I did some design work for a friend and didn't feel like charging him money, so he gifted me a D800e, which I was looking to get anyways. I started shooting seriously with smaller cameras, the X100, the RX100 and nowadays carry only the Ricoh GR around everywhere. A couple of things that interest me, is taking head shots and shooting architecture. I was hiring professional photographers to document my projects (I work as an architect), till I got called out by my office and had to start documenting my own work. The larger sensor on the DSLR (full frame in this case) helps hugely in both shooting situations. Once I started shooting with the D800e is when I understood the limitations of my smaller cameras (duh!). I still refuse to cart around a big heavy and frankly nasty DSLR when I'm out and about, but when I'm shooting under lights or out on a tripod the Nikon serves my purposes very well, giving me large files sizes to work with and tonnes of detail and resolution. I know we've been discussing whether it's a good idea to post images from large chunky cameras in here, and I thought a lot about it before making this post. We all know they're pretty much out there, these nasty DSLRs, and they're always an option if one's willing to put up with the inconvenience of lugging around large and heavy gear. And then I thought that it might be a good idea to post images from these cameras, if only to form a more educated opinion as to what's the right gear to consider, and DSLRs are an option and they're good at a few things in ways smaller compact cameras are not (at least in comparison to the ones I've used, I haven't yet shot with the A7 or a M240 or the Sigma DP Merrills or other full frame compacts). I did seriously consider the Sony A7R, but I bought into the Nikon system to use their rather fabulous 14-24mm lens for my architecture work, and it didn't make any sense for me, to stick that big lens via an adapter on the A7R. But mostly I wanted to make this post, because I wanted to share my images on a nice friendly forum without having to put up with the nonsense that one does elsewhere. The internet is a scary place and one tends to stick to places where one is comfortable. Sorry for the long rambling post, but here are some images. Head shot - Documenting my project (architecture) - I shot the next image at Angkor Wat from a hot air balloon and I hated every second of having to carry that big DSLR and 5 kilos of gear throughout a warm and humid Cambodia. I don't care enough about photography to ever put myself through that again! my Ricoh GR to the rescue!