Freida - It is done!

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To those, who patiently listened to my endless worries and were super nice and helpful I wanna say that I have finally pulled the trigger!
Thank you all for everything and I hope that this new baby will last me ages and will give me plenty of joy and great results. :)

I'll soon be here with tons of questions or ideas but for now, I'm grateful to you all for everything!

Thank you guys!
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To those, who patiently listened to my endless worries and were super nice and helpful I wanna say that I have finally pulled the trigger!
Thank you all for everything and I hope that this new baby will last me ages and will give me plenty of joy and great results. :)

I'll soon be here with tons of questions or ideas but for now, I'm grateful to you all for everything!

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Finally! Wasn't sure we would get there!

Enjoy and welcome to the D750 club!
 

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Finally! Wasn't sure we would get there!

Enjoy and welcome to the D750 club!
I know, it did take me ages but I got really nice deal and exchanged D90 too so in the end I'm very happy and I'm sure that this waiting for successor is a thing of a past as D760 will cost way more so overall I'm super happy.

Gonna now test it with my partner with the 50mm 1.4 lens attached to it (its the only lens I have now) :D

Regardless, you, Kenoh, Mofunk and others helped me a lot! Thanks guys :)
 
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I know, it did take me ages but I got really nice deal and exchanged D90 too so in the end I'm very happy and I'm sure that this waiting for successor is a thing of a past as D760 will cost way more so overall I'm super happy.

Gonna now test it with my partner with the 50mm 1.4 lens attached to it (its the only lens I have now) :D

Regardless, you, Kenoh, Mofunk and others helped me a lot! Thanks guys :)

Woohoo! Welcome to the full frame "that lens costs HOW MUCH?!?!" Club...

Seriously congratulations I hope you enjoy it for years to come. Now get shootin!!!
 
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I know, it did take me ages but I got really nice deal and exchanged D90 too so in the end I'm very happy and I'm sure that this waiting for successor is a thing of a past as D760 will cost way more so overall I'm super happy.

Gonna now test it with my partner with the 50mm 1.4 lens attached to it (its the only lens I have now) :D

Regardless, you, Kenoh, Mofunk and others helped me a lot! Thanks guys :)
It's one of the things I like about this forum.
Lots of helpful people.
 

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Is that the exclusive edition? The 100 or 150 year anniversary? What is that Grays of Westminster? Congrats on the great purchase and happy shooting!
 

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Good point though. Do not look at any camera advertising sites for a month or two just in case... You need to enjoy your new camera to the max.

Go take some pictures!
Good advice!
[doublepost=1495349709][/doublepost]Should point out that's an old video with about as much credibility as half the Macrumours you read on here!
 

Freida

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Good point though. Do not look at any camera advertising sites for a month or two just in case... You need to enjoy your new camera to the max.

Go take some pictures!
I don't think I'll be able to do this as I'm looking around for tips & tricks for the camera so naturally its all over but hey, if they release D760 I won't really mind anymore because it will be at least £2000 (based on the trend now) and I paid £1200 so I might lust over new features but I know that I would be crazy to pay that much (or maybe more) for something that I won't notice anyway as my skill is not there yet.

Anyway, initial impression of the D750 coming from D90:

1) its nice and small
2) its super loud - my D90 was quieter but this monster is super loud so that will take some time to get used to
3) layout is similar in many ways to D90 so that was kinda easy but on the other hand it took me ages to find where to change the autofocus as the button was missing - I had to google it :)

4) the ISO and low light seems to be crazy good. I pushed it and was impressed how little light I can get away with and how little noise I get from high ISO. Very impressive

Some things are still a bit confusing so will take me a while to find a way. ie. I set the role of 2nd memory slot as jpeg so i have raw for slot 1 and jpeg copies for slot 2 but it still shoots both raw. Not sure what I overlooked but will find it.

Also, when i get focus I was used to little tiny noise which D750 doesn't seem to have so thats different also.

One thing though, what is the most effective way to check that my lens is working correctly? The reason I ask is that yesterday there was one occasion when the camera struggled to get focus and it took a long time even though it was in the living room with a plenty of light - so that got me thinking that my issue with the D90 + 50mm 1.4G lens could not be only from that combo and maybe, just maybe, there might be an issue with the actual lens. What would be the signs that the lens can have issues?

I also was expecting much sharper results from those 24mp with the prime but I think that i need to improve how i hold the camera also as when i zoom in there is almost always little blur so I think that might be my fault. Even though I was at 1/125 or faster so kinda unsure what is my fault and what is the lens.

Personally, I would prefer that the 50mm lens has some issue so I don't feel like a complete noob but maybe its a combination of few things.


I got really good ebook recently - Secrets To The Nikon Autofocus System - from Steve Perry so I hope to learns tons from it. I think that will be a great start. :)

I'm gonna look for some workshops so if anyone has a suggestion (London) then please let me know. I really wanna grow and enjoy the benefits of this fine machine :D
 

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I don't think I'll be able to do this as I'm looking around for tips & tricks for the camera so naturally its all over but hey, if they release D760 I won't really mind anymore because it will be at least £2000 (based on the trend now) and I paid £1200 so I might lust over new features but I know that I would be crazy to pay that much (or maybe more) for something that I won't notice anyway as my skill is not there yet.

