Nikon D750 -- General Discussion

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  • FritzFritz Posts: 140Member
    The buffer capacity appears to be the smallest of all the FX Nikons. It would almost seem that calling this an "action" camera borders on false advertising.
  • JonMcGuffinJonMcGuffin Posts: 312Member
    The buffer capacity appears to be the smallest of all the FX Nikons. It would almost seem that calling this an "action" camera borders on false advertising.
    Who called it an action camera?
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,363Member
    Thanks Jon for the link.
    Great review. These were the key points I pulled out of his review:
    ++Enter the Nikon D750. An upgraded (I think) D610 sensor with low light ability that exceeds the D810. The latest and greatest Nikon 51 point AF system that focuses at -3EV.

    ++After running it through its paces, I’m glad to report that the AF on the D750 is outstanding; my creative freedom of movement was unimpeded. Both centre and outer AF points performed admirably.

    ++Pre release, one of my initial concerns was the buffer. I’d read reports that the D610 was quite limited for fast action. Coming from a D3s, built for sport, it was a concern.

    I’m also (extremely) glad to report that the buffer is ample. For the confetti shots I was able to burst 3-4 shots every 1-2 seconds without issue. It did fill up and slow down at the end, but by then it was over. I took 30 shots in total, and 24 had completely nailed AF. 3 were out (the very first three, which could have been my own doing) and the last 3 were slightly off yet easily recoverable with minimal sharpening. Very impressive. I was using the excellent 24mm 1.4G Nikon lens.

    ++3D focus tracking works exceptionally well, especially for targets that move across the frame (kids running across fields, as an example), although I still prefer manual focus point selection. I might play with it more over winter.

    ++Nikon D750 Low Light Autofocus

    In short - wow. This is next level low light autofocus. Really. Combine it with…
    Nikon D750 Low Light Capability

    Having been spoiled by the D3s, which had incredible dynamic range at high ISOs, my hopes were high. But also ‘fair’. I wasn’t expecting magic.

    But that’s what I found. Even with the ‘cheaper’ lens - the new Nikon 35mm 1.8G - it was outstanding.

    ++Conclusion

    I’ve found my new wedding camera. My high hopes were exceeded, and that was using a £460 lens. The next wedding I’ll be back on the 1.4G primes and 24-70 for the dance floor, and I’ll use two D750s throughout. My two trusty D3s’ will come along as backup (never thought I’d hear myself say that).

    The saving in size and weight, while maintaining - and in some contexts even exceeding - the D3s performance is nothing short of amazing.

    +Nikon D700 advocates. This is your next camera. Your prayers have been answered (I came from a D700 by the way, a fantastic camera). The low light and AF increase is game changing.
    ++The Good

    Tiny, compared to the D3s
    Featherlight, compared to the D3s
    Perfect ergonomic fit and grip for my hands
    Incredible AF in all light
    Incredible sensor and dynamic range
    Fast shooting, good buffer
    Tilting screen will come in handy
    Fast Live View
    SD cards are cheap as chips
    Highly customisable
    Built-in WiFi (so handy)
    2.5K shots on a 64GB card
    Good battery life (similar to D3s)
    Did I say it’s awesome?

    The Could Be Better

    Double exposures don’t work in Live View (infinitely easier, please add this Nikon!)
    Quiet mode. It's not quiet!
    1/8000 shutter
    =================================
    After reading his in-depth review based upon 15 hours this confirms my impressions that Nikon has hit a "home run" with the D750.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PostmanPostman Posts: 59Member
    edited September 2014
    I came here to post Ross Harvey's review too!

    It's a fantastic review, ignores the numbers and tables and just tells us how it is to use in real life situations by a pro used to shooting dual D3s bodies and who's work I personally think is fantastic. The D750 therefore had a lot to live up to.

    RH is my hero. If this camera had a D700/800 style body/size, I'd buy 2 and sell all my other bodies. As it happens, I might just do that anyway, it sounds like a little cracker this camera.

    P.S. There is a buffer test video there now too, http://www.rossharvey.com/reviews/nikon-d750-review
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  • JonMcGuffinJonMcGuffin Posts: 312Member
    Yeah, the only problem I have with the buffer test video is that he didn't really specify what he was shooting. RAW, RAW + JPG, 14-bit, 12-bit, etc. I know that's a lot to do but I think it's pretty safe to say you get a solid 2-3 seconds of RAW format shooting with a fast card which, I would think, would be all that one could expect out of a $2300 body.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,375Member
    edited September 2014
    I believe in the review he mentioned that he is shooting 12bit lossless compressed RAW.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • PostmanPostman Posts: 59Member
    He does indeed. To both cards too.
  • GreenwiseGreenwise Posts: 34Member
    great review, having just picked up by D750 body a couple of days ago i can confirm the buffer is ample, and the AF is quicker than a racehorse...
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,363Member
    @Greenwise - Welcome to NRF and Congratulations on your new D750 body. Looking forward to seeing your post in PAD.

    Also continue to provide more info on the AF system and buffer size - especially when shooting RAW and JPEG files.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • jshirleyjshirley Posts: 16Member
    edited October 2014
    Great topic. Now I want a D750.
    Post edited by jshirley on
    Nikon D600, D7000, 50 1.4G, 85 1.4G, 105 2,8G, 24-70 2.8G, 55-200dx, 35 1.8DX, 12-24DX, 55 2.8 Micro.
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,387Member
    edited October 2014
    KR is working on his D750 review. It is still a work in progress complete with typos but today he included some high ISO images and I must say ISO from 3,200 up to 12,800 do look remarkably good. Scroll down to heading High ISOs. The more I see its performance, the more I want one.

    http://kenrockwell.com/nikon/d750.htm

    I should add his examples of low light autofocus at f1.4 are quite impressive also.
    Post edited by donaldejose on
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,387Member
    One remaining question I have is the spread of the AF area in the D750 viewfinder. I have not seen this covered in any review. For those of you who have this body is the spread equal to the spread in the D800/D810? I have a D800 and a D600. The AF spread in the D800 is adequate but the AF spread in the D600 is inadequate. Where does the D750 fit? Same AF module as in the D810 providing the same AF area coverage?
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,363Member
    @donaldejose - thanks for posting the KR in progress review. I was going to check it last night and ran out of time. One of the reasons I check out KR's reviews is for his comparison tables. Anyone wanting to know the differences between the D610, D810, D800/E800E and the new D750, the table is extremely helpful.

