Nikon D750 Shooter’s Report Part I: In the hand & in the field - physical features and general shooting


posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM EDT


Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his hands-on review of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR.

In this part, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the tweaked ergonomics, the design and other new features of the camera, such as the tilting rear LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and compares them to his own personal Nikon camera, a D800E. He, of course, also takes it out for some extensive shooting time, getting a feel for high-resolution 24.3MP FX-format sensor and the newly improved autofocus system in tricky and low-light scenarios, and producing some stunning images.

D750 + 24-120mm f/4: 75mm, f/8, 10s, IS0 100, -0.7EV
(Note: This image has been edited/re-touched. Click image to see the original.)

Despite being a Nikon shooter already with his own quiver of lenses, we sent along the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR lens, as it's the standard kit lens with the D750. In this installment, Jeremy also shares his experience with this versatile zoom, which he found to be an "excellent general walk-around lens" with "good performance across a wide range."

For all the details about the handling and general shooting performance, head over to read Jeremy's Nikon D750 Shooter's Report Part I. And stay tuned, as Part II is just around the corner where he'll go further in-depth with low-light and high ISO shooting, AF performance and HD video recording.

While Jeremy is a first-time reviewer for us, our readers may recall his name. After stumbling across his excellent astrophotography over on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, Jeremy Gray kindly sat down with us, so to speak, and shared some of his knowledge and experience with photographing starscapes of the aurora borealis. After you're done reading about the D750, be sure to to check out this interview as well!

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