Anyway, initial impression of the D750 coming from D90:

1) its nice and small
2) its super loud - my D90 was quieter but this monster is super loud so that will take some time to get used to
3) layout is similar in many ways to D90 so that was kinda easy but on the other hand it took me ages to find where to change the autofocus as the button was missing - I had to google it :)

4) the ISO and low light seems to be crazy good. I pushed it and was impressed how little light I can get away with and how little noise I get from high ISO. Very impressive

Some things are still a bit confusing so will take me a while to find a way. ie. I set the role of 2nd memory slot as jpeg so i have raw for slot 1 and jpeg copies for slot 2 but it still shoots both raw. Not sure what I overlooked but will find it.

Also, when i get focus I was used to little tiny noise which D750 doesn't seem to have so thats different also.

One thing though, what is the most effective way to check that my lens is working correctly? The reason I ask is that yesterday there was one occasion when the camera struggled to get focus and it took a long time even though it was in the living room with a plenty of light - so that got me thinking that my issue with the D90 + 50mm 1.4G lens could not be only from that combo and maybe, just maybe, there might be an issue with the actual lens. What would be the signs that the lens can have issues?

I also was expecting much sharper results from those 24mp with the prime but I think that i need to improve how i hold the camera also as when i zoom in there is almost always little blur so I think that might be my fault. Even though I was at 1/125 or faster so kinda unsure what is my fault and what is the lens.

Personally, I would prefer that the 50mm lens has some issue so I don't feel like a complete noob but maybe its a combination of few things.


I got really good ebook recently - Secrets To The Nikon Autofocus System - from Steve Perry so I hope to learns tons from it. I think that will be a great start. :)

I'm gonna look for some workshops so if anyone has a suggestion (London) then please let me know. I really wanna grow and enjoy the benefits of this fine machine :D
OK, I will take the first shift on this one...

I suspect the D760 or whatever it is called will more likely be pushing £3K. So you are fine... no threat of remorse there.

1. Nice and small means you will use it more! nice.
2. The mirror box is bigger so it may be louder. Don't know, I am not one who cares about the volume of the shutter though I do lust after a M240 Leica for the sound of its shutter.
3. Learning it is part of the fun. You will learn what you use the most and will set it up for yourself.
4. Cool...

2nd memory slot, this thread may help. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54555790


IMHO the little focus lock noise is the most annoying noise on the planet. I am sure you can turn it back on but almost every photographer I have come across turns that off immediately. You get a visual clue in the viewfinder anyway so you dont need the audible signal. YMMV

So, your lens may need micro adjusted to get the focus spot on but I would hold off on that. The first thing you need to know is that a Full Frame camera is massively less tolerant of poor shooting technique. You need to practice practice practise to get this. At first try not to let the shutter speed drop to slower than 1/125 for any lens shorter than 90mm. Longer than 90, use a tripod. As you get better you can then go slower and forego to tripod a bit more often. This is right of entry to the full frame club. You MUST practice this. It is likely not the lens. Watch this


If the lens is hunting in less than bright light, you need to point it at something with more contrast. The AF system needs contrast to work. Also remember the non cross type focus points. If you point a horizontal focus point at a vertical line it wont focus and vice versa. Learn how to set the AF to the way you shoot. I prefer the single central point, point that at subject, half press shutter to focus, then while still holding shutter there, recompose to get the image you want and press shutter. Personally I prefer this technique (I shoot a rangefinder now too so this is even more ingrained in me).

For your immediate needs I recommend youtube for technique videos and maybe watch some D750 customisation vids to get tips on how to set it up, then I am afraid it is a case of practice practice practice...

Get that 50 on a tripod and do a picture test on it in the garden at a reasonable distance stopped down to f5.6 wit hthe camera on a 2 second timed release to see if it is an issue. I suspect like me you are a little disappointed because you didnt understand the implications of a non-image stabilised lens and body.

Check your firmware is up to date. Maybe there was an update for the lens and it will help it. Also, maybe take the lens into a dealer like Greys and get them to test it out for you. They will be able to tell you immediately if there is an issue.

Sorry to say this but like the rest of us... you have to resign yourself to this truth... if there is a problem, then it is likely user error... :)

AND POST SOME PICTURES!!!!! :)
 
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I don't think I'll be able to do this as I'm looking around for tips & tricks for the camera so naturally its all over but hey, if they release D760 I won't really mind anymore because it will be at least £2000 (based on the trend now) and I paid £1200 so I might lust over new features but I know that I would be crazy to pay that much (or maybe more) for something that I won't notice anyway as my skill is not there yet.

