#11. "RE: D4, D800 & D800E hands-on report" In response to In response to 0 Mon 27-Feb-12 01:53 PM by hrbaan
Thank you all for your positive feedback on my little report. Really nice to hear I've done something that is appreciated
A couple of posts up, Per and Marvin have asked to elaborate on the statement “the extremely high resolution requires different handling of the camera and also demand much more from post processing (hardware)… Not everyone will be up to this.”
What I mean by this roughly twofold:
1. The higher the resolution the more every little mistake/fault gets visible. I'm talking about lens quality, slight miss focus, camera movement, mirror slap, etc. To prevent all this requires you to think more about your shots and also use a tripod (with good tripod technique) even more.
2. Files will be much much larger, demanding extra memory and computing power. Example, an uncompressed NEF will be around 75MB (!). A 16 bit tiff without layers is already 200MB, and even when just using 8 bit tiffs, we're still talking about 100MB files…