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Ordered a D800e but now, second thoughts about a D7000 ...

HSSwan

Hollywood, US
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HSSwan Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded as a winner in a Nikonians Best of Images Annual Photo Contest Nikonian since 24th Jun 2006
Mon 05-Mar-12 02:51 AM


My question is: Am I gaining that much using a D800 and the same lenses I'm using now on my D7000? I'm pretty sure I'll be migrating in the next few years to a smaller less mechanical but programmable camera system. Yes, the mirrorless type. Hence my questioning buying a full frame D800 DSLR for little more than landscape and outdoor photography. What real advantages with that and 20 plus Nikon/Nikkor lenses in mind would merit the purchase?

I took some shots of humming birds today and picked a shot (link below) that has about as much detail and resolution and is as digitally neutral (ISO wise) as I would expect from a D800 and the same lens. I mean I'm using an f/2.8 300 mm AI lens that works as a 450 mm on the DX camera keeping the subjects larger than a full frame sensor and the same 300 mm lens. Granted the new sensor should provide more detail and camera IQ. One of the hummer shots that has me asking http://hsswan.smugmug.com/Animals/Birds-in-the-Oaks/9736269_SH8Zxr#!i=1736047240&k=dcn4j35&lb=1&s=A

This is sort of a cabin fever/sick cat sitting question but thanks for any clarity you can impart.

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