Quick Nikon D750 review with macro pictures

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A quick Nikon D750 review by Pedro Lastra (flickr):

Here is my quick review of this brand new Nikon camera and its ground breaking technologies. This review is very much biased to my personal shooting style and preferences and may not be as relevant to photographers with alternate workflows:

  1. Class leading ISO performance in the full frame category. As of 10/10/14, no other full frame SLR camera in the market has cleaner high ISO performance. The files are clean up to and including ISO 1600. ISO 3200 and 6400 have minimal noise and can be cleaned up easily. This is a gold mine for photographers who shot fast and handheld. You can always take advantage of higher shutter speeds to get sharp images. It can also be very useful for hand held landscape and macro work when increased DOF (small apertures) is needed.
  2. Class leading AF performance in the full frame category. As of 10/10/14, no other full frame SLR camera in the market can focus faster than the Nikon D750. The camera inherits the reliable AF from the professional Nikon D4S, but the Af system has been improved and now supports AF down to -3EV in low light. The D4s is rated down to -1 EV. This means the D750 can focus in light two stops darker than the D4s! I can tell you that in dim lit situations the D750 was quicker and more reliable than any other SLR I have used including the D4s!
  3. Superbe ergonomics. The camera is smaller and lighter than a Nikon D600, and thinner too. But due to its new monocoque construction feels more solid. The grip however is deeper and balances much better in hand than the one in the D600 or D800 cameras. The camera is way smaller than a professional Nikon D3 series camera. If you like cameras that big, the D750 will feel too small for you. If you liked the D600, or any of the Nikon DX format digital cameras, the D750 will probably feel better than any of those.
  4. First full frame SLR camera with a flippy screen! Fantastic when dealing with low/high angles in Live View or when reviewing images in bright light and needing to turn the screen to avoid glare.
  5. Fast frame rate of 6.5fps. This is second best in the Nikon full frame family. To get a faster frame rate, you have to buy a professional Nikon D4s and carry that brick around your neck.
  6. Fantastic in camera JPGs. The Nikon D750, just like the D810, has some of the best in camera processing yet. The jpg’s have great colors, detail and low noise. Just perfect for the photographer who does not know how to convert images from RAW well. The raw files, as always, have a bit more data, if you know what you are doing. I think the JPG conversion engine has the equivalent of 5 years of solid ACR knowledge. If you do not have this level of experience, the JPGs will probably be your best option.

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I feel that due to the Nikon D750’s remarkable high ISO performance and top of the line Af system, this camera will deliver the best possible images to photographers that do hand held camera photography. The only way to beat a Nikon D750, is to get a Nikon D810 and put it on a solid tripod!

Link to Nikon D750 image gallery on flickr.

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Update: more sample photos can be found here.

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  • HF

    Great pictures! What lens did you use?

    • Plug

      And beautiful lighting accentuating colour. How have you achieved that?

    • What a dumb username…

      Checked his flickr, and he is using the 80-400, 70-300, and 70-180 all f/4,5-5,6 for most of them, the 300mm f/4 for some of them, and one I think was shot with a 90mm f/2,8.

    • What a dumb username…

      And the 200mm f/4 occasionally.

      • HF

        Saw the flickr photos now, too. The 200/4 is to my liking. But I think I will go for the Sigma 150 or add the new 40-150/2.8 for my Oly. Has a minimum focus distance of 70cm at 300mm equivalent, only!

  • Awesome photos – finally! These are the kinda reviews I take seriously, because the reviewer obviously knows what he’s doing. Well done Nikonrumors & Pedro Lastra.

  • What a dumb username…

    Fantastic pictures, and good review! I liked the 4th one so much!

  • some.guy from.texas

    #6 is stunning, bravo!

  • DBWhite

    Nice photos! Were these originally shot in RAW or JPEG? If jpeg, what were the in-camera jpeg settings?

    The D750 isn’t the camera I was hoping for, but, overall, it might be enough of an upgrade from the D700.

    • i wrote a review of D750 and finaly decided for D810. I am also owner of D700 and D3s. I have to admit that i am keeping all three DSLRs. D810 is breathtaking machine. I didn’t think i will ever write it, but i am really amazed of D810. For wildlife photographer this is a must machine. So silent shutter, great colors and resolution. I am really impressed because i am having also experience from D4 and can compare it. Well the speed and power of D4(s) is unbeatable, but there are rare situations when needed….

