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D800 - Sample Photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:26:48 AM »
Guessing by the slow downloads from the Nikon site that at least 50K people are busy downloading the sample photos right now after midnight. 

Would be interested to hear peoples reaction of the sample photos.  They're claiming detail like a medium format, and possibly so; depth of color, we'll see.

Feedback welcome.

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D800 - Sample Photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:26:48 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 12:49:06 AM »
The samples are incredible! Even the ISO 640 sample looks amazing.

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 01:15:45 AM »
I admit.  I googled every Hassy image sample I could find.  I have two 23" HD monitors, and so with photos side by side, I could not tell the difference between the sample and the Phase One 40ish MP back.

I'm sastified, I'll take one.  For the price, maybe two or three.  The only thing now is fitting it with the new canon glass :) 

If only we didn't have to shoot through air... ...  ..

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 01:26:11 AM »
I think there is a lot of lighting help in making those photos look good.  Great lighting can make even poor photographers look skilled. 

There does seem to be a drop off in quality after ISO 1000.  That's not good...

Prepare ye hard drives for massive files too -- these 36MP RAW images aren't going to be small!
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 01:42:02 AM »
On the Hard Drive issue.  I'm guessing that once the production lines are rebuilt from the flooding that they'll be even more cost effective to purchase, or else it will for the hand of industry and everyone will go SSD, which is great for video work. 

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 01:48:46 AM »
Storage is nothing if you can afford a FF system.
Those sample images are truely impressive!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 01:56:21 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks we need to see images at ISO 3200 and 6400 to really see how this thing competes? The ISO 640 image is amazing (I think more because of the beautiful woman than anything else ;), but it is only ISO 640. ISO 640 looks pretty darn good on the 5D II as well, albeit with a tad more read noise. I think the frontier of competition is at high ISO...1600, 3200, 6400...and beyond.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 01:56:21 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 02:45:16 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks we need to see images at ISO 3200 and 6400 to really see how this thing competes?

A 36 megapixel camera will not excel at low light, so if you're a low light shooter then a 36 megapixel camera is not the thing to have. However, perhaps it is "good enough" for those of us that mainly shoot base ISO from tripod but occasionally do some casual hand-held shooting. I don't think this is a "wedding photography" camera though.

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 02:45:30 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks we need to see images at ISO 3200 and 6400 to really see how this thing competes? The ISO 640 image is amazing (I think more because of the beautiful woman than anything else ;), but it is only ISO 640. ISO 640 looks pretty darn good on the 5D II as well, albeit with a tad more read noise. I think the frontier of competition is at high ISO...1600, 3200, 6400...and beyond.

Agreed.  I'm hoping for a total confidence usability at 3200.  If 6400, that's a plus.  No matter what, I'm sure it won't be worse than it is now, and I want the pixels. 

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 02:57:56 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks we need to see images at ISO 3200 and 6400 to really see how this thing competes?

A 36 megapixel camera will not excel at low light, so if you're a low light shooter then a 36 megapixel camera is not the thing to have. However, perhaps it is "good enough" for those of us that mainly shoot base ISO from tripod but occasionally do some casual hand-held shooting. I don't think this is a "wedding photography" camera though.

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/07/joy-ride-the-nikon-d800-promo-video-is-out.aspx/ Maybe they just want them to go to videography with it instead? Doesn't look too shabby no? Or would the 5D Mk II have done a better job?

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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 03:11:14 AM »
It's not just the sample shots too - maybe others with more skill can say, but isn't the footage from Joy Ride look pretty awesome? Joy Ride

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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 03:55:37 AM »
The veil in the photo sample of the bride is just amazing. My 7D can't capture detail like that and my 1D4... I don't know. Maybe? I tend to doubt it. All of the "you don't need 36MP" doubters should look at this image.

http://chsvimg.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/img/sample01/img_02_l.jpg

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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 04:21:00 AM »
The veil in the photo sample of the bride is just amazing. My 7D can't capture detail like that and my 1D4... I don't know. Maybe? I tend to doubt it. All of the "you don't need 36MP" doubters should look at this image.

http://chsvimg.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/img/sample01/img_02_l.jpg

But those fingers are a bit noisy... :)
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 04:21:00 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 04:31:23 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks we need to see images at ISO 3200 and 6400 to really see how this thing competes?

A 36 megapixel camera will not excel at low light, so if you're a low light shooter then a 36 megapixel camera is not the thing to have. However, perhaps it is "good enough" for those of us that mainly shoot base ISO from tripod but occasionally do some casual hand-held shooting. I don't think this is a "wedding photography" camera though.

Exactly!  If you look at a Hassy H4D-40 you'll see the ISO range is 100-1600...

Weddings!  LOL!  How many of you old-timers shot VPS160 exposed at 125 ASA for best negative density?  That's why I was always a disciple of fast glass and powerful strobes!  ;)

With detail and flesh tones like that, I'm sure this camera will find it's way into many wedding photographer's kits...
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 04:32:42 AM »
outside of the 36mp, lack of AA filter(on the e version) and video, what exactly makes Nikon users want to upgrade from a D700 to D800.  I'm considering switching to Nikon mainly because i'm sick of the Canon autofocus. The D700 is sounding better and better everyday. Any educated Nikon users have a say on this? Obv I will be waiting until after the 5DX to make my decision... I really hope it has the 1DX's AF... should be fun
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 04:32:42 AM »