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I recently got to play around with Nikon’s newest D800 with a Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 lens. Being that I only shoot with a Panasonic GH2 or Canon 5D’s, this was quite a new venture for me. I’m still learning all of the quirks about the camera, even the left turn lock for the lens to camera body connection threw me off! I have yet to look at the manual, this week I’ll finally delve into this aspect of the learning process. This weekend was all about learning on my own and shooting photos of the things I see.
A few things that I noticed right off the bat was the size of the eye viewfinder (100% viewfinder, 17mm eyepoint). On the D800, this sucker is pretty large. I like this. I was able to really see my shots clearly when shooting in daylight or a night.
Auto Focus on the D800 is really solid. Coupled with the Nikkor lens, I didn’t expereience any problems with the AF. I am, however still learning how to control the AF points and take full advantage of the metering system.
Learning the controls was pretty simple as well, although there are a few that I think I’ll need to read up on to fully understand. I know that the auto focus features on the camera are capable of more than what I’ve been doing (simply holding down the shutter button to achieve focus), but I haven’t been able to figure out how to track objects and such yet.
I like that I can use either a Compact Flash or a Secure Digital card in this camera. I was shooting with both my GH2 and the Nikon D800 and I was able to switch my SD card between both when I needed to. This system also acts as a backup which is pretty nice.
The fact alone that this camera has 1080P/30 max video (24Mbps bit stream in camera, 4:2:2 8-bit uncompressed on HDMI port) capabilities, a 91,000-pixel metering sensor, HDR, extended shooting banks, time-lapse photo capabilities, additional RETOUCH options in-camera (had fun with this but don’t think I’d use it), Auto Distortion control, virtual horizon display, Eye-Fi card support and 1.2x and 5:4 crops in camera to name a few, the D800 has me on team Nikon for the moment.
If you’d like to see a few pictures I’ve taken with the Nikon D800 with the Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8, they are on the OliviaTech Facebook Page. I will be adding to this collection over the next week. Is anyone out there shooting on a D800 for video or photo? Thoughts, advice- I want to hear it all!camera, DSLR, lens, low lighting, Nikkor 35-70mm, Nikon D800, photo, photography, review, test
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