Discussion in 'Nikon Cameras' started by Photo Lady, Dec 20, 2017.
TODAY WITH NEW CAMERA
Watch the focus.
It looks like the camera focused on the branches in front of the bird.
If you are in Auto, that is the problem. Auto will focus on "closest subject," whatever that closest object/subject is.
In P/Program mode, I can force the camera to focus on what I want it to.
But even in P mode, when you are shooting through stuff, like branches, it can sometimes be very difficult to just get the subject, and not get caught by the stuff in between.
Thank you will do... tomorrow i will do it over... hoping to get some cardinals..
I just ordered one for use with long tele, sports, and macro. I was a bit torn between the d7200 and d7500 but, I wanted the huge buffer and extended ISO that the D7500 offers. If having 2 cards vs 1 is a deal breaker go with the d7200. If you like to do a lot of sports or wild life photography and need a deep buffer then maybe the d7500 is a better choice.
I have now owned my D7500 for a few months.. i am not excited about it at all.. not that it is a drawback in itself..just that when my D7200 came back from Nikon repaired it worked just as well as this new D7500.. but i sold it with regret.. and the person i sold it to is the winner.. this D7500 really does not have much change in quality compared to the d7200.. what i should have done was purchased the d500.. and as soon as possible that is what i intend to do.... so in my mind i wasted my money in this purchase.. i wanted a jump.. and all i got was a hop.
I was reviewing some of my volleyball and soccer pix.
90+% of shots through the net, the AF focused on the net, not the player on the other side of the net.
When shooting through something, the AF in the camera does not know what the real subject is. That is something that AF today cannot handle.
So if you will be shooting through branches again, you likely need to switch to manual focus.
If you use "single point AF" mode you "might" be able to tread the AF sensor between the branches, if there is enough open space, like on the shoulder of the birds wing. However, if the pix above is a crop of the frame, there may not be a large enough clear open space for the AF sensor to focus on the bird.
So WHAT is it about the D7500 that has you frustrated?
Be careful. In your frustration you may not be thinking clearly.
The D500 may or may NOT be a JUMP forward, and you may be frustrated again.
The D500 is a specialist camera, not a general purpose camera. Yes it will work as a GP camera, but you are paying for the specialized functions/features.
The AF is probably one of the best. But it still will not be able to AF though branches, if there isn't a large enough clear opening through the branches. This is a general AF limitation, not a camera limitation.
It is a DX camera, not a FX/FF camera.
It is a $2,000 camera. At that price I would rather get a FX/FF D750 instead of the DX D500
Did you have the D7100 or D7200?
If I wanted a JUMP from the D7100, it would be to a FX/FF D750 or D810 or 850.
Even then, I may or may not see any difference in the image.
And I would be hauling around a HEAVIER camera, and needing a longer/heavier lens. And these are NEGATIVE points.
Within a product line, there may or may not be a relevant significant improvement.
What is a relevant improvement depends on how YOU shoot.
Example1: Remote: The D70S added the wired remote function. The D70 only had an IR remove. This one single feature drove me to upgrade from the D70 to the D70S, because I WANTED a wired remote.
Example2: Pivoting screen. The ability to do low angle shots without laying in the dirt/mud, for some is a SIGNIFICANT improvement over the prior models. But if you do not do low/high angle shots, the the pivoting screen adds no value.
Example3: Buffer size. The buffer size increase from the D7100 to the D7200 was significant for those that shot in continuous mode, like for sports. But is of limited to no value for a casual family camera, like for most of my relatives, who only shoot in single shot mode.
Example4: Cards. The D7200 had 2 card slots, the D7500 has one. As I mentioned, I have only used both card slots ONCE. So loosing the 2nd slot is not an issue, for me. It seems like for others it is a major issue.
Thank you for all this information.. i wrote to Nikon,, i told them i was not happy buying the D7500.. i told them the d7100 was equal in so many ways to the 7500 and for me it was suppose to be an upgrade.. the reply i got from nikon was that it isn't really a upgrade except for some very minor additions.. and he said if you want an upgrade then look into the D500..Please do not take me wrong..the D7500 is a great camera... especially good for non professional like myself.. but i just feel i wasted my money going from the 7100 to the 7500.. the difference in these two cameras is so minimal.. that i should have kept the d7100 until i really knew what an upgrade was.
But your early post said that the D7100 was broken, hence the desire to replace rather than repair.
Then the long discussion over D7200 vs. D7500.
Anyway, what is done is done.
BTW, the pivoting screen of the D7500 is almost enough to get me to upgrade from the D7200 to the D7500. I don't like laying in the dirt to shoot the low angle shots. So for me, that one change is BIG. But if you don't do low or high angle shots, then that makes no difference.
The only thing broken on the d7100 was the flash.. i could have purchased a new flash attachment or send it for repair.. the repair cost about $300..i had the repair done.. when camera came back it was like new.. they check everything and tune up etc.. your right..i do not like laying in dirt and this is a great difference.. but other then this..i just think the d7100 and the d7500 are about equal in quality photos ..just my opinion.. as i did not have the sensation of any bells or whistles when i started taking photos with the d7500.. I am looking forward to a new camera in the near future.. one that will be a upgrade and a challenge.. but one that will give me those photos even once in awhile that make me sigh..... yes!
Mine will be here tomorrow. Oh the anticipation!
maybe you can offer some tips for me once you get used to it...
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