      • HF

        Agree, we are (almost) in love with D810. Exceptional DR, AF and EFCS.

  • Babar Asghar

    10/10/14 best high ISO?
    i still dont know how u people measure it?

    cause i think 6d still managed gud high iso results isnt it?

  • nice pictures. The output of D750 is great as i found it too, but the ergonomy is bad for me. So finaly took D810 with grip and i am happy.

  • spgfr

    These pictures look way overprocessed to me.

    • catinhat

      I agree, too sharp, too saturated. I can imagine the photographer was pursuing this effect, but it doesn’t have much to do with the camera.

    • HF

      I like them, just a matter of taste. If they were too dull, people would complain them to be boring.

      • dwd

        If you’re sharpening so much that you’re getting halo effects on all your lines and contrast point, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re saturating so much that you’re blowing the channels out, you’re doing it wrong. Bad processing isn’t a matter of taste, it’s just bad processing.

        • Andrew

          True, but these pictures are perfectly fine. In this case, it is still a matter of taste!

        • HF

          Doesn’t matter if the output is to ones liking. You my find it not acceptable, others like it. I don’t like Warhol’s images, others love them.

    • Andrew

      Here are some professional wedding pictures taken with the D750 that are perfect:


  • Nikonator

    When you say in your review: “The only way to beat a Nikon D750, is to get a Nikon D810 and put it on a solid tripod!”. This needs to be tested, but what if you also put the Nikon D750 on a solid tripod, what would happen…maybe the D810 would be the winner due to better dynamic range or maybe not. Perhaps the D750 would also be better in that scenario.
    Or do you think that the higher resolution will automatically make the D810 better vs D750? It is good review and nice pictures some are a little bit too saturated but that doesn’t take away the quality that you have in the D750 camera. Myself I am still pondering between the D750 and the D810…and I am tempted by both cameras….the D750 wiht superior AF and ISO performance and then I am also tempted by the D810 36MP resolution….I know the resolution should not be so important ( look at Canon for example, Canon does not have a DSLR with over 21MP yet…so 24MP should be enough ) but somehow I can not get over the better cropping possibilities with the D810. But I know it will be either the D750 or the D810.

    • Nikonator

      When DXOMark publishes their lab test results I will most likely make a decision…one or the other. If the D750 beats the D810 then I will for sure take it…and even if the D810 has minimal better dynamic range I will still go for the D750….let’s see when DxOMark does the lab test….

      • Biff

        That’s a wise, prudent decision.

        And either way, both are very good cameras that can take great images.

        • Nikonator

          Thank you Biff. But still I have a difficult decision to make…is it the D750 or the D810? At the moment I am waiting for the DxOMark lab test results….

          • Mark

            Read Joe’s response above…

            • Nikonator

              Read my response above….

            • mikeswitz

              How about renting both cameras for a day? Take a bunch of pictures with a variety of your favorite lenses and in a variety of situations. At the end of the day you may be tired but you’ll know which camera feels best. After a couple of days of post you will also know which camera gave you the kind of results you were hoping for. A lot work but it is a big investment.

      • Analglands

        Ur so dum. Go fck the administrator

        • Spy Black

          Your brilliance is blinding…

        • Nikonator

          I have reported your crap to the admin….soon they will remove your crappy comment. I feel sorry for retarded trolls like you. I hope you can become normal again…maybe with a little help from your doctor or social worker 🙂

      • Joe

        STOP! You DON’T need DxO to tell you what to buy…

        Consider what features/benefits you will likely gain from a new camera purchase? Can you accomplish what you need right now with your current camera? Do you ‘really’ have top quality glass?

        Remember DxO is only a cold lab test, not any real world character evaluation of a product ( i.e. Nikkor 58mm ƒ1.4 DxO rates poorly but real photographers LOVE this lens ). If DxO measured an old ‘copy camera’ lens ( from the days before computer graphics ) they would measure a beautifully sharp corner-to-corner lens that would suck photographing anything other then ‘flat artwork’.

        You shouldn’t have to ‘wait’ at all… if you feel the need for 36mp prints or say fashion work, get the D810 otherwise the D750 IS the camera to get. Period.

