The D750 was my trusty companion as I walked about the city of Paris, capturing images of the cityscape. Its comfortable grip allowed me to securely hold on to the camera without getting tired, but that was not the only feature I noticed. Let's look at the various features of the D750 that help to broaden the range of expressions you can create in street photography.
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G/ Aperture-priority Auto (f/1.8, 1/160 sec, EV-0.7)/ ISO 2800/ WB: 4170K
The scenery on a cobblestone path taken at a low angle. Although the scene is dark, the intelligent autofocus in Live View is able to establish focus where you want it to. I set the WB at 4170K to emphasize the warm tones in the scene.
The LCD monitor can be tilted up to 90 degrees upwards and up to 75 degrees downwards, which allows you to effortlessly shoot from low or high angles. As camera position and angle makes the difference between an average image and an impactful one, this is an invaluable feature, particularly for street photography.
In street photography, you want to be able to react quickly to any photo opportunities that arise. The deep grip on the D750 enables you to have a secure hold on it.
The excellent feel of the grip on the D750, is another feature that makes it ideal for street photography. Usually, when I walk around with the camera, I have the strap wrapped around my wrist and hand on the grip so that I am always ready to shoot. The grip on the D750 is very deep, providing an excellent secure grip, so I can concentrate on shooting without getting tired from holding the camera. The combined weight of the body and AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR kit lens is only about 1.4kg, so it has surprising mobility for an FX-format D-SLR.
AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G/ Special Effects mode: Selective Color (f/3.5, 1/200 sec)/ ISO 800/ WB: Auto 1
Shot using Selective Color, in which I chose to include the red roof of a cafe. This is a recommended feature for giving your images an impressive finish.
The D750 has shooting features that are on par with high-end cameras, yet it also has features that are easy to use even for novices. In Special Effects mode, you can select from 7 effects, including High Key, Low Key, Selective Color, and Silhouette. The camera settings are generally configured automatically, so you can use the camera immediately and have fun with the photographic effects.
Special Effects mode provides 7 types of effects for you to choose from, including Night Vision, Color Sketch, and Miniature Effect. Of these effects, Silhouette, High Key and Low Key can even be set in RAW mode.
The D750 is the first FX-format model to have Wi-Fi connectivity built in. If you install the Wireless Mobile Utility app on your smartphone in advance, you will be able to transfer your favourite travel photos to your smartphone immediately after the shoot. Furthermore, you can even make full use of the Wi-Fi function by turning your smartphone into a remote controller for your camera, which is invaluable at times such as when taking commemorative photos.
Born in Hiroshima in 1982. He studied in San Francisco, USA, and produced works for TV programmes, commercials, short films, and so on. He developed an interest in portrait photography after purchasing a DSLR camera, and aimed to become a professional photographer. After returning to Japan he started working as a professional photographer. He currently contributes to digital camera magazines as well as other magazines and websites.