So im sure a lot of us shoot SLR cameras that require CF cards. I know that I do. I have a Canon 7D and 10D which both use CF cards, and I have a Canon T2i which uses SD cards. Plus a lot of little Point and Shoot cameras as well as mini camcorders, which also shoot on SD cards.
Now I also have an iMac and a Macbook Pro (+ an iPad) which all support SD cards and not CF (unless of course i use a card reader).
Also SD cards are cheaper. And saving money is always good. So how can you use your SD cards in your CF style cameras?
Well I came across this adapter. You take a little bit of a performance hit, but the real question is how much of a hit?
Watch my video to find out …
Let me know what you think. Is this something that you would use?
Here is yet another Nikon D800 SLR review. This one though does include a nice video walk through of the menus (which i have also included below). The article talks about speed, iso performance, etc.
The article goes on to conclude …
Nikon D800 Verdict
The Nikon D800 offers unprecedented resolution at an unthought of price point, packed full of features, many from the Nikon D4 that is almost twice the price. Build quality is very good, and the camera gives excellent handling with a solid metal body and weather sealing the camera should be suitable for almost any landscape or outdoors project. Value for money is a strong point, with cameras with a similar resolution costing significantly more (at least 3 times more).
Image quality is stunning in every way. To make the most of it you’ll need to have high quality lenses, for example the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G lens used in this review is available for around £1200. It will be interesting seeing how Nikon’s lens range is put under additional scrutiny by this camera.
The Nikon D800 performs extremely well and is deserving of our Editor’s Choice award. Nikon have another winning camera on their hands and I expect demand will be extremely high for a long time to come. The D800 is extremely desirable, so much so that I can see people selling an arm and a leg to get it.
Click here to read the full article
So I like to think that I shot a fair bit. Maybe not as much now as I used to, but still a lot compared to most. And one of the things that i shoot a lot of are live performances. Now I don’t have a large range of f2.8 and or lower lenses. I do have the standard 50mm F1.8 and I have a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-f4.5. But even with those kinds of lenses I have to shoot at a high iso (3200). Now I could lower my shutter speed down to help me get some more light, but honestly a blurry picture is just no good. So i set my camera to shutter priority and lock it at somewhere around 1/160. This will usually give me a nice sharp image. Definitely fast enough to catch most of the action that is happening around me.
Now when you shoot high iso shots in a dark scenerio you really can start to see the noise creeping in. So their are a couple of things that you can do. One of them is find a noise reduction piece of software. I myself use Nik software’s Dfine which I really like, but their are others so snoop around. Mine is a plugin for Aperture so I can use it from within Aperture.
Now just cause you have a high iso shot with noise does not mean its all bad. Im actually a fan of some images that have camera noise. And sometimes i think it adds a whole lot of character to the photo. Much nicer then trying to take it away. Remember just cause you can doesn’t mean you should.
My last little suggestion is to turn the image to black and white. I have a real love of black and white images, but i think they look even better when they have some noise. They just have that feel to them which I love. So i wouldn’t change that.
So lastly, don’t be afraid to pump that iso up. I myself would much rather have a shot with some noise in it, then have a blurry picture because i couldn’t shoot fast enough.
Let me know what you think, show me some of your pics and remember.
Just go shoot!!!