I have one thing to say about the D800…incredible! I have been shooting one for 10 days, and I’m impressed. Why? 36MP and very good noise performance at 1600, generally about as high as I shoot. But what I have really enjoyed is using one lens, my 24-120mm, and cropping down images if needed to produce an image similar if I was using a telephoto…the narrow angle of view is like using a 1.5x sensor camera with a long lens.
Here is an example. I was recently in the Smokies, and these turkeys were just a little to far away for my 24-120mm lens. But I cropped down to a much closer shot, and still had a 16mb file.
Here is the cropped image. Still lots of detail. I am finding I switch lenses less because I know I can crop down later if I want a tighter shot.
The camera files do take up a lots of card space, but I’m using Sandisk 16 and 32GB cards which give me hundreds of images per card. I’m en route to Ireland right now, and will show in my next post the ISO performance of this great camera. I was looking for a new light, smaller camera for travel, and the D800 fits the bill. Stay tuned for more performance news shortly!