As far as my DSLR goes, yeah, I love it- it’s the camera I’ve always wanted. The image sensor ranks even higher than the D4 (in fact DxO Labs rated it the highest DSLR on the market), and that’s a big part of why I bought it. It’s also about the engine of this beast – 36 megapixels, which for an outdoor/ landscape/commercial photographer provides huge files to blow up nicely, tons of intricate detail, and minimal noise in a top-notch full-frame image sensor. There’s lots of extra bells and whistles – cool new LiveView functions, an incredibly fast auto-focus (although I still manual focus a ton), and a sturdy well-built frame.
This image was captured at 1/400 sec, using f/2.8 and ISO 100 in manual exposure mode while spot metering. You can see the detail of the bee here in a close-up.
It’s rare that a piece of equipment gets me excited about photography – usually it’s my subject, the location, the moment, the light. This Nikon camera has energized me about the images I hope to capture in the near future!