Re: New Nikon DX SLR Camera

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Posted by GES on 2013-02-26 03:21:45 in reply to Re: New Nikon DX SLR Camera posted by Ben L. on 2013-02-25 10:59:23

Part of the "low light" and "too slow" problem with the Nikon DX, is the miserably slow lenses they have for that format.

F/5.6 is not my idea of a useful lens full aperture. And when you look at their MTF curves, you quickly realize that you have to stop them down to f/8 or f/11 to get anything near sharp.

A couple of their DX macro lenses, the 40 mm and the 85 mm, are nice and sharp and not slow either.

But I don't expect that Nikon will ever scale their 24 mm F/1.4 FX lens down to a 16 mm focal length for DX. They figure everybody wants zoom lenses, and those tend to be no good at any focal length.

As for low light; I don't ever watch movies that are shot in an underground tunnel in the dark at midnight; If I can't see what is on the screen, I'm out of there.

So I'm not too sensitive to digital sensors' low light noise performance. Nothing is more noisy than not even being able to see what is supposed to be in the picture.

Half the movies I see on TV could be filmed with a pin hole camera and see as much detail. I guess the writer's think it is cute to have nothing visible on screen ; well they might as well add a laugh track as well (or a scream)


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