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D800 E not for studio?

ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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"RE: D800 E not for studio?"

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Fri 12-Jul-13 12:25 PM | edited Fri 12-Jul-13 12:32 PM by ajdooley

Obviously diffraction is a negative function of smaller f/stops. But Depth of Field is a function as well. Depth of Field is an obvious matter that has always existed and must be taken into consideration when taking pictures. We either choose to have a subject sharp or we want to render it as "bokeh." Diffraction I think -- my opinion only -- is a largely overblown concern and plays far less of a role in taking pictures than it does in worrying about it.

Diffraction is a lens design and production issue and a function of optical science. It is what it is. If it is the sole determinant of a camera choice, that choice ignores newer focusing capabilities, better shadow and highlight detail retention and obviously, higher resolution.

My choice? I ignore it. BTW, for landscape photography, unsteady air and haze are FAR larger matters than diffraction.

If diffraction is the only concern -- you may want to explore returning to an 8x10 view camera. But before you do, check out the thread here elsewhere comparing the D800/800E to medium format cameras.

Thom is obviously more articulate than I will ever be -- but he is writing to be read and to earn money. I think he sometimes points out the red herring in an otherwise pristine pond just to do what he does.

Alan
Waterloo, IL, USA
www.proimagingmidamerica.com

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