Anyway, initial impression of the D750 coming from D90:

1) its nice and small
2) its super loud - my D90 was quieter but this monster is super loud so that will take some time to get used to
3) layout is similar in many ways to D90 so that was kinda easy but on the other hand it took me ages to find where to change the autofocus as the button was missing - I had to google it :)

4) the ISO and low light seems to be crazy good. I pushed it and was impressed how little light I can get away with and how little noise I get from high ISO. Very impressive

Some things are still a bit confusing so will take me a while to find a way. ie. I set the role of 2nd memory slot as jpeg so i have raw for slot 1 and jpeg copies for slot 2 but it still shoots both raw. Not sure what I overlooked but will find it.

Also, when i get focus I was used to little tiny noise which D750 doesn't seem to have so thats different also.

One thing though, what is the most effective way to check that my lens is working correctly? The reason I ask is that yesterday there was one occasion when the camera struggled to get focus and it took a long time even though it was in the living room with a plenty of light - so that got me thinking that my issue with the D90 + 50mm 1.4G lens could not be only from that combo and maybe, just maybe, there might be an issue with the actual lens. What would be the signs that the lens can have issues?

I also was expecting much sharper results from those 24mp with the prime but I think that i need to improve how i hold the camera also as when i zoom in there is almost always little blur so I think that might be my fault. Even though I was at 1/125 or faster so kinda unsure what is my fault and what is the lens.

Personally, I would prefer that the 50mm lens has some issue so I don't feel like a complete noob but maybe its a combination of few things.


I got really good ebook recently - Secrets To The Nikon Autofocus System - from Steve Perry so I hope to learns tons from it. I think that will be a great start. :)

I'm gonna look for some workshops so if anyone has a suggestion (London) then please let me know. I really wanna grow and enjoy the benefits of this fine machine :D
If you find the shutter noisy, turn the dial to Q.
90% of the time I have the AF on single point focus and use the joystick to move it where I want.
Customisation is a good way to get things how you want them.
As Ken says if you think there might be a focus issue use a tripod and the timer (mirror up as well) and fire some test shots in good light. A newspaper or magazine at a 45 degree angle works well. Then you can see if you have back or front focus and adjust the lens compensation settings.
 

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OK, I will take the first shift on this one...



So, your lens may need micro adjusted to get the focus spot on but I would hold off on that. The first thing you need to know is that a Full Frame camera is massively less tolerant of poor shooting technique. You need to practice practice practise to get this. At first try not to let the shutter speed drop to slower than 1/125 for any lens shorter than 90mm. Longer than 90, use a tripod. As you get better you can then go slower and forego to tripod a bit more often. This is right of entry to the full frame club. You MUST practice this. It is likely not the lens.
You really use a tripod every time you use use a longer than 90mm lens? You must not shoot many people? I use my 70-200 as a portrait or sports event (kids) lens, and there is no way I could ever use it on a tripod on a regular basis.

Frieda, I'd suggest you spend a lot of time with your manual, especially for the autofocus modes. There are so many variations there. I have my D700 and D800 setup for the same modes because it's what I got used to when I moved to the D700 from Canon, but I suspect I probably don't have it set up the *best* way for what I shoot. But I hate to read manuals, so I just skimmed and picked one! ;) And then when I got my D800 I just set it to where ever I put the D700 so they would act the same. Hahaha! I've had my D700 January 2011 and my D800 since January 2013. Once you get it set up and working perfectly, you'll likely just leave it there forever. But I do agree with Kenoh that you should practice a lot before jumping to microcalibrating. I have found that I rarely need to microcalibrate my Nikon gear, whereas when I shot Canon pretty much every lens needed to be tweaked.

Have fun!
 

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You really use a tripod every time you use use a longer than 90mm lens? You must not shoot many people? I use my 70-200 as a portrait or sports event (kids) lens, and there is no way I could ever use it on a tripod on a regular basis.

Frieda, I'd suggest you spend a lot of time with your manual, especially for the autofocus modes. There are so many variations there. I have my D700 and D800 setup for the same modes because it's what I got used to when I moved to the D700 from Canon, but I suspect I probably don't have it set up the *best* way for what I shoot. But I hate to read manuals, so I just skimmed and picked one! ;) And then when I got my D800 I just set it to where ever I put the D700 so they would act the same. Hahaha! I've had my D700 January 2011 and my D800 since January 2013. Once you get it set up and working perfectly, you'll likely just leave it there forever. But I do agree with Kenoh that you should practice a lot before jumping to microcalibrating. I have found that I rarely need to microcalibrate my Nikon gear, whereas when I shot Canon pretty much every lens needed to be tweaked.

Have fun!
No! I am saying until she gets better at shooting with the Full Frame! I can shoot hand held with a long lens easily up to a point.
 
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No! I am saying until she gets better at shooting with the Full Frame! I can shoot hand held with a long lens easily up to a point.
I can't shoot too many with my 200-500 hand held! I get tired! I have on occasion though. VR helps as does a fast shutter.

Mostly (for that lens) I use a monopod.
 

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Ahhh! That makes more sense! :)

My longest lens is the 70-200 but I imagine longer that that you'd need at least a monopod.
 

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I er, shoot predominantly on a tripod and shooting people is how I make a living...you must not like sharp photos?
I don't shoot people for a living, but when I do shoot people they are children so a tripod would do me no good. And I love tack sharp photos. :)
 
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