Nikon D7100: a week with an expert

Photos on the trip. conclusions

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F5.6, 1/400 s, 157.0 mm equiv.

I traditionally dedicate the final part of the test to a short trip. Summer is in the yard! And all the inhabitants of the metropolis are trying to break out of the city, to the country, to nature! I decided not to fend off the majority. Photographic equipment packed in a backpack lies in the trunk of a car. And my family and I go to the suburbs for the weekend. Ahead – beautiful views, delicious strawberries and sunny summer!

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/2000 s, 33.0 mm equiv.

The first place to shoot is the city of Dmitrov and its environs. The city itself is primarily interesting for its Kremlin, which is only a small earthen rampart and several buildings with a beautiful temple in the center. From the earthen rampart, by the way, the best views of the city open.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F8, 1/500 s, 25.0 mm equiv.

I shoot part of the plots on a telephoto lens, snatching out small interesting fragments. Fans of observing the life of the city here will find a huge field for creativity: you sit at the top and look at passers-by on the television, take interesting moments … But, I confess, the view photograph is nevertheless closer. Therefore, pretty quickly I change the telephoto to wide-angle and switch to cityscapes.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F5.6, 1/800 s, 255.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/1600 s, 300.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/2000 s, 300.0 mm equiv.

I hardly think about the camera settings today. From the previous shooting, Picture Control “Saturated” is turned on – I owe it to him with the bright, ringing-blue color of the sky in the frame. Perhaps, only Nikon cameras give this sky color. It is not quite natural, but very effective!

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F8, 1/500 s, 25.0 mm equiv.

ISO is set automatically. But in mid-June it is very difficult to find a plot where a high ISO would be required, especially in the afternoon. Therefore, for the whole day I forget about this setting. The same applies to white balance: the automation copes with changing weather: both in the shadow of the cloud and in the sun the colors are natural, the pictures look nice to the eye. Let me remind you that all the frames in the test are presented without any processing.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/2000 s, 51.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 280, F8, 1/640 s, 300.0 mm equiv.

The next part of the trip is the vicinity of Dmitrov. There is something to see! One of the main attractions of the region is the Moscow Canal: a structure that is amazing in its scale! 128 kilometers of artificial “river”, dug almost by hand! Here, in the Dmitrovsky district, there are no longer wide spills, huge reservoirs. The canal is narrow and direct, monotonously stretches to the city of Dubna. Only small hydraulic structures, like in the village of Orevo, break this monotony. Several statues from Soviet times have been preserved here. For whom they were put in the country backwoods? .. This is a mystery to me …

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F8, 1/500 s, 30.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/1600 s, 82.0 mm equiv.

I take a few frames for memory, once again marveling at the spectacular color rendering of the Nikon D7100 . I especially like the way the camera worked the clouds on the horizon: subtle tonal transitions, volume – and no overexposure.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F8, 1/320 s, 82.0 mm equiv.

Former peat mining alternate with neat fields – not everywhere in the suburbs you will see such! It’s interesting to shoot here: a strong wind and picturesque clouds of a suitable thunderstorm front add color to the pictures.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 500, F8, 1/640 s, 300.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 220, F8, 1/500 s, 225.0 mm equiv.

Here I am doing a few frames for a family album. I also like the Nikon D7100 as a portrait camera : there are no complaints about the color rendering.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F4.5, 1/400 s, 105.0 mm equiv.

However, I arrange another test for the color rendition of the camera the next day. A small bike ride brings a couple of pleasant surprises: the first boletus this year and several picturesque branches of wild strawberries.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/320 s, 82.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 800, F2.8, 1/200 s, 82.0 mm equiv.

Together with his wife we shoot a truly country cottage still life: with a bright morning sun, juicy berries and beautiful bokeh. By the way, Nikon AF-S 85mm f / 1.8G Nikkor is responsible for bokeh – an inexpensive, but very good portrait portrait!

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F4.5, 1/800 s, 127.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F4.5, 1/1000 s, 127.0 mm equiv.

For lack of any lighting equipment at hand, the emphasis in the frame is very simple: with the help of a mirror and a sun bunny.

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/5000 s, 127.0 mm equiv.

This is where our big Nikon D7100 test can end. It seems to me that during our “Week with an Expert” the camera passed all conceivable and unimaginable tests!

NIKON D7100 Installations: ISO 100, F2.5, 1/2000 s, 127.0 mm equiv.

conclusions

Nikon D7100 is a truly versatile camera. Its main advantage is its not too high price, which makes this model affordable even for ordinary amateur photographers as a family camera. We must pay tribute, the Nikon D7100 copes with this task by five.

But still, its potential is much wider: I tested the Nikon D7100 in a variety of different, including difficult conditions. Neither rain nor heat are not afraid of him. The camera is suitable even for complex reportage shooting. Convenient control, excellent autofocus, high rate of fire allow you to work on events such as air shows without problems. Unless the size of the buffer can be a conditional minus.

The Nikon D7100 matrix, reduced in comparison with the full frame, is also not a minus. There are a number of stories where the 24-megapixel APS-C format matrix gives a certain gain even in a full frame. This macro and shooting remote objects. At the same time, using high-aperture optics, you can easily blur the background in pictures, getting beautiful bokeh.

If we talk about shooting with insufficient lighting, then the camera acts on an equal footing with the best representatives of classmates. Shooting hands at night in the city is up to her teeth, even with an unstabilized lens. Working ISO – up to 3200 units. Higher values can also be used if you do not have higher quality requirements.

Nikon D7100 also allows you to shoot very high quality video. So this camera can be used if necessary and instead of a video camera. But I believe that nevertheless this is exactly the camera: convenient, universal, reliable …

Pros:

  • ergonomic body;
  • dust and moisture protection;
  • operational control using separate buttons and selectors;
  • good color rendering;
  • highest detail images;
  • the ability to get high-quality results at high ISO;
  • high speed burst shooting;
  • excellent autofocus, including in tracking mode;
  • Full HD movie shooting.

Minuses:

  • solid dimensions and weight;
  • small amount of buffer;
  • not smooth autofocus when shooting movies;
  • not a rotary display.

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