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Hands on D800 Diary - First 3 days

ndanson1

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ndanson1 Registered since 26th Mar 2012
Mon 26-Mar-12 01:47 PM

I have had the D800 for 3 days now. Having upgraded from a D200 the jump couldn't be much bigger. I have written a detailed blog of my day to day workings with the D800. I intend to continue this for the next few weeks.

It isn't a technical blog - just my thoughts and some images.

D800 Diary >> http://www.imageandlight.net/blog

Hope this is useful and interesting to some people who have a D800, are thinking about getting one or are just interested in photography.

Thanks

Nigel

LMMiller9

Potomac, US
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LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Mon 26-Mar-12 12:07 PM

Terrific! Excellent presentation of the D800 capabilities.

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DigitalDarrell

Knoxville, US
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Mon 26-Mar-12 12:13 PM

Nigel,

May I invite you to submit a 6×9 vertical crop of Emily (day 3) to the Mastering the Nikon D800 call for images thread:

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=226&topic_id=39540&mesg_id=39540&page=

Your excellent shot of Emily on a black background is great, as are some of your sports and bird shots.

Those accepted are published in a very popular world-wide book with full credit and receive a free copy of Mastering the Nikon D800 when it is released. Thanks!

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ndanson1

UK
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ndanson1 Registered since 26th Mar 2012
Mon 26-Mar-12 12:32 PM

Hi - I would love to - but can't upload images to the forum - I can post a link to flickr Image of Emily (I presume you mean the b&w one?)

Nigel

DigitalDarrell

Knoxville, US
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DigitalDarrell Team Member Founding Member of the Nikonians writer Guild. Author of most of the NikoniansPress books. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Charter Member
Mon 26-Mar-12 12:39 PM

Why can't you upload, Nigel?

If you can't upload then post a link to your image crop with a little more head and shoulders showing (no head cut off). Post in color and B&W if you have both. Her smile and cute little face is captivating!

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robtremain

UK
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robtremain Registered since 21st Aug 2006
Mon 26-Mar-12 04:38 PM

Nigel,

Excellent. Thank you for putting that together.

Like you, I am a D200 user - very tempted to flex the plastic now!

Kind regards,

Rob

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Marmion4

Near Sacramento, US
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Marmion4 Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2008
Mon 26-Mar-12 05:42 PM

Nigel,

What a great and detailed overview.

Thanks much for taking time to share your findings with us.

Best wishes!

Laura

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mdonovan

Mahwah, US
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mdonovan Gold Member Charter Member
Mon 26-Mar-12 06:53 PM

Your blog is amazing ! You have put all my fears to rest. Were the soccer shots handheld ?? Nice !!!!!! I would love to see the video footage at HD .. use vimeo !
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ndanson1

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ndanson1 Registered since 26th Mar 2012
Tue 27-Mar-12 12:25 PM

>Your blog is amazing ! You have put all my fears to rest.
>Were the soccer shots handheld ?? Nice !!!!!! I would love to
>see the video footage at HD .. use vimeo !
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Thanks for the kind comments

Yes they were handheld with the VR I 70-200mm.

I will upload to vimeo in the next few days

Nigel

jpFoto

US
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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 26-Mar-12 06:59 PM | edited Mon 26-Mar-12 07:00 PM by jpFoto

Nigel

Your work is excellent. I think that that is what most of us have been waiting to see to help evaluate the abilities of the D800.

Your third generation iPad apps discussion is also greatly appreciated. Having just purchased the new iPad and expecting a D800 tomorrow, I am going to re-read your blog in much greater detail. I would not have had a clue as to which apps to download were it not for your post.

Thank you,

jP




sbritt

Royal Palm Beach, US
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sbritt Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Nov 2008
Mon 26-Mar-12 07:51 PM

Great Blog. I also have been using the D200 waiting for the new generation of cameras. Looking at your images I am stepping up my search for the D800.

Question, was your images taken on a tripod or all hand-held?

Thanks.

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pjr

Manotick, CA
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pjr Registered since 26th Dec 2005
Mon 26-Mar-12 10:21 PM

Excellent blog, Nigel. I look forward to reading more. The D800 results are really impressive!

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mwhals

Winfield, US
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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Mon 26-Mar-12 10:24 PM

Another D200 user here looking to upgrade to the D800. I didn't realize there were still so many of us D200 users.

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marvboater

Fort Myers, US
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marvboater Gold Member Nikonian since 21st May 2009
Tue 27-Mar-12 11:32 AM

Nigel ..
Excellent presentation of the D800 .. currently we have the D700 .. and we are waiting for our D800 .. your blog will be our guide once we get our D800 box open ..
Marv ..

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dhmiller

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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 19th May 2009
Tue 27-Mar-12 04:56 PM | edited Tue 27-Mar-12 10:27 PM by dhmiller

Thanks very much for your posts and the info at your blog. I had a chance to look at a D800 yesterday and am curious why you would choose to crop in the camera as opposed to cropping on your computer. Since the image in the viewfinder is exactly the same in FF or DX mode (only the black format outline changes in the VF), I don;t see any advantage to cropping in camera - certainly doesn't help you focus any better since the image is exactly the same (guess you could use LV and zoom in, but that;s not practical in many cases).
So what is your thinking on that subject? I am "replacing" my D7000, which I use primarily for long shots (with my D700 on the other shoulder for closer shots), and was thinking that the VF would actually change with crop mode (okay, so I wasn't actually "thinking..") But in any curious, any thoughts on that?
Dennis

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