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Hi,.

I'm currently considering buying a Nikon D300 + Sigma 18-50mm N-Mount + Tokina 50-135mm N-Mount + other accessories too......

Before I purchase the camera, what things do I need to test it for it's quality? And as for lenses too?.

Regards,Dinocat..

Comments (5)

You buy the camera then test by taking tons of photos. Get to know the camera shoot what you normally do shoot what you dont normally shoot..

Do your pictures look good? yes? keep the camera and take more photos. No? Take the camera back to the store with in the return period.If your a pixel peeper you will find problems with every camera.Enjoy your D300.

Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #1

Sparky_ca wrote:.

You buy the camera then test by taking tons of photos. Get to knowthe camera shoot what you normally do shoot what you dont normallyshoot.Do your pictures look good? yes? keep the camera and take morephotos. No? Take the camera back to the store with in the returnperiod..

Thank you for your opinion..

If your a pixel peeper you will find problems with every camera.Enjoy your D300.

Sparky_caGo take photos .

So what you mean is that every SLR Camera's LCD will have dead pixels?..

Comment #2

No, a pixel peeper is someone who looks at all their images at 200,300,400% zoom to see if there are problems..

If you are worried about dead pixels in your new SLR, you can ask if they can power it on for you check the LCD if you see no dead pixels your set.Having more then 1 is rare more then 1 is even rarer.I have gone through half a dozen cameras so far and never had a dead LCD pixel..

I did have one on my laptop and mp3 player screen, but after a while you dont see it. A dead pixel on your LCD will not affect the image..

If you noticed what looks like a dead pixel in your images you may have hot or dead pixels in your sensor, but those do not normally show up unless your in long exposure mode, if you see them in your images in daily shooting and it's in the same location every time and it's not dust you can return your camera.Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #3

Dinocat,.

Don't know your previous experience, but like all DSLRs there's plenty of shooting features on the D300 so, to test it's quality, obviously the sooner you learn about them, sooner you'll see it's overall capabilities + can make a more valued opinion. Then, as "Sparky_ca" says just take as many test shots as you can with both lenses to see if it gives the quality you want for the type of output you want - don't think you'll be disappointed..

Plus, as part of the overall package, try out things like the in camera retouching for picture effects/cropping etc; see how shots look on an HDMI TV if you've got one + even try out the Capture NX software that comes with it etc - all these factors effect end result quality..

Re the lenses - I got mine with the Nikkor 18-200mm VR - useful as a keep on all the time solution - as you're going for 18-135mm coverage could 18-200mm be worth a look at?.

Good luck......Caster..

Comment #4

Plus, as part of the overall package, try out things like the incamera retouching for picture effects/cropping etc; see how shotslook on an HDMI TV if you've got one + even try out the Capture NXsoftware that comes with it etc - all these factors effect end resultquality..

Re the lenses - I got mine with the Nikkor 18-200mm VR - useful as akeep on all the time solution - as you're going for 18-135mm coveragecould 18-200mm be worth a look at?.

Hello,.

Well, the lenses is my decision. I chose Sigma and Tokina is because I don't really like Nikkor from the fact that they're expensive, and I think getting 2 lenses can be more flexible as I don't have to carry a heavy lense when I'm taking regular shots..

Regard,Dinocat..

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