        • Nikonator

          I agree to some extent and I know where you’re coming from…but at this point in time I will wait for the DxOMark anyway. DxOMark does not decide anything for me….it just provide me with more information about the sensor…..the final decision is made by me anyway. I see no harm in analyzing DxOMArk test reports prior to possible new gear purchases.

          • neversink

            Just remember. DxO does not test the lens for a number of technical aspects of the camera. And that the test mean little if you don’t also test them in real life situations. Take a day and shoot the cameras together with your favorite lenses. In post production you will be able to tell al lot more about the cameras than DxO’s lab tests will ever tell you. Good luck.

      • John Smith

        Dude. You don’t need fking DXO telling you shit.

        If you need high ISO, get D750. Low ISO, D810 it’s that simple. D810 will steam roll D750 at ISO 100, period.

      • neversink

        Why take DxO’s tests= results to make your choice. Test them both yourself and then make the choice. That’s what I do. I test my gear before I purchase it. It takes time but is it worth it. DxO does not test for all the different types of situations and they don’t test for certain technical aspects of digital capture.

    • Michiel953

      Yes, a “solid tripod”, a common misconception. If one wants to damp the vibrations caused by the mirror going up and the shutter opening (something that is a bit of an issue with the D800/E), the last thing you need is a solid tripod, that communicates vibrations instead of damping them. Holding the body firmly wedged against your chest, cradling that body in your hands, or using a slightly flexible tripod will provide better results.

      • phocus.org

        Good point. When I use the term “solid tripod” I mean exactly this (not just stiff but with appropriate damping capabilities). Will point that important point out next time I use the term.
        Btw, “good” carbon or wooden tripods will do this job.

        • Michiel953

          Exactly. Carbonfibre has, if constituted correctly, ver ygood damping qualities (add some Vectran fibres, a la my Time RXRS racing bike) and it gets even better. Aluminium on the other hand… Very harsh.

  • D810

    No doubt a great camera, but why do you destroy your pictures? They have great potential, but are all oversaturated and oversharpened. Reds especially looks blown and unnatural. A real shame.
    If your images represent the revolutionary jpeg-engine, I’m not impressed.

    • Gary

      Thanks for the “but [the pictures] are all oversaturated and over sharpened” comment – for I now understand you’re preferences better.

      Perhaps next time you’d consider writing something along the lines of “personally I find the pictures are over saturated and over sharpened” and then it would sound less like you think yours is only possible/valid opinion.

      FWIW it isn’t.

      • D810

        It’s not an opinion. Halos around sharp details means they are oversharpened, either in the camera or by an overenthusiastic photographer in PS. The red channel is blown several places, also a sign of overprocessing. You might have bad monitor, or a poorly calibrated one but the fact still stands.

        This, however, is my personal opinion: the images are still nice, and have great potential. It’s just that maxing out all the levers in photoshop does them no favours.

        • catinhat

          I think this is not the crux of the matter here. There are so many images around, one has to bend over backwards to produce something that stands out. These images do stand out. I can see them hanging on a wall in some very modern home. That said, the images are not photographic, the quality that distinguishes photography from other forms of graphic art is lost here entirely, that’s all. Just my opinion.

          • The Vole

            >not photographic
            That is an astute observation.

            But props to the photographer for putting something “out there”.

    • HF

      A little rude in my opinion. A matter of taste, you don’t need to like them, but I would express it differently.

  • NoMeJodas

    With all due respect, this “review” sounds to me like someone is too excited about their latest purchase. Some of the pictures are nice though. Thanks for sharing!

  • mds

    nice… too bad it’s in a D70 body…

    • Andrew

      No it is not. It is in a D750 body 😉

  • mds

    on second thought, this review is full of unsubstantiated hyperbole supported by some nice images that a D700 may just have well have taken…

    • Biff

      To be fair, it is supported by the following reviews:

      Brendan Davey’s long exposure sensor test.


      Nikon D750


      Nikon D4


      Canon 6D

      More details on his test page:



      Ross Harvey’s RAW file exposure-latitude test.


      Nikon D750 vs Canon 5D3

      More details on his review page:



      John Sherman puts the D750 autofocus thru its paces in real-world conditions while shooting wildlife.

      He really abuses this thing to find out if it’s as good as claimed.

