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jgreg

Sheboygan Falls, US
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jgreg Silver Member Charter Member
Fri 26-Apr-13 06:14 AM

I'm interested if any body has done any image comparisons between a Nikon D800E and the Nikon D7100.

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byvini

UK
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#1. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 0

byvini Registered since 19th Apr 2013
Fri 26-Apr-13 06:50 AM

I haven't compared, but I would love the 7100 as a companion to the d800. Now, comparing to the d7000 I own, the difference is quite big...

mwhals

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#3. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 0

mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Sat 27-Apr-13 02:07 PM

I am considering a D7100 to go with my D800.

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mklass

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#4. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 27-Apr-13 03:05 PM

In some ways, it is a tough comparison, as one is DX and the other FX.

For instance:

  • Do you use the same lens on each body, giving the D7100 camera the benefit of what is usually the sharpest part of the image circle?
  • Do you shoot the D800e in DX crop mode to negate the above, but then you have images of different sizes?
  • Do you use different lenses on each that will give you equivalent FOV, but then introduce lens variations into the equation?


Those are just some of the variables to consider.

What are you really trying to find out?

On a simple basis, they will both take great pictures, but it depends entirely on the skill of the user. They can also both produce garbage equally well.


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moizes

Brooklyn, US
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#5. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 4

moizes Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2006
Sat 27-Apr-13 03:51 PM

Indeed! Dimitri

jgreg

Sheboygan Falls, US
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#6. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 4

jgreg Silver Member Charter Member
Sun 28-Apr-13 05:06 AM | edited Sun 28-Apr-13 05:43 AM by jrp

>In some ways, it is a tough comparison, as one is DX and the
>other FX.
>
>For instance:
>

  • Do you use the same lens on each body, giving the
    >D7100 camera the benefit of what is usually the sharpest part
    >of the image circle?
    >
  • Do you shoot the D800e in DX crop mode to negate the
    >above, but then you have images of different sizes?
    >
  • Do you use different lenses on each that will give you
    >equivalent FOV, but then introduce lens variations into the
    >equation?

>
>Those are just some of the variables to consider.
>
>What are you really trying to find out?
>
>On a simple basis, they will both take great pictures, but it
>depends entirely on the skill of the user. They can also both
>produce garbage equally well.
>
>
>Mick
>http://www.mickklassphoto.com
>or
>Visit my nikonians gallery

I know what your talking about.. So put a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 0n the Nikon D800e and a 35mm f/1.8 0n the D7100. Do not use any crop modes in each camera. Shoot full FX and DX. I want to see if how sharp they compare at.

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icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#7. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 0

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Sun 28-Apr-13 05:50 AM

Here is DPreview comparing D5200 to D7100 for sharpness w/ the 50mm f/1.4G:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d7100/18

And camera labs test comparing D5200/D7100/D7000:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D7100/RAW_quality.shtml

Seems for sharpness, you will be even more hard pressed to see the difference considering you will only see it at 100% and at the sharpest apertures of the "best" lenses. Where as with the D800E, there is some wiggle room, so to speak, and is easier to see the differences between the D800 and D800E.

Now iso performance is easy to see as FX sensors tend to "always" have an advantage there as long as you are comparing similar generations of FX and DX sensors.

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jgreg

Sheboygan Falls, US
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#8. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 7

jgreg Silver Member Charter Member
Mon 29-Apr-13 04:18 AM

>Here is DPreview comparing D5200 to D7100 for sharpness w/
>the 50mm f/1.4G:
>
>http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d7100/18
>
>And camera labs test comparing D5200/D7100/D7000:
>
>http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D7100/RAW_quality.shtml
>
>Seems for sharpness, you will be even more hard pressed to see
>the difference considering you will only see it at 100% and at
>the sharpest apertures of the "best" lenses. Where
>as with the D800E, there is some wiggle room, so to speak, and
>is easier to see the differences between the D800 and D800E.
>
>Now iso performance is easy to see as FX sensors tend to
>"always" have an advantage there as long as you are
>comparing similar generations of FX and DX sensors.
>
>Chris

Chris thanks for the links. It looks like the Nikon D7100 will hold it's own with all these cameras. I don't see the D800E blowing any camera away. These cameras are just that good.

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blw

Richmond, US
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#9. "RE: D800E & D7100" | In response to Reply # 6

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 29-Apr-13 08:15 AM

OK, at that point, are you comparing the cameras, or the lenses? If they are different how would you attribute the differences to the format, to the sensors, to the lenses - or to user technique?

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