Large Format Photography with Nikon D800
You may remember earlier in the year, we had an article where a Nikon D800 was retrofitted with medium format lenses by Laurent Thion. Now, in his guest blog post on Nikonrumors.com, photographer Jan Håkan Dahlström is taking it one step more by taking his D800 and mounted it to an Arca Swiss 4×5/9×12 rail camera, a Nikon-mount extension tube, and an Yamasaki Congo 180 mm/4.5 large format lens. The benefit with using a large format lens is that it has a large sensor coverage, providing a greater range for tilting and shifting, as well as better perspective control and even more shallower depth of field.
It doesn’t seem to be a very difficult to retrofit a Nikon D800 into a large format camera, so if you want to find out how to do this for yourself, be sure to read the article on NikonRumors.com. Of course, the only caveat is that the Arca Swiss 4×5/9×12 rail camera is close to $4,000.