Sun 05-Aug-12 05:35 PM | edited Sun 05-Aug-12 05:43 PM by gpoole
Here is a picture I took to demonstrate the amazing resolution of the D800e. This was done with a tripod mounted Nikon 80-200/2.8 AF-S lens at 86 mm on my D800e (before it went into the shop the first time). Exposure was 1/200 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 100.
Click on the image to see a larger one.
And here is a 100% crop from near the center. It's compromised a bit by the JPEG compression needed to meet the posting limits. Notice the cobwebs at the ends the individual grass seed clusters.
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Wed 08-Aug-12 03:40 AM | edited Wed 08-Aug-12 03:42 AM by Antero52
Reflections in the subject’s eye? Have a look at this grass snake.
Let’s make a tigher crop:
That’s me on the left, lying in the grass on my stomach. My wife is standing on the right, at a respectful distance. (Ever since that Adam & Eve thing, women have had a guilty feeling about snakes and don’t want to get too close to snakes.) See the pollen caught by the snake’s tongue?
Great idea Chris. I was thinking nearly the same thing except I was going to start a post with - What to do? What do you shoot for fun with the D800/E?
Now I'm kinda embarrassed after seeing the other post but what the hey my photos came from near boredom. So here's mine -
I have a couple of photos envisioned but they are dependent on the weather conditions, conditions I have been waiting for a couple of years now. Early Friday evening it looked like I was going to have an opportunity to see if I could record one of my visions. Two hours later the clouds came in covering the San Diego Bay and horizon destroying the near perfect conditions for my vision and leaving me to take this photo at 7 pm.
Saturday kicked off to be as exciting, it was day to get an oil change, see about some brakes, pickup some shoes at the shoe shop and well, what else was there to do. By 11:30 I had the important stuff done, so off to the car wash.
Why not roam around during the worst of the day for taking photographs, and see what would happen!
Anyway there are several more in my Boring Saturday album in my Nikonians Gallery.
Just curious... I have the D800 and have been getting terrific pics and quite frankly i can't see any difference in iq compared to posted 800e pics. I am not trying to compare the 2 cameras as I know 800e captures more detail...but can someone who knows for sure please confirm that the images on the web would show that extra detail if taken by the same photographer with the same lighting, settings and technique? This is more of a question regarding the detail capabilites for web pics that have been shot, downsampled to the same size and in a controlled test.
Dan (Nikon D800,V2,Sony HX400V,Lumix ZS40) "I don't read, I just look at pictures" - Andy Warhol
>Just curious... I have the D800 and have been getting >terrific pics and quite frankly i can't see any difference in >iq compared to posted 800e pics. I am not trying to compare >the 2 cameras as I know 800e captures more detail...but can >someone who knows for sure please confirm that the images on >the web would show that extra detail if taken by the same >photographer with the same lighting, settings and technique? >This is more of a question regarding the detail capabilites >for web pics that have been shot, downsampled to the same size >and in a controlled test.
It's HIGHLY unlikely you'd see any difference at all unless the photos were offered up at 1:1 sizes. By the time you convert to jpg and shrink to web size, any advantage of the (E) is likely to be lost. This is why I didn't bother with the (E). The great majority of my stuff will end up either on the web, or printed at 16x20 or smaller. The (E) version wasn't worth the wait or expense for me.
The images below were taken a couple of days ago in Northwest Tucson, Arizona, near the town of Marana. I was in the backyard, and the sky was full of lightning. I have hundreds of these images. I used the new Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC lens and I'm VERY happy with it.
The "mountain" in the images is called Sombrero Peak and it is about 1,000 feet high and less than a mile from the backyard location.
In ALL images, the shutter was set for 20 seconds (F10), BUT, all the images are actually showing ONE flash of display that happened all at once.
In other words, no two instances of lightning were captured in any image. Yes, the shutter was open for 20 seconds, but every image shows one second or less of 'lightning attack'. The show went on for four hours.... I was drained....
Sat 11-Aug-12 02:28 PM | edited Sat 11-Aug-12 02:31 PM by gorji
Here is mine. I absolutely love my D800. The shot is taken with my trust 70-300: 300mm, f5.6 1/500 sec manual mode; a little sharpening. On this page I have seen some great pics from great Nikonian photographers. ------------- Please visit my galleries: Reza Gorji Photography
Agree with others -- some amazing work here! While I'm not overly pleased with my composition on these, I think the detail in the crops is pretty amazing (they're straight crops -- they didn't receive any special PP work).
Image 1: full frame:
Couple of crops from Image 1:
Image 2: not quite full frame (moderately cropped starting image):
And a crop showing the detail shadow recovered in LR4:
Mon 20-Aug-12 12:33 AM | edited Mon 20-Aug-12 12:37 AM by infamily
Here is a pic I took today, just playing around with my camera. Shot taken raw, no post processing except resize and converting to Jpeg. Look at the 100% crop of the boat, even read the license numbers on the boat.
info - hand held, 70-200MM vr2 at 145mm, f7.1, 1/320s, picture control set for landscape, matrix metering, ISO 200 shot in very bright conditions 6:30 pm in Minneapolis, sun was still very bright
>Amazing res and nice demonstration of broad dynamic range >too! > > >Best regards, SteveK > >'A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see >without a camera.' -- Dorothea Lange >My >Nikonians gallery> >My Nikonians Blog Thanks.. yes love this camera, coming from d700 which is a wonderful camera, this one takes photgraphy to whole new level
Nice shots. Zoom in further on the image and see if the dots are actually little crosses. It looks like a hot pixel in each to me. Pixels can become 'hot' or 'not' depending on the ISO used and length of exposure (sensor temperature).
Thu 30-Aug-12 08:56 PM | edited Fri 31-Aug-12 12:37 AM by icslowmo
Like I said all shots are at iso100 and all 1/400th or faster I believe. Also all were hand held so shows how well a faster shutter speed and VR work... Also these are already 100% crops, but I will zoom further and see how many pixels the dot really is... Also Lightrooms sharpening caused the dot to go green, and NR didn't get rid of the dot either makes me think it could be something.....
Green pixel is one very bright one with 4 very very light ones around it that looks like a "+" sign so to speak, but have to bump exposure +2.0 to see it.
First you need go go out of town. Even if you got best lens in the world it will still not take any good shots of the moon if you are fighting with smog, city lights and atmospheric distortion. The best indicator if you have clear sky is if you can see billions of stars with the naked eye.
>Which 70-200 were you using and which TC2.0???? Also try F8.0 >or F11.0 with spot metering... should be better then F16.0 and >1/30th.... > >I've been looking at maybe getting the TC2.0III to use with my >70-200 VRII.. but am wondering how much IQ I will loose... > >Chris
Hi Chris, I have VRII and the TC 2.0 III (the newer version) . I like that combo.
Thank you much for the sugggestions, I didn't even think about spot metering. Sandeep