      More details on his page:



      DPReview’s Image Comparison Tool

      (they seem to have taken down the D750 at the moment, check later)


      • NoMeJodas

        No it’s not. Judging only by the information in the pics you posted, this test is useless because the files got converted by different software versions (8.2 vs. 8.7RC) and the older D4 was used instead of the D4s. But I guess it is still very informative for someone who shoots body caps for a living 😉

        • Biff

          Those tests are good indicators of the degree of quality to be expected.

          And if you check Brendan Davey’s site, you will find that his test is very relevant for nightscapes and shots of auroras.

          You must be slow if you think those are just “body cap” shots with no useful real-world implications.

          Likewise for the D750 vs 5Dm3 latitude test.

          It has real-world implications and that amount of latitude has practical use.

          DPReview is also included for when their test shots go back up.

          • NoMeJodas

            Of course these are just body cap shots with no useful real-world implications! Or can you see on those pics how much dynamic range was retained at those high ISOs?

            • Biff

              Don’t be stupid.

              It shows how good each body is for long exposure nightscapes and aurora’s.

              The tests show you which bodies to go for when you specialize in fields where long exposure noise, matters.

              You need to go to the actual site to cure yourself of this ignorance.

              My original post can’t have all the details, to retain brevity.

            • NoMeJodas

              So I’ve been promoted from slow to stupid, thank you very much. I’ll end this conversation cause I can see where it is going

            • Not Likely

              special !?

            • mikeswitz

              What are you when you think going from slow to stupid is a promotion?

            • NoMeJodas

              Never heard of sarcasm?

            • mikeswitz

              You mean the part about where the conversation is going?

        • HF

          Shows noise level without shot noise. Quite a useful test to compare sensors.

    • Freehawk

      I agree! I challenge anyone to really see the difference between a D700, 600, D4, D750 and even D200 file on a website (I still have my D200, better color than the newer cameras). Please, this camera is just a slightly modified D600. And 6.5 seconds a fast frame rate!? Hello, my D700 (with grip) and D3s are way faster. And, no, I don’t care about 6400 ISO because I don’t shoot in the dark! Not criticizing the images – very beautiful, I’m just sick of this constant hyperbole aimed at selling cameras. And hey, it is the lenses that matter most and my Fuji X lenses just destroy my Nikons wide open. For example, I have the new Nikon 85mm 1.8 and it has atrocious CA, I can’t even use it wider open than f 5.6. The Nikon camera I really love is the V1, LOL.

      • HF

        Don’t believe it. Use the 85/1.8g lens all the time. Very sharp, no big problems with CAs. Have the XT1and 56/1.2, too. The Nikon is much sharper in my opinion.

      • Biff

        Your copy could be a lemon.

        Check if you can verify whether it’s a good one.

        • Ken Elliott

          ^— THIS.
          Once you see what a lens goes through at the shipping distribution center (40mph conveyor belt, high speed pneumatic “kickers”, etc.) you will understand how even perfectly made lenses can have huge variances by the time they get to you. Nikon gets blamed for this all the time, but I’m pretty sure this is a shipping issue.

          • Freehawk

            Thanks all, I’ll ask at the camera store. It is very sharp, even wide open, but just a mess of green and purple across the frame, not just in the corners.

          • Biff

            Interesting post, Ken.

  • n11

    Nice work for sure!

  • Ertan

    I think D750’s files and D610’s (and D600’s) are the same, it’s just Nikon playing some games. Shadows are darker in D750, so you think it’s cleaner but it’s not.
    And you said D750 is smaller than D610? Well, it’s not. Maybe 1-2 mm’s, that’s all.
    I think you are a little bit excited. Slow down 🙂
    I’d agree with AF, still I need to try more to see if it really beats D4s.

    • Biff

      I don’t care if Nikon “plays some games” or if Canon “is cheating.”

      That is kiddie stuff.

      Working professionals care about results.

      If the results are good; if the files are better; that’s all I care about.

    • Omar Salgado

      Exactly my thoughts when I saw the high ISO comparison at DP Review of the D610, the D750, the D810 and the D4S. Still, if someone knows how to process the raw file, the difference can be taken down to nothing.

      • mikeswitz

        You must be sooo good at processing raw files. Just simply amazing. I’m in awe.

        • Omar Salgado

          ¿No tienes algo mejor que decir? Aparte de falso, jodón.

    • HF

      If you look at the long exposure test below or the samples at imagine-resource at ISO 6400, the D750 looks much better than the D610, for example. Let’s see what pure sensor measurements from DXO show us.

