Indeed - the area looks at its best from Mid May to Early November. Unless there is a lot of snow over the darker months the area isn't nearly as attractive.Took a little drive through Glen Etive on Friday. Was up there with a pal and it wasn't really a photography trip but couldn't really help myself when I saw the spring colours everywhere. This was in the middle of the day so light a little harsh but the colour of the valley was fantastic. I've only ever really been there in winter before and hadn't really appreciated just how glorious it would look in full bloom.
Glen Etive in Springtime by G.A.D, on Flickr
Heck of a deal if it had been a d800. Regardless, amazing how much time has passed this these were released. I still think them as new tech!sorry looking at the D300 receipt. I normally keep all receipts but going thru 2 box files there is a lot of paperwork in them
Honestly they were so far ahead of their time that they still more than hold their own today. Nothing remotely came close to the D800 for years for resolution, and some only came close on dynamic range. Sure AF got better (it's still decent though) and dynamic range only slightly better in the last 7 years but many working photographers still use them and use them well.. I still think them as new tech!
I would agree here, I did adore the D800E when I owned it, at least for the first couple of year. But the weight of the overall kit bogged me down as I had back surgery and the camera bag was often hitting 10kg when I wanted to take all my lenses out for a spin. I wouldn't go back to using a D800 only, but I'd never say no to having one on side. I remember shooting gigs with it at 10K ISO and the files barely needed any NR in post, it was very good for low light.Honestly they were so far ahead of their time that they still more than hold their own today. Nothing remotely came close to the D800 for years for resolution, and some only came close on dynamic range. Sure AF got better (it's still decent though) and dynamic range only slightly better in the last 7 years but many working photographers still use them and use them well.
For what I do the only 35mm format cameras that are better than the D800 are the D810 (just), the D850, Z7 and the A7RII and A7RIII from a sensor resolution and dynamic range point of view. There's a lot of newer 35mm format bodies that cost more that I'd rather not have over a D800 ( eg a 5d4, 5d3, Z6, D750, A9) etc etc.
The only gripe I have with the D800 is the hand grip being shallower than the D810. The D810 is just an improved D800 and I really like them both. Strangely I find the D810 less useful at higher ISO than the D800 but it's slightly cleaner at base ISO.
The D800 was such an insanely good camera that it has stood the test of time almost like no other.
Hi, I am happy with the D800, the way I use it. I carry it around very rarely, and if so, no more than an hour. Typically, I sit by the roadside, taking pictures of cars in motion.... But the weight of the overall kit bogged me down as I had back surgery and the camera bag was often hitting 10kg when I wanted to take all my lenses out for a spin. I wouldn't go back to using a D800 only, but I'd never say no to having one on side. I remember shooting gigs with it at 10K ISO and the files barely needed any NR in post, it was very good for low light.
Hi, I have a SONY A7 and an A7R2. I bought a D800 with the Nikkor 4/70-200 (both used) for cars in action, because I was dissatisfied with SONY AF performance.Spent the last few weeks deciding what camera to replace my D800 with and it became obvious that by far the best bang for my buck was another D800. Still amazed at the quality of the files and for not much more than £600 for a low mileage minter, it's a bargain. A7R is similar price but I found it much trickier get tack sharp photo with the A7R than the D800 which hardly ever fails.
it will pay off believe me. Just think more of how your taking the shot as well as the photo itselfThank you reelspeed, I'll be spending a lot more time practicing before I give up
I use an Olympus E-M5ii alongside my D800 so I'm kind of aware of the challenges of each. First thing that springs to mind is that I know on the Olympus I can be super relaxed about shutter speed unless subject is moving because the IBIS system just makes everything ridiculously easy. The D800 is the total opposite (probably worse the D810 too as the mirror/shutter is more violent). I tend to double the old rule of thumb about hand holding speeds so on a 50mm lens, I'd be looking for 1/100 or more if possible.Some really nice photos on this thread, I have a problem
I moved from olympus to a nikon d810 and have just been on holiday with it, to say I'm disappointed is a understatement out of a few hundred photographs I think there are 2 that I'm happy with. Poor focus and shake are my biggest issues. I can only put it down to a recent system change but can't help feeling a bit of regret. Any one care to say nice things to me while I beat myself up
Yep, that helps certainly. Though a pain if you should any action as that delay often results in missing 'that' moment. Good tool to have when appropriate though.I have found the shutter slap more violent in the D800. The D810 is a lot "smoother". However change both over to quiet mode and shutter slap is hardly noticable and that is what I use and recommend, use quiet mode all the time.
Well, the D800 is not pocketable, making anyone carrying it more conspicuous, and being more easily remembered. - There must have been pros at work ... ---... Also can anyone explain to me why a burglar kicked my front door in and stole car/van keys cash and jewellery but walked twice past my camera ( obviously I’m glad ) while I was upstairs in the shower , I’m very puzzled by him leaving my camera .
Hi, either use lenses with IS, or adhere to typical recommended shutter speeds (2x focal length, i.e. a 50mm with at least 1/100 sec). This is what I do ... ---... I simply don't need a tripod and wouldn't want to carry one, so what'e the best way to use this beast on the hoof?
You could always use a monopod, but justpix has the right idea. I've never had a problem not using a tripod and I'm a shaky old bugger.Hi Guys, I'm looking for some real world practical advice, I've just bought a D800 simply because it's the cheapest way to try a really high res camera (okay I could hire one but I like to own)
The internet is full of sage advice and warnings about using M/up and live view and even the timer to get the best results, but in truth that's not how I take my images, I hand hold everything so before I even get my hands on the D800 I'm starting to worry if I've done the right thing.
I currently use a D7200 and I have a Panasonic G9 with the Leica 12-60, both are really portable and I simply don't need a tripod and wouldn't want to carry one, so what'e the best way to use this beast on the hoof?