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D800 versus the D4 (for someone who owns the D3S)?

Timbo1961

Pickering, ON, CA
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"RE: D800 versus the D4 (for someone who owns the D3S)?"

Timbo1961 Registered since 09th Oct 2008
Wed 08-Feb-12 08:43 PM | edited Wed 08-Feb-12 08:45 PM by Timbo1961

I own a D3S and a D300S and shoot a lot of sports and band gigs, events and other things such as portraits etc.
I have no intention of getting rid of the D3S. The D4 is a faster focusing and there are a few new bells and whistles, but on one of these forums someone said it was an evolution not a revolution. The change from 12 to 16Mp is not huge, the improvement of only 1 stop, the new card format, the new batteries are non-starters for me. As well, I have never said "Gee, I wish my D3S focused faster" and I am constantly amazed at what it does in low light.
So .... having said that, the D800 is a revolution.
This is not for low light....
This is not for motorcycle racing...
This is not for gigs and night clubs etc. ....
This is for portraiture in controlled light, this is for architecture, this is for landscape, and this is for product photos and large prints.
I remember when the D3X came out, a lot of people said it would stay on a tripod and some even said the resolution was so high you couldn't hand hold it. I can imagine my D800 (ordered a while back and confirmed yesterday - not the E version) will be more of a studio camera.
My D3S and 300S will still be the ones that go to the track....
Just my way of looking at it.
Tim

TimMcGillPhotography and TMStudios

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