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To E or not to E, that is the question.

KnightPhoto

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"RE: Don't forget about your lens selections for this bad boy"

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Sat 11-Feb-12 03:47 PM

Thanks Luis, I very much like the idea of my 24-70 being even sharper than it already is! I will keep this 100 lp/mm metric in mind. Do you have any similar info regarding the 70-200 II (or 1)?

On the main topic, I am getting a D4 so I have to stay out of the D800 arena for a year if I want to remain married

But looking ahead I was thinking E except for:

- video moire has me pondering. I expect my D4 to be my main video camera so on the one hand I'm not too worried about the D800 for video. But it could be an issue if I want to press the D800 into service as a second video unit on a rare occasion or use it for travel video. So I'm really keen to see folks video experience with the E - there is so much complicated image processing and compression going on to get a video-frame from 36mp down to 2mp that the actual results may be far more software and processing based than anything to do with the AA filter or not.

- Or if my D800 does become my eventual main travel camera, I do tend to do a lot of architecture work whilst on vacation. This year I expect (hope!) to have my D4 by the time of our main vacation in June, so I'll get a chance to try the D4 out as a travel camera. I use a Black-Rapid strap, so that really helps with making heavy gear feel lightweight.

- I have this notion, maybe, of trying to scare up some 2nd shooter work. In this case though, one would think a non-E is the only and best option. If I get enough semi-pro work in theatre with my D4 and related head shots though, I really won't need to go the wedding route, so we'll have to see how this evolves. I want income to, partially offset future purchases. For example on the face of it, it would be very difficult for me to justify a 200mm f2, PC-Es, 135mm f2G because things like that are the right tool for particular needs but won't get tons of work unlike my 24-70/70-200. Whereas if I self-finance these specialized tools through semi-pro work, well then the sky's the limit depending on semi-pro income of course.

Re-reading the above the E is more of a specialized tool isn't it.

Best regards, SteveK

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