Always wanted to try out a Nikon DSLR. My friend have one and got to borrow it for a while. Tried it out this weekend.
My first reactions was ”How the **** do I set Iso, aperture and shutterspeed. After a while I found it and moved on started shooting, realizing that I already forgot how to set the different settings, again I found them and so forth.
My second reaction- The colors are different? The colors feel more saturated. Could this be right? Well the following photos are edited and I haven´t done a real comparison with other of my photos.
My third reaction- In a way it feels easier to handle and have less ”sensitive” settings.
In general I feel this camera is a great alternative to a professional camera. I am not the kind of person that can afford more than one camera, but if I where, I might go for a Nikon as a complement for my Canon for fun and for photowalks, since it is easier to carry around. A plus is also the built in flash for bad in-house lightings. It feels strong and competent and not plastic at all. A minus for the sound when shooting (not sure what kind, a beep?) and maybe the lens that feels a bit gluey when zooming. Maybe the beep-sound is possible to shot of, guess it is related to the seeker in some way but it came as a shock. Who likes those sounds? Please remove.
Well, this small test have gotten me more interested in Nikon. Will definitively try other models if I ever come by.
Nikon D90, 16-85 mm Nikon lens. Photo of camera taken with Canon 5D Mark iii, 24-105 mm Canon lens, edited in Lightroom.