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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    But truth is without the sun in my shots yet it's a little tough to judge. I have sun for the next couple days as I'm back home in the blaze of it. I can get a better feel on it. It is pretty neutral overall maybe a red issue but sure it still looks like a CMOS chip per say. If we can avoid that crunchy look and spread the tone out than it hopefully will look a little more MF and DR will help do that.
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    Nikon D800 First Blush

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post

    Guy,

    Thank you for the pictures!

    Is it that I'm reading this thread on a laptop screen, or are all the red patches almost monochromatic. It looks like there is subtlety in every other color, but there is only one Red. This holds for the outdoor umbrellas as well as the indoor shots.

    Must be the laptop...

    --Matt


    Here's a different red, Matt, now that already makes two so far

    Link to the RAW file for your own experiments with e.g. WB and colors ...

    80A_0061_85mm_G_iso100_12bit.NEF


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    Link to the RAW file

    80A_0062_85mm_G_iso100_12bit.NEF

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    Nikon D800 First Blush


    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post

    Steen, When you point the lens at a building roof close to infinity, wouldn't f/5.6 (diffraction limit) enough? My question about the wider apertures were not about bokeh but actual infinity shots-landscapes, for example.

    (...)

    At your service, Sir

    The 1.4/85mm here at f/5.6

    Link to the RAW file

    80A_0078_85mm_G_iso100_12bit.NEF


    click for native sized jpeg (7.2 Mb)


    Nikon D800 • AF-S Nikkor 1.4/85mm G • 12 bit 1/500 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 100 • Lightroom 4





    And ... ta-da ... a brick wall, at f/4

    it's even a genuine 14 bit brick wall

    but ok, enough red buildings, I promise to stop now ...

    Link to the RAW file

    80A_0140_85mm_G_iso100_14bit.NEF


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    Nikon D800 • AF-S Nikkor 1.4/85mm G • 14 bit 1/1250 sec. at f/4 ISO 100 • Lightroom 4
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Not sure those umbrellas are truly red but more a burgundy tone. One problem all weekend was i never really got full sun so i am a little hesitant on colors until we get this under bright light a little more. I guess just a little early to call it. But there are going to be some nits for sure and we just need to find all of them. On color we can also make presets and such to fine tune this stuff. Not overly concerned yet on that. On the inside shots folks I shot daylight under tungsten light so yes it will be warm. I did not switch to tungsten on the camera. I did however on some lower the color temp. So not critical color so be aware of that end.
    I Downloaded the NEF file used of the studio set of DpReview shot at iso 100 and created a profile with ColorChecker Software. I suggest you guys try it and comment.

    Profile:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10120389/Nikon%20D800.dcp

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    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10120389/D800hSLI00100NR0.NEF

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    Here's a different red, Matt, now that already makes two so far
    You're right. There's one on the roof and another on the walls.

    And my thanks to you, too, sir, for posting all these RAW files.

    --Matt

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Thought I would shoot a color checker. I WB of the second white up and processed in ACR. Full sun

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Using our friend Steen great image, I did 2 screen shots in ACR window with no corrections. First one without profile, second one with colochecker profile. Just a little difference.
    Then in Photoshop did screen shot of 100% detail with some tweaking. Detail and color depth are super.. ACH






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    Nikon reds & greens

    About reds and greens, I have to say that so far nobody posted images processed in Capture NX, and I would reserve judgement until someone would do so - third party converters are well and good, some very very good (and I personally tend to use Capture 1 for all my RAWs), but in order to judge a camera's color rendition in its best light (pun intended) I think we need to do a NX pass first

    They even say that it is now decently fast and the interface works somehow logically now so I will give it a try again with my new D3x and then with the D800 (possibly E) once I'll be able to put my hands on one... the thing is, the 200 bucks needed to do so! I sure hope I'll like it enough to keep using it after trying it out
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Steen, thank you very much for sharing your NEF files with us!!
    I'm still waiting for my D800, meanwhile I enjoy working with my D4 and D3x.
    Here are some samples developed with NX2 (version 2.3.0) I did not change anything, except the picture control settings. (color space: Adobe RGB)
    Last edited by Y Sol; 16th November 2013 at 14:16.
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Quote Originally Posted by Y Sol View Post
    Steen, thank you very much for sharing your NEF files with us!!
    I'm still waiting for my D800, meanwhile I enjoy working with my D4 and D3x.
    Here are some samples developed with NX2 (version 2.3.0) I did not change anything, except the picture control settings. (color space: Adobe RGB)
    Thank you very much for the samples. Comparing the to the ones above developed in ACR, it seems to me that the reds Capture NX produces are much more detailed and subtle than these from ACR (which look really like a mono-tone red, so to speak).

    There is promise in all this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y Sol View Post

    Steen, thank you very much for sharing your NEF files with us!!

