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D800 TRIPOD IMAGES, PLEASE?

rplst8

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"RE: D800 TRIPOD IMAGES, PLEASE?"

rplst8 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2008
Mon 26-Mar-12 03:15 AM

>Larry,
>
>Good photos. However, the real issue is whether these same
>photos could just have easily have been obtained using current
>Nikon DSLR's. I think that they could have.

Maybe they could have. But the D800 is going to be a winner at the extremes of many situations.

We know it has about 1 stop on the D700 in low light. We know it can compete with medium format cameras for detail in the right situation. We know it has D7000 type resolution in DX crop mode.

A new D700 retails for about $2200 and a new D800 retails for $3000. For someone who doesn't already have a D700 this is a no-brainer. Spend the extra $800 and get D700 capability, plus better-than-Canon 5D mk II detail, and a D7000 to boot.

If you already own a D700, the choice is a bit harder.

>I am still
>seeing nothing special (or improved) from the photos I have
>thus far reviewed that were taken by the new D800. And this
>concerns me, because this is a camera I am considering
>purchasing as I would like to obtain a modern FX camera.

Then buy the D800. When used correctly, it will be better than any DSLR ever made (for detail not speed). When used incorrectly it will be as good as any other camera used incorrectly (but maybe a little better because of improved smarts like face detection, improved meter, etc).

--
RL

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