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ChinhPhan
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Power of the D800


I catch a lot of flack for using a d800 to do weddings, but i think it's neat to sometimes pull a picture from a black frame (misfired flash) and find pictures within pictures.

First picture below is the original frame, the second is a crop taken from that frame (it ended up being 3-something megapixels). You can still see hair strands, skin imperfections, etc. I probably won't deliver either to the client, but I'm still amazed every time I edit these files.








Oct 31, 2012 at 06:22 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Power of the D800


i LOVE the d800 for weddings. The only drawback anyone could possibly have is the megapickels, and F that, hard drives are super cheap these days.


Being able to crop like you just did is a great example of one thing that it does great.



Oct 31, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Power of the D800


jared_irl wrote:
i LOVE the d800 for weddings. The only drawback anyone could possibly have is the megapickels, and F that, hard drives are super cheap these days.

Being able to crop like you just did is a great example of one thing that it does great.


Yeah. It basically turns my 70-200 into a 70-300 f2.8. I was 60 yards away in a madonna concert, only had my 70-200, a 1.4 TC, and my d800 to crop down to this. I basically was able to get the same shot as another photographer with his d3 and a $8.5K 500mm f/4 lens. And mine ended up being 15MP vs his 12MP.












Oct 31, 2012 at 06:37 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Power of the D800


In big churches being stuck at the back the cropability of the D800 avoids needing a 300mm. Very useful. It is a great camera, even the high iso noise looks much more grain-like than D3/D700.


Oct 31, 2012 at 07:00 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Power of the D800


That's insane.


Oct 31, 2012 at 07:48 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Power of the D800


I wouldn't want to get use to relying on cropping all the time though.


Oct 31, 2012 at 08:03 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Power of the D800


The biggest problem I've had with it is speed. Once my card gets a little filled, and I need to shoot fast, the D800 tends to try to catch up with itself while its writing to the card, which renders the camera unusable until all the files are written. But its the best sensor Ive ever seen and the pixel density is unreal.


Oct 31, 2012 at 08:07 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Power of the D800


TomHarmon wrote:
The biggest problem I've had with it is speed. Once my card gets a little filled, and I need to shoot fast, the D800 tends to try to catch up with itself while its writing to the card, which renders the camera unusable until all the files are written. But its the best sensor Ive ever seen and the pixel density is unreal.



Yeah. That has been a problem on a couple of occasions (usually while doing a brenizer). But I think the buffer can hold more frames than the D700's buffer. It's just clearing it after 15 rapid shots that is sometimes a problem.



Oct 31, 2012 at 08:25 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Power of the D800


Why do you get flack?


Oct 31, 2012 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Power of the D800


ronno wrote:
Why do you get flack?



People say it's overkill. When I second shoot, my primary complains about having to edit 36MP files.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Power of the D800


People say it's overkill. When I second shoot, my primary complains about having to edit 36MP files.

Boo hoo?



Oct 31, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Power of the D800


^^^ , that's what I'm saying.


Oct 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Power of the D800


Sounds like your primary is just jealous lol! I would like to see something with a sensor the same quality from Canon someday that is for sure!


Nov 01, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Power of the D800


Pfft! This was cropped from a 20D

Original





Crop









Nov 01, 2012 at 04:13 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Power of the D800


Marcus Watts wrote:
Pfft! This was cropped from a 20D



Awesome. .



Nov 01, 2012 at 06:07 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Power of the D800


Marcus Watts wrote:
Pfft! This was cropped from a 20D

Original http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/12/article-1213056-0666DB48000005DC-801_634x330.jpg

Crop

http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/gty_barack_obama_dnc_2_ll_120906_wblog.jpg





Nov 01, 2012 at 09:07 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Power of the D800


Yes, hard drives are cheap but it can still wreak havoc on your workflow. Especially with high volume shooting. Heck, the 5D3 files are big enough. A buddy of mine who shoots almost every weekend and during the weekdays had a D800 and he said the files were absolutely killing his busy workflow. He got rid of it for the D3s. I really like the idea of the D800 but without sRAW I'd never buy one for wedding work. Commercial is a different story but I like my Canon lenses far too much to switch. I keep asking for Nikon bodies with a Canon mount. Where is it?!

jared_irl wrote:
i LOVE the d800 for weddings. The only drawback anyone could possibly have is the megapickels, and F that, hard drives are super cheap these days.

Being able to crop like you just did is a great example of one thing that it does great.




Nov 01, 2012 at 03:13 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Power of the D800


I'm considering dumping my D7000 and getting a d600 for the 24mp files. I don't think my reasonably fast computer can honestly keep up with the D800's file size. But that cropping ability is pretty darn rad.


Nov 01, 2012 at 05:14 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Power of the D800


Are you kidding me?? I don't give anyone a hard time for using the D800 at weddings. It's my next buy.

I can't friggin wait to get my hands on that beast. (and yes, that's what she said... )



Nov 01, 2012 at 05:48 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Power of the D800


ChinhPhan wrote:
That has been a problem on a couple of occasions (usually while doing a brenizer)


I shudder to imaging the size of that file with the multiples stitched together lol



Nov 01, 2012 at 05:50 PM
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