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Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/14/2013 - 12:04 PM


I have to share news in my excitement

Today my NIKON D800E will arrive along with
Remote,battery grip , 3 batteries in addition
And fast cards ....

This camera supports 2 slots, sharpest on a market as of
now that nikon made and 36 megapixels ....

Carbon TRIPOD ENDURO 414 ability to support 55 lb

I am excited ....and off to Yellowstone I go to spend some weeks and months there

This is in addition of 3 cameras I have now ....that way I have each camera designated lens
On for specific work in field


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Posted by: Mary Bedy on 05/14/2013 - 12:05 PM

I'm jealous.....although I did just order a polarizing filter LOL. Good luck with your new toys! Yellowstone is fantastic. Don't wait too long to upload so we can see them.


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 05/14/2013 - 12:06 PM

Congratulations, DWN --- I hope you get lots of enjoyment from your new toy. Have a great Yellowstone trip!


Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/14/2013 - 12:08 PM

@mary bedy

Awww yes ......first time I put my foot into Yellowstone was in 1979
And ever since I been walking grounds of the west ...

I live in Tetons 7 months out of the year ....

I will post post post ASAP .......going this afternoon as soon as I get it to try out


Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/14/2013 - 12:09 PM


Thank you thank you
Just couldn't resist not share this great news with the world ....:)


Posted by: Mary Bedy on 05/14/2013 - 12:11 PM

Nice page, DWN - beautiful images.


Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/14/2013 - 3:03 PM

@maRy Bedy

Thank you thank you


Posted by: Tony Murray on 05/14/2013 - 3:13 PM

Be careful, that is a very large, active, caldera.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/14/2013 - 5:00 PM


Are those card slots for compact flash cards or a compact flash card and a SD card, like Canon has? Let us know about pushing the ISO on the new 800E,



Posted by: Juergen Roth on 05/14/2013 - 8:37 PM

Enjoy Yellowstone and the new camera!


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Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/14/2013 - 11:46 PM


Thank you friend .....I will ...looking forward to Yellowstone :)


Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/14/2013 - 11:48 PM


I did a test tonight and pushed to 6000 ISO and it was excellent
I am a person who doesn't like high ISO .....

Max I use is 400
Almost always 200

But this camera does wonders at 6000 iso
I was impressed .....

It comes handy when u have bear and it's only a dot in a woods....with
36 megapixels crop factor is amazing ....

I am in love again :)


Posted by: Christine Till on 05/15/2013 - 12:35 AM

Rich, one slot is for a compact flash card and the other one is for a SD card.
I set my NIKON D800E to use one as the major and the other as the backup.

Pushing the ISO on the 800E becomes earlier a problem than it does on the 800D.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/15/2013 - 10:16 AM


Can't wait to see the new images!

Christine, is it automatic, the switch from the big card to the small card or do you get a message to switch?



Posted by: Christine Till on 05/15/2013 - 10:19 AM

You can set it a few ways ... automatic switch when one card is full then move on to the other (no message) ... Raw here, jpg there ... or just as a backup.


Posted by: Rachel Counts on 05/15/2013 - 10:20 AM

Can't wait to visit Yellowstone in July! :)


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/15/2013 - 3:08 PM


Thanks. The 1Ds MKIII I'm using has both the compact flash and SD card slot, but I've never had any reason to use the second slot. Although, it seems SD cards are much cheaper than the comparable compact flash cards,



Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/15/2013 - 4:14 PM


For example I would use second slot for shooting video with that camera
That way you have video on one and still shots on another


Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/15/2013 - 4:15 PM

Thank you @tony


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/15/2013 - 5:51 PM


Good idea! Is the 800 as good as the Canon 5D MKIII for video? I haven't heard any reorts on the Nikon? But I know full length movies have been shot on/with the 5D.



Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/16/2013 - 11:37 PM

@rich Franco

I haven't had a chance yet to explore video part ....I am in the field from whee hours to whee hours ...
This is my busiest time of the year ....sometime in July will slow down...

I did however found out that u can't shoot this camera like machine gun...
I am used to be trigger shutter happy with my other cameras...

This one is little slower ....but I am getting used to it ....
Shot grizzlies today in Yellowstone and Tetons ....and I am pleased with quality ....

I will post when I do video part I hope soon .....


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/17/2013 - 9:49 AM


Do you still have the place to yourself?

"The only area in which the D800 feels even remotely sluggish is its rather pedestrian frame rate which - in FX mode - tops out at 4fps." And in DX it's 5fps. Other than the speed, how does it handle the extremes of dark and light, snow and brown bears? Are you slightly over-exposing for these shots?


On a list of "dream" things, is a mid-eighties "Blue Bird" and a full tank od diesel and a good GPS!


Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/19/2013 - 10:13 PM


Yes slightly exposed is right
And I have problem with camera too

In middle of cubs standing up camera won't take any more pictures....
So when I reset to factory defaults it corrects that ....but soon I try to change white balance the way I wanted
It quits again ......something is not right ....and I ain't happy

Calling Nikon tomorrow


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/19/2013 - 10:50 PM


Probably a recent "firmware" update that was missed when the camera was on the shelf,waiting to get shipped. Was it switching from one card to the next?



Posted by: Christine Till on 05/19/2013 - 11:36 PM

I've not experienced with my Nikon D800e what DWN is saying, and I've already taken thousands of shots with it.

However, I have experienced the very same thing many times with my Canon. I had to detach the lens and attach it again before the camera started to work again. Thankfully no Nikon D800e problems so far whatsoever. Knock on wood!


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/20/2013 - 10:51 AM


No "firmware" updates on your camera? They must have theri act together as compared to Canon!



Posted by: David Bowman on 05/20/2013 - 12:02 PM

There was a firmware update for the D800(e) camera in April, although you're right Rich, Nikon do seem to issue far fewer updates than Canon. That may or may not be a good thing, as new features sometimes accompany an update.

My D800e has never skipped a beat. Some minor niggles, then again I used to have some of those with my old Canon system. These days I stay with the system that gives me less headaches :)


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/20/2013 - 12:48 PM


Thnaks for the info. Nice stuff over at your place too.......



Posted by: DANCE with NATURE on 05/21/2013 - 11:38 PM

And why didn't work properly
Since I use battery pack first time, never really used on other cameras
I have learned that battery must be put in camera and battery pack otherwise will not work properly
I only had it in battery pack...

Happy that I didn't have to ship it back ..


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