Well, it has finally happened.  I have received my new Nikon D800 and have started taking and posting pictures.  My lord this is a lot of camera!

It’s amazing the amount of detail you can capture with it.  Talk about a jump going from my D70s to D800.  I’d do a table, but at the end of the day, it’s just not comparable.  I mean, I’m jumping from a 6MP camera from 2005 to a 36MP pro-DSLR from 2012 (full comparison at DPReview).  Nothing like 4+ generation jumps to really get a sense of the difference.

By far the biggest thing I’m enjoying is in the better low-light and low ISO pictures.  I know I was starting to feel the limit on some of my pictures due to the grain in them.  However, it’s like I’ve started all over again with this.

Take for example today’s picture.  Here is a 1:1 crop of Lee’s glasses.  That’s the paper my Mom is reading next to him.  Just incredible the amount of detail!  And that’s with it not completely in focus!

However, there are some challenges.  I’m still trying to figure out what the correct sizes and settings are for uploading to the website.  With the old camera, I was uploading what were essentially the jpeg originals.  However, that’s not going to cut it now.  I’ve had to rethink the galleries a bit, along with what I’m going to do with these individual posts.

Therefore, there may be some changes as I figure it out.  Things such as Sell Media aren’t really doing what I want, so that may go too.  I’ll just need to figure it out as I go, which is definitely the fun!

In other news, I’ll be doing a shoot of the Sustainable Living Festival next weekend.  Should be a good time, as it’s been awhile since doing anything like that again.

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