A few months ago, and before the D800 specs were announced, it was suggested to me that the D800 would have a pixel desity that would effectively enable one to have two cameras in one. Later, after the release of the D800, I read suggestions that it also resembles shooting with a medium format camera.
Is this the experience that those of you who have one are having with your D800? If so, has it required a change in your technique? Is there a medium format effect?
I required no change in technique needed after using the D7000, because it actually has lower pixel density. Actually it has been proven that all cameras blur images the same amount when bad technique is used. But at 36 MegaPixels the D800 shows more user errors when viewed at 100%.
Both the D7000 and the D800 have less pixel density than the Canon T2i that I had. So for me, the D800 is just "catching up". I didn't have any problem with the T2i, and I am not really having any trouble now.
Yes and that is a big part of the reason I bought it. No problem with the high density of the pixels as I also come from a Canon 7D and am used to handling the camera properly. Just takes a little practice.
Sun 15-Apr-12 09:59 PM | edited Sun 15-Apr-12 10:24 PM by RRRoger
>How would you characterize proper handling?
Lack of movement and very smooth panning.
I am still very good at panned shots, but at 67 I usually need something to brace myself for stills.
Just locking the legs and being careful does not work all the time so you may need to: 1. Use a lens with VR 2. lean against something 3. use a MonoPod 4. use a TriPod 5. Use a very good TriPod with stabilizer and remote shutter release.
Of course Low ISO and High Shutter speed can also help.
I've seen clean stills shot at 1/30s handheld but that is way beyond my current ability. Perhaps someone else can chime in on that solution.