At last the Nikon D800
I got my Nikon D800 on Monday so on Tuesday evening I went out to test the camera at Hökällan here in Gothenburg.
The light was superb for most of the time but the wind was freezing so I was cold to the bone when I arrived home. Here I meet a Danish photographer that was working for Volvo this week. He told me that he and a friend had tested the D800 last weekend and that I was in for a big surprise. A pleasant surprise he said.
I can´t say that I have any conclusions yet but when I get it to work it really does a decent job as I hope you can see by the pictures here. I have worked with both my teleconverters and it is no surprise that the 1.4x produces sharper pictures than the 2.0x. The 2 first pictures in the gallery are taken with the 2.0x and the rest with the 1.4x. I actually think the best picture is the second one and that is taken with the 2.0x teleconverter.
The leap from 12mp that my Nikon D700 has to 36mp that the Nikon D800 has is huge. I think I´ll need time to come to grips with a new workflow at home to get the most out of the gigantic images that the D800 produce. The noise in the pictures isn´t the same as the D700 produce so I have to come to terms with how I have to work to remove the noise.
Now I have to work and practice with the camera before next Wednesday when I leave for Finland. I´ll have to get out at dusk or dawn to shoot in the same type of light that we´ll have in Finland. I need to know how high up I might bring the ISO before the noise is too much. They say that Nikon D800 should be better than D700 so I hope I could go as high as 3200 and still get good quality pictures.