More D800 at the zoo on a nicer day

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More D800 at the zoo on a nicer day

The last zoo shots with the D800 were on a very wet, miserable and dark day, but today was sunny and clear, so better conditions for photography. Most of the shots from my last thread were at ISO6400 and at that ISO there is about 8.5 stops of DR, according to DxOMark so, a severe test of the D800's sensor and it still did a very good job, IMO. As we know, at base ISO it has about 14 stops.

One thing that surprises me is that it just does everything without fuss and it does with accuracy and speed. There are very few missed shots due to slow or inaccurate AF or VR not doing it's job, I think it quite a bit better than my D700 in this regard on both counts and better again than the D7000 (naturally).

I have included some heavy crops and also take note of the ISO's, whilst most not as high ISO's as the last lot I posted, there are still some reasonable mid ISO shots and some low ISO's as well and the crops from them are quite astounding.

Shot through glass.
Model NIKON D800 + 70-200 f2.8 VRII
Focal Length 200 mm
Exposure Time 1/320 sec
Aperture f/4.5
ISO Equivalent 1800

Model NIKON D800 + 500 f4 VR
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/500 sec
Aperture f/4.5
ISO Equivalent 560

No noise reduction on any gorilla shots
Model NIKON D800 + 500 f4 VR handheld (no bracing at all) at 1/200sec with VR on
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/7.1
ISO Equivalent 1800

crop

original shot
Model NIKON D800 + 500 f4 VR
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/5
ISO Equivalent 1400

This is a crop of above handheld (no bracing whatsoever) at 1/200sec with VR on

Model NIKON D800 + 500 f4 VR handheld (no bracing at all) at 1/200sec with VR on
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/5
ISO Equivalent 1250

Model NIKON D800 + 500 f4 VR handheld (no bracing at all) at 1/200sec with VR on
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/5
ISO Equivalent 200

crop

Model NIKON D800 + 500 f4 VR handheld (no bracing at all) at 1/200sec with VR on
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/5
ISO Equivalent 3600

Model NIKON D800 + 500 f4 VR handheld (no bracing at all) at 1/200sec with VR on
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/5
ISO Equivalent 4500

Model NIKON D800 + 70-200 f2.8 VRII
Focal Length 200 mm
Exposure Time 1/160 sec
Aperture f/5.6
ISO Equivalent 6400

Model NIKON D800 + 70-200 f2.8 VRII
Focal Length 200 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/3.5
ISO Equivalent 1000

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