New Nikon D810 user (ex Sony A7r user)

MaxBerlinMaxBerlin Posts: 86Member
edited March 2015 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Hi y'all,

Max from Texas here. I used the Sony NEX7 and A7r for the last few years and really thought they were superior to Nikon's 7100, 800(e) and other Nikons I tried briefly. My friend that had a 7100 upgraded to the D810 and in December we did a side by side comparison with equally Imatested Zeiss 135mm Apo-Sonnars. When we got in front of a big wide gamut screen I was floored. The Nikon files were much cleaner and had far better resolution than the Sony.

Before I finally sell the Sony off I am spending some time documenting the differences between the Sony and Nikon and am blogging it about it.

The Sony A7r is getting trounced by the Nikon.

I've joined this forum to learn more about operating my Nikon even better.

I wanted to post a link to the blog but wanted to be certain it wasn't spam first so I'm checking with Adam.

Update - Link here - https://sonyvnikon.wordpress.com/
Post edited by MaxBerlin on
My non-commercial blog:

https://sonyvnikon.wordpress.com/
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  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,491Member
    On the face of it, it does not sound like spam, but I am just a member. Your experience sounds fascinating and really interesting. I really look forward to reading about it and hope that you pass Adam's "muster".
  • gmckeowngmckeown Posts: 5Member
    The d810 is awesome, but one thing I have found with mine is it will show you just how good, or bad, you lenses really are. I had to return a tamron 24-70 because it just wasn't sharp enough. I have Nikkor 70-200 vr ii and sigma art 50. Both are outstanding. I don't have the budget to get an otus, but tried both 55 and 85 at pdn in October. You have not seen what the 810 is capable of until you try these.
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,176Member
    edited February 2015
    I can only agree with gmckeown, having used this combination D810/Otus 55 for over 2 months. It will interesting to see what new lenses, both Nikon and third party are announced to meet the 35mm challenge to medium format in what seems to be back to the old megapixel race again.
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    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    The d810 is awesome, but one thing I have found with mine is it will show you just how good, or bad, you lenses really are. I had to return a tamron 24-70 because it just wasn't sharp enough. I have Nikkor 70-200 vr ii and sigma art 50. Both are outstanding. I don't have the budget to get an otus, but tried both 55 and 85 at pdn in October. You have not seen what the 810 is capable of until you try these.
    Nikon's 400/2.8 does a good job of that.

    ... H
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    @MaxBerlin

    Post the link, thanks and welcome.
    Msmoto, mod
  • MaxBerlinMaxBerlin Posts: 86Member
    Thanks all. Here's the link. Read from the bottom up to see the chronological process.

    I want to make a set up to test the superior shadow recovery of the 810 sometime soon.

    https://sonyvnikon.wordpress.com/
    My non-commercial blog:

    https://sonyvnikon.wordpress.com/
  • MaxBerlinMaxBerlin Posts: 86Member
    I limit myself to these lenses these days -

    21mm Distagon
    55mm Otus
    85mm Otus
    70-200mm Nikon VRII
    135mm Apo-Sonnar
    300mm Nikon F4 (latest version before PF)

    It is VERY HARD to go back from Apo and Otus to other lenses.
    My non-commercial blog:

    https://sonyvnikon.wordpress.com/
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,491Member
    Upgrade to the 300mm 2.8 and you are set.
  • MaxBerlinMaxBerlin Posts: 86Member
    I know, I should... but sigh. The $$ are starting to have an effect on my marriage and I am already committed to the next Otus.
    My non-commercial blog:

    https://sonyvnikon.wordpress.com/
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