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Yeah.....but.....Low light shooters beware!

Garrett Hayes

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"RE: Yeah.....but.....Low light shooters beware!"

Garrett Hayes Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2004
Tue 21-Feb-12 07:25 AM

>Bill: Everything I read in this thread is based on theory.
>Unless I'm wrong, nobody here shot any of those images?
>Besides, "sample images" are like those
>pre-production cars that car magazines get to drive before the
>production cars roll off the assembly lines. They offer a
>pretty good representation of the experience, but they are
>cherry picked samples, and the production versions are often
>different.
>
>It just seems silly to debate this issue until there is real
>field test data to support some of these assertions. To my
>knowledge, there has never been a new Nikon DSLR that did not
>surpass the performance of the previous model in the same
>class, in virtually every area - and low light performance is
>a very big area. Let's just assume it will, until we find out
>it doesn't.
>
>Just my opinion, though.


I agree completely. I cannot believe that Nikon would launch a new camera in 2012 that would not improve on a camera launched in 2008. I bought my D700 in August 2008 and it will not be going into retirement or a new home. I see D700 and D800 working together and hopefully the low light capability of the D800 will match the D700. Then consider all the improvement in the D800 that members on this forum have been looking for since the D700 was launched. Dual cards, video (?), 100% viewfinder, more pixels (well some people seem to want them), faster on board processor, better and faster focusing etc.

I will wait until Nikonians get their hands on the D800 and see what their feedback will be in relation to low light capability. I expect to be surprised. I met a pro recently who now shoots only his new D7000 instead of his D3, which he says surpasses the quality he can get on his D3!! Not so sure that I would agree....

GH

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