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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 11:50 PM

OK I'm not sure how this will look at 600px, so straight out of lightroom screen shot ISO3200, F8, 1/40 sec hand held - the main image is the white rectangle in the thumb.

d880-sharp.jpg

I hope this will put a few minds at rest, the D800 is awesome in the right hands.

This is the full size image - not cropped or processed - the above is from the central section which is what I focused on (I can also make out - just - from the page at the back LHS its from page 285.

d800-trial.jpg

Last Modified By Nick_w at 3 Feb 2013 - 11:56 PM
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janeez
janeez e2 Member 51147 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 12:27 AM

That's one hell of a laundry room you've got in your house! Wink

Do you have staff?

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 12:49 AM

LOL... Now I've just run the above through Color EFEX, I'm amazed at the amount of detail even at ISO 3200, yes there is some noise in the extreme shadows (if you pixel peep) but its far less than an old D80 file I looked at yesterday (and that was ISO 100).

User_Removed
4 Feb 2013 - 10:31 AM


Quote: LOL... Now I've just run the above through Color EFEX, I'm amazed at the amount of detail even at ISO 3200, yes there is some noise in the extreme shadows (if you pixel peep) but its far less than an old D80 file I looked at yesterday (and that was ISO 100).

The other thing, Nick, that I have mentioned before on the Forum is that, at higher ISO settings, the D800 has a different "quality" of noise. Even at 6400 it tends to be more like the grain we used to get on fast films, rather than the speckled-colour artefacts that high-ISO gave on earlier digital cameras like the D3.

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4204 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 5:23 PM

The poster is trying wind you up, I got my D800 in June, shot thousands, he's talking a load of b.....cks
Ian

Cagey75
Cagey75  240 forum posts Ireland
10 Feb 2013 - 6:05 PM

You just have bad technique.

I have no problems using a D800E after using a D90 for years.

People are exaggerating the megapixel thing. Take your time a little bit more - it's not designed for sports or action, it's a camera to be used with care for sure,but that's nonsense about needing 3 x shutter speeds. I've gotten sharp shots at 1/15 without VR with my 24-70 lens on the D800.

Practice more ... and don't be scare mongering.

photofrenzy
11 Feb 2013 - 1:42 AM

I must admit SHARPPICTURES , you are certainly entertaining. So laughable you should be on stage Wink

RavenTepes
13 Feb 2013 - 5:49 PM

I wonder if the OP works for the American government...he shares the same logic, at any rate, with the "gun control" situation. By his logic, this would indicate that the camera makes you a better photographer, guns kill people, and forks make people fat!

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214398 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 6:13 PM

I seen people going on about shutter shock with M4/3, I wonder what planet there on.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 13 Feb 2013 - 6:13 PM
goexplorephotography

I know exactly what the OP is talking about. Since the swift advance of digital photography about 10 years ago, all photos taken of me, have made me look bigger and bigger. I know this is to do with the pixels, because my size in the photos has increased at the same rate as digital cameras have increased in pixels.
Ive also move to a different area and the hard water has slowly started to shrink my clothes.

But thats not the worst. you should look at what the extra pixels have done to my wife over the last 10 years.

if you don't believe me. i recommend you all look at a photo taken about 10 years ago of you or your loved one. and then take a photo with your modern digital camera. the difference is shocking.

Trevhas
Trevhas e2 Member 1245 forum postsTrevhas vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:20 PM

Hey you're right goexplorephotography everything is bigger except when you point digital cameras down then things start to appear smaller after 10 years, if you know what i mean.

Thank goodness for the D800 it's awesome quality and ahead of it's time and is obviously more versatile than the Pentax 67 i used to lug around, so i'm used to holding film cameras steady. I use the D800 primarily for landscapes and have suprisingly started to use the mirror up again just like i did on the Pentax 67 after reading the technical guide.

Anybody thinking of buying or have bought a D800 must read this technical guide,Thanks to Miptog who first posted this link on page 3 of this forum.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/Y6wrkA9OU_z04IreazIXl_22UII/PDF/D800_TechnicalGu...
and you must read all of it !!

User_Removed
13 Feb 2013 - 8:26 PM

(DEAR GOD!!! Is this STILL rumbling on!!!)

keithh
keithh  1022557 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 9:34 PM

Damn right. We need to know about this s@&t.

samueldilworth
13 Feb 2013 - 11:29 PM


Quote: Anybody thinking of buying or have bought a D800 must read this technical guide,Thanks to Miptog who first posted this link on page 3 of this forum.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/Y6wrkA9OU_z04IreazIXl_22UII/PDF/D800_TechnicalGu...
and you must read all of it !!

There’s a 4th edition of that PDF document here (your link has the 1st edition), which among other changes has an updated list of suggested lenses (page 32).

I see this document as a marketing thing – an attempt by Nikon to make people believe the D800 has such epic resolution that a special guide is needed to use it, when in fact the camera has barely 20 % more pixels linearly than the 20-something megapixel cameras that were popular for years – but it does include useful tips for people who’ve never figured out the importance of keeping the camera still, among other things you should really know before dropping two grand on a camera.

Last Modified By samueldilworth at 13 Feb 2013 - 11:31 PM
johneh
johneh  6 England
15 Feb 2013 - 2:42 PM

Have been reading through some of the comments and cannot understand why the complainant is constantly referring to the size of the sensor. Surely he is referring to the resolution, ie. number of pixels on the sensor. The physical size of the sensor on the D700/800 etc. are all the same. Personally I am a Canon user but I have a friend who uses a D800 professionally and I have heard of no such complaints.

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