    And thank you very much to you, Y Sol, for sharing your Capture NX2 conversions with us.
    They look very good, and I'm not surprised, Capture NX has always been my favorite NEF converter.
    I'm fine with its user interface and its somewhat slow speed.

    My personal decision hierarchy is
    (1) to choose the optics I would like to use
    (2) find an appropriate camera to drive those optics
    (3) and then use the best converter for the RAW files

    For me the converter is just a piece of software that I can get used to with some practice, though of course some programs take more practice than others.

    I'm aware that some photographers use the totally opposite decision hierarchy.
    They start with their favorite software, then choose a camera hoping its processor works well with the software, and finally buy some lenses for that camera.
    And in case the camera processor does not work well with their favorite RAW converter, then they change camera system rather than software system.

    My old Capture NX doesn't read the D800 files and I'll wait to see if I go for the D800E before I make the separate NX2 upgrade.
    If I buy the D800E then I get NX2 included along with the camera.
    But here in Denmark I'll have to add 1076 USD (which equals 807 EUR) to the price to get the E version over the standard D800, just to get rid of the AA filtration.
    I find that price difference too absurd, and that may very well keep me from jumping to the E version, though it's the one I'd prefer.

    If I end up keeping my standard D800, I'll definitely buy the Capture NX2 software upgrade separately.
    Again, thanks for sharing, Y Sol, very useful illustrations for me.

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    Re: Capture NX2

    Steen, the new version of NX2 is much much faster than
    the old versions.

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    I may try the trail version for awile
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I may try the trail version for awile
    And if the trail version is tough to navigate, you might want to demo the trial version.

    (Sorry, had to jab you for posting before your first espresso!)

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    Ah crap does this software suck. Forget this . I can't even figure out how to save a freaking file. I need a LOT more espresso
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    I'm heading out to go shoot the tech cam and the Nikon. Thats a load more fun. LOL
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Definitely the result from NX2 looks far more natural, even the landscape one. It'd be great if you guys who own PhaseOne backs and D800, shoot the same image with both and convert each one in it's proprietary software to compare results.
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    My version of NX 2.3.0 + update 2.3.1 installed in 64 bit (Mac) but works only in 32 bit. Known issue?
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Chagin View Post
    Definitely the result from NX2 looks far more natural, even the landscape one. It'd be great if you guys who own PhaseOne backs and D800, shoot the same image with both and convert each one in it's proprietary software to compare results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    My version of NX 2.3.0 + update 2.3.1 installed in 64 bit (Mac) but works only in 32 bit. Known issue?
    NX 2.3.1 is not a 64 bit program. Click on the app icon> get info, to check. 64 bit programs will usually give you the option to launch in 32 bit, if that option isn't there its usually because it is not 64 bit.

    Against my better judgement I just bellied up to the bar to update this program from my old NX version, we'll see how it goes.

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Thanks for posting so many links to Raw files for us to play with!

    I downloaded, processed (with ACR and PS CS5) and printed this one last night on 13x19 paper and was just amazed at the detail in the print.

    I've never seen anything this good from a 35mm DSLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    Link to the RAW file

    80A_0062_85mm_G_iso100_12bit.NEF

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Okay I am getting a very weird pattern in ACR at 100 percent which I am not getting in Nikon Capture. I'm on hold with comparisons until I get everything worked out. I will say with a little love you can make these files look damn good.
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Be helpful since I don't know ACR what sharpening settings folks are using. I hit a point where it looks like a de bayering artifact at 100 percent.
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Guy, for this camera I tryied A 58, R 0.8, D 100, M 1, Lu 25, LD 50, LC 0, Color 25, CD 50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Be helpful since I don't know ACR what sharpening settings folks are using. I hit a point where it looks like a de bayering artifact at 100 percent.
    Guy my methods are quite a bit different so take the following FWIW, but I turn off all USM with the converters (ACR/LR) preferring to handle this in post production instead and feel like I obtain better results.

    Usually I will do 2 to 3 passes with different settings for each, but a typical scenario might include the following if you care to try, but feel free to experiment with the values:

    1. 75/1.0 for amount and radius
    2. 100/.2 for amount and radius
    3. option + cmd + 1 to create a feathered selection, reverse the selection then hide: 400/.2 for amount and radius

    I would not use this for people shots but it works fine for most landscapes and architectural work with lots of detail and texture.

    Oh yeah I forgot, this is all done on a Luminosity layer too. Thanks Paul for reminding me. Some areas might get masked out as well, ie clear blue skies etc.
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    What are people's general thoughts on sharpening in Raw Processor vs. Photoshop?

    My raw experience is 100% with ACR (and will happily be looking for alternatives, since there are many things I don't love about it).

    I find sharpening in acr quickly emphasizes noise and often very strange faux textures (maybe something akin to what Guy describes).

