With its 24-megapixel sensor and EXPEED 4 processor, the Nikon D750 takes features from Nikon’s other high-end DSLRs, the D610 and D810, to create a powerful tool for nature photographers. Award-winning photographer and Nikon Ambassador Moose Peterson has been using the D750 since late 2014, and he shares his impressions and insights on the standout capabilities of this impressive DSLR.
“The image quality is really quite amazing,” says Peterson. “I really like the way it deals with color and white balance. And it does a great job of getting those multiple variable strands of a particular color and bringing them to life, rather than just melding them together. They’re all just very distinct, and that color is very important in my photography.”
To get the best possible performance from the D750, Peterson uses NIKKOR lenses. “The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm ƒ/1.4G ED shines because of the big, beautiful image that it produces—the 24mm ƒ/1.4 being such a tack-sharp lens. I’ve been using it a lot in portraits, and the detail is incredible. The combination is just dynamite! I also use the AF Fisheye Nikkor 16mm ƒ/2.8D and the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm ƒ/3.5-4.5G ED a lot on this camera. I was just down at Bosque del Apache with the 18-35mm and the D750, and we had thousands of geese and cranes flying overhead. Every single one of those birds was really sharp, and you can put them on a screen or a print and see the feather detail. It’s impressive.”
Beyond image quality, the D750 has been designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. Peterson explains, “The D750 is compact and light, especially compared to some other cameras with similar resolution and features. Its flip-out monitor is the cat’s meow. I can flip it out and take macro pictures at low levels comfortably.” Everyone is shooting video these days, and Peterson is no exception. He describes how much easier that experience is with the D750: “I’ve been shooting video more and more. Looking for the various video controls can be frustrating on other cameras, but the D750 has its own menu system just for the video content. I really enjoy that feature.”
We all want to share our images. Social media has made that easy to do, but many serious photographers, including Peterson, have felt limited by the smartphone-centric nature of apps like Instagram. With built-in WiFi, the D750 gives you a new solution, as Peterson explains, “I’ve been using the built-in WiFi quite a bit. With the Nikon app, I can quickly get images off the camera, do a quick edit on my smartphone and put them online or post to my Instagram account. That has really been a lot of fun for me. Until the D750, I wasn’t on Instagram because I don’t really spend much time taking pictures with my phone. I’m really enjoying how easily I can share my photos this way.”
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