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D800E ... sharp & not-so-sharp

Gator Bob

SANTA FE, US
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Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Mon 05-Nov-12 10:52 PM

A brief excerpt from Ming Thein on why it can be hard to get sharp snapshots from the D800E ... but why the D800E is his camera of choice for controlled images:

"... in practical shooting ... you’ll need ... a higher shutter speed than you expect, which lowers your shooting envelope by a corresponding number of stops as noise increases as you ramp up the sensitivity to keep shutter speeds high. Perceptually, if you’re going to be shooting under already borderline conditions to get a critically sharp image with a 12MP camera, you’re not going to get one with a 36MP one ...

"... (So) bottom line: don’t use more pixels than you are capable of handling properly for a given situation. It’s one of the reasons why I don’t shoot the D800E for casual work … but it’s also the reason it’s my camera of choice when I have full control of the execution."

Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
*D800E *D700 *SB800 *RRS 24L & BH-55
Nikkors: *14-24 *24-70 *70-200 VRII *T-20E III *50 f/1.8 *PC-E 85 *28-300 & Tamron 90mm Macro

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