    In PS I generally put my sharpening on a layer, with luminosity blending, and with the sliders fading out the highlights and shadows. Good files can tolerate a high degree of sharpening with this mehthod before noise or artifacts intrude.

    But I imagine I might just be misusing the features in ACR. Is it supposed to sharpen by actual deconvolution? I've heard this as a rumor but the results make me suspicious.

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Chagin View Post
    Guy, for this camera I tryied A 58, R 0.8, D 100, M 1, Lu 25, LD 50, LC 0, Color 25, CD 50.
    Thanks. ACH
    Damn that is pretty darn good. LOL

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    I was getting a bad pattern in the details at 100 percent view here with those settings its gone.



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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Guy and Paul. I usually apply this settings in ACR and then finish it up with 6 degrees High Pass, Soft Light mode in PS.
    For the EOS 5DMKII I have other settings. ACH

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    What advantages are there to sharpening in the raw processor vs. PS? Does it offer processing ability that is unique, or is it a workflow convenience?

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Guy, not bad but you are getting some halos so maybe you should back off just a little.

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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Thanks will do. I am a little embarrassed here since I really am good at this but my expertise is in C1 and I have rarely ever used ACR ever.

    I sharpen usually in C1 than sometimes I will also do some in CS5 for print. I like to do a base level in the raw converter than depending on use apply some in CS5.

    I have shot a comparison against my IQ 160 back this morning and I want to be comfortable with what I am doing with the Nikon files first since I don't want to mislead any outcome. This comparison is like comparing a goat to a frog I have 3 ways to actually do it that makes some sense.
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    Thanks Guys. What I've seen so far has been plenty good enough to persuade me to order a D800 – I'd been holding off thinking I might go for the 800E, but I can't see any increase in sharpness above what you are getting with the standard camera being of much additional value for the type of work I do, and I can do without the risk of moire and altered colour values with the 800E mentioned in the Nikon blurb. The cost saving will be useful too…

    My dealer (Mark Duncalf at Cambrian Photography, in North Wales) advises that it he doesn't expect to be able to get a regular supply of D800s before the end of April. So the demand must be very large - he got me an M9 only 5 days after the launch back in 2009, so he's no slouch…

    I'll be using Lightroom 4 as my developer for Raw images when I do get the camera - I'm using it with my D700 and am happy with the results
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    Re: Nikon D800 First Blush

    Well the long awaited can it smoke a MF back. Answer NO not even on Sunday and still say your prayers. Its damn good but Jack, Bob and I think it needs better profiles at least in ACR and I was not seeing it in Capture NX2 either at least compared to C1 and Phase files . Also with the help of Jack and Bob we kind of figured out what looks best for this file in ACR as far as sharpening without going crazy and keeping things on a neutral path. Variables yes plenty this is a nightmare of a test and honestly I could do this three distinct ways but after the first test I think we know what is going one enough to answer the silly question can it beat a MF back. Well certainly not my IQ 160 nor will it beat any 40 mpx sensor either if one is using a tech came with some of the best lenses made in the world on it and i just happen to have one of those a Schneider 60mm XL lens and yes twice the price of the D800. This is serious business here and honestly nothing is going to touch a lens of this caliber except maybe a IQ 180. LOL

    So gear on Hand lets get this out of the way Phase One IQ 160 60 mpx full frame back, Cambo AE tech cam and a Schneider 60mm XL lens mounted on a RRS tripod with a Arca Swiss cube , trust me you need a truck to make this vibrate. Nikon D800 with Nikon 35mm 1.4 G lens both lens stopped down to F9 and I leveled the ISO field by using the Nikons base ISO 100 the Phase is 50 . I used 100 for both cams . Nikon on RRS tripod with cube mirror lock up with 3 second delay. there is a way to do this ( explain later)

    Okay many ways to do this test first I could the same width and we need to remember different aspect ratios of 4:3 for Phase and 3:2 for Nikon. Makes it tough. So what I did was actually shoot two Phhase files one pulled the camera back to estimate a crop 40 mpx sensor which is what I di here in this first test which what I will do is process normally the full file select the aspect ratio of the Nikon which comes up pretty dang close to being the same and any advantage Nikon got it. I also shot exactly the same width as well butI may do that later.

    Okay here we go. I marked each file for clarity.

    First up is a wider shot than normal on the Phase.



    Okay than I cropped into the frame above to the exact dimensions of the Nikon . In another words the image size of 7360 x 4912 at 300 DPI which is the exact file size of a D800 file



    Okay here is the Nikon Full frame image processed in ACR and it got the best treatment I could muster.




    Okay I will say this right out front the advantage on the variables went in Nikons favor as you can realize how hard this is to truly compare apples to apples which would never happen given the formats but end of day we get a good idea of what the Nikon can do and to me as a new owner i am really pleased so far. Jack, Bob and I all think better profiles are needed for color. Its new they will come and we can all maybe try profiling as well to fine tune. BTW This is nit picking stuff and most will ignore everything I just said.

