Fri 01-Jun-12 02:18 AM | edited Fri 01-Jun-12 06:50 AM by km6xz
For a one-time only paid gig, I would not use a new-camera-to-me camera 2 days later as the main camera either.
That said, only after actually using it did I find out out going from a quite different camera (D7000) to D800 took about one hour to feel I could do better with the new camera in an event. It is easier to use and for a higher keeper rate than anything I've used before.
I got it on a trip back to the US and promised myself to read the manual as soon as I had time. Never got around to it. It is the first camera for me that presented no surprises that required feature use look-up. So I suppose it could be called my first point and shoot since the 70's Stan St Petersburg Russia
I, for one, would like to know what you think after this wedding. I too had a D300 & D700 prior to the D800. For example, which did you end up using for the walking down the isle shots ? Did you use auto focus on the 800, or pre-focus for a spot ? How do you think the D800 performed, especially loosing frames/sec compared to the D700 ?
I'm still struggling a little trying to figure out the best ways to get tack sharp images with the D800. Maybe it's the resolution that give you this opportunity, but just how sharp does an eyeball need to be.
Hi, I never fire off loads of shots so never missed fps.
I did use D800 for walking down the aisle and confetti, both it single point continuous auto focus, both were fine.
I did not do any really tight head shots so would not expect eyes to be razor sharp, but the are better than D700 (in good light).
What I would say is I was happy with D700 images and I an happy with D800 images. I am not wowed by D800 images (so far). Other than a little more detail if you zoom in, it's hard to notice the difference.