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Express Review | The Nikon D750 Field Test in Tacloban

I have this misconception that Full-frame cameras are humongous DSLR monsters where one have to take an extra effort to bring it to trips. I was recently asked to test out the latest of the Nikon DSLR FX-format, the Nikon D750. I was pretty surprised by how light it was basing it on the body itself. I’ve been using the DX-format Nikon D7100 for a couple of months already and I actually found the D750 slightly lighter and much solid in construction. That is until I fitted the camera with the Nikon 24–140mm f4 lens which is the standard kit. I had a scheduled trip to Tacloban and I thought it was the perfect time to try the camera.

Kid jumpers at the pier
Kid jumpers at the pier

Impression

I must admit though that there are a lot of things I wanted to try the Nikon D750 out including night shots, astrals and landscaped. Unfortunately the opportunity wasn’t there. The images shot here has already gone through my desired post-processing. The tones of the Nikon D750 are pretty neutral so I had plenty of headroom for my desired colors, shadows details or presets. And indeed the High ISO for this one is pretty impressive.

The kit lens Nikon 24–120mm is okay as an all around lens. Even at f4 it produces some decent bokeh. Quite responsive too for burst shots. I did notice some vignetting with this lens for some reason and distortion too.

For a travel photographer who’s high on use of Social Media like Instagram and facebook, the built in WiFi is quite handy to transfer shots from camera to either my tablet or smartphone once the Nikon App is installed. There’s also a very basic control of the shutter and a preview of what the camera is seeing.

This is quite thin for a field review but I did enjoy the Nikon D750 in the short time I used it. I would want to try it on different occasions especially with some top tier lens. For those in the market for a full-frame camera, it’s hard to go wrong with this one considering the balance of price and features.

Sundown by the pier
Sundown by the pier

The Nikon D750 is available in the Philippines Body only for Php 91,900.

At the moment the Nikon D750 and D810 is available at the Nikon concept store in Mall of Asia. Some stocks are already sold out but pre-order are accepted. Interested buyers may also visit the ThinkDharma Inc office at 2291 TAO Corporate Center Chino Roces Ave. Makati City. You may also follow the Nikon Philippines Facebook Page for updates.

The Grand Chandelier at the Tacloban Shrine
The Grand Chandelier at the Tacloban Shrine
Lighting up this dimly-lit room with the ISO 12800 of the D750
Lighting up this dimly-lit room with the ISO 12800 of the D750
Decent bokeh for the 24-120mm lens and the D750
Decent bokeh for the 24-120mm lens and the D750
A ship stuck on shore at Anibong
A ship stuck on shore at Anibong
The Tacloban Shrine
The Tacloban Shrine

By Ferdz

Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.

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