very glad I got the new 80-400mm G for the D800. Excellent lens.

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very glad I got the new 80-400mm G for the D800. Excellent lens.
9 months ago

Hi,

very glad I traded in my old 80-400mm for the new 'G' series 80-400mm - much sharper & faster focusing. Noise is my main concern shooting Auto mode + Auto iso as, being a 400mm, the speed that the D800 selects is faster than the focal length to avoid camera shake ie. 500-1000 sec plus I generally prefer f8 . So shooting in generally low light as seen in the shots taken below using the lens at 400mm + f8 the Auto iso selected can be 3200asa+ leading to noise in the dark backgrounds as seen here.

The solution I've found with the 80-200mm ED or 80-400mm G on the D800 (using my Manfrotto 075) is to shoot Manual exposure at f8 using 400-1250asa and 1/60-1/250 sec.

These are shots taken in my back yard here in Johannesburg - the Tree Capital of the world.

The 1st 3 shots below were taken with the 80-200mm on "Portrait" mode with the rest taken with the 80-400mm on "Landscape" mode resulting in more vibrant colours. All shots were taken as seen in the 1st pic after which they were individually cropped. The details of the images after cropping is amazing,  The 80-400mm G is definitely worth getting. C & C welcome.

Thanks,

Adrian

D800 + 200mm setting on 80-200mm

D800 + 80-200mm ED cropped image using Portrait mode

D800 + 80-200mm ED cropped image using Portrait mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

D800 + new 80-400mm G - cropped image using Landscape mode

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