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Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-200 mm @ 340 mm (200 mm + 1.7x teleconvertor, Canon 500D macro filter, 1/60 s, f/22, ISO 400, with off-camera flash Less than a mile from my house is a fallow field that fills with teasel, at least in the good years.  I’ve always found the dried heads of the teasel fascinating and I’ve photographed them on many occasions.  Never in […]

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D800 ISO Tests

How good is the Nikon D800 sensor at high ISO?  That is, how bad is its noise?  I thought I’d take a gander and setup across from a bookshelf at the top of our stairs.  The light was all household incandescent ceiling lamps, so nothing special.  I had my white balance set for “Auto 2”, which is a new (at least to me) setting that […]

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Moose Peterson and Nikon D800

Moose Peterson wrote a great commentary on the D800 on his blog, and it got me to thinking about the reasons I purchased the camera this past summer as an upgrade from my D300. I am fully in sync with his comments about the megapixels.  I wasn’t looking to triple my megapixels.  As he points out, I am not going to print many 24″ x […]

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