Got my D800 this morning and have been shooting away to test it out. Here is a pic of a milkweed pod I had laying around for planting this spring. Not a spectactularly great shot but its ok for just fooling around. Taken with a Tamron 90mm f/2.8. Shot this at ISO 100, f40, 1 second, Tripod mount, 135mm DX focal length. I also shot the pod with a Nikon 28-300VR and it's almost as good. Just letting folks know whats doable with only little set-up time and no studio.
Beautiful shot! Shows the massive detail off very well.
============================================== Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com "Better too many words than not enough understanding." ==============================================
Thanks for the compliment. I shot it with my Tamron Di SP 90mm f/2.8. It was shot at f40, 1 second, ISO 100, natural light, with tripod. Probably at a distance of about 15 inches. I was just doing some quick tests of my different lenses and comparing them to each other on the D800. To answer another question from others, yes it is a small crop (maybe an 80% image) just to fill the frame. I didn't take the time to frame it when I shot it and I have a thing about 'perspective'. It was focused both using Live View and the viewfinder (again just testing what works best for me on the 800). I think it could have been sharper... but again it was just a test shot for my own purposes. In another post I mention that I am suspicious about the D800's IQ when using DX lenses and I am still checking that out. Seems like the FX lenses in the FX mode are sharper than DX lenses in the DX mode. AT least to my eye. Maybe due to downsampling in FX producing sharper pics. I may be swapping out my DX lenses it that proves itself out. Other opinions on that??