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The Nikon D810 Experience

 
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Dec 12, 2014 05:44 |  #16

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Took the dog to the park for some action shots.

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The look on that dog's face is great. I GOT IT!!!


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Dec 12, 2014 10:37 as a reply to  @ Village_Idiot's post |  #17

I like the goofy faces dogs make when running around. :lol:

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Dec 12, 2014 10:50 |  #18

dgrPhotos wrote in post #17328289 (external link)
I like the goofy faces dogs make when running around. :lol:

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That's a great shot!


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Dec 12, 2014 11:19 |  #19

Best SLR I've ever used. Switches from landscape to wildlife to fast action to flash photography effortlessly, and performs very well in each, with great ergonomics. It doesn't have the fps of the D4s but gets more than twice the number of pixels on target, with the same AF and tracking ability.

The only reason it's not my regular camera and the Sony A7r is is because it can't take the Canon TS-E 17L and TS-E 24L, and the Nikon PC-E lenses are crap.




  
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Dec 12, 2014 15:39 |  #20

Shadowblade wrote in post #17328349 (external link)
Best SLR I've ever used. Switches from landscape to wildlife to fast action to flash photography effortlessly, and performs very well in each, with great ergonomics. It doesn't have the fps of the D4s but gets more than twice the number of pixels on target, with the same AF and tracking ability.

The only reason it's not my regular camera and the Sony A7r is is because it can't take the Canon TS-E 17L and TS-E 24L, and the Nikon PC-E lenses are crap.

Handles higher ISO's nicely as well. When I need to keep my shutter speeds high I can't always sit below ISO 1600.

Here's one at ISO 3600, these have the standard LR5, 25 color NR applied. No luminance NR:

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and one at ISO 6400:

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/q6Vu​cG  (external link) Rocco - ISO 6400 (external link) by dan@dgrphotos.com (external link), on Flickr

I left full res versions uploaded on flickr if anyone wants to pixel peep.



  
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Dec 12, 2014 15:40 |  #21

I also have to say I'm loving the new 80-400. Just as sharp as my 300 f/4.




  
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Dec 12, 2014 20:15 |  #22

how's the af on the 810?




  
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Dec 12, 2014 20:52 |  #23

Dan, for just landscapes is there any value in a D810 vs D800E? I'm thinking about getting a minimally used D800E to dedicate to my 14-24mm lens.

I had a chance to test a friend's D810 and loved it...it really is a more pereftected D800/E as an all-around camera. You're getting great results from yours...the head-on shot of the eagle is fantastic (except for the not-nice OOF blur from the lens).


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Dec 12, 2014 22:52 |  #24

David Arbogast wrote in post #17329208 (external link)
Dan, for just landscapes is there any value in a D810 vs D800E? I'm thinking about getting a minimally used D800E to dedicate to my 14-24mm lens.

I had a chance to test a friend's D810 and loved it...it really is a more pereftected D800/E as an all-around camera. You're getting great results from yours...the head-on shot of the eagle is fantastic (except for the not-nice OOF blur from the lens).

Yes.

Native ISO 64. That means less noise and more DR.

The D810 really is the long-awaited 1Ds4 - high MP, top-class AF and moderate fps. Pity it doesn't come in EF-mount...




  
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Dec 13, 2014 01:07 |  #25

Shadowblade wrote in post #17329363 (external link)
Yes.

Native ISO 64. That means less noise and more DR.

The D810 really is the long-awaited 1Ds4 - high MP, top-class AF and moderate fps. Pity it doesn't come in EF-mount...

Ah yes, great point. I nearly forgot about ISO 64 on the D810. I hope sub-ISO 100 becomes a trend with newer bodies.


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Dec 13, 2014 09:11 |  #26

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how's the af on the 810?

It's excellent. I usually test the AF of lenses and bodies with my dog running at me and it performs very well in that regard. That's usually more challenging than trying to shoot BIF with large raptors. Group area AF also helps during in flight shots. When shooting smaller birds then I use single point. Seems very fast with all my lenses, no complaints.




  
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Dec 14, 2014 00:02 |  #27

After considerable thought I've made a decision to go with a new D810 over a used D800E. Initially it's just going to be a one-trick pony with just the 14-24mm. I think it will make a nice camera/lens pair for my interests.


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Dec 14, 2014 12:10 |  #28

David Arbogast wrote in post #17331145 (external link)
After considerable thought I've made a decision to go with a new D810 over a used D800E. Initially it's just going to be a one-trick pony with just the 14-24mm. I think it will make a nice camera/lens pair for my interests.

David, I'm ooking forward to seeing your shots. There is only 1 image in the lens sample thread!

A couple of other advantages of the D810 over the D800 for landscapes:
- Electronic front curtain shutter (although, if only using the 14-24 it may not be useful)
- Highlight weighted metering. I haven't used it but it may be useful if you want to be sure not to blow out something bright in the scene like the sun or water and then push the shadows in post
- AutoBracketing now can be in other than just 1EV increments and up to 9 shots
- Split screen live view to check for a level horizon. It's too bad you can't rotate the split screen view, it would be killer for tilt shift lenses. (external link)


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Dec 15, 2014 00:03 |  #29

David Arbogast wrote in post #17331145 (external link)
After considerable thought I've made a decision to go with a new D810 over a used D800E. Initially it's just going to be a one-trick pony with just the 14-24mm. I think it will make a nice camera/lens pair for my interests.

glad you went with the 810. Getting the 800 is like just repeating your past history. you got rid of it for a reason.

now, let me quote these... :lol: :lol:

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Agree. I'm looking forward to seeing the upcoming 35mm f/1.4. That is a prime focal length I need to address.

I'm afraid 2015 is going to be mental torture from a new gear standpoint. Already I am completely unable to resist Canon's new 100-400L II - looks absolutely amazing and I must have it (spoken in a maniacal voice). And I plan to buy a new body (a9 maybe?). That new body may well be my last one for several years to come due to planned lifestyle changes, so I have to choose well. And then there is that FE 35mm f/1.4. Ugh - too many cool things, not enough budget. :lol:

could have sworn you said that about the 5d3... :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: You misremembered. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I really really really mean it this time. In a few years you guys are all going to be having fun discussing your new a9 IV's and I'll still be stuck with my crappy ol' original a9.




  
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Dec 15, 2014 00:04 |  #30

dgrPhotos wrote in post #17329835 (external link)
It's excellent. I usually test the AF of lenses and bodies with my dog running at me and it performs very well in that regard. That's usually more challenging than trying to shoot BIF with large raptors. Group area AF also helps during in flight shots. When shooting smaller birds then I use single point. Seems very fast with all my lenses, no complaints.

awesome. thats good to hear :)

are you getting a lot of keepers? as in.. infocus




  
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