New Nikon D800

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Peter Betts
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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Peter Betts » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:15 am

I have had a complete turn around regarding the Nikon D800. It goes up to ISO 6400 (Perfect) my D3S goes to 12800 (Not needed) The D800 is 36 m Pixels and has the highest/best dynamic Range of any DSLR ever built...Its up there with Hasselblad...capable of awesome landscapes asa result

I use a huge and heavy 500mm lens with the D3S because at 12 m pixels you cant really crop but with the D800 you can really heavily crop and get a pic with higher resolution anyway.

So after my December Kruger trip I will be selling the D3S and replacing it with the D800 and selling the 500 and replacing it with a 300 f2.8 and I can crop if I want more reach or a 1.4x convertor will get me up there...The profit I make will be invested in a Zeiss manual focus 21mm f2.8 lens for landscapes..Excited ...YES!!!

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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Snorkel » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 am

Good to hear you've had a change of mind, Peter.

I too am getting a D800 - next week! I intend on using it to complement my D3s - the D800 will do duty as a primary landscape camera as well as for more static and wider animal photos for large prints etc. The results from this camera across the board has been amazing and nobody wanted to give it the time of day when it was announced. -O
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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Flutterby » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:34 am

Welcome Morkel!! 0/* 0/* Great to see you here!! ;-) Any chance of spoiling us with some of your pics? O**

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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Bushcraft » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:07 am

Hey Morkel O\/ O\/ O\/ Post some of your famous pics for us O\/ O\/ \O

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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Snorkel » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:14 am

Thanks guys...when I find time...heading to KTP in 9 days, you know, lots to finish up at work and home before then O/\
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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by PRWIN » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:16 am

are you lost =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: welcome
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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Flutterby » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:46 am

PRWIN, we welcome all strays and those that have lost their way! -O \O

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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Snorkel » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:23 pm

PRWIN wrote:are you lost =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: welcome
eish, too new here to "get it"... 0*\
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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by Flutterby » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:30 pm

I think PRWIN is referring to the fact that you are SANParks forum member. \O

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Re: New Nikon D800

Post by PRWIN » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:01 pm

Chill mate, :-) Thought you would have joined long time ago, I was thinking of PM you about this site as well: =O: =O:

Glad you made it. You will find that you can post photo,s of any park and not only Sanparks and we talk about all Southern african parks \O \O

Enjoye
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