  • PabloNY

    Maybe someone can help me. These pictures look great, but they do not look like that off the camera right? There is post processing right? They look vivid. How do you make a picture look like this? Add green and magenta? Increase purples? How do people make their pictures look so amaizing?

    • Neopulse

      There is post processing involved yes. But sometimes even when shot in jpg the colors can come out rich. You need a good lens that has good contrast and good lighting to capture the colors correctly.

  • jlabate

    Thanks for the review. The camera looks like a terrific addition to the line. You mention it is smaller/lighter than a D600 but it is almost identical in size and is only 1% less in weight. D800 is another story.

  • Photobug

    Fantastic pictures. Really liked the mix of lens.

  • Maji

    Great images. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  • Martijn

    Great images! but the text feels a bit too much like a sales pitch…. Everything is perfect, and that is simply impossible…

    “The jpg’s have great colors, detail and low noise. Just perfect for the photographer who does not know how to convert images from RAW well.”

    If you can’t use a simple program as lightroom and just mess with the sliders and compare to the JPEG, then MAYBE you shouldn’t be buying such an expensive camera and lens…..

    But again, the images are incredible!

  • Matt012

    Very nice images. I really like all of them?

  • Aldo

    Amazing work… well done.

  • rt-photography

    I think if one reviews a camera, they should not be showing it edited so harshly. to me the person lost credit in a few ways.

    -saying the jpeg engine is great and “best in camera processing yet” is nonsense.
    if you go to dpreview which shows images in different rez. you can clearly see that in jpeg, compared to the a 16mp D4, the D750 easily looses out. it has most of the data lost. lettering isnt legible and the D4 and 16mp is just stellar.
    – saying ” no other full frame SLR camera in the market has cleaner high ISO performance. ” is a lie. its on the same level (more or less) of a D3s but certainly can not touch a D4s.

    I do have this camera and the D3/ and D3s which im planning to sell to buy another D750. so its not that I dont have or hate the camera. the camera is great but must be shot in nef to extract detail. even just shooting nef, placing it in capture NXD and saving it to joeg will deliver fabulous results without ANY editing.

    sharpening and saturating the images for me is a big fail when someone reviews a piece of gear.

    you should have offered others to download the nef file untouched for people to assess for themselves.

    just another “greatest thing since sliced bread” review with nothing to back it up.

    you have no credibility in my eyes.

    • mikeswitz

      “Here is my quick review of this brand new Nikon camera and its ground breaking technologies. This review is very much biased to my personal shooting style and preferences and may not be as relevant to photographers with alternate workflows:”
      Mr. Lastra states very clearly what the camera does for him and his workflow and says it might not be applicable to other photographers. He then backs up what he believes by sharing what, in my opinion, are some stunning images. The fact that you believe that those images are over saturated and sharpened is completely beside the point. If you are trying to say you are so much more knowledgeable about photography and post processing you have failed. It doesn’t take a genius to see what he has done to his pictures. Nor does it take a genius to see that Mr. Lasko is an artist and a fine technician.
      If you really have the need to feel superior, you might want to try a different site. Rock Kenwell for instance.
      I, for one would feel very proud if I had produced even one of these images.

      • rt-photography

        lets agree to disagree. when you make bold statements about a gear youre “reviewing” there are cedrtain things u do and dont. if youre trying to show how good the camera is you dont show images that were manipulated so drastically because people cant judge its ability. the fact he didnt offer raw files for other to assess the camera (not his skill) disqualifies for me.

        we wont argue about his photos. they are very nice.

        there is no superior attitude here. all I ask is for a person to be neautral when he reviews a piece of gear.

        KR is all about the money. he is no artist or photographer. just an engineer who likes gear. hes all about making money and everything he reviews is stellar in his eyes.

        I didnt say anything about knowledge photography opr anything of the sort. when reviewing gear there are things you do and dont do. and facts he said about the gear is false as well, which very much disqualifies him to me. I have the camera and I know what its capable of.

        one persons review I admire is Nasim from photographylife but since there are no nef files to download I disqualify his review as well.

        but of course, this is “very much biased to my personal shooting style and preferences” 😉

        • neversink

          I agree in part with both Mike and rt….

          Artistically, my favorite images are of the dragonfly and the caterpillar. Well done!

          I do agree that the pics seem a bit over saturated and slightly over sharpened. A little saturation isn’t bad and sometimes intense saturation might work on occasion if you know what you are doing.

