Nikon Wednesday 2017: #5

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here:http://www.photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00W7km. This forum's moderators are allowing up to three images per week, so share some work!​
    Last Nikon Wednesday of January - we had five this month, by some Gregorian calendar quirk. Hope everyone has something to share this week. Being a guy, I'm preoccupied with the construction site across the street. Big machines! Noises! Dirt!

    The hardware is all sleeping soundly tonight, resting up those hydraulics for the morning's work. Great excuse to get out under the stars (and the incoming high altitude clouds) and try a nocturnal shot or two with the intention of not accidentally getting things twilight-bright looking when they're really not. Interesting to try to catch that deep night feel in a casual attempt. Looking forward to everyone's goodies this week.
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  2. The resident stork was fishing along the bank of a pond doing the usual open beak in the water and then disturbing the bottom with his feet to drive fish into his beak. After 30 feet of fishing he finally caught one and tossed it on the bank. For the fish it probably looked like he had a chance to escape but an ibis grabbed the fish. The stork was not happy about having his meal stolen. The fish, well, just when you think your day can't get any worse...
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  3. The robbed fisherman.
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  4. Inspired by Matt's, here's another night shot...
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  5. I took the old 80-200 F4AI lens out for a spin today. It's big, hefty, and sharp.
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  6. A bit south of Brandon is an iconic Roadside attraction, a Gorilla holding up a car. It's getting a little tired.
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  7. The car is getting a little long in the tooth too
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  8. Living in the south west corner of Norway, we don't get the aurora borealis directly above but we do occasionally see them on the horizon. Last night was perfect weather conditions so I took a chance and went out to a spot about a 5 minute walk from my house. Perhaps not the best image but I was extremely happy with the result. Not cropped and processed in Lightroom. The area is below the flight path of aircraft travelling from North America to Europe and the middle East and you can see from the bottom left to the centre of the image the vapour trail from a passing aircraft.
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  9. Took puppy to a place where he could learn that he can swim. 30 minutes later and he was swimming like he was born to it. :)
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  10. Texas Senate chambers...
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  11. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    Foster City, California with the San Mateo Bridge in the background
    Nikon D500 with 18-35mm AF-S VR lens @ 35mm, f11, 1/50 sec and ISO 100
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  12. Nikon D7100 with 18-140 at 140mm, f/7.1, 1/1000s, ISO 200
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    Same combo can be used for bird-in-flight photography (f/7.1, 1600s, ISO 280)
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    The puny memory buffer of the D7100 really annoyed me at this photo opportunity, filling up and slowing down the camera after a mere second and 6 images taken. With a D7200, there would be a few more images from this pelican's landing; and with the D500 the entire landing sequence would have been well documented without the camera slowing down one bit.
     
  13. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    The puny memory buffer of the D7100 really annoyed me at this photo opportunity, filling up and slowing down the camera after a mere second and 6 images taken. With a D7200, there would be a few more images from this pelican's landing; and with the D500 the entire landing sequence would have been well documented without the camera slowing down one bit.​
    And they tell you that the camera body doesn't matter.
    I own all three bodies also. For a couple of years I used the D7100 a lot. The buffer is a limitation but I was always careful not to capture unnecessary images to preserve the buffer, and I managed. The D500 allows a lot more freedom.
     
  14. You can increase the number of RAW images that can be captured in a burst before the D7100 slows down from 6 to 9 (approximately) by recording compressed 12-bit NEF images. I don't think the loss in image quality is significant considering the small pixels. However, even with 12 bit NEFs, the D7100 is not ideal for burst shooting. The D7200 can record up to 35 compressed 12 bit NEFs in a high speed burst, according to tests carried out by photography life dot com. So this is a considerable improvement but one may still want to work with the smaller NEF format for anticipated action situations. The D810 figures are 28 (lossless compressed 14-bit NEF) and 58 (compressed 12-bit NEF). 200 image maximum burst depths of the D5 and D500 are a big improvement but I have to say I only once run into the D810's limit (shooting figure skating), whereas the D7100's very small buffer was frequently getting in the way with nominally reasonably fast 90MB/s cards.
     
  15. Our granddaughter was over on Monday for some creative kitchen time with Granny.
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  16. A little 'double-exposure' attempt....
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  17. Simulated double exposure
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  18. Sunrise this morning
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  19. Agree wholeheartedly about D7100. Unfortunately all I can afford at the time. Like Shun, I have to be very careful, especially BIF.
    This egret posed and I took advantage.
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  20. Another while posing
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  21. Some cryptic message in the water
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  22. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    The D7200 can record up to 35 compressed 12 bit NEFs in a high speed burst, according to tests carried out by photography life dot com.​
    No, the D7200's buffer is not that deep either, but it is clearly an improvement from the D7100. With those two bodies, I typically shoot 12-bit RAW to reduce image file size and hence make the buffer last a bit longer. The main limitation is that those bodies are not compatible with the UHS-II SD card standard such that they empty their buffer at a rate of 3 to 4 frames per second maximum.
    With the D7200, I can probably capture around 20 consecutive RAW images at 6 fps before it slows down to 3 fps, limiting by the SD card write speed. Those web sites could be talking about the 1.3x crop mode that further reduces file size (and pixel count).
    The advantage for the D500 (and D5) is that it can write to an XQD card so fast that the speed it empties the buffer is faster than the camera can capture at 10 fps. Therefore, buffer size no longer matters, unless you use an SD card or an old XQD card on the D500.
     
  23. Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200 FL ED VR[​IMG]
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  24. Hi all. Greetings from snowy Yellowstone. Need to sort my images (and no, no wolves), but here's something to get on with...
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  25. In this weather it was mostly wildlife, but here's Lower Yellowstone Falls, mostly frozen.
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  26. And back to wildlife - a pine marten (first one I've seen, even though they're technically native to the UK), through a window in Mammoth Hot Springs.
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  27. The buffer size figures originate from the D7200 manual, p. 380. 67 shots (12 bit compressed NEF) sre claimed for 1.3x crop mode.
     
  28. Andrew, nice shots, especially the eagle! Happy trails...
     
  29. I went out today with only primes, these are from a 40 year old 20mm f4 AI that is tiny compared to the 20mm 2.8D or 1.8G. First is the NY Stock Exchange.
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  30. Citibikes
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  31. Plaza at night
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  32. Saw this great blue heron standing in moving water.
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  33. Ron Duren--excellent photos! Love the night shots.
    Thanks!
    Paul
     
  34. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    Dieter Schaefer, sharpness with the consumer 18-140mm DX @ 140mm looks great.
     

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