D800 in low light

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Absolutic
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D800 in low light

Finally this weekend I was able to test D800 in low light for the first time (I've owned the camera for almost 3 weeks). I took it to a pretty dark restaurant and shot a few. I used viewfinder and live view. I only used 50mm 1.4G lens. it is a small non-intrusive combo.

my impressions are

1) battery life sucks. I shot around 450 shots, mostly with viewfinder, many jpegs, maybe two videos at most, and my battery shows 40% left. That is quite poor comparing to D300/D700/ probably 50% less.. I will be buying a second battery.

2) l don't have my D700 anymore to compare side-by-side, but the low light noise is at least as good as D700 from what I can remember.

3) the af speed of acquisition and then from acquisition to a shot, feels a little bit slower than D700, but again I don't have D700 anymore to compare.

4) the resulting picture quality and detail though, that makes you forget about anything else. Just amazing.

Here are a few shots, EXIF is intact. Most shot around ISO6400 + -

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