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#21 ChrigelKarrer

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Thanks tdpriest,
i came to the same conclusions and ordered the D800 and it will arrive tomorrow.
The D800E has such a high resolution that it will show without any mercy any user error or imperfection...
Uhhh, i am excited!!!
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#22 loftus

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:33 AM

I can't say that any of the terrestrial comparisons available on-line have convinced me that the difference between the 800 and the 800E will be detectable underwater. I interpret the data as showing that you need a high shutter speed, optimum aperture and rock-steady camera position to get down to the realm of resolution improved by losing the moire filter. Our need to balance ambient and artificial light, to shoot in low light, and to hand-hold a large camera system suggests to me that we're never going to get to the point where the D800E is better underwater.

I agree; differences will be minimal. Probably macro folks will be able to get more out of the E than wide angle shooters. As I said the only place one might see a difference is in large prints. I think it's arguable as to whether Nikon even needs to make both cameras, just make the E at the regular 800 price.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:46 AM

Thanks tdpriest,
i came to the same conclusions and ordered the D800 and it will arrive tomorrow.
The D800E has such a high resolution that it will show without any mercy any user error or imperfection...
Uhhh, i am excited!!!
Chris

You will love this camera, but believe me the D800 will be just as unforgiving. It's not that your pictures will be any worse with 'user error' than any other camera, it's just that it will expose 'user error' that you have been making all along. The result will be that you will often be dissapointed that your image quality is no better than your existing camera with half the MP. Things like poor viz etc, will of course mask the potential benefits as well. Personally, I have found the D800 / E has forced me to pay more attention to my technique.
This camera is the equivalent of a medium format camera, just most of the time your images will not show it.

Edited by loftus, 12 September 2012 - 03:09 AM.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:20 AM

It's not that your pictures will be any worse with 'user error' than any other camera, it's just that it will expose 'user error' that you have been making all along.


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#25 edpdiver

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:39 PM

Great shots. My favorite is the moody black and white shot.

Also, the photos sparked an interesting camera discussion, too.
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