First D800 shots [8 PICS] - Amazing!

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First D800 shots [8 PICS] - Amazing!
Sep 8, 2012

Hi all,

I haven't posted in a long time. Here are among the first shots I took with my newly acquired D800 (I switched from a Pentax K5). I'll write a post describing the switch in more details, but what I can already say is that the D800 is an impressive camera! I'm also glad I switched to FF as I really enjoy the greater DOF control. The 50mm 1.8G is very impressive and this already from the max aperture! The amount of details captured by the sensor is truly amazing although to take advantage of it one has to use a good technique and good glass of course.
All shots taken with either a Nikkor 50mm 1.8G or Nikkor AF 20mm 2.8.

1. Sunflower field with impressive sky - 20mm:

2. Geneva's old town - 20mm:

3. Close-up on a sunflower in order to test the 50mm bokeh:

4. La Vie en Rose - 50mm @ f/1.8:

5. Impressive sun beams - 20mm:

The next series are all shot at 6400 ISO. It was mostly to test the high ISO IQ of the D800. I'm really impressed. At the pixel level it's very similar to the Pentax K5 I used to have, but after downsizing it's quite a different ball game.

6. Geneva's fountain - 50mm @ 6400 iso:

7. My wife is always a good sport - 50mm @ f/1.8 and 6400 iso:

8. Bokeh test on the paddle boats (it was very dark) - 50mm @ f/1.8 and 6400 iso:

Thanks for looking.

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