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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Tue 09-Apr-13 11:47 AM
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"Ferns emerging"


Atlanta, US
          

I've photographed a lot of tiny subjects recently. Here's are a couple from close to home. Both are with the Nikon D800E and Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR.


ISO 100
1/2 sec
f/18



1/15 sec
f/14
ISO 200



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mkbee1 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012Wed 10-Apr-13 03:29 AM
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West Valley, US
          

OUTSTANDING!

It is a Fine and Pleasant Madness

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Sat 13-Apr-13 02:06 AM
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South Australia, AU
          

Very sharp and great exposure Eric,
We have fens here that spawn each year,
Missed it last year, must try this year
Regards,
Gary

  

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jordivb Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2009Mon 29-Apr-13 02:30 PM
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Really Great!

Any issues with the moiré shooting macro with D800-E ?

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Mon 29-Apr-13 05:38 PM
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Jordi

I've been shooting the D800E for a year. I've only had a 2-3 images with moire - and it was very hard to see in near out of focus areas on finely patterned subjects. I've shot about 8000 bird photos and only seen moire a couple of times. I have never seen it in event photos but I suspect that is a risk area.

I have seen moire a couple of times as a result of downsizing images - and its relatively easy to fix.

I would consider moire a non-issue for photographs. But if you shoot video, moire poses a much greater problem if it occurs, so the D800 is probably a better choice.

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jordivb Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2009Mon 29-Apr-13 08:13 PM
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Manresa, ES
          

Eric, many thanks for sharing your experience.

Good to know that moiré is not such a big issue (I don't shoot video)

I dream of replacing my D300 for a full frame, and D800E would make an excellent candidate, although I'd need a financial miracle.....

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AartPapaya Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011Mon 29-Apr-13 08:44 PM
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Hectorspruit, ZA
          

Eric your #1 is absolutely marvelous. #2 could also do with f18-22. Are these variants of the same spp.?

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Mon 29-Apr-13 09:11 PM
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Atlanta, US
          

The same plant - a week or so apart. I think its a Christmas Fern - polystichum acrostichoides.

You're right about DOF. I was really struggling with shutter speed on the second due to wind.

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azaelmeza Registered since 08th Apr 2013Tue 30-Apr-13 10:52 AM
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Very nice detail on both images. Like #1 composition, almost a literal rule of thirds!

  

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kuzzy Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2005Thu 09-May-13 05:52 PM
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Nice shots Eric. really like the first one.

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Thu 09-May-13 06:21 PM
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Thanks Azael and Marc. Much appreciated.

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Simply stunning



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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sat 11-May-13 10:31 AM
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Thanks, Preston

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Eric,

The first one is simply amazing!

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sat 11-May-13 12:46 PM
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Thanks, Catalin.

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Eric,

These are fantastic macros. It appears that 105mm macro lens on d800e body breaks the mist of diffraction at above f8.

Jim

  

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sun 12-May-13 01:19 PM
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Jim

I think my conclusion is that yes, there is diffraction at f/8 and beyond. But DOF is much more important to the image - especially until you get to very large prints. And downsizing for the web or prints under 20 inches effectively overcomes the diffraction or significantly reduces its impact.

Given the resolution of the D800E, you can see differences in lens quality in that for the first time the camera is highly resolving the image to the point where lens differences can be seen with the naked eye at 100%. The practical side of that is 100% is far beyond any normal print. But I can see differences across my lenses - or even with two different models of the 70-200. My earlier cameras such as the D200, D300, and D7000 do not provide that level of resolution but prints look just fine.

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Newtown, US
          

I used you beautiful shots as inspiration to go out and take a few of my own. I did a focus stack for mine. You did such a beautiful job with the DOF on yours, I'm not that talented without a stack.


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cpopescu Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Apr 2011Sun 12-May-13 04:35 PM
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Kathy,

Please post your recent pictures (inspired by Eric's ferns)

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