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longbachnguyen
 
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Nikon D-800

Post Wed May 16, 2012 1:09 am


I am looking for personal experiences with the D-800 whether you enjoy the camera and any problems. Is the large file size a problem or the noise at the high ISO.

thanks and cheers,
Long

ac
 
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Re: Nikon D-800

Post Sun May 20, 2012 3:22 pm


IQ comparison, jpg and raw, high and low iso.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d800-d800e/27
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paul_k
 
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Re: Nikon D-800

Post Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:31 pm


longbachnguyen wrote:I am looking for personal experiences with the D-800 whether you enjoy the camera and any problems. Is the large file size a problem or the noise at the high ISO.

thanks and cheers,
Long


Hi Long

I have the D800 together with a D3 (which I got shortly after it was introduced and therefor am quite experienced with)

The D3 has better fps and two card slots (as I shot a lot of sports those were important things for me) but the D800 is as far as AF and high ISO (up to 6400 ASA) as far as I'm concerned at least on par with the D3

File size is in comparison indeed much bigger but when shooting 12 bits lossless compressed still is quite manageble at aroung 36 MB vs 12-14MB with the D3 in 14 bits and lossless compression. Had to get some extra 16 GB cards though for when I'm shooting bigger events ( I shoot quite a bit of catwalk) as most of my old ones are 4 GB ones and yes my 2 duo core laptop has to work a lot harder.

Love to have this combination in my bag though, the D3 for high speed high performance sports stuff, the D800 for the 'slower' stuff like catwalk. As a bonus there is of course the 15MB DX mode, which allowed me to dump my 600 mm ( and save my back along the way) and use the 200-400 with the D800 in DX mode for surf instead ( and no, you really don't need 11fps for that)

My two cents

parpho
 
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Re: Nikon D-800

Post Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:07 am


You can find fellow PBasers with D800s at this link. http://search.pbase.com/search?q=D800&b ... hotos&c=sp


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