Sunday, February 08, 2009

D300 test revisited.

Thanks to some very nice people I've had a chance to do some more comparative testing between the D50, D90 and D300 and with various telezooms on all three. We did some test shooting on a dark indoor kart circuit and on a living room table filled with nikon gear.

Initial impressions:

AF system performs surprisingly well with a 70-200 2.8 VR in near darkness. iso1600 is somewhat noisy but the noise is nicely distributed.

Straight out of the box the blacks seem somewhat over intense. Costs detail, especially in shadows.

Lovely neutral colors, almost identical to the D50, little less warmth. AF system performs well, even with a simple telezoom such as my 70-300 Sigma. Seems to have just that bit more detail if you look closely.

More tomorrow.

Monday, February 02, 2009

dynamic range

dynamic range
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Went for a walk in the waterleidingduinen. Blistering cold wind, remains of a hailstorm still on the ground. Lovely! Then I looked back and saw this.