Sat 04-May-13 04:26 PM | edited Sun 05-May-13 09:12 AM by Bengt Nyman
I am very pleased with my D800E. It makes miraculous images out of just about everything. Many times you can pull out a bonus image from deep inside the image without running into the usual resolution reminder. I also use my D800E in dark places, shooting next-to-no-light to produce dark, saturated, ambiance-dripping music and theater scenes. The high resolution again allows me to go deep into darkness before the lack of light and subsequent fine pitch noise becomes objectionable. So what do I mean by a D800EM? I am so convinced that high resolution gives us photographers a new lease on life that I would like to take it a step further. I am envisioning a Monochrome D800EM with no Bayer filters and of course no Anti-Aliasing filter. In other words a straight Black and White 36.3 MP D800EM with nothing in the way of any of the pixels. Resolution and detail would be amazing. Light sensitivity would of course be substantially better than the color version since there are no color filters refusing entrance to photons of the wrong color. We already have the Leica M Monochrome. However, with an 18 MP CCD sensor the Leica M Monochrome lacks in both resolution and ISO. Even though I am not personally a Black & White fanatic, I can't help envisioning the potential of a Monochrome extrapolation of the D800E into a D800EM. I realize that Nikon might not be interested in putting out a specialty product with an even smaller market than the D800E. However, I hope they will because the photographic world would become richer for it.
P.S. People said: With a D800 it is more difficult to shoot handheld, because the high resolution will highlight any camera shake. After many thousands of handheld D800(E) shots I say: Nonsense!
People said: With a D800E you run the risk of getting Moiré patterns in your images. After many thousands of shots I still have not spotted a single Moiré pattern.