors and pixels

Posted by alden on 17 February 2017 - 09:35 AM

It is a matter of optimizing the sensor for different types of photography. The Df is optimized for light gathering, so every cell on the sensor is larger. This means that there isn't room for as many cells on the sensor wafer. The 36 MP sensor in the D810 on the other hand is optimized for maximal resolution to make every twig in a landscape photo as detailed as possible. The D6x0 and D750 sensor sits in between these extremes. The 24 MP DX sensors are optimized for tele use, where the reach is never enough and you might need to crop on the already smaller sensor. The sports cameras (D5 and D500) are optimized for readout speed, so they have a lower resolution than the others (D810 and D7200) to keep the file size down. This is simplified, but I hope it works as an explanation.


klar som krystal           


Thanks Peter, as always, I can rely on you for answers to questions like this.                 

Also, this may help to explain why I don't see any real difference in clarity between my D7100 and D610 (which both have 24mp sensors) but the FX sensor in the 610 picks up low light better.

#46392 Special Needs Prom - "A Night to Remember" - Feb. 10, 2017

Posted by alden on 17 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

These were taken with my D610, 20 years old 50mm 1.8 lens, and on-camera integral flash.


Tim Tebow started this annual event for Special Needs people, and it has grown like crazy. Attendance at this one location has grown by over 200% over the last two years, and nationwide the growth is even larger. They even had one in Haiti this year!


The star you see here is my daughter Emily. She is 17 years old, attends the Applied Behavioral Center for Autism school, loves lemonade and orange juice, and watching movies and making greeting cards. Her current movie obsession is "The Wizard of Oz" (I got her the new Blu-Ray edition, and she would watch it over and over all day long if we let her).


She danced nearly every song with he partner, a behavioral therapist and personal friend.


Emily was born with Down Syndrome and developed Autism as she grew older. She had open heart surgery at age 4 months, and has been as healthy as a race horse ever since.

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#46391 Your Best Photo, Week Ending 12 February 2017

Posted by alden on 17 February 2017 - 07:20 AM

Great feedback on everyone's photos Nicole.


Yes that is my Emily. The famous football player, Tim Tebow, started a Special Needs annual prom that is hosted by large churches across the nation. This was the third year. I got some more shots, but that one was my favorite. I will do a separate post with more pictures, if you would like to see them.

#46161 Your Best Photo, Week Ending 12 February 2017

Posted by alden on 11 February 2017 - 07:29 AM


#45825 One week, one camera, one focal length week ending February 5 2017

Posted by alden on 03 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

What a beautiful group of photos! Very nice Peter!


I particularly like all the "texture" photos.

#45625 Wild colors! Show us what you've got!

Posted by alden on 29 January 2017 - 08:13 PM

Love the infrared daffodils.


Not sure what all the programmer lingo means, but I like the others too!

#45619 Wild colors! Show us what you've got!

Posted by alden on 29 January 2017 - 06:17 PM

Here is one of mine


Photo processed with PhotoViva on iPad

And another one, on colors


Photo processed with Painteresque on iPad


I like both of these, a lot!

#45602 Wild colors! Show us what you've got!

Posted by alden on 29 January 2017 - 12:32 PM

I sometimes like to play with the colors and textures in post-processing to see what kind of psychedelic world I can create. If you ever do this, show us some of yours. Here are some of mine.





















#45511 Wildlife or Bird Photography - Need advice

Posted by alden on 26 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

What Peter said.

Birds are everywhere. They have the airial advantage which makes it pretty easy for them to live anywhere they want. I get hawks and owls and sometimes eagles and osprey in my neighborhood. I've even seen them sitting on my backyard fence. There are some horned owls that perch on my next door neighbors roof, on top of the chimney, at night.

#45424 Here are some of mine...

Posted by alden on 24 January 2017 - 03:47 PM

Really great images.


You have the soul of an artist, and the eye.