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texspeel

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"RE: The. Verdict of 36MP"

texspeel Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011
Fri 23-Nov-12 01:06 AM

The D800 continues to boggle the mind with its resolution. When it first came out, I made the statement that "I don't need 36 MP." However, after being wowed by examples of what it would do, I broke down and bought one.
Last weekend, after shooting photos of bald eagles in flight while they were fishing for about 4 hours with my D3s, I decided to try my D800. Later during post processing of the D800 photos of an eagle with a fish in its talons that I shot from probably 30-40 yards away, I noticed what I thought were dust specks in the frame. However, after checking several shots in the sequence, I noticed that they did not appear in every frame and, when they did occur, were in different positions in the frame. So, I went back to the first photo in which I noticed the specks and after zooming in to more than 100% and doing further inspection, I realized that what I was seeing was small blood droplets falling from the fish where the eagle's talons had penetrated the scales. So, like many others, I can't say enough good things about the D800.
The only thing that I would change is I would significantly increase the frame rate, but the slower frame rate is a small price to pay for the magnificent photos you get with it.
Best regards,

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