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first outing with my new D800

geneluck

Reading, UK
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geneluck Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Oct 2004
Fri 01-Mar-13 08:01 PM | edited Fri 01-Mar-13 08:04 PM by geneluck

Having dropped my D700 last week and having sent it for repair to Nikon UK, not sure if it is repairable, I decided to get either a D600 or D800. Although the D600 was fitting my requirements, I decided in the end to go for the D800 because of the dust|oil issue on the D600. Got the camera yesterday and took it out today. I wanted first to test how useful these 36 megapixels can be if I need to crop. This is an example where I used on purpose a rather short focal and cropped heavily in CS6, not that I plan to do this in the future, but I was amazed by the results. This is shot handheld, and I post the original shot and a crop from the same picture.
D800 24-70 at 70 f5.6 1/250s ISO250
I shot raw 12bit compressed
Jean-luc


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kamputty

Santa Cruz, US
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#1. "RE: first outing with my new D800" | In response to Reply # 0

kamputty Registered since 04th Jan 2007
Fri 01-Mar-13 07:37 PM

Welcome to the club!

The cropping aspect is great! it allows you to take a larger photo and snip a smaller one out...

~Kam

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geneluck

Reading, UK
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#2. "RE: first outing with my new D800" | In response to Reply # 1

geneluck Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Oct 2004
Fri 01-Mar-13 07:49 PM | edited Fri 01-Mar-13 08:08 PM by geneluck

Thank you Cam. In this case (crop of the bird), although I would consider it not really usable, this is almost a 100% crop.
I also tested the low light with shots at ISO6400. Again I am amazed by how noise free the pictures came out.I Post one example, no post-processing ISO6400.
Jean-luc


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K64drb

Blacksburg, US
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#3. "RE: first outing with my new D800" | In response to Reply # 0

K64drb Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Feb 2012
Fri 01-Mar-13 07:55 PM

The D800 is indeed an amazing camera. You made the right choice!

Dave Badger
Blacksburg, VA
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geneluck

Reading, UK
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#4. "RE: first outing with my new D800" | In response to Reply # 3

geneluck Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Oct 2004
Fri 01-Mar-13 08:27 PM

Thanks Dave. And I am also impressed by the metering which cope with very difficult light situations I was shooting. Exemple of these planst against an almost completely white sky, the plants seem correctly exposed.
Jean-luc

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