Just got a D750

Discussion in 'Nikon DSLR Forum' started by BillN, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Just got a D750 - good bit of kit - and a 16 35mm f4

    not sure that it will improve my photography but it seems "very good" with useful improvements over earlier models
     
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  2. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Well played Bill, I did something similar, just picked up the D610. Still fumbling around with it around the house so no shots of any consequence just yet. I tried the D750 in store and I have to say, the newly designed grip is FAR nicer than the one on the D610...but the D610 and 50G was available for a crazy price so went for it instead.

    Good luck with the 750...looks a really nice camera.
     
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Congrats Bill and Joe- enjoy. There's a side of me that wouldn't mind having one of the higher res models (D610 / 750 / 810) to go along with my Df, but so far it doesn't seem to be a very influential side. Then I'd always have to think about which to take out each day and I'm digging the simplicity of ONE system camera. If you don't shoot mostly in low light, the D610/750 is probably the right call. Those sensors are just SOOOOOO good down around base ISO... And they're still plenty good at higher ISO too.

    -Ray
     
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  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Hope to see some pictures soon :)
     
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  5. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Congrats, gentlemen. May the force be with you.
     
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Enjoy your new toys guys and share some pics soon.
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'm always amused to see folks returning to the DSLR! Must admit that I was tempted two years ago to get a DF. And the D750 sure looks really nice!

    Congrats Joe and Bill! Let's see some photos!
     
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  8. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I've never really been away from DSLR as my interest is mainly bird photography …… only taken a few jpegs so far …… need to get back home to France, I'm in the UK at the moment, cannot really get away from "wedding plans" - both daughter and son this summer - so need to lie down in a "darkened room" most afternoons
     
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'm sure the D750 will do great in dark rooms!!
     
  10. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    If you take an almost completely "black image" - it is amazing how much you can recover in PP
     
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  11. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Whereas for me, this is my first DSLR experience.

    Having gotten into photography in a big way only 4 years ago I have predominantly shot micro four thirds (and happily) ...only having strayed from the system to try out a Fuji X100 for a short time, which in turn lead me to the Sony RX1....at which point I kinda knew I was in trouble, because as happy as I was (and continued to be) with my micro four thirds gear, the RX1 blew me away time and time again, so much so that it was essentially fait accompli me venturing more deeply into the world of full frame.....with the D610 and 50/1.8G in hand and a Sigma 35/1.4 Art plus Nikon 85/1.8G in the mail, I guess you could say I'm diving in head first!

    About the only early impressions that I have so far is that I'm REALLY enjoying the feel of the camera and the controls...everything just feels nicely spread out and where it should be, and loving the OVF too despite my initial 'fears' about missing an EVF and the instantaneous exposure feedback it gives. Perhaps most surprising though, at least to me, is that I'm not finding the size and weight to be as big an issue as I had initially feared...especially with the Nikkor 'G' lenses. The IQ will be a no brainer if the RX1 is anything to go by!

    Early days but I can't wait for the Easter long-weekend and a chance to finally get out there and do some proper shooting.
     
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  12. davidzvi

    davidzvi SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2014
    David
    The D750 is a great camera, not sure yet if I like it better than my D800 yet. There are "things" I like better, but still looking at images.
     
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Let's see some photos!!!
     
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  14. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Yup...where's the beef?
     
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  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Wow, Joe - I feel like I could have written almost EXACTLY the same post, save for a couple of minor details. In fact, I probably HAVE written posts almost identical to this one. I was heavily into photography for several years in adolescence and early adult-hood, but took a long break from most of it and only got BACK into it heavily about five years ago - my first immersion in digital photography. I too was strictly an m43 shooter, but then also got pretty heavily into the whole Fuji system after my experience with the X100. I think those are the only slightly different details. But then the RX1 came along and pulled me into full frame in exactly the same way it's done to you. When I first started shooting with a DSLR (about a year ago) I had the same reaction as you did - rather than feeling too big or too heavy, it just felt RIGHT to me. At least with reasonably small lenses - with the big guns, DSLRs can get out of hand pretty quickly. I don't shoot with any really big lenses - my largest, which I rarely use, is the 70-300, which is about the size and weight of the Oly 75-300 and Pany 100-300, albeit with half the reach. Today I took a 6 mile hilly walk with my Df, three Zeiss primes, and an old 75-150 f3.5 "E" lens that's quite small and incredibly versatile, and I was perfectly comfortable carrying that amount of gear. I'll almost never carry more and often carry less.

    I look forward to your impressions and your photographs. Mine are that the IQ from the D610 is very slightly better than the RX1 in some ways - the sensor is the same but you can choose uncompressed raws which Sony doesn't let you do. But not quite as good in others - the way the lens and sensor interact on the RX1 is really something special and not something I think you can quite get with an ILC, although with the right glass it comes VERY close. I read nothing but great things about the Sigma 35 art lens - I suspect you'll really love that - although it's a bit of a beast!

    Have fun,

    -Ray
     
  16. davidzvi

    davidzvi SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2014
    David
    I was always on the fringes, interested but never "really" interested until maybe 12-14 years ago when a Pentax Optio 330 got me interested enough to go further. Might have been the digital aspect (always been a techie) or the kids. But I jumped in with both feet when DSLRs broke the sub $1000 line. I did a simple calculation and figured a D70 was only about 60 rolls of film more expensive a nice film camera. I shot more than twice that many frames in the first year. That was about 10 years ago. Since then I've owned a dozen bodies and I don't want to think about glass.

    What got me here was about 2 years ago when my wife and I were headed on vacation. I realized the smallest thing I had was a D700 and old Nikon 28-105 AF-D, about 3.4 pounds worth. I found a deal on an E-PM1 kit and I was hooked. The body and lens were lighter then the 28-105 alone. Since then I've had a couple of bodies, tried a Fuji, started down a path to replace some of my event gear with with an E-M1, made a u-turn. I know :coco::coco::coco::coco:. Now I've just decided to keep them separated, it seem simpler.
     
  17. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    I would like to hear how a former D700 user likes the D750.
    Had a D700 myself for years. it was a great camera. Now a D800 and a Df.

    Df is a keeper. Might be tempted to sell the D800 for the D810 sometime in the future.
    I need the high resolution for work.
     
  18. davidzvi

    davidzvi SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2014
    David
    So far the only thing I miss is the AF spread. The D750 is a little tighter, not as tight as the D600 or Df but it's still noticeable at times, but I'm getting use to it. But the AF itself is better. For the way I shoot I don't really miss the "Pro" build or controls. The ones I need/use are simple enough to access. And I do like dual cards and improved live view.

    I'd actually be more tempted, depending on more event field tests to trade my D800 for another D750 before I'd bother with the D810. But then again 24mp over 36mp is a big plus for me since I'm talking 1200-2000 images per event.
     
  19. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    A lot of DSLR users! I'm still living in the "serious compact" days! I actually still own a DSLR. But the Oly E510 doesn't get any action. It feels ancient. But it was a nice camera for its time.
     
  20. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Congrats on the purchase, both of you. Looking forward to photographs very soon :)