    I agree with KR on these points:
    Versus D600 and D610

    The AF systems of the D600 and D610 are blind in the dark. They often will just hang up and not focus in very dim light.

    The D600 and D610 are almost identical to the D750 in good light, but their autofocus may hang-up in darkness, while the D750 can focus in any light.

    The D600 and D610 have no facial recognition for autofocus You have to find the subject's eyes yourself. The only facial recognition in the D600 and D610 are for zooming-in during playback.

    The D750 has white OLEDs lighting the finder's data display with an orange flash bolt, while the D600 and D610 use green for everything.

    The D600 and D610 are Nikon's budget full-frame DSLRs for people who want full FX image quality, but aren't shooting in the dark or need quiet operation.
    ============================================
    This is the second positive full review of the D750. It's so nice to see Nikon hitting home runs again.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,363Member
    Very impressive video.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • JonMcGuffinJonMcGuffin Posts: 312Member
    So, I hand held the D750 and D810 this afternoon and though I didn't get a chance to shoot with them in anything meaningful, I did get a feel for ergonomics and also the shutter mechanics
    and here are my thoughts:

    Shutter sound differences in terms of the shutter are a non-issue as far as I'm concerned and this was a big big concern of mine. Putting my ears up close (and far away) I could not perceive a difference. Certainly couldn't tell which was quiter. Both are sufficiently damp in my mind. I say this coming from my D700 which clunks compared to these two. This is in line with my D7100 which I've always thought had a really good (and quite) sound.

    Next is the feel. This is no consumer body (like my D7100). Build strength and quality feel on par with d810 despite being noticeable smaller and lighter though the differences weren't as significant as I had assumed. These are both "pro" builds as far as I'm concerned.

    My only negative on the D750 would be the smallish top LCD. I def prefer the larger on the D810.

    Good stuff... Nikon delivered a really nice camera here.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,363Member
    So, I hand held the D750 and D810 this afternoon and though I didn't get a chance to shoot with them in anything meaningful, I did get a feel for ergonomics and also the shutter mechanics
    My only negative on the D750 would be the smallish top LCD. I def prefer the larger on the D810.

    Good stuff... Nikon delivered a really nice camera here.
    I was surprised with the small height of the top LCD as well. Ergonomically I thought the D750 was excellent.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • FritzFritz Posts: 140Member
    Coming from a D4 to a 750 the first and obvious difference is the size and weight and the fact that the D4 uses much more metal in construction. There is a noticeable difference in the speed of the shutter cycle and of course the 750 isn't even close in terms of FPS but that's what you expect from a camera designed to take lots of pics very fast. However, I find the 750 to be very quick to handle and the balance is superior to the D4 putting most of the weight in your left hand- it is far easier to hand hold and to pan the 750 than the D4 and its not just the weight difference. In comparison to the 750, the D4 just feels "clunky".
  • NWPhoto21NWPhoto21 Posts: 13Member
    RE: D750 vs D810 - nighttime long exposure (20-30 seconds) + High ISO (6400-12800) comparison . . .

    Can anyone provide nighttime RAW (OK to then convert to JPG) photos taken with each body using the same lens and same subject with no post processing, primarily in the 20-30 second exposure range at ISO of 6,400 and 12,800? Please down sample the D810 36MP photos to be equal to the D750 24PM photos. Samples at 100 percent magnification would be nice.

    I hope to upgrade my camera body to either the D810 or D750. My main interest is star trail, milky way and
    moonlighted landscape photography.

    I really want to see how each camera handles noise with long exposures at high ISO levels before I make an investment. Many thanks.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    ....In comparison to the 750, the D4 just feels "clunky".
    I have not had the opportunity to hold one in my hand, but I would think "chunky" vs "clunky" would be my expectation. Interesting feedback never the less.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • WestEndBoyWestEndBoy Posts: 1,456Member
    edited October 2014
    I like the feel of the D4. I love my D800 with the MB-D12 battery grip. If there was a D4x with the 36mp sensor, I would have bought that instead of my D800. I don't care about weight. I lugged my D800 with the MB-D12 and my Billingham 207 with one SB-910, 14-24, 50, 85 and 200 around China for two weeks. It was heavy but didn't care - it is just calories and a workout and I could lose a bit of weight anyways.

    I don't care because I want the best image quality and I don't get to go back and retake the shots that did not turn out to my satisfaction.

    A lighter camera does appeal to me. That will be the DF using my MF lenses (and occasionally the 50 1.4G and 85 1.4G)
    Post edited by WestEndBoy on
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,363Member
    See the link below for a fantastic review with photos of the new D750. If your thinking about buying the D750 you should avoid this article. Once you read it you will want the camera. Also check out the closing comments regarding his comparison on the D610 to D750 and D750 to D810.

    Finally if your thinking about the new Tamron 150-600mm lens you will want to see his photographs. Very very nice.

    http://photographylife.com/nikon-d750-for-wildlife-and-landscape-photography
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,432Moderator
    Drool! :x
    Always learning.
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