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This is a SOOC cropped image of a portion of the feathers on an Emu at our local zoo. It gives you a glimpse of the amount of detail you can capture with the Nikon D800. This is a pretty drastic crop. This week, we have been renting a 50-500mm Sigma lens, and below is a picture of the D800 and the Sigma lens mounted to our tripod ....
The picture of the Emu feathers was taken hand held, as I wanted to see how the lens would be for walk-around purposes. It's big and heavy, but I made out fairly well. It's a good thing I've been steadily working at getting more fit physically. I will say that you tend to get a lot of stares when you walk around with this type of gear hanging from your hip.
I've taken lots of pics but haven't had a chance to do more than give them a quick glance. Will post more soon, for those who are interested in seeing more of what this camera will do.
Thanks so much for visiting.