#38. "RE: How much computer do we need to handle D800 36mp files?" In response to In response to 36
>As Brian said above, the NEF size depends on the compression >you use at the time of capture. Nearly all computers made in >the last 5 years should not have any issues with handling a >80mb photo file but try importing 400+images into Lightroom or >open multiple images in Photoshop and start adding layers and >you'll soon find yourself in trouble with a lesser computer. > The difference in Lightroom when using the laptop versus my >gaming desktop is night and day and the laptop is only 2 years >old and that is with my D700 compressed NEF's.
This comment is aimed at pros more than hobbyists, but upgrading camera gear is an ecosystem upgrade. It's a back to front rethink of how you do things. Lenses may change, storage cards, computer, archiving, delivery, etc.
If you're a pro, you HAVE to think this way. Your business depends on it. Buying a new, high megapixel camera without the ecosystem to support it is like buying a new racing car without upgraded brakes.
How many people do we have shooting D700s on 1-2GB cards? Exactly.