My D-800 arrived from B&H just in time for an 8-day safari in Tanzania.
The camera was spectacular ! I have 3,500 images to edit.
I uploaded one image to my server - I used a 70-200 mm VR f/2.8 lens with a 1.7X teleconverter - both Nikon. The 70-200 is the earlier version I of the VR. I wished for a Nikon 500mm lens!
I used "spot" focusing and I moved the red rectangle where I wanted to focus.
The linked image was taken at f/5.0 and 1/500 sec at ISO 400 - about 80 feet from the lion - at 340mm. The lens is resting on a bag of beans draped over the edge of a Land Cruiser.
The image is NOT sharpened - it's just a jpeg from the NEF raw file.
The focus was on the lion's nose - and it is razor-sharp. Check out the flies. The ear behind is soft - as is the grass in front - a limited depth of field at f/5.0 with the teleconverter and the 70-200 mm f/2.8 (wide open the combination is an f/4.8 lens).
Agree. Its tough to tell. I saved the image and viewed with Preview. Very nice detail. I hope that those are not dust on the sensor but on the lens. I see 2. ------------- Please visit my galleries and sign my guestbook: Reza Gorji Photography