One More Of the Biltmore House
Don’t like to repeat the same place almost two days in a row, but this photo illustrates high resolution capabilities of Nikon D800. Biltmore House at sunset.
A few of you with investigative powers figured out that some recent images (including today’s) were taken with Nikon D800 camera. I ordered it from B&H on the day of announcement in hopes to get it in late March as my birthday gift and for our trip to San Francisco. I didn’t get it in March. I was patiently waiting for B&H to send me one sometime in April, but all I received is an apology that they have no idea when they can ship one. If you follow the news cycles around D800 you would know that Nikon was not expecting this level of demand for the camera and they distribute it to all resellers in equal quantities. So I had very little chance to get it from B&H. In early May I got a tip that Best Buy might have some in stock, but you have to go into the store and use their special warehouse ordering system to order one. So I did and ten days later brand new D800 arrived at my door steps. From now on I’ll be using it as my primary camera. Since I still have most of my photos from prior travels taken with D90 that is what will be shown here most of the time, but as I manage to take more with the new camera some of the high resolution shots will appear as well.
I must say that I’m impressed with it so far. I never used FF camera before, and with such a huge resolution. The level of detail in produced photos is just incredible. I zoomed into the photo at 100% view and took a screen shot of the level of the detail. You can see it for yourself. This photos can be printed on huge canvases or displayed on huge high resolution monitors or HD TVs and not loose any detail, you’d be able to see it like you were almost there.
and this is at 100% normal view of the photo. Pretty awesome.