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Are you happy with your D800?

Danbie

Midland, US
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"RE: Are you happy with your D800?"

Danbie Registered since 31st May 2009
Wed 12-Dec-12 06:35 AM

>
>>Here's my primary unresolved concern that can explain
>some
>>of my complaints:
Many people say the D800 needs a
>higher
>>handheld shutter speed than other cameras. You are
>going to
>>have to explain this one to me.
Why does the D7000
>with
>>the same pixel density NOT require an extra stop?
>
>Being FX the mirror is bigger (and heavier) than the DX sized
>mirror in D7000. D800 is the first SLR I have owned where I
>can easily feel a reaction (camera kicks in my hands - ever so
>gently but still noticeable) when the mirror flips up prior to
>opening the shutter. so the camera is moving as the shutter
>opens. Heavy lenses increase the inertia of the combination
>and help to reduce this. Faster shutter speeds also help,
>as does tripod and mirror delay.
>
>
Thanks James!
I have been reading this thread with high interest because I am thinking about purchasing a D800. Your response to the question that Craig poses is the first one that I find to be a plausible explanation for why the D800 requires a faster shutter speed. Craigs point that the D7000 and D800 have the same sensor pixel density so it does not make sense that similar hand-holding technique employed on the two different cameras should result in any difference in focus sharpness at the pixel level. When he looks at the images 1-1 on his monitor in LR he should see similar performance – unless the camera itself shakes more as you have proposed. Maybe when (if) Nikon comes out with a D800s they will find a way to dampen the mirror movement so it is less of a limitation. I guess what this really means to me is that the effective sensitivity for hand-held shooting is reduced by a ½ stop. I shoot both portraits and sports so I’ll have to take this limitation into account when deciding between the D800 and D600.
Thanks again for this explanation! Very useful for me

Dan

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