    Okay the crops and yea even cropping in to the Nikon mpx the tech cam and Schneider does win the battle and frankly it better damn well win. Its the best you can buy and believe me if your a MF shooter you know the costs of getting in this ball park. I know this thread will be passed around the forums and I want to be clear the Nikon is very good and truthfully the best in its league. I am certainly keeping it that is a fact.

    Okay the crops. Nikon First Phase is the second image don't confuse them. LOL





    I'm adding in to this little mini review here and post a Full Frame Phase 60 mpx image and a Full frame Nikon. Now these two images are the same width dimension so more a 40 vs 60 mpx comparison just to give you a idea on how another 20 mpx adds to the power of MF. We simply cannot avoid this but I am giving Nikon a lot of credit for getting close and nothing in 35mm to date is doing that.

    Phase file



    Nikon File



    Phase Crop at 60 mpx which will obviously be tighter now



    Nikon Crop at 36mpx




    So now you get a better idea of how all these MPX correlate with each other
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    BTW the DR is a little better on the Phase I lifted the shadows some on the Nikon. Now my disclaimer this was all processed with ACR and color and such maybe better in Nikon CaptureNX2 . I downloaded it this morning and hated it out of the gate. LOL

    I'm a devoted C1 junkie sorry folks but this is just some preliminary stuff and trying to make the Nikon file look good the phase file is straight out of C1 except exposure control. Honestly in this area Phase has the clear cut advantage as the software is clearly tuned to its backs.. So again so many varibles here to shake a stick at.
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    Now this is about as far as you can push the Nikon without getting halos and over sharpening. The Phase file I can still go a long way. Something to be said for bigger sensors and this format. So please ignore the hype out there I have been looking around and its a little scary the bad info. End of day the new Nikon is a winner in a lot of ways and will smoke my Phase just in the ISO dept alone so many benefits to 35mm as well as there is in MF. We can co exist side by side and make it a peaceful world. ROTFLMAO

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    I was expecting a more dramatic difference than that. Would be really interesting to see how the differences show up in prints, and what differences show up in what sizes.

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    Need to remember this is what I cropped into not the whole 60 mpx of the same framing as the Nikon. Ill post that tommorrow . I shot exactly the same framing on both also.
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    We started today.

    All with 24-120mm f/4 zoom handheld (LR4 + our CS5/6 scripts).

    Gallery with full sized samples can be found here (gallery will grow).

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    Thanks Guy, you are doing a great job. I need a new camera and all the information you are giving us is very helpful.
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    I went back into Capture NX and played around a little and from what I am seeing is it does do a better job with the file itself. Still playing but this looks pretty good.

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    Just playing around yesterday with my 85 and 35 lenses and I used Capture NX2 to process these.







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    Even though I am not crazy about the program itself the files look a lot better than ACR.
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    Guy, thank for sharing all these amazing files.. Leave me thirsty for getting mine soon..

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    Damn, I want this camera now! ))

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    Your welcome folks have to say i went back into last weekend files and looking through the images in Capture and my opinion on the cam went up a notch higher. I have everything turned off in camera as far as sharpness and such but my raws are looking much sharper in Capture. Not sure what it is but I like it. Honestly I am not liking what i am seeing in ACR with this cam. Still the program is weird but I like the files and some of the controls better. I'm still playing around as i really want to get a good handle on this so please bear with me as I go through this. I am hoping this stuff does help folks
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    Just to show what I am seeing. I processed this before in ACR and i was testing my 180 and i thought the image was marginal and i still need to tweak the AF on the lens. Looking at it today in Capture well the left wing is far better than what i saw before. I can see good detail in the wing feathers.

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    Capture NX is the best software, in my opinion, for NEF file manipulation.
    Thanks for sharing the photos, Guy.

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    Well it seems that maybe the case at the moment from what I am starting to see and it really should be its Nikons cam and software like Phase and C1 propeitry software is usually the best. I will keep plugging away at it as some things i am pretty damn anal like image quality is my number one thing. Honestly this has been bugging me and kept me up last night.


    BTW Not listed anywhere for sale or really even mentioned but the D800 does have interchangeable focusing screens. I can see the release and the wire that holds it down inside the cam. So hopefully at some point Nikon will release something for it but it clearly does have the capability to be changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    We started today.

    All with 24-120mm f/4 zoom handheld (LR4 + our CS5/6 scripts).

    Gallery with full sized samples can be found here (gallery will grow).
    Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to see as I'll be using the 24-120 f4 as the 'normal' lens on my D800 when I get it – at least initially.

    I may go for Zeiss primes eventually, or the 24-70 f2.8 when (if?) it gets upgraded with VR2 etc.
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