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If you're on the fence about a D800 due to size/weight....

briantilley

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"RE: If you're on the fence about a D800 due to size/weight..."

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Tue 09-Jul-13 06:21 PM

I'm not sure I completely follow your logic...

I manage quite well with just the 18mm and 35mm Fujinons as a walk-around kit; the 35mm on a 16MP DX body gives you about the same cropping ability as a 28mm on a 35MP FX body.

The combination of X-Pro 1, 35mm and 18mm weighs only 820g against 1200-1330g for the D800e and a 28mm (depending which lens you have), and the Fuji kit takes up quite a bit less space in a bag.

You'll only get a D800e image down to a 5-7MB JPEG by reducing the size and/or increasing compression - thereby reducing quality and negating many of the benefits of the 36MP sensor. A Large Fine JPEG from the D800e is around 16MP.

That's not to say that a D800e isn't a great camera, even for walkaround, but some people might make a different choice

Brian
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