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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:36 am 
In the review I read that in bright conditions sometime there are over exposed highlights on the D800.
I recognice this problem from the D7000. I was just wondering which exposure method was used since you can do matrix metering, single point metering and average metering (maybe even more on the d800??)

Is this problem happening in any metering mode or just under certain conditions?
i.e. metering the blue sky will give accurate colors, metering the green landscape below will overexpose the sky??
or is the whole photo overexposed?

I just try to find out how it can happen and if it is the same problem as on the D7000.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:23 am 
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Anyone notice when you shake the camera with the flash close and you can hear something is rattling inside,but wwhen open it ok.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:45 pm 
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@Nikonfreak: I find that the D800 exposes darker than the D300. I always use Matrix-Metering and had no probs with burnt-out highlights so far.
@KA734: Yes, the effect is as you describe. I think that is the mechanical lever inside the flash-construction that is responsible for releasing it when you press the button. Don't worry about it!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:47 am 
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I handled a D800 and D600 recently, as was disappointed in the ergonomics; it seems the semi-pro-level Nikon cameras are becoming more like bricks with each generation. I am still interested in possibly acquiring a D800E, as I reckon I would mostly use in on a tripod, with a remote shutter release, anyway. Of course, we are all built differently, but my hands, thumbs, and wrists prefer the ergonomic design of the D2/D3/D4 pro cameras, which is why I love my Nikon F6, as it shares so many characteristics of the D2/D3 cameras.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:31 pm 
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At least the D600 seems like a smaller, lighter brick than the D800 :wink:
If you prefer D2/D3/D4 it seems you even like more-of-a-brick with the vertical grip firmly attached. That would be the definition of a brick, for me at least...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:41 am 
I use Nikon D800 for professional work,specially weeding program and get better picture.I sure that Nikon D800 is really best.You can see our wedding picture http://www.2020photos.co.uk/blog/index.html.It all pictures took using Nikon D800.


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D800 price in Germany is down to 2300 EUR (incl. 19% VAT) in many reputable online-shops. The Canon 5Diii hovers around 2850 EUR.
Plus it is the 2nd most sought-after DSLR over the last 72 hours on my fav price-search engine - after the Nikon D600.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:36 pm 
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nikonfreak, sorry for the late reply. I find that most Nikon cameras overexpose in Matrix metering mode when faced with very bright scenes. Unfortunately in Queenstown where I used to test cameras, the light can be extremely bright. I don't believe it's an issue under more normal conditions, but if you visit somewhere really bright like a desert, you should be aware of potential issues and keep an eye on the histogram in case you need to make any adjustments to your exposure.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Trying out my D800E yesterday, with the 300mm F2.8 + 1.7TC

Quite an overcast day, so wondered how AF-C would cope with a small subject. Hand held.

Crop, with a touch of noise reduction applied.

1/500th sec, F6.3, ISO 5000

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:52 pm 
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One from yesterday eve.

(Blue in the BG is a trampoline btw :roll:)

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Oh I wish I was a humingbird! by Carl B.1, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Looks like you can get much sharper photos now OldCarlos. Congratulations on getting the D800E. I honestly wouldn't have known what the blue in the background was if you didn't tell me. :lol:

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Sure seems to be a massive difference. Even using the in-camera crop.....then cropping in further during PP'ing, beats the D7100 I tried.
Thought it best to explain the BG before someone commented on the strange sky! :lol:

Cheers Thomas.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:32 am 
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Exceptional shot Carlos, I like your frames, where did you get them.


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Thanks 4x.

I use Picasa3 for any quick editing inc frames. It was the 1st thing I downloaded when I started in digital 2+ yrs ago. I still use it as my initial`viewer/catalogue`.
There are quite a few good features tbh......& it's free! 8)

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