This is continuation of Part 7 – Outdoor City Lights – Handheld
Should able to do following things in the dark with out looking at the camera or with out taking camera of the view finder.
Minmal criteria needed , just with dials and button combo.
- Change focus points
- Adjust Aperture
- Adjust Shutter speed
- Adjust Exposure compensation
- Adjust ISO
- Switch between auto ISO and manual ISO
- Adjust white balance
I can do pretty much all the of the above in both the cameras .
I have used quite a few Nikon bodies D90, D7000, D5200 the APS-C bodies never felt it right. D700 is the first one I really liked. Used D800E felt as good. Not sure what Nikon has done with D810 it felt way much better in handling than other Nikon bodies. It’s silent, faster, responsive.. , it’s kind of camera which begs to be held in hand and shot with. I really liked D810 in this front
Optical and Electronic has its both advantages, E-VF has come a long way forward now, in paper lot of advantages of E-VF ,near real time feedback of all camera setting on what’s going to be captured. Still Optical has a certain feel which I very slightly prefer.
Shallow Depth of Field
Which is a novelty initially but not my shooting style. With iPhone 7+ doing through software it will be way overused, and any novelty of shallow DoF will be gone soon.
With the new 25mm f/1.2, 75mm f/1.8, 42.5mm f/1.2 and then 17.5mm 0.95 lens which gives equivalent DoF of 50mm f/2.4, 150 mm f/3.6 , 85 mm f/2.4 and 35mm f/1.8. m4/3 format now has the capability of what I need. Still there is no way it can match the super fast primes of FF.
The question is am I likely to get those super fast primes , probably not with FF. And the 24-120 f/4 doesn’t produce any meaningful shallow DoF better than f/2.8 m4/3 zoom.
Though m4/3 lasts one full day, DSLR still holds the edge here.