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#21 Tomas

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:47 AM

Here are some reviews

http://www.dpreview....tests-published

 


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 09:05 AM

@janzin

Great example of what new pro DX body is capable of .. in the hands of an experience photographer! I am sure there will be many more amazing photos on this website, posted by you!

 

@Tomas

After 3 weeks shooting with 200-500 on D7100 and D7200, I can say it is an excellent lens, but just at the limit of being a walk around lens, for me anyway.

Hand holdable yes, mostly due to its excellent VR system. Coupled with D500 it makes for the ultimate affordable wildlife combo. 


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:37 AM

I hope the D500 is finding its way into my kit also before my Namibiatrip in november. i know pepole that bought this as a extra camera for the D4s, and ended up using the D500 more...



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 10:33 PM

Well, I am still giving the D500 some serious thoughts.

 

So, all you D500 users.  Any new thoughts or opinions on your camera?   Also, what do you think of the new XQD card now that you have used it in a while.  Any issues backing up images or transferring them from this new card (since it seems like accessories with that slot aren't readily available)?

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 02:09 PM

@Atdahl I absolutely love the D500.  In fact I am considering buying a 2nd one for the next time I go to Africa, so that I can have two of the same bodies. I have had zero problems of any type with the camera. I even have geotagging working with Snapbridge, which is awesome (the rest of Snapbridge is awful, but I really only care about the geotagging feature.) It worked even in Kenya, for most shots.

 

The only thing I miss on the camera vs my other nikons (D800/D810, D300s) is the pop up flash. Believe it or not I often used it for some quick fill, and I've found myself going for it and then realizing its not there. I may buy one of the small, cheaper flashes for carrying around (when not needing the big SB900.)

 

I originally thought the XQD card would be a pain, but its actually not an issue (except that I want to buy more of them, and they are a bit pricey!) But I've had no problems; I purchased the Sony card which comes with a reader included, and I now have two of them, so two readers as well. So its not a problem, the card reader is very small. I like the card better than the SD card, which always seems so small and fragile and easy to lose; the XQD card seems quite robust, a bit thicker than the CF cards. I actually wish they'd put two XQD card slots, instead of one SD card (although I guess its is handy to have the SD slot in case of emergency, it is much easier of course to find an SD card somewhere.)

 

Go for it, you won't be sorry!



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:48 PM

Atdahl , i am a new user of the D500 since last summer, when i took it to my Congo trip.

 

I still would like to take it to a more regular safari but my first impressions are good and i like the camera and the results.

 

Most of the trip involved  walking so it was nice that the camera did not felt heavy and bulky !!

I found battery life to be good , more than plenty for a 600 to 800 day shooting !!

The touch screen is very nice and handy to review the shoots and check focus with the fast zooming!!

I found the autofocus very good even in difficult light but i still would like to try it with a faster lens ( i mostly  use  the camera with the Nikon 200-500 and with very dim light it started to hunt a bit, but remember the f/5,6 )!!

I am happy with the sensor quality results overall and at 3200 ISO and lower quality is great. At 6400 to 12600 it is very well usable but i would try to stay below 6400 when possible!!

 

Strait out of the camera with minor crop at ISO 12.800!

 

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Same shot with basic editing in Lightroom!

 

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Speed is great and i was able to shoot 9 fps many times , but never 10 fps ( i suppose you need ideal conditions for this ).

I very much appreciate having this fast speed,it is incredible but sometimes you will miss the shot if you don´t have  this speed!!

 

 

 

Here is a 9 shots  burst  in one second!!

 

ISO 1600 , 260 mm , f/5´6 at 1/160 sec

 

 

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In a previous burst one second before i took 5 shots of the mother gorilla with the baby coming down the tree , then 9 shots in this burst i show here,   but out was not until shot number seven of the second burst that the baby and the mother´s  eyes began to shine , so the first 12 shots don't say much!!

