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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: D800 and Weddings"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Fri 10-Feb-12 12:08 AM | edited Fri 10-Feb-12 01:32 AM by km6xz

If anything there has been a trend with DSLR's shooting video to have longer takes for HD broadcast, up from an average of 8 seconds to almost double that. Watch any theatrical release or broadcast and see how many cuts are longer than 5 seconds. Not many. For some genres, such as MTV style, 5 seconds would not be seen at all, too long for kids.
There really are not many viewers who have the patience for a long continuous scene in any sort of video presentation. It might seem like there are not that many component clips edited together when watching because that editor is good and uses the clips in a way to move the story yet camera position and settings changed while being unnoticed.

One feature of the D800 that will have wedding photographers raving is not being talked about much. Imagine being able, in varying light and harsh backlight, being able to have perfectly exposed faces every time with no compensation. The face tracking 3D metering does that. Works with iTTL flash as well.
Since those using it are citing D3 equivalent low light performance, I see, so far no downside to the D800 for event, wedding, studio, landscape etc. Those who are bemoaning the slow 4.5-6fps might need to be a bit more skilled in anticipation but that has ALWAYS been the case in getting the optimum peak action. With the better tracking of the AF system and tracking of the 91k sensor, I would suggest 4 frame in good focus is better than 8 frames with random focus predictability.
If someone really needs high speed frame rates, Nikon has their camera, the D4. Between these two new models, able every base is covered with higher peak performance than any other product line. They had better have increased production because they are going to need it, and a larger bank vault for their 2012 earnings.
Stan
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