Again I have struggled to get time with my D800 today. I did get an exciting package through the post though - A Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F2.8 lens to replace my trusty 17-55mm DX lens (which I am now selling if anybody is interested - check out eBay in the next few weeks). I managed to get the 24-70 on eBay for around £350 cheaper than a new one and first inspection shows it to be in mint condition. This will be put through its paces this weekend as I am doing some photography in the Lake District. A positive consequence of not having a full frame wide angle lens is that I have spend a lot more time using the Sigma 50mm F1.4 lens. For those of you who like a bit of Bokeh (the blobby out of focus highlights that you get with F1.4 lenses!!) this is such a bargain. For £360 it is amazing how sharp the images are.
I decided tonight to see how the focusing performed in low light. Focusing was always accurate and quick. In fact I had to go into a room with no lights on at all (It was really dark!) and still it managed to focus quickly. I took this image in reasonable room light (but it wasn"t bright). Click on it to see a larger version in Flickr
I don't think looking at the full size image is the best way to judge images like this - I think if they look perfect at around 1000 pixels wide then they are fine for the web. Anything bigger than that and they will be printed. I printed this image off at A3 and it was again brilliant. I am trying to find fault with the D800 but just can't in terms of image quality.