Some of you may wonder what kind of detail the new Nikon D3s puts out. Here is a sample, but please note the following:
(1) Raw Footage – No correction or sharpening of any kind. It would need some processing, but most of all proper lighting.
(2) Lighting – Taken in a studio without enough light. I grabbed a tiny clamp-on light from one of the editing desks and placed it to the left, and another high up, but this shot would need to be properly lit with studio lights, so overlook that.
(3) Camera -- Nikon D3s with Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR II lens, aperture priority set at F/8. Tripod mounted.
(4) Sound – 2.3mm input jack on the Nikon D3s to XLR and a Sennheiser shotgun mic on a stand near singer.
I guess the point to me here is that the D3s will be perfect for the work I do, which is studio work and interviews, and perhaps some macro work in the summer. So, knock the video qualities of the D3s those who will, but with my great collection of Nikkor lenses, this will be perfect for my use. Now I need a second one!
This rehearsal recorded in Live Room 1 of the Heart Center Studios in Big Rapids, MI. Legendary Michigan singer/songwriter and jazz singer Robin Lee Berry is going over a classic tune with Grammy award-winning harmonica player Peter ‘Madcat’ Ruth. Samuel Seth Bernard was the producer.