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The D810 does Dragon Con!

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Brent Allen Thale
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The D810 does Dragon Con!
Sep 3, 2014

I wanted to try out the Nikon D810 with my PocketWizards, so I rented one and took it to the big Dragon Con show in Atlanta, Georgia. Dragon Con is one of the biggest sci-fi/fantasy shows in the United States and it features some pretty awesome cosplay, which you're welcome to see here: http://www.wingedmammal.com/dragoncon_2014/dragon_con_2014.shtml

My verdict is I did like the D810, felt very natural to use (My main camera is a D7100), the ISO and Mode buttons are in different places, which took some getting used to. The LCD on the back is so bright that the first day I kept turning down my flashes because the shots looked overexposed on the LCD, but when I got them on a computer they looked underexposed. So I turned down the brightness of the LCD and then it seemed fine.

Quality wise I didn't see a huge leap over the D7100 for what I'm doing, but ISO 64 blue skies do look cleaner on the D810, so that is nice. I was using the Nikon 24-70 2.8 which worked ok, but it vignettes/softens in the corners, something I had forgotten after using the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 on the D7100.

Anyway, had fun with the D810, think I'll just keep using my D7100 for now though.

 Brent Allen Thale's gear list:Brent Allen Thale's gear list
Nikon D7000 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR +6 more
Nikon D7100 Nikon D810
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