User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  4
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 30

Thread: D7000 : AF performance

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    01 Oct 2007
    Location
    Manly, NSW
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    D7000 : AF performance

    I was wondering how good the D7000 AF system would be with a super-telephotolens on fast moving subjects.
    So a few weeks ago, I did a field test on bird in flight with my 600 VR.

    First impressions : for such a small consumer body, the AF system is unbelievably good, even with a 2x converter !

    Here are some images :


    #1 : D7000+600 VR



    #2 : D7000+600 VR



    #3 : D7000+600 VR



    #4 : D7000+600 VR



    #5 : D7000+600 VR
    Cheers
    Sar


    D2Hs, D2Hs, D2X, D7000, D800 | AF-S 14-24/2.8 | AF-S 18-300 DX | AF-S 24-70/2.8 | AI-S 50/1.8 | AI-S 105/2.5 | AI-S 105/4 Micro-Nikkor | AF-S 85/1.4 G | AI-S 50-300/4.5 ED | AI-S 180/2.8 ED | AI 80-200/4.5N | AF-S 200-400/4 VR | AF-S 600/4 VR | TC-14EII, TC-17EII, TC-20EIII, Kenko 2x | SB-800+Better Beamer | Tripod Dutch Hill+Dietmar Nill Head


  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    09 Feb 2009
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    8,372
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wow Sar...how good is that lens....I want one... but I don`t think Julie would see the funny side of that. I`m getting the D7k next week and getting excited.
    Graeme
    "May the good Lord look down and smile upon your face"......Norman Gunston___________________________________________________
    Nikon: D7000, D80, 12-24 f4, 17-55 f2.8, 18-135, 70-300VR, 35f2, SB 400, SB 600, TC-201 2x converter. Tamron: 90 macro 2.8 Kenko ext. tubes. Photoshop CS2.


  3. #3
    Who let the rabble in? Lance B's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Aug 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    8,054
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Exceptional photos as usual, Sar!

    I too have the D7000 and also find the AF performance very good, even with my 300 f2.8 VRII and 2x TCIII.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    08 Dec 2009
    Location
    Macleay Island
    Posts
    1,639
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great series. #2 is my fav'. Love the detail you have captured. Well done

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    18 Nov 2007
    Location
    Sydney (Nth. Beaches)
    Posts
    1,190
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Beautiful series Sar and shot #2 is my favorite.
    I have a D7000 and love it more every time I use it. I have been doing surf shots the last two days and the AF with a Sigma 100-300mm + 1.4X Sigma TC has been excellent.
    I always love your shots so keep posting.
    Cheers
    Darey

    Nikon user, Thick skinned and wanting to improve, genuine C & C welcomed.

    Photographs don't lie ! - Anonymous Liar

  6. #6
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    01 Oct 2007
    Location
    Manly, NSW
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by old dog View Post
    wow Sar...how good is that lens....I want one... but I don`t think Julie would see the funny side of that. I`m getting the D7k next week and getting excited.
    You're going to love this little camera...

  7. #7
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    01 Oct 2007
    Location
    Manly, NSW
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lance B View Post
    Exceptional photos as usual, Sar!

    I too have the D7000 and also find the AF performance very good, even with my 300 f2.8 VRII and 2x TCIII.
    Lance, I still want to try your 300/2.8 VRII one day.

  8. #8
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    01 Oct 2007
    Location
    Manly, NSW
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    With the TC-17EII, AF still is fast enough to capture BIF :


    #6 : D7000+600 VR+TC-17EII




    #7 : D7000+600 VR+TC-17EII




    #8 : D7000+600 VR+TC-17EII




    #9 : D7000+600 VR+TC-17EII




    Even at more than 100m away !
    #10 : D7000+600 VR+TC-17EII




    #11 : D7000+600 VR+TC-17EII

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    12 Mar 2010
    Location
    Wamboin NSW and Moruya Heads, NSW South Coast
    Posts
    417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Extraordinary. Interesting to see what a D7000 is capable of in expert hands
    Alan

