D800 - Not much better then my D300s, what am I doing wrong?I received my D800 but th

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D800 - Not much better then my D300s, what am I doing wrong?I received my D800 but th
May 6, 2012

I received my D800 but the detail in the images aren't even remotely close to samples I have seen. I did side by side testing against my D300s using Nikon 24-70 2.8 (which I understand to be an excellent lens to use on the D800) and in all cases I am seeing minor detail improvement at best. I have to assume that I am doing something wrong. It is a bit urgent for me to figure this out quick as I have about 5 days left where I can return the camera for a refund.

The D800 settings: 14 bit lossless compression, raw format, FX mode image area. 2 images can be seen here D300s

https://picasaweb.google.com/112441519012815330062/D800Tests#5739399470288152610 and D800 https://picasaweb.google.com/112441519012815330062/D800Tests#5739398358590154866

The ISO, lens and aperture are identical. The focal length differs in an attempt to create images with somewhat the same view. I have ruled out that this is a focusing issue as the image has many items in differing distances from the camera and the sharpest is at the focal point of the cork on the top of the bottle. This is not even remotely close to the increase in detail that I have been seeing in other posted sames.

I would really love some help in figuring out what the problem is as I feel like I have my dream camera in hand but I am not seeing the results that I know it can produce.
Thanks in advance.
Pete

Nikon D300S Nikon D800
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