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D800 - Too much detail for close up portraits?

KnightPhoto

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"RE: D800 - Too much detail for close up portraits?"

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Sat 25-Feb-12 02:28 PM

Speaking in general to responders on this thread (lot of good responses embedded), this does remind me of the effect of purchasing a great new lens:

- for example when I got my 500VR I spent intensive amounts of time learning and refining my sharpening techniques (still not done, can always get better ).

- my reasoning was that I had better "up my game" in post-processing skills commensurate to what this fine lens can produce. I didn't want to be a great equipment user and a hack at PP.

Same diff with the D800. This is a camera that will force oneself to grow in shooting technique and post-processing knowledge. So if you are getting a D800, now is probably the time to invest in that software package you have been eyeing and/or books and courses on how to use it at an advanced level. Personally even though I've probably advanced a long way from where I started, I still have a lot to learn about Capture NX2 and can always improve more.

All of this "forced to learn" type action is a huge benefit to the shooter for the rest of your shooting career. D800 will be a great camera to learn and grow with IMHO!


Best regards, SteveK

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