    Just trying to make the ordinary look extraordinary

    D7000 G11 CS5 Mac

    My Website

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    09 Jan 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great shots, this has been a good thread to read as I was looking at the D7000 for my next camera.
    Nikon D7000

    Nikon 18-105mm | Sigma 150-500mm

  11. #11
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    29 Dec 2007
    Location
    Mansfield, Victoria
    Posts
    856
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some great shots there SarNOP - focus is working well too. Did it work straight out of the box or did you do any microfocus adjusting?
    Regards, Rob

    D600, AF-S 35mm f1.8G DX, AF-S 50mm f1.8G, AF-S 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED VR, AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Photos: geeoverbar.smugmug.com Software: CS6, Lightroom 4

  12. #12
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    01 Oct 2007
    Location
    Manly, NSW
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by farmer_rob View Post
    Some great shots there SarNOP - focus is working well too. Did it work straight out of the box or did you do any microfocus adjusting?
    So far (after more than 10,000 photos), its AF system perfectly works with all my lenses without the need of microfocus adjusting.

  13. #13
    A. P's Culinary Indiscriminant mongo's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Mar 2009
    Location
    Cronulla, Sydney
    Posts
    8,610
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Extremely impressive results Sar. Useful information. thanks.
    Nikon and Pentax user



  14. #14
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    01 Oct 2007
    Location
    Manly, NSW
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I pushed the AF of the D7000 one more step by adding a 2x TC to my 600 VR for BIF : finding the moving subject in the viewfinbder with a narrow field of view of a 1800mm focal length (DX format) was a challenge on its own, but the AF system of the D7k did help a lot to quickly acquire the focus on the bird.
    The tracking system worked best with the combo AF-C & Dynamic 9 points (9d), the AF system was set to "Release Priority" and the Lock-On set to Normal.


    #12 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII



    #13 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII





    #14 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII




    #15 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII




    #16 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII
    Last edited by Sar NOP; 27-03-2011 at 8:59pm.

  15. #15
    Member helmutk's Avatar
    Join Date
    07 Feb 2009
    Location
    Marlo East Gippsland Vic.
    Posts
    435
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sar NOP View Post
    I pushed the AF of the D7000 one more step by adding a 2x TC to my 600 VR for BIF : finding the moving subject in the viewfinbder with a narrow field of view of a 1800mm focal length (DX format) was a challenge on its own, but the AF system of the D7k did help a lot to quickly acquire the focus on the bird.
    The tracking system worked best with the combo AF-C & Dynamic 9 points (9d), the AF system was set to "Release Priority" and the Lock-On set to Normal.


    #12 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII





    Hi Sar Thanks for sharing this information most interesting stunning captures especially with such a large Lens



    #13 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII





    #14 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII




    #15 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII




    #16 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII

  16. #16
    Member helmutk's Avatar
    Join Date
    07 Feb 2009
    Location
    Marlo East Gippsland Vic.
    Posts
    435
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Sar Thanks for sharing this information most interesting stunning captures especially with such a large Lens
    Sorry something went wrong with my reply I must have done something wrong

  17. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    08 Dec 2009
    Location
    Macleay Island
    Posts
    1,639
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very High standard of work. Well done.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    09 Jul 2010
    Location
    Wollongong
    Posts
    32
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    WOW!!!, Awesome photo's. I particularly like #7 and the shots of the birds in formation, they just look so in sync with each other.

  19. #19
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    01 Oct 2007
    Location
    Manly, NSW
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is one of my favourite exercices with the 600 VR : using stacked converters on it !
    Of course, there is no AF with two TCs on a f/4 lens. So manual focus is the way to go...


    #17 : D7000+600 VR+TC-17EII+Kenko 2x, @2040mm (3060mm on DX format).




    #18 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII+Kenko 2x, @2400mm (3600mm on DX format).




    #19 : D7000+600 VR+TC-20EIII+Kenko 2x, @2400mm (3600mm on DX format).



    #20 : Set up for the photos #18 & #19.

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    09 Jan 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Awesome.....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •