Bravo Nikon!

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  1. stephenprudence

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    Never ceases to amaze me how fast Nikon develop their image quality in cameras.

    Until a few days ago, I was reliant, and happily reliant on using my girlfriends Nikon D5100.. happy because the image quality is excellent on it.

    I wanted to invest in my own DSLR, primarily because I needed my own really as I use cameras alot. I was on a budget, so I stubbornly accepting buying the Nikon D3200, which is more of an entry level camera, and to someone who has an amateur skill at photography with experience of using an amateur level camera, I expected the worst.

    Well as it happens, my fears were unfounded! D3200 actually rivals, and perhaps surpasses the image quality of the D5100! I am pleasantly surprised that an entry level camera can have this wonderful ability to produce amazing photos. My theory was that the extra (quite frankly un-needed) megapixel count on the D3200 would only serve to about noise in low light conditions... well I was well and truly wrong here.

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      Lovely sharp imagery Stephen - nice to see you . Where's the Black Horse please?
      Jenny
       
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      I have a love affair with Nikon ...


      ... might explain why Mr "M" hasn't upgraded my 2000 version :dunno:

      Stunning shots! :love30:
       
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      As SteveR will agree, I'm sure, Stephen, it ain't the camera it's the person taking the pictures!!!:snork:

      Great images, my friend.:thumbsup::snork:
       
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        I would argue it is a combination of both: the eye plus the tools for the job :dbgrtmb:
         
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        Lovely pictures Stephen! :)
         
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          Well, obviously you can't do the job without the camera!!:heehee: But as you say, the camera is just a tool. But without the "eye" of the photographer the camera would be taking just a image of whatever it was pointing at. Give an Artist a brush and it's only his/her "eye" and skill that will bring a painting to life and make you wonder.
          There's a lot of intelligent, manipulative, marketing out there persuading us that we can't do this or that properly without the latest most advanced gadget which leads us along the path to doubting our present camera and so desire the camera that marketing will promise us will give us that. We all succumb to marketing manipulation but we have to remember that it is just that.
          I have seen many fantastic, stunning images taken with a 8 megapixel and a lot of bad ones taken with high specification cameras so, to me, it's the person, not the camera, that "sees" the picture before taking it, organises the composition and takes the shot at the right moment.:dunno::snork:
           
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            Brilliant!
             
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              Thanks for your kind comments. Yes it does take the eyes artistic genius to concoct the best photos. That said I'm not sure I can replicate these on a mobile phone. I'm also interested in the technical side of things so I was a little concerned about how the camera would handle different light. But it's great!

              Ps black horse pub is in Heswall, Wirral
               
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                Here's a comment from a review of the Nikon D3200, Stephen.

                What lens have you got on the Camera, Stephen??:scratch::snork:
                 
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                For those photos, I just have the bog standard 18-55mm kit lens.. However, I want to get two more lenses, a 70-300mm for long distance macro, and a 35mm f/1.8 for general purpose wide shots. I may consider a 50mm in future for the purposes of true macro (1:1), but that's a fair way off I think.

                the 24MP is a contentious thing, even I was thinking the photos are going to be really grainy and noisy in low light... but 24MP actually enhances the photo.. amazing really when you consider everything. All photos are going to be grainy at 6000 x 4000 resolution, whatever camera, however impressively, at this size, some of the lightest features of the photos were almost grainless, with little to no noise.. can you believe that?
                 
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                To be honest, contentious it ain't!!:snork:. 24megapixels would be a "problem" on a small sensor but the D3200 has a Sony APS-C Sensor which due to the current processing software will give excellent results with 36 and 41 megapixels. Today, even with four thirds sensors, the camera software is designed to eliminate noise and aberrations that the sensor might produce but, depending on the sensor, an APS-C sensor will present few problems, except at high ISO's like all cameras, regarding noise.
                I take it that the Bog Standard lens is a f3.5?? Getting a faster lens like a 50mm or 35mm f1.8 will certainly help in gathering light and of course a 35mm lens will give you wider angle. To be honest I don't pixel peep at lot and while I will correct any moire that is noticeable that's all I need to as the camera software is programmed to do just that!!:snork:
                 
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                I can't say I'm familiar with this term?
                 
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                Lovely photos Steve...hope to see lots more of your photos in 2014. :dbgrtmb:
                 
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                Sorry Freddy, I should have given an explanation to the word. It's where a camera sensor can't cope with two fine intersecting patterns and can show itself in a fine grid like pattern. Weaved clothing and other material can produce difference effects but it's all called "moire". It's one of the reasons that past cameras up to now have had an anti-aliasing filter fitted on the front of the camera sensor to alleviate it. The anti-aliasing filter actually very slightly "blurs" the image so you lose some sharpness but reduces the risk of moire while the camera software will try to make up for the slight loss in resolution.
                Just recently among the Camera Manufacturers there's been a change in the thinking and they have started to produce Cameras that have had the anti-aliasing filter removed in an effort to increase the resolution of the image. That, due to the laws of Cause and Effect, increases the chances, but not greatly, of some moire in the images but the Manufacturers say that it can now be dealt with with present available software in post processing.:coffee::snork:
                 
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