Nikon D800 first pictures

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  1. Tomee

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    just ordered through Vanbar.
    now we play the waiting game...
     
  2. MATTATHOME

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    My d700 just drove away..... So I"ll be doing a ring around and in the same boat. PC in Brisbane said they are yet to receive any stock and with their preorder list I could realistically expect to wait until May:wired::sick:

    Let's hope not......

    Matt
     
  3. bleAf!

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    I'm not surprised that it's possibly May earliest if you order one now. I preordered early March and I'm supposedly looking at mid-late April for my D800 to arrive. It's all speculation though since retailers don't know when and how many D800 they are getting from Nikon. Even Nikon themselves appear to have no idea as well...
     
  4. Tomee

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    9th in the queue :upset:
     
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    :thumbup:

    :lol::lol:
     
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    anyone know a good deal going for a pre order place in Perth?
     
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    is that camerahouse's store?
     
  13. Modafroman

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    Yep, sure is ;)
     
  14. Dent

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    My D800 arrived today - thanks to whoever it was who recommended DD photography - I pre ordered on the 9/2 from the Singapore side and all was good - fedex with no customs interference.

    5 minutes playing with it and I am convinced that those claiming the number of pixels it has are practically useless are wrong - my old 50mm 1.4 at f/4 shows aliased pixels nicely.

    edit: 100% crop
    [​IMG]
     
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    OK, one of the below images is your original 100% crop (plus another layer of JPEG artifacts, ahoy!). The other is the same image resized to 22MP equivalent (61%) and then enlarged. I'm not claiming there's no difference, you can pretty clearly see it. I'm just saying that the real resolution difference is really rather small.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. HumbleBum

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    Its the wrong type of image to compare. :thumbup:
     
  17. spectre257

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    I'm at a crossroads do you guys reckon it's worth going the D800 or pick up a second hand D700?
    I'm usually shooting live music but the 8FPS from the D700 is rather appealing for [motor]sports or the occasional airshow...
    The main thing that's putting me off the D800 is the massive RAWs.
     
  18. HumbleBum

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    Crop mode is 15mp. But yes if you need FPS, it prob aint the camera.
     
  19. Dent

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    Fair point, though I think there might be a difference between resizing in software and a real 12M sensor. Not that I've yet tried it - probably should before I sell the D700.

    Interesting to see it embiggened without any resampling
    [​IMG]

    Many of those pixels seem useful.
     
  20. Dent

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    I think the 700 would be more than adequate, the low light performance is pretty much the same and the more shots per card would likely be appreciated.
     

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