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Thread started 07 Feb 2012 (Tuesday) 14:29
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chris61
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Apr 10, 2012 07:34 as a reply to  @ post 14240508 |  #2386

After reading about the D800 keeps locking up, and reading that its not just the 1 camera that doing this, and seeing the the video on both camers ie the 5D111 and the D800 i go for the 5D111 its miles better on this side, as for the photo's there is very little in them.

but i have heard that the D800 can not be used above F8 somthing to do with softwere Issues, this i can not comfirm if it's right some one will know one way or the other.

as for changing no i will stick with what i have and know


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Apr 10, 2012 07:52 |  #2387

snaphappyphotography wrote in post #14239154 (external link)
I know right! The D800 is pouting right now, not too happy about taking my mugshots. But I promised the D800 that shots of Halie will make up for it in the near-future, she's one of our more recent brides:
http://www.facebook.co​m …4252479519&type​=1&theater (external link)

no offense, but I like that one a lot better ;) haha. nice one.


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Daniel ­ Browning
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Apr 10, 2012 10:37 |  #2388

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14239615 (external link)
Daniel, you picked up a D800 right? Didn't I see a review/impressions post of sorts from you somewhere?

Yep: dbreview on the D800 and switching from Canon to Nikon


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snaphappyphotography
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Apr 10, 2012 10:40 |  #2389

chris61 wrote in post #14240603 (external link)
After reading about the D800 keeps locking up, and reading that its not just the 1 camera that doing this, and seeing the the video on both camers ie the 5D111 and the D800 i go for the 5D111 its miles better on this side, as for the photo's there is very little in them.

but i have heard that the D800 can not be used above F8 somthing to do with softwere Issues, this i can not comfirm if it's right some one will know one way or the other.

as for changing no i will stick with what i have and know

The freezing up has a lot to do with the memory cards you use. Nikon has an approved list of cards in their D800 manual, I would recommend sticking to those cards if possible.


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Apr 10, 2012 11:03 |  #2390

snaphappyphotography wrote in post #14241506 (external link)
The freezing up has a lot to do with the memory cards you use. Nikon has an approved list of cards in their D800 manual, I would recommend sticking to those cards if possible.

That's what I've seen, you can't use cheap/slow cards in it. As far as the f/8 claim I haven't seen that reported by any source I would consider reliable.


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Apr 10, 2012 11:09 |  #2391

Approved CF cards:

SanDisk

Extreme Pro SDCFXP 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
Extreme SDCFX 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Extreme IV SDCFX4 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16GB
Extreme III SDCFX3 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16GB
Ultra II SDCFH 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
Standard SDCFB 2 GB, 4 GB

Lexar Media

Professional UDMA

600 × 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
400 × 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
300 × 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB

Professional

233 × 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
133 × 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
80 × 2 GB, 4 GB

Platinum II
80 × 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16GB
60 × 4 GB


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Todd ­ Lambert
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Apr 10, 2012 11:31 |  #2392

To be fair, I'm hearing similar reports with the 5D3 and CF cards. Not all work very well, and are the main culprit in writing errors.

Not sure why these new bodies are so much more sensitive about the cards used, but it looks like that's just the way it is.




  
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Apr 10, 2012 13:16 |  #2393

chris61 wrote in post #14240603 (external link)
but i have heard that the D800 can not be used above F8 somthing to do with softwere Issues, this i can not comfirm if it's right some one will know one way or the other.

This is a new one I have not heard about. Did it come from the fake chuck westfall blog? ;)




  
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Apr 10, 2012 13:31 |  #2394

The Sandisk cards I've been using in my 5D II are working perfectly with the D800. My biggest complaint about the D800 is a stupid battery door...annoying, but in the scheme of things a small issue. I'm not the only one complaining about it either: http://diglloyd.com …2012/20120405_1​-D800.html (external link) .

Different subject.......With my D800 I have Nikon's three zooms (14-24, 24-70, and 70-200). The 14-24mm is fantastic for a UWA zoom lens. And the 70-200mm is very good as well. But, frankly the 24-70mm really bores me. I think I'll keep it because it's useful as a general purpose walk-around lens where I don't want to lug other lenses along. But, I don't think I'm going to achieve complete satisfaction with my D800 until I get some bokeh-meister Zeiss glass on it. The Zeiss 2/25mm, 1.4/35mm, and the 2/100mm are my top three candidates. The 2/25mm hasn't been out very long and seems to be an excellent lens in most every way (extremely sharp and highly-corrected), yet there is very little review or user information out there.

Anyone around here shooting the D800 with Zeiss lenses yet?


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Apr 10, 2012 13:36 |  #2395

I suppose the 24-70 would bore someone who leans on the portrait/bokeh side of things. For those of us who tend to prefer the PJ style the 24-70 is fantastic but the Zeiss glass will be better if you're after bokeh.


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Apr 10, 2012 13:55 |  #2396

K6AZ wrote in post #14242478 (external link)
I suppose the 24-70 would bore someone who leans on the portrait/bokeh side of things. For those of us who tend to prefer the PJ style the 24-70 is fantastic but the Zeiss glass will be better if you're after bokeh.

You make an excellent point; I really like how you've articulated that. And the 24-70mm is fantastic in several respects...so much so that I can't bring myself to send it back. I was hoping I would be content with those three, but I guess I won't be till I add at least one Zeiss lens.

Your point is excellent because it highlights how lenses may be excellent, yet are best used for certain objectives even at the same focal length.


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Apr 10, 2012 14:07 |  #2397

K6AZ wrote in post #14242478 (external link)
I suppose the 24-70 would bore someone who leans on the portrait/bokeh side of things. For those of us who tend to prefer the PJ style the 24-70 is fantastic but the Zeiss glass will be better if you're after bokeh.

No, the Canon/Nikon fast primes are great for bokeh.

The Zeiss glass really shines if you're after detail and microcontrast - the bokeh tends to be 'lively', which you may or may not like.

If only Zeiss made some tilt-shifts...




  
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Apr 10, 2012 14:21 |  #2398

David Arbogast wrote in post #14242441 (external link)
My biggest complaint about the D800 is a stupid battery door...annoying, but in the scheme of things a small issue. I'm not the only one complaining about it either: http://diglloyd.com …2012/20120405_1​-D800.html (external link) .

Bad batch. :p

Yesterday I was shooting is high wind conditions. My camera started spinning on the gimbal head because of the wind. The battery door survived! :lol:

5K shots and not once has my door fallen off yet. **knock on wood**




  
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Apr 10, 2012 15:58 |  #2399

David Arbogast wrote in post #14242573 (external link)
You make an excellent point; I really like how you've articulated that. And the 24-70mm is fantastic in several respects...so much so that I can't bring myself to send it back. I was hoping I would be content with those three, but I guess I won't be till I add at least one Zeiss lens.

Your point is excellent because it highlights how lenses may be excellent, yet are best used for certain objectives even at the same focal length.

Totally agree about the battery door!

The 24-70 is boring, I can see that, but is it sharp for a zoom lens? I use my Canon 24-70 at 5.6 for the most part, and it's somewhat sharp and overall I've always been extremely pleased with it. From what I've read Nikon's version is even sharper.


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Apr 10, 2012 16:15 |  #2400

Shadowblade wrote in post #14242652 (external link)
If only Zeiss made some tilt-shifts...

They would be 5 * the price of the canon ones and no better.


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