Nikon D810 Field Test
Nikon D810 Field Test Part I
The quest for sunshine and razor-sharp detail
The Nikon D810, then, is a camera whose design speaks to me.
As far as I'm concerned, you just can't can't beat a big, bright through-the-lens viewfinder image for the sense of attachment it gives to your subject. (I find it doubly nice when shooting active subjects, as I can keep both eyes open, framing with one and anticipate my subject with the other. That doesn't work as well with an EVF, because the lag inherent in an electronic view of the world means both eyes aren't seeing quite the same thing.)
On paper at least, the Nikon D810 is a camera made after my own heart. What did I think after spending some time shooting with it? Read on and find out!
Nikon D810 Field Test Part II
The high-res full-frame shooter heads into the Knoxville night
After so long without the camera, a period of relearning was needed. I took the D810 around town with me, then brought it along to an ice hockey game and got some pretty nifty shots. Sports shooting isn't really this camera's niche, though, and its epic resolution was robbed by having to shoot through the dirty, scratched-up plexiglass around the rink. Nor, with a 14-24mm zoom and 85mm prime, did I have the best lenses on hand for getting up close to the action.
Want to know how the Nikon D810 takes to low-light shooting?