Wed 30-May-12 05:18 AM | edited Wed 30-May-12 08:42 AM by Antero52
Every D800(E) owner needs to post their own wow picture. This is mine. It’s not the composition but the detail. Here’s the story: I was clearing the bottom of a brook in our garden, broadening it into a small pond. Suddenly Ms Mallard came within touching distance of me, ignoring the spade I was using. I went for my camera and grabbed a quick shot (#1). #2 is a detail from eye area of the #1.
What is it that makes this a wow shot (for me at least)? Firstly, of course, the situation. A wild creature coming so close to me without fear (and I’m not talking about mosquitoes). And more importantly, the detail. In #2 I can see blood vessels in the eye although this was literally a grab shot, with ISO at 5000 because I had been trying to take some BIF shots previously. So tell me again how difficult it is to take sharp pictures with this camera.
What looks like blown-out areas in #1 is places where I rested the spade, letting go excess water before lifting the mud and clay into the wheelbarrow. That’s why the grass is white.
D800E, 24-120mm/4 @ 120mm, 1/4000s, f/9, ISO5000.
P.S. And to complete the story, here's a work-in-progress photo of the pond I was digging, in the opposite direction to #1.
>Hey! > >Apparently you weren't aware that: >-you can't handhold a D800 >-the E version is going to make wild moire >-ISO on a 36mp sensor is going to be horrible > > > >...btw, I too have had "quick snaps" with my D800 >that turn out fantastic
Dont forget the 24-120 f4 lens is a garbage and a low quality lens.
Cant wait till my junky unstable Moire making 800E arrives Monday so I can use my crappy 24-120 f4 distortion machine of a lense to it LOL
Thank you for your kind words. I feel so happy and relieved. I turned 60 this month, and for the occasion my wife and I will make a three-week “dream tour” of western Canada. For a while it looked like I’m not getting the D800E, although I ordered it in February, and then there were news about focusing problems and lockups. My specimen appears to be free from these problems.