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I AM THE BIG PICTURE - this is the offical slogan for D800 as you can print some really big photos from D800's 36MP photo . While some people love the huge output from the D800, there are also people who don't like it and think most people will never need anything bigger than 12 (or 16, or 18) megapixels and the extra resolution is just a waste of memory card and hard disk space. Funny thing is, I remember a few years ago, we were all saying 6MP is more than enough and 10+MP is a bit of overkill (and admittedly i was one of them!). But anyway no matter which side you are on, the 36MP sensor is definitely the biggest talking point among the Nikon users (or even non-Nikon users). I picked the same slogan as the finale of my D800 "I AM" review.


So what can I shoot to show "THE BIG PICTURE"? I don't live in France so I can't go to the Nation library of France and replicate Benjamin Antony Monn's beautiful library photo in the D800 brochure).


Now if I can't think of a beauitful building with lots of details to capture, how about I capture lots of buildings instead? I decided to go up to the top observation deck of the Sky Tower, which is the tallest free-standing structure in the Souther Hemisphere. I want to take some photos of the beautiful city I live in.

So I went up the Sky Tower, and I mounted the Nikon AFS 16-35mm f/4 VR onto my D800. I took this long exposure photo without a tripod through the observation deck's thick glass window, in spite of that, the D800 still managed to capture a beautiful and detailed photo of the Auckland City. From the street and buildings nearby, to the bus parking space a bit further away, to the marina far away, there are just tonnes of details everywhere.


I wish I could go outside the observation deck so I don't have to shoot through the thick glass and setup a tripod and shoot a better photo, but I'm still quite happy with what I got!


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Taken on June 24, 2012