I was sitting on a bench waiting for the little woman and I kept hearing a buzzing sound. Without realizing it I was seated 2-3 feet away from a hummingbird feeder. That buzzing sound was a hummingbird. Not wanting to scare her off I slowly activated movie mode on my NIKON D800. Unfortunately the camera was set for my last use and not for this video. I did not want to risk losing the opportunity so I shot the video as is with the camera as it was set. The video is a little shakey as the camera was at my chest. The lens was a brand new Tamron 70-300mm.


Be careful who you place orders from when trying to snag a D800. If your one of the folks chasing around links on forums following the advice of who has a Nikon D800 in stock at any given moment. I recently learned a painful experience. Some retailers notably Best Buy and Dell have a huge lag in real-time inventory. The lag can be in the case of Best Buy up to 28 hours. This means you think you have been successful in placing an order only to learn later that your D800 has been placed on backorder status. You might be inclined to think that while disappointing it’s no big deal. Well your wrong. The problem is these companies reserve Continue ReadingPRE ORDER NIKON D800 – CAUTION

NIKON D800 6FPS with the MB-12 and EN-EL18

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NIKON D800 6FPS with the MB-12 and EN-EL18 I was reading in the Nikon D800 Manual that it is possible to increase the cameras frame rate to 6 frames per second  versus 4 frames per second with some additional hardware. That happens to cost quite a bit. If I understand Nikon correctly you can shoot 4fps in full frame mode at full resolution and 6fps in DX crop mode at full resolution. But if you want to go up to 5 or 6fps in full frame mode you can do it easily but at a very hefty price tag. The first item needed is the NIKON MB-12 BATTERY GRIP at $412.00. The MB-12 is at the heart of increasing the Continue ReadingNIKON D800 6FPS with the MB-12 and EN-EL18