originally posted by: wmd_2008
a reply to: recrisp
The reason for the huge zoom is the small sensor try a crop from your set up and there wont be that much difference in the image.
I know, but really, there is a HUGE difference in quality in the end result. Usually, my images are of really good quality at 100%, not always, but
"usually". Like I said, I am a big pixel peeper.
Keep in mind though that we're talking a BIG difference at full zoom here. Nikons' zoom at the farthest end at 100% and mine at its farthest at 100%
will be a LOT different. Nikon's zoom murders mine, I know that much. I am not arguing any points here either, I'm trying to say something, I don't
know what though. heheh
As far as lenses go, I have a Tamron 150-600mm lens that is good, but when compared to my Canon lenses it loses when viewed at 100%. Sometimes it
works really well though, plus, it's very light-weight and I use it all of the time.
My other two Canon lenses, the 400mm f/2.8 and the 100-400mm vII zoom is in another league, but so are the prices. The Canon 100-400mm vII is 'around'
$2,000., versus the Tamron at 'around' $900. or so, give or take. The Nikon being the least expensive. The good thing about the Nikon P900 is that
it's really compact and can be taken on really serious hikes, or in a my saddlebags of my motorcycle, or on a plane really easy. You lose quite a bit
of quality, but that is to be expected, and really, for what it is, it's a REALLY good camera, I really like what I see.
I shoot only RAW too, but I can also shoot .jpegs too, I'm not 'that' spoiled... heheh I don't print really anyway, but I definitely still prefer
Speaking of sensors
I have all Canon only cameras.
1DmkIV (1/3 crop)
7DmkII (1/6 crop)
The 5DmkII's crap compared to today's cameras, why have a 1DmkIV when you can essentially do the same with a 7DmkII, so I usually use the 7DmkII for
most of what I shoot.
This Nikon with the smaller sensor is not made for what I usually shoot, which is birds, or wildlife, if the subject is fairly close it may work, but
I am a stickler for details, feathers do not look good with a point and shoot. They sometimes don't look that good with my Tamron 150-600mm either,
but it's the lens not so much the camera.
Taking it on a trip as a back-up or a walk-around though, it should work out really well, I would think.
Anyway, I said all of that to say, (what? I lost track! heheh) I am SUPER impressed with what I see with the P900 moon shots, at certain resolutions,
but not so much when viewed 100%. My cameras will do a better job, but then again, big difference in price, plus, Nikon wins on the zoom, nobody can
We all know that none of the big guys will ever make a camera that is perfect for us all, they;d be shooting themselves in the foot, but we can always
I'm sorry to be so long, I get really wordy sometimes, or, all of the time.
Thanks for your input, I always enjoy reading what you have to say.
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