>And... Howard... you need to back off with the attitude and >insulting tone in this thread. I mean it.
I apologize David . . . I think. But if expressing the opinion that the camera is being pushed to the thin edge of its usability seems insulting to you then I think you've lost perspective. There's nothing inappropriate about the language I used.
Amp noise occurs when a camera sensor is pushed to its limits. At ISO 20,000, that's where you're at with the D800 no matter what the spec sheet says. I missed my guess about WB and so on - no doubt about it. Anyway, there was nothing insulting in my posts.
I think it's somewhat unproductive to analyze ISO-stressed snapshots, and certainly a waste of time IMO to spend any more than a few moments on them in post (unless there's something important in the shot). It's nothing more than my opinion, so ignore it entirely if you prefer. I really didn't intend to wind you up.