#114. "RE: It's official-- Nikon has announced the D800 & D800E " In response to In response to 105 Wed 15-Feb-12 07:24 PM by JohnE Nikon
New HArtford, US
> >The D800 will not stress lenses any more than the D7000 since >the pixel resolution per area of sensor is the same. At least >in the centers. It will stress corner resolution and people >that pixel peep the corners may not be terribly happy. But >corners on FX lenses have always been issues for those that >want to look for the problem. The centers should not be a >problem, at least for those happy with D7000 lens >performance.
I agree completely. > >I do agree with many here that in order to fully >utilize the resolution of this camera a tripod will >probably be needed. Doesn't mean it won't take fine pictures >hand held. Just means a lesser res sensor could do the same >job. From that point of view I question if those that buy >this camera and always or usually shoot it hand held will get >the resolution (in the final output) they paid dearly for. At >the expense of some low light performance too (edit: and frame >rate).
Not sure I completely agree. I think you need to pay closer attention to hand holding technique and the 1/focal length rule (1.5 for DX) for speed will be tested. With a non VR lens I find I often maximize my sharpness with handheld technique and 1/ (2 x focal length)
> >I also doubt that many D7000 images shot hand held fully >utilize the resolution of that camera. I suspect it has a big >element of placebo effect. The D800 will be far tougher. > >Personally I'm not sure I'm excited about this camera. If the >high ISO performance is decent it will offer interesting >flexibility as a wildlife camera, in that FX will provide some >"zoom" for long prime shooters. >
I would rather have high iso performance as well but clearly some shooter want pixels.
Below is an example of what I get handheld with a 50 1.4 lens shot at 7.1 1/200 sec. This was shot with a D7000 which has similar pixel pitch to the D800. This is an old Af not AFS lens that I bought used here on Nikonians. The eye is a 1:1 crop and I would argue the detail is there although on a tripod maybe it would be better. Do you agree or should I be expecting even more?
A 1:1 crop with the D800 should give similar if not better results. The image will be much larger though and most would never need to use a 1:1 image.
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