>Is there some reason you're not happy with that shot? > >Looks great to me considering the ISO. My D300 could not have >taken a shot like that at all. Even with flash the shutter >speed the shutter speed would be limited to 1/320 and without >flash the relatively poor ISO latitude would have resulted in >a ton of noise. > >Focus is good, the little bit of motion blur probably more due >to 1/400 SS too slow to freeze the action. However, the little >bit of blur and the blur on some of the water drops conveys >the sense of motion. I think it is a great shot taken in >very difficult light. > >I ordered my D800 a few days ago. If this is what it can do >I'm impressed.
I was happy with it, I just wanted to test the autofocus out.
I did quite a lot of this type of shooting with the D700 - the success rate was about 15% & the noise unacceptable really. Having got used to the D800 a little more, I'm getting a ~ 80% success rate in similar low light conditions. The following with the 105mm Macro ... ISO 8063, 1/1250 F6.3.