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Nikon's latest entry into the full-frame digital market is the D750. Having recently just purchased this camera, I took it two days later on a trip to Missouri. No practice with the camera and not taking time for anything as silly as reading the funny manual. Manuals are for wusses. I bought it with a 24-85mm Nikkor Zoom, but that lens was defective on arrival, and I pulled a vintage 35-70 AF Nikkor off of an old AF2020 in my collection. I wasn't too happy about that, since most of the reviews I've read indicate that, compared to the 24-85, the 35-70 is like shooting through the bottom of a beer bottle. Here's what we got.

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Here is an image of a barbershop in Humansville, MO that was built in the mid sixties. The barbershop was built then -- not the image. This is straight out of the D750, with the only processing being to resize it for the page.

Here is a magnification of detail, focusing on the closed sign in the doorway. This is about what you would see if you were pixel-peeking on a 13x20 print. If this is the lens that sucks, I'm looking forward to getting my 24-85 replacement lens. This isn't bad at all. There was no sharpening or other post processing done. This is straight out of the Nikon D750.

The Nikon D750 features the ability to do some post-processing in camera. That's cool! After a bit of tweaking, I got this. Changes included decreasing exposure in the RAW processing by -16. After loading the image Photoshop, I did a minor adjustment to color to reduce an overall blue cast. I'll have to see where I can adjust that in the camera. I also applied smart sharpening with settings of .7 pixel at 70%. The 35-70 could stand to be a bit sharper.