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    First shots with D810

    It is a real pain, but there is only one RAW converter (that I know of) for the D810 and that is View NX2, which I have rarely ever used previous to today. So, these have been put through View NX2 as best as I could, but I would say they could be much better with my usual RAW converter, Capture One Pro 7, as I am used to it's operation and it's output. So, I cannot make any definitive IQ comparison between my D800E and the D810 due to this. I do think that ISO12,800 is better than the D800E, but this is just a seat of the pants judgement. ISO6400 and under seems about the same, but it is early days yet and I have only shot a few images.

    Having tried a friends D4s, the D810's AF reminds me very much of it in the way it operates both in snappiness and accuracy to lock onto a target. I couldn't categorically say it was as good as the D4s as I don't have the opportunity to do a back to back comparo. Also, most of these shots were not all that taxing of the AF other than they were low light and it locked on brilliantly, but from my 45,000+ shots with the D800 and D800E, the D810 does seem a more confident AF system.

    I shot today with my friend who has the Canon 5d MKIII and he now tells me he has mostly always shot in quiet mode. When he put it into normal mode, it is noisier than the D810 in normal mode. The D810 is quieter in quiet mode as well.

    I haven't really used the D810 enough to make real judgement other than to say the AF does feel faster and seems more accurate, the VF seems a tad brighter, the shutter/mirror operation is so much quieter, it just seems to be a slightly more polished machine.

    Most of these are at high ISO due to the low light at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Most have been cropped and some quite a bit.

    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII + 1.4x TCII, f5.6, 1/833sec, ISO12,800 handheld. Cropped about 20%



    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII + 1.4x TCII, f4 (wide open), 1/500sec, ISO4,500 handheld. Cropped about 25%



    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII + 1.4x TCII, f5, 1/500sec, ISO100 handheld. Cropped about 10%



    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII + 1.4x TCII, f5, 1/500sec, ISO2,200 handheld. Cropped about 25%



    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII + 1.4x TCII, f5, 1/500sec, ISO3,200 handheld.



    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII, f7.1, 1/160sec, ISO3,200 handheld. Cropped about 30%



    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII, f5.6, 1/250sec, ISO3,200 handheld. Cropped about 25%



    D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII + 2x TCIII, f5.6 (wide open), 1/250sec, ISO3,200 handheld.


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    I love these shots, thanks. especially the last photo. awesome. soon to be a d810 owner myself xfingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batesy View Post
    I love these shots, thanks. especially the last photo. awesome. soon to be a d810 owner myself xfingers.
    Thank you for your lovely comment, Batesy!

    I do think that the results could be much better with better post processing, but I am not that good with View NX-2. However, Adobe RAW has just been released for the D810 and I just downloaded it and did a redo of the ISO12,800 shot (first photo above). I think it is better, but I think there is still room for imporvement.

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    Using Adobe RAW:


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    Lovely shots there, very nice indeed. I also have the D810 on my radar and would be very happy to get results like these
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmvaux View Post
    Lovely shots there, very nice indeed. I also have the D810 on my radar and would be very happy to get results like these
    Thank you for your kind comments, vmvaux!

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    Results are certainly impressive Lance. Am so glad to date you are pleased with the D810 to date.
    I could not resist and bought one. Fantastic so far.
    Best wishes for more great captures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petersimages View Post
    Results are certainly impressive Lance. Am so glad to date you are pleased with the D810 to date.
    I could not resist and bought one. Fantastic so far.
    Best wishes for more great captures.
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    Wow, that's right out of left field! Congrats on your new camera!

    I would be very interested to hear your thoughts and see some results.

    Thank you for your kind comments as well.

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    A tradesman who knows his tools and boy to have your tools .
    Picture quality is lifelike and 3D,images just leap of the monitor Lance. TFS

    cheers




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    Great shots Lance and thanks for the detailed info on the new beast. In your hands I'm sure it'll be a winner and look forward to seeing more shots over time!

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    the images from this look like they are in beautiful sharpness and render. great shots, looks like a fabulous camera

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    haha! what are you doing! now I have gear lust! Those images are just awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupic View Post
    A tradesman who knows his tools and boy to have your tools .
    Picture quality is lifelike and 3D,images just leap of the monitor Lance. TFS

    cheers
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and appraisal, cupic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bconolly View Post
    Great shots Lance and thanks for the detailed info on the new beast. In your hands I'm sure it'll be a winner and look forward to seeing more shots over time!

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    Thank you for your lovely comments and appraisal, Brenden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damian Aimers View Post
    the images from this look like they are in beautiful sharpness and render. great shots, looks like a fabulous camera
    Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, Damian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixs View Post
    haha! what are you doing! now I have gear lust! Those images are just awesome.
    Than k you very much for your lovely comments, Nixs!

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    Lovely shots Lance. #2, 4 and 8 are my picks. Congrats on getting some new gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiephotographer View Post
    Lovely shots Lance. #2, 4 and 8 are my picks. Congrats on getting some new gear!
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and appraisal, David!

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    awesome res without the filters, tempted to trade in my d800e for the d810

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    awesome res without the filters, tempted to trade in my d800e for the d810
    I don't think you'll see much of a difference as far as IQ, if any at all. The real benefit of the D810 is the better AF, quiet shutter and a few other useful features. If you do not need thesenew features, then I'd stick with the D800/E.

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    Amazing. The sharp shots, details, and colors, i'm speechless: "Nikon forever !"
    I have this lens ! (£ 4800, gosh so expensive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardb View Post
    Amazing. The sharp shots, details, and colors, i'm speechless: "Nikon forever !"
    I have this lens ! (£ 4800, gosh so expensive)
    Thank you ever so much for your lovely comments and appraisal, Richard!

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    Excellent stuff as usual Lance
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorPanic View Post
    Excellent stuff as usual Lance
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments, MajorPanic!

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