After a long wait, I finally have my shiny, new Nikon D800. It is awesome. It is the first full frame camera I have ever held in my hands, and it feels like a beast. Seeing my 14-24mm wide-angle lens on this camera was a pretty amazing thing. Testing its low light ability and ISO performance blew me away. Coming from a Nikon D7000 where I couldn’t really shoot higher than ISO 2000 without noise, this camera will go up to ISO 6400 and still be crystal clear. Dpreview.com just released a pretty detailed review that you can read here to learn more about the camera. I will write up some detailed first impressions within the next week.
As a side note, for the regular visitors who have blogs out there, I have been terrible about making the rounds and checking out your recent work, but I have been swamped lately. I am looking forward to catching up this weekend!! Thanks for all the visits and comments, I really appreciate them!
I wanted to share my first photo from the camera with you guys today. Honestly, on the blog this looks just like some of my D7000 shots, but it really shines when you look at an 100% crop or view the full quality JPEG (for my blog, I usually scale everything down to 150dpi and 1500 pixels on the long edge). I am still getting the hang of the D800′s sheer awesomeness (new “pro” functions, buttons in different places, capabilities, etc) and I will need to get a little more methodical with my technique (36.3mp does not leave much room for error), but I see tremendous promise from this little piece of machinery. This is the sunset from an overlook in Monte di Procida, just minutes from my house in Bacoli, Italy. Enjoy!
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