DMAE30

DMAE30

Lives in Australia New South Wales, Australia
Joined on Jan 18, 2010

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On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Should we conclude that D800 is a good studio but not an every day hand photo camera?
I did not understand why having a big sensor the image in jpeg comparison seems more cropped, bigger, than that of Canon MKIII!!! The big image gave the sensation or more detail.

@ LSE - that's more of a personal call, I'd dare say, & I looked at several cameras, including the MKIII, & decided, given I do a fair amonut of indoors work, with moving subjects needing a mix of high shutter speed & thus high ISO, that the D800 was better. So far that decision has proven to be correct.

@ Ruy - of course I don't need 36mp, in what I do, & in fact I greatly reduce the photo for interent publication. However, in doing so, you can significantly gain as a result. I came from using an Oly E-5 with the SWD lenses &, although I'm still on a step learning curve with the D800, the results are already very impressive (even though I would say that the SWD Zuiko's are superior to the Nikkor/Tamron combo I've got). And given I need a camera which can handle 3 200 - 6 400 ISO, with very good results, I can state that the D800 is extremely impressive at such a high ISO.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 22:49 UTC
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Should we conclude that D800 is a good studio but not an every day hand photo camera?
I did not understand why having a big sensor the image in jpeg comparison seems more cropped, bigger, than that of Canon MKIII!!! The big image gave the sensation or more detail.

I'm using mine as "an every day hand photo camera", mostly outdoors & certainly not in a studio, with moving subjects (dogs & cats) & I'm having no problems other than getting the WB right. But that's the fault of the operator, having never used a Nikon before, rather than the camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 05:46 UTC
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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Joesiv: Good job on the review, I like the included diffraction test. Seems a lot of people talk about it as if it's a brick wall for detail at F8...

F22 with sharpening eeks out a lot of detail even at the pixel level!

With the benefits of greater depth of field also explained, I think you nailed it!

I don't know if I missed it, but compared to the D4 the D800 doesn't have a mic input which is a sad omission for video folks.

Thanks for the review!

Just to belay your fears, the D800 has a MIC input ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 22:51 UTC

I got my D800 on Monday & I haven't come across (yet) any of the problems mentioned by PDN nor some of the other comments about focusing problems. Likewise I have not had battery or viewfinder issues. So far it's been pretty good apart from Auto WB. That is poor in comparsion to my Olympus E-5's Auto WB. Mind you that's easily fixed by me not being lazy & doing the WB properly.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 23:12 UTC as 35th comment
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