>Who knows why? My >personal opinion is that for someone who hasn't already spent >huge bucks on MF, forget it--the D800 is that good. > >BTW, I use the D800 and D800e interchangeably. I defy anyone >to pick out the difference between images (same lens/tripod >etc) shot with each camera looking at 2 24x36 prints. I've >done this test, and nobody I know could see the difference. >Sure if you stick the tip of your nose on the paper, you will >see a slight difference..but you might not like it better. > >Michael
Your comments confirm my assumptions. I suspect some photographers need the high-priced equipment also simply for status reasons, or to make the right impression on their clients. Just as many of those Leica owners buy their camera more for the name than anything else.
And your comparison is good to keep in mind if I will ever think about a second body.