          I would have liked to have seen the jpegs right out of the box, along side raw files and then the post-production images. That would have been a better way of dealing with some of the claims made by the photographer. And a better way of comparing original files to the author’s “personal shooting style and preferences.” It really isn’t a complete review otherwise. It’s more like a showcase for photographer whose (once again) “personal shooting style and preferences” seem to be at odds with an honest review.

          D750 – Nice camera – Haven’t tested it yet though. Still working with D800 and D4 and happy. don’t feel the technology has improved that much with the D4s but certainly my texts of the D810 show a great improvement over the D800 and the 800E. I just don’t need to “upgrade” yet and will probably wait for the next generation of cameras…..

          (As far as the unmentionable KR goes, he certainly is a wheeler dealer who loves to use his kids… And talk about over-saturation!!!!!!!!! But I guess that (yes you have it right) is his “personal shooting style and preferences.”

      • neversink

        I agree in part with both Mike and rt…. see below…

        • mikeswitz

          Perhaps if Mr. Lastra had not called his post ” Quick Review….”, but rather “Here is What I Was Able to Produce with My New D750….” the dissagreements would have been less about journalism and more about photography .

  • DrZak

    I just gotten the camera and it is absolutely briliant. There’s one thing which bugs me.

    I used to have the AE-L/AF-L button set to AF-ON (so i decoupled autofocus from the shutter release). I simply focused with the button where i wanted – it confirmed it with a beep, then removed my finger from there, then took my time to recompose, half pressed the shutter to meter and then, when i wanted, fully pressed the shutter to take the photo.

    Now you have to actually hold the AE-L/AF-L button all the time, or the shutter WON’T release at all. It’s kinda annoying really.

    • EnglishPaul

      There is a setting on the camera which is Focus or Release priority. If the camera is set to focus priority it won’t take a photograph unless it is in focus. Release priority means it shoots regardless of focus as soon as you press the button. .

      • DrZak

        yes that’s correct, however – when you put it into ‘release’ for AF-S (so it will release even if stuff isnt in focus), there’s no ‘beep’ when the focus is achieved.

        When i do this on my D600, i have it set on Focus, it will beep, but it will still alow me to take a picture normaly.

        • Biff

          Try switching between AF-A, AF-S, AF-C and see if one of them returns the beep.

  • Bengt Nyman

    Excellent! Thank You.
    Good use of the Nikon 200mm f/4. Spectacular Micro (Macro) lens. Get one before they are gone for good.

  • Bengt Nyman

    Excellent! Thank You.
    Good use of the Nikon 200mm f/4. Spectacular Micro (Macro) lens. Get one before they are gone for good.

  • Well, Pedro knows what he is doing with the D750, yes the post process is a bit too goofy for me and some of you but still, great composition, lighting and technique makes these images really interesting. D750 is going to be my second camera to D3s for the weddings now and even thought the body is a bit compromise in handling vs D810 I still feel amazing AF and low ISO capability is the pure winner here for my line of work…

  • ValenzTa

    Does anyone have any idea what le is he using?

  • desmo

    nice review great pics, thx

  • Beso

    I appreciate the practical review and the reviewer’s willingness to share it through NR. Kudos to the ADMIN for continuing to seek and publish reviews by those using the gear, and not being paid to use it.
    For some reason there are people on here who criticize just about everything and everybody. If the reviewer had asked for criticism it is best done constructively. Unfortunately a number of people are simply throwing rocks. Every photographer has their own style and likes to produce images they find attractive based on their own style and taste. The reviewer has stepped out on a limb to publicly illustrate what he feels is a fine camera with his own images. I thank Mr. Lastra for sharing his images and his thoughts regarding the D750.
    One other thought – images posted on line can differ pretty dramatically from the full resolution image produced in camera or on one’s computer. Virtually every widely used hosting site compresses images to reduce data storage needs, and understandably so. However, compression is rarely good at preserving image details; particularly those produced with full frame cameras at 36 or 24 MP.

    • mikeswitz

      Unfortunately, the stone throwers never post their work here and quite frequently are just trying to tell everyone how smart they are.

    • Omar Salgado

      “Every photographer has their own style and likes to produce images they find attractive based on their own style and taste.”

