Upload & Sell: Off
I was "resting" when I heard a truck stop in front of my home. I struggled to my feet from a place halfway between waking and sleeping and headed out the door. Yes, it was the D800 which I removed from the B&H carton, then the Nikon box. I checked the battery and found it had almost a 50% charge so put on the strap, found a CF card, mounted the 135 f/2 AI-s, set up the non-CPU register and headed outside. It took me a few moments to realize my problem finding focus had to do with the way the diopter was set. Once I got that working I was off to the races.
I've read that folks had trouble nailing focus and I certainly was challenged, though I was shooting at f/2 which doesn't make it any easier. I took 21 photos and tossed away six. My iMac labored to download the images using Lightroom 4 and rendering within LR was much slower. I don't have the fastest processor by my iMac is a recent model loaded with maximum RAM, 16GB. What a difference from loading D700 files.
Here is a close crop of a photo at my neighbor's home down the street, the ones with rose bushes running the length of a picket fence that I keep gong back to . This rose was nestled on the back side of one of the bushes.
These files are HUGE. I'm glad I have a few days to experiment with different lenses in different situations. It is a beautiful camera, no doubt. I have much to learn.