Sat 09-Jun-12 04:50 AM | edited Sat 09-Jun-12 05:38 AM by tamrokin
I confess to having something of a NAS affliction and have had a progression of Nikon bodies over time. Began with a D70. The D700 has been a great work horse and then a D3s which is superb - not wildly better than the D700 but a refined step ahead.
Now after 24 hours with the D800 I have to say: 'WOW !' what an amazing piece of technology. Looks, feels, handles just as you would expect a Nikon sibling to do - but with a new level of refinement ... and I have only scratched the surface.
The images I am including are untouched, except for reducing them to 1,200 pixel width. The full images then a 1,200 pixel wide crop from each image (approx)and saved to the 300kb max - so detail is considerably reduced but it illustrates my point.
Taken from a ferris wheel, so shot through plexiglass too. Location: Fremantle, Western Australia.
I will let you judge - but I am in awe of the detail retained in each crop.
Excellent Nikon. To think I was considering a 2nd hand D3x at a considerably higher price recently - worth the wait.
Black camera, Black lenses, Black bag ...... & NAS Black hole .....
Add me to the list of new D800 owners (the e, in my case) who are blown away by the detail it is capable of capturing. Just using it walking around with my 24-70/2.8 on a recent outing left me very impressed. I can't wait to use it on the tripod where I'm actually trying to maximize sharpness and detail !
The excellent color depth and dynamic range are also obvious at first glance. Yep, Nikon has made a true winner in this one.