My first shoot with the D800

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usurp Regular Member • Posts: 238
My first shoot with the D800

It was a cloudy day but there was some diffused light which helped me out a bit. I didn't have any major issues with the D800. Some of the shots were slightly out of focus but i shoot with AF-S and one fixed middle focus point so since the subjects were moving it most likely was user error.

I love all the buttons on the D800, I was changing options on the fly without losing any time.

One thing I'm not used to is the full frame sensor. I shot the pics below with my 80-200 f/2.8. On my previous D90 with the lens wide open the background was still fairly visible, but with the full frame d800 i've definitely got to close the aperture a bit since the background is now really disconnected from the foreground.

The shots below were processed in lightroom. I've got a powerful 27inch iMac with core 5 or something and like 12GB of RAM and you really have to be patient processing 36MP photos. But god damn 36MP is amazing. Before getting the D800 I was wishing it was a 22MP but now I'm glad its a 36. It gives me a lot of room to crop photos which for an amateur like me allows me to fix my mistakes after the shot is taken. I like.

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Richard L. Jacobs
Richard L. Jacobs Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: My first shoot with the D800

Nicely done indeed. I believe you are trying to fool us into believing you are a beginner. Your images betray that assumption. Again, great work.
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JacquesC Senior Member • Posts: 1,879
Re: My first shoot with the D800

Congrats on your new camera!
I like the last pic most.

I have the same iMac you have and was wondering what the D800 image files will do to Lightroom and Photoshop - sounds like it whacks it hard !

What a pity, because both LR and PS performs very well while processing D700 images.
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jolsongoude
jolsongoude Forum Member • Posts: 69
Re: My first shoot with the D800

Those are dang nice - well done!

Jay

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usurp OP Regular Member • Posts: 238
Re: My first shoot with the D800

@jake thanks, I didn't say I was a beginner just an amateur

usurp OP Regular Member • Posts: 238
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@Jacques I'm shooting lossless compressed, not sure if shooting uncompressed makes thing a bit quicker. But one things for sure, you really need a 27inch screen, it'll help a lot when working with these large images. I wonder if adding more ram will help speed things up, my mac can go up to 16GB but not sure if an extra 4 right now will make a difference.

usurp OP Regular Member • Posts: 238
Re: My first shoot with the D800

@jay thanks

marike6 Senior Member • Posts: 5,071
Re: My first shoot with the D800

I also like the last one best. It's also refreshing to see another post with nice normal images with no complaints about the camera's focussing. Nailed focus, nice bokeh, good series.

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GAP IMAGES Regular Member • Posts: 244
Re: My first shoot with the D800

Very nice pictures! Ironic in a way … using a $3,000 camera to take pictures of men that probably don’t earn that much money in 10 years!? Great photos … not meant to be critical.

Tommot1965 Contributing Member • Posts: 995
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GAP IMAGES wrote:

Very nice pictures! Ironic in a way … using a $3,000 camera to take pictures of men that probably don’t earn that much money in 10 years!? Great photos … not meant to be critical.

agreed..it looks like a sad existence....but looking past the social injustice of the world, they are damn fine images

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hatem95
hatem95 Regular Member • Posts: 494
where were these great pics taken ?

and whats the nationality of the workers ?? They look afghany to me
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JoshRtek
JoshRtek Regular Member • Posts: 352
Re: My first shoot with the D800

The fourth image is my favorite. Really, really well done.

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JoshRtek
JoshRtek Regular Member • Posts: 352
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usurp wrote:

@Jacques I'm shooting lossless compressed, not sure if shooting uncompressed makes thing a bit quicker. But one things for sure, you really need a 27inch screen, it'll help a lot when working with these large images. I wonder if adding more ram will help speed things up, my mac can go up to 16GB but not sure if an extra 4 right now will make a difference.

You can actually put up to 32 GB of RAM in the 27" iMac. Check out OWC at http://www.macsales.com . They've got a 32 GB kit. Kinda pricey, but when you're pushing those many pixels around, I bet Lightroom 4 will eat RAM for lunch!

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dieseldavey63 Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: My first shoot with the D800

No 4 is my favourite

benjaminblack
benjaminblack Contributing Member • Posts: 589
Re: My first shoot with the D800

Stunning shots. Many of the negative posts about the D800 do not include images. A post like this will help remind everyone how exceptional this camera is

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usurp OP Regular Member • Posts: 238
Re: My first shoot with the D800

wow 32GB of RAM? I had no idea I could add that much!

usurp OP Regular Member • Posts: 238
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damn you got my hopes up. 32GB works only on i5 and i7 iMacs. Mine is an i3

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