      That’s half a truth because, on the technical level, those images are oversaturated and over-sharpened. Really, they can be judged on the tecnhical base aside the “style and taste” of the photographer and I, at least, don’t intend to hurt no one’s feelings. It is just obvious.

      “[…]images posted on line can differ pretty dramatically from the full resolution image produced in camera or on one’s computer. Virtually every widely used hosting site compresses images to reduce data storage needs, and understandably so. However, compression is rarely good at preserving image details; particularly those produced with full frame cameras at 36 or 24 MP.”

      That’s half a truth again. If you post to a dedicated server, there is no compression. Some sites compress the images in order, as you say, to save space at the expense of images with artifacts and colour tweaks. If you re-scale the image for web viewing, you can skip by a great amount those server modifications.

      However, despite there being or not artifacts and colour tweaks in these images, they are still over-sharpened and oversaturated. You can even open them in a photo manipulating software and see the histogram to clear all doubts about “style and taste”.

      I know the author did not ask for critique, but again, the images yell the obvious. The critique of lack of technical skill (the work) does not harm anyone. No one is offending the author (the person) as far as I’ve noted.

      I suggest you to step outside your pink bubble. In the real world, butt-kissing is just hypocrisy. Critique oriented towards the work, not the person, is a way for improvement.

      I don’t imagine, and I don’t like either, a world of butt-kissers…

      • mikeswitz

        Seems like you kiss your own butt quite well….

        • Omar Salgado

          De gente como tú a veces pienso que no solamente les gusta ser mediocres, sino pendejos. Esa falsa amabilidad a todo me hace vomitar.

      • HF

        For me it doesn’t matter at all, whether the pictures are over-sharpened or over-saturated, if I like the output. You are not forced to buy them or like them. But I don’t like the way those things are stated, as if there is s.th. like a mathematical axiom requiring only a certain amount of saturation or sharpness.

        • Omar Salgado

          Ok, then you can like anything you want. That’s not my problem. The problem is propagating mediocrity through liking mistakes. Really, they are mistakes on part of the photographer, perhaps because his monitor is not well calibrated, perhaps because his sight is impaired, etc. I recognise the good intention of giving us a review, but why not recognising the mistakes as well? I know nobody’s perfect, but there was not justification for oversharpening and over-saturation. Maybe for the next time he acknowledges those mistakes and improves his work, which, by the way, I like. Critique on the work and not the person is what improves someone’s work; “hard on the result; soft on the person.” Too often people take one for another, and that’s the source of misunderstanding which, in the end, leaves everybody in mediocrity.

          • HF

            Look, it’s one thing to not like the work due to various reasons. You are free to do that. However, in my opinion it needs to be stated politely and indicated that it is your opinion. Oftentimes it is formulated like in mathematics, axiomatic without paying justice to the taste of other individuals. If s.o. uses oversaturation on purpose, because he likes it that way, it is his artistic freedom to do so. How can that be wrong? Photography to me is both, technique and art. The latter gives you a lot of freedom, but there will always be those who misinterpret this to be a technical issue or weight the technical side more. And this, again in my opinion, is a matter of personal taste (by the way, I would have used less saturation, too, personally, but nevertheless the pictures appeal to me, especially the flowers).

            • Omar Salgado

              For me, too, the photos are appealing; I like them.

              I think, just like you, that is not a matter of “mathematics” or an axiom, nev-er. I also think, just because it is a highly technical art, that it should be within what is understood as technical: sharpening and saturation are both dependent on an apparatus and calculations. Okay, you can skip that, but what gives us a clue is the whole: sharpening and saturation integrate themselves with the other elements, be them technical, aesthetic, compositional or of the idea/message. There is a link between them all, and disarranging one, making it not harmonic with the whole, is what causes someone to point it out as a mistake.

              Taste matters, but it is anchored to ways of doing. “Tradition” is a heavy burden, yet it evolves. Creatio ex nihilo is just a lie just as the subjectivity of taste is.

  • Brooke Muse

    I bought the D750 and returned it. I shoot a lot of jpeg on the go when Im not doing professional work and I found the jpegs to look awful, regardless of which picture mode i used. They were very contrasty, warm, with green tones. Looked like someone had poorly edited them. They were awful. I am used to using a D700 in Neutral when I’m in jpeg and the difference was huge. Anyone else find the 750 to have crap jpegs? I am thinking about the D810 now, but afraid of the file size

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