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Nikon D800

Postby Shadorne » Wed May 02, 2012 3:52 pm

Any of you have this? Any comments?

It seems impressive and I want a full frame. I do 70% landscape/portrait and 30% sports/wildlife birding. My only worry is 4 frames per second which is not SOTA for sports/birding. OTOH - a Nikon D4 is $6,000 and too bulky for amateurs to lug around. I have a D90 and some serious fast full frame lenses (Nikkor 50mm f1.4,Nikkor 300mm f2.8) and a couple of all purpose consumer style DX glass (only work well in good light).

Any thoughts - is it the right upgrade or should I wait for Nikkon to come out with a faster D800? :?:
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Re: Nikon D800

Postby Shadorne » Wed May 02, 2012 4:43 pm

Just to clarify, my DX glass is a 12-24mm wide angle and an 18 - 200mm all purpose zoom which are both excellent but both will only work well in good light conditions (f4 or f5.6 is the best they can do - so not good inside with ambient light and not good at dawn, dusk or action in overcast dim light conditions)
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Re: Nikon D800

Postby Shadorne » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:15 pm

I am very pleased with D800 with 20mm f2.8 Nikkor for wide, 50mm f1.4 for normal use, and nikkon 300mm f2.8 with Tc-17e for birding. DX lens sits in the cupboard. Glad I went full frame. D800 shows shows lens limitations as well as autofocus limitations. I think this camera will drive news lenses as well as improvements to autofocus (think manual rangefinder like Leica cameras) - anyway to me it is clear that the sensor resolution is nolonger a limiting factor on a DSLR.
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Re: Nikon D800

Postby MattSPL » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:34 pm

It sounds good Shadorne. Have you captured any interesting images?
I don't know much about photography myself, but my parents have photography business where they live in Spain.

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Re: Nikon D800

Postby kingabs » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:11 pm

Please post some pics up.

I am running a Nikon D5200

18-55mm Stock lens.
18-270mm Tamron lens (When it arrives)
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G (This should give me some amazing shots! Again when it arrives)

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Re: Nikon D800

Postby Shadorne » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:01 am

I'd recommend 35mm f1.8G on DX rather than the 50mm. I find 50mm on a DX camera is not wide enough for many in door shots. Your tamron will cover weddings and portraits and all photography in general very well with one lens but it will not be good in doors in low light and will be heavy to lug around which is why a small prime lens is so nice. (a prime also allows you to isolate people close to you when wide open)
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Re: Nikon D800

Postby kingabs » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:30 am

Shadorne wrote:I'd recommend 35mm f1.8G on DX rather than the 50mm. I find 50mm on a DX camera is not wide enough for many in door shots. Your tamron will cover weddings and portraits and all photography in general very well with one lens but it will not be good in doors in low light and will be heavy to lug around which is why a small prime lens is so nice. (a prime also allows you to isolate people close to you when wide open)



I was going to order the Tamron 60mm macro lens but couldn't warrant the cost until i gain more experience.

I went for the Nikon 50mm 1.8g prime lens as i would find it a slightly better all round prime lens.

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