Nikon D800

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
36 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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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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Hello all, I haven't been around here much lately....busy, busy, busy, so I haven't been able to keep up with the threads, so PLEASE forgive me if my question has already been asked and answered. I can't seem to find anything relating to it in a search. Anyway, my d800 is a wonderful camera, but it's got a lot of use on it, and I don't want to spend the big bucks on a new d810--just not enough tweaks on the model for me to justify the purchase, but I WOULD consider saving $$$ and holding out...
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Hi there, can anyone give me advice for the ideal shutter speeds/ISO's/apertures to consider when shooting from an open window of a small plane and/or an open door of a helicopter? We will probably be flying less than 1000ft from the ground to capture aerial landscape shots. If you have any advice in terms of using AF or MF , that would be really helpful as well. We will be doing daytime flights so lighting should be pretty good. My main concern is capturing clear/detailed images.  I will be...
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I've watched a lot of Benjamin Wong's stuff, specifically when he uses fire. I don't exactly get how he gets the effects that he gets, but apparently it's with a multiple exposure setting on his Nikon D800. http://www.vonwong.com/blog/andrey-das-master-pyrotechnician/ The link above is the blog post he made about the particular shoot. I want to know how to get the person completely sharp and in focus while having the fire moving around the person. Is multiple exposure essentially just merging...
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