I'm guilty of this myself, so this isn't meant to be critical of your shot, but I think that once we get to the point that the crop looks like a surveillance video that we wouldn't think of putting it into the family travel album or even showing to a friend to demonstrate our photographic talents, that our over exuberance has overcome us. I know that we are all amazed at how much detail that some of the new cameras can portray and that it's hard to resist. Now, I like the pup's eyeball and the airplane's name tag. I also like the full frame shot of the canyon.
That being said, I would be interested in a 13 x19 print of the boat. How much?
Yes and No.... It has nothing to do with surveillance and the D800 is way behind when it comes to track an item... I enjoy the technology behind the tool and in fact, I was expecting to see what color shirt was the person wearing... the one on the plane...
In my image (Horseshoe Bend and the boat), if I used the 70-200mm lens, I could, probably, see the name on the boat engine.... but I'm sure someone can identify it by the shape... I didn't even see the boat when I took the large image... it was also taken handheld, so I'm sure I've lost some details.
I can email you the cropped image from the original image of the boat and you can print it at will. No charge.... take me out to lunch if I ever visit your area wherever you are..... (don't tell me you're in Tucson, AZ)
Out of all of the images posted in this thread, I was mostly impressed with this one. The crop is still very sharp despite the quick motion. Could you elaborate a bit on how this shot was taken? Please and thanks.
> >Out of all of the images posted in this thread, I was mostly >impressed with this one. The crop is still very sharp despite >the quick motion. Could you elaborate a bit on how this shot >was taken? Please and thanks.
Wow, thanks for the kind words. I shot this with my 70-300 VR f/4-5.6. Based on another post in D800 forum (thanks!) I set the shutter speed at 5000 and let the camera do the rest. At f/5.6, Auto ISO resulted in 720. I did run into full buffer now and then during the shoot but these guys only travel about 30mph so I could get quite a few frames in for each run.
I posted this on this forum a while ago. It's a young female kayaker almost full frame and then a 100% crop. The 100% crop is still tack sharp and you can see that she's wearing braces, not visible in the larger image.
Here's my example with my D800e. The first if the full frame, the second a 100% crop from near the middle of the frame. Note the spider web threads in the crop.
Click on this to see a larger image
This is already the full size crop
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Neil said, specks are specks. With a long lens, they are just bigger specks.
These goats were about a click away and way above us. I know where they live and have nearly 50 years of looking for them. I spotted the specks. It took my son a while to find them when I was pointing right at them.
The frame is from the D800 - 600 f/4 -TC1.7 full gimbal.
>I posted the following images in the past, and since then >I've learned to use the tripod more than I ever had while >using the D800. > >The above image was taken handheld over Horseshoe Bend near >Page in northern Arizona. It was originally captured as a JPG >file, rather than RAW and cropping it "found" a >boat... > >I'm getting better at using the tripod, even though it is not >my style of photography. > >Please post some images and what you cropped out of them. I >know we have a major block for posting only 300kb here, but at >least we can convey the idea.
I just love the ability to crop from the D800 frame. Here is an example where I had only a 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 lens when I really needed a 200mm. The resolution of the D800 saved the day, and I have actually gotten some professional sales out of the cropped version. One person bought an 11x14.
These are wild horses in the badlands of North Dakota.
For a while now, I've been working on trying to improve my handheld technique. This shot of a marmot in the mountains near Rogers Pass, BC was taken using D800E + 28-300mm VR from about 8 feet distance with one knee on the ground and my left elbow resting on the other knee. 1/60 sec f/8.0 135mm
For some reason, this lens hasn't been too good to me most of the time, but I think this shot turned out not too bad for a handheld.
Sat 25-Aug-12 08:50 PM | edited Sat 25-Aug-12 08:54 PM by klrbee25
People continue to comment about the 'multiple pictures in a picture' ability of the D800.
While the cropping ability that comes with the D800's resolution is certainly a side-benefit, I'm really vigilant to keep myself from using it as a crutch for lazy shooting. I didn't buy a $3k 36MP camera to be sloppy with my lens selection or positioning only to crop the shot later. To harness the true 'power' of 36MP, one is best off framing their shot appropriately from the start. You don't see Hasselblad owners cropping their 60MP images down to 600x600px internet quality jpgs.
Nice photos everyone, but some of you are in some serious need of a sensor cleaning kit. Oil and dust bunnies everywhere!