Nikon D800

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
36 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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hi, i was just wondering if there's a way to lock a D800 in portrait mode, so that it'll output files with a specific rotation embedded, regardless of the camera's actual orientation. the particular problem I'm having is in shooting the zenith and nadir of panoramas, sometimes the camera is deciding theyre landscape orientation shots. Aperture has no way to rotate a raw original, such that you can export the raw with the rotation, requiring importing those files separately and rotating with...
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I've been doing a little reading on the 'net about the 105 and 135 DC lenses and have come to believe the only real difference between the lenses is the focal length.  I would love to have them both, the 135 for outdoor and 105 for indoor use; but, I cannot justify the expense of having both.  Because my use is mixed, indoor-outdoor, I have come to the belief that the 105 is my better choice as the 135 might at times require more distance than might be available indoors. Primary intended use...
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So this wonderfully amazing 4k image quality was produced on a D800 by shooting many, many, many, many pictures and putting them together. However, there are frames that were "made up" in post to fill the blanks. What kind of plugin or technique would allow me to do such thing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lMItnVmZfw&feature=iv&src_vid=kQQM5HFhVL4&annotation_id=annotation_284069611 I have a D810, and I would like to attempt the same technique.
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Being new to this, I am unsure of what I read so I am coming here for confirmation.  I'm toying with the idea using a non-AI PC lens on my D800 body.  From what I have read so far, it looks like all the non-AI lenses can be mounted on the D800 body without damage to the camera.  I also understand I will lose some functionality like metering and such. I've never used PC but understand the basic concept from my early days in film photography and would like to experiment with it. So, what sage...
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Using the Nikon D800 with EN-EL15 batteries. Having used rechargables for well over 40 years, I have been glad to see the many improvements that have taken place, especially the new Eneloops.  The thing I like best about the Eneloops is I don't have to remember to top off all my rechargables every week -- whether I use them or not. So, how do the Nikon EN-EL15 batteries hold up just sitting in the bag waiting to be used.  I know they aren't eneloops; but, how well do they hold up. And, while...
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Hi, Just happened to notice today when putting my D800 away without the battery in it, that the viewfinder is quite dark, and manual focussing of the lens doesn't seem to bring it into sharpness. What is happening differently when the camera is switched to off, with the battery in, that makes the viewfinder nice and bright, and manual focussing nice and crisp? Cheers, --matt goddenhttp://www.golgotha.com.au
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I have to admit that I have never delved into diffraction limits, I just took for granted the conventional wisdom that I have read on this board which seems to be that diffraction degrades the image sharpness at F11 and above. Please correct me if that is not the conventional wisdom. However, I was googling around and came across a series of articles by a guy name Demo Mateo https://dtmateojr.wordpress.com/tag/d800-vs-d700/ who seems to take a radical position vis diffraction to the point...
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Last week I was taking some images of a sunset. Because I knew a suitable exposure I chose manual mode & selected 1/1250 sec. Whilst reviewing the images however, I noticed that they were overexposed because they were actually taken at 1/500 sec. When I noticed this was happening I took the battery out & replaced it. Then I tried again & it still continued to override the shutter speed I had set. I have used it for other things since without problem but wondered if anyone might know what...
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Hoping someone will post links to Dynamic Range tests.  Have heard previous Sony products compressed dynamic range in RAW compression.  Currently, I own a Nikon D800 which holds its own on dynamic range, and I won't go to the expense of changing out of that system until Sony has more dynamic range than what I own.  Daniel
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I have several Nikon speedlights, including SB-300, SB-500, SB-600, SB-700 and SB-900. Normally I use the smaller flashes with the Df, because they just seem better suited. The other day, however, I pulled out the SB-900 and started shooting it with the Df. I was using matrix metering, the flash was set to TTL, I was doing what I typically do but my images were coming out way over exposed. The SB-900 works properly with my D800, D700, D300, so I don't suspect a problem with the flash, and the...
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