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Here's a shot I wouldn't normally take due to the the back lighting and the building being almost completely in shadow.
I didn't get the D800e because I'm screaming for extended DR, but here (a quick grab shot -- my next to last shot, on the way back to the car and low parking meter!) it certainly shows a major improvement by getting a little more detail in shadows (drive-in garage, next door entry). It's not completely without cost -- some added noise in the raised areas, but nothing that jumps out or looks overdone in PP.
Not a perfect photo, but so much better than the old Film Days of trying to deal with backlit subjects when there was no other opportunity for a shot. Long live digital imaging!
Also, mounted it yesterday using simple Fotodiox non-Pro Nikon-EF adapter to my Canon 1Ds3 to see how it would work. Turns out: great! Very banal shot of the backyard patio with some highlight and shadow correction, but otherwise, pretty much my usual adjustments in LR. Very sharp at f/11, as we would hope. Shows good tonal range. Note: little color ghosts on palm trunk and center foreground shadow -- good flare control, no veiling evident. I'm anxious to do some A-B comparing between the Canon and Nikon bodies. Yes, folks, this is the dead of winter here in SoCal -- could barely wear long pants outside.
NIKON D800E 0.0 mm f/0.0 lens 25mm f/8.0 1/200s 400 ISO -0.3 EV
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1/200s 200 ISO -0.3 EV