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D800 versus D7000


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RWSTARRETT

Gardnerville, US
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RWSTARRETT Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Feb 2009
Fri 19-Oct-12 11:13 PM

Hey guys, I see a lot of posts about supposed focusing issues with the D800. Mine arrived without any problems I could appreciate by focusing on test patterns. My wife and I recently took our cameras to photograph the Fleet Week activities on the San Fransisco Bay. It was a pretty challenging photographic problem, given that we were on a moving boat and trying to photograph stuff that was flying past us at hundredds of miles per hour. My 500mm F4 lens on a D800 made pretty nice images, but was hard to focus and pretty impractical for the fast moving aircraft. My plan for that lens was to photograph the Americas Cup sail boats. My wife's D7000 with a 300mm f2.8 lens was way more successful at photographing the aircraft and I cannot really appreciate a huge difference in image quality between the two. I don't doubt that the D800 provides really superior images in terms of detail, but nobody should discount the abilities of a very good APS-C sensor to create great pictures. Please see my website:

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wesmannmsu

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wesmannmsu Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Mar 2011
Fri 19-Oct-12 09:21 PM

Interesting, i find my D800 and D800e superior to my old D7000 in every way, sharper and clear at airs shows, slightly slower, but I am ok with that.

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Hawk Eyes

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Hawk Eyes Registered since 09th Jun 2012
Fri 19-Oct-12 10:50 PM

I agree with wesmannmsu 100%. I could go on and on about the D800 specs and sensor. but the proof is in the photos I take. The easy answer is sell the D800 or take it back sounds like it is not the camera for you !

wwt67

Warsaw, US
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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010
Sat 20-Oct-12 09:39 PM

I have compared some of my best photos (wildlife) from my D7000 and D800. The D800 wins most of the time, especially for high ISO, but I have D7000 photos that look just as good as D800 photos.

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Sun 21-Oct-12 02:06 AM

Sounds like the big difference was the lenses being used. Unless the planes were a LONG way off, I can easily see some difficulty with the 500mm regardless of what camera is it on.

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Joseph K
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briantilley

Paignton, UK
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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Mon 22-Oct-12 06:05 AM | edited Mon 22-Oct-12 06:06 AM by briantilley


Let's carry on the discussion in this newer thread on the same topic.

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Brian
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