 

 

 

It is fanny, i kept pressing the shutter  and o got 5 more shots ( 19 pictures of the same scene in 3 seconds ) and the baby´s  eyes did not shine  any more , but the mother´s face is better in this next shots so i think that at the end,in spite of the great speed of the camera, i still missed the perfect moment!!!

 

 

 

2 shots later the face of  the mother is perfectly in focus and the look more powerful, but the baby is missing!!

 

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I Did not have any issues with the XQD card  ??

 

I hope it helps !

 

Paco

 

P.D. For some reason all  the pictures loose quality when i upload them , the look much more crispy in my desktop , but i hope you understand my point with the examples??


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:56 PM

@Atdahl...another new user of the D500.   The photos thus far are great, but have not yet been any place exotic.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:28 PM

Glad to hear that everyone is really liking the D500.  I appreciate the responses.

 

@janzin, I am like you and like to use the pop-up flash for fill shots.  I think I would really miss that.  That omission, plus the new XQD card format are the two main reasons I have held off.  I am glad to hear the you like the new card though.  I already have to juggle CF and SD cards and didn't want to deal with a 3rd format.  But, at some point I will have to bite the bullet since CF and SD technology is pretty much maxed out.  So, I just might go for it  :) .

 

@africawild, wow that must have been a thrill.  Thanks for including the photos, that helps.

 

 

One final question for all. How loud is the shutter?  The D300 shutter is really loud and one of the reasons I use the D7100 and it's inferior FPS is because it is much quieter.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 04:07 AM

I shot next to a guy with a D500 the other day. Shutter is incredibly quiet!


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 05:44 PM

Glad to hear that everyone is really liking the D500.  I appreciate the responses.

 

@janzin, I am like you and like to use the pop-up flash for fill shots.  I think I would really miss that.  That omission, plus the new XQD card format are the two main reasons I have held off.  I am glad to hear the you like the new card though.  I already have to juggle CF and SD cards and didn't want to deal with a 3rd format.  But, at some point I will have to bite the bullet since CF and SD technology is pretty much maxed out.  So, I just might go for it  :) .

 

@africawild, wow that must have been a thrill.  Thanks for including the photos, that helps.

 

 

One final question for all. How loud is the shutter?  The D300 shutter is really loud and one of the reasons I use the D7100 and it's inferior FPS is because it is much quieter.

 

Thanks

 

Alan

 

 

 

Alan,

 

I just run a small test with my phone APP  "Decibel 10th"  , not the most scientific test but just for fun!! 

 

Same lens and same distance to the phone!!

 

My old NikonD300 peak at 70 decibel in 5 fps mode

 

My son´s NikonD7000 peak at 67 decibel at 5fps mode

 

My new D500 peak at 66 decibel at 5 fps also mode

 

You can easily tell,  without the need of the APP,  that the D300 is louder.

 

 

Paco



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:06 PM

Thanks Peter, I did shoot near a guy in Brazil with one and it did seem quiet.  I should have paid more attention.

 

Paco, that's great information.  Thanks for going to the trouble to test the different camera shutters.

 

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:45 PM

I have one (D500) that I plan on using for an upcoming Namibia trip. So far I am impressed by the fps and build quality but slightly underwhelmed by the IQ. I think I am used to the bigger full frame sensor of my D750...I think we are still in a getting to know you stage.

I've decided to give it a year and then make a decision if we have a future together. Despite my current reservations I have a sneaking suspicion we will remain married :-)

Would like to see Nikon add a 9 point focus option via firmware update if possible as per D5.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:49 PM

Also, meant to add re SD/XQD slots...

The buffer is great even with SD. Take your finger off for a fraction of a sec and you are back at full capacity.
I picked up a 128gb Sony for very cheap which I leave in the camera all the time as semi-perm backup and just rotate smaller SD cards in and out for actual use. Works well for me....

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:32 PM

@Robjwilli, thanks that good information.  I like how you use your cards, it's pretty much what I would do too.


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