Anyone Shooting the d800E?
Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:31 AM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:48 AM
I have them both and to be honest, i think the differences between both camera are exaggerated. I never experienced negative effects like moire in the D800E nor extra sharpness when shooting macro. From what i have seen, differences are only visible with fast (f/1.4), high quality lenses when they're stopped down to f/4.0-5.6. As far as i am aware most photographers use none of these lenses under water. For video i can't tell you, but i'd expect the same.
P.S.: i have the D800E because an online shop sold it to me like it was the D800 (they weren't aware of the difference...)
Nikon D800, D800E, Hugyfot housing, 15 mm fisheye, 16-35 mm WA, 105mm VR Macro, 60 mm Macro, Subsee +5 an +10 wet diopters, Inon Z-240 strobes (3x), Inon float arms, Nauticam armclamps, Bigblue and Inon focus lights.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:35 AM
Edited by loftus, 27 September 2012 - 06:36 AM.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:04 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:24 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:24 PM
I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?
Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:39 PM
That said, there does not seem to be a downside (beyond price) in the D800E. The moire problems don't seem to be an issue underwater either.
Separately, I am now shooting a 16-35 and can confirm that it is very sharp even at the corners, but only when used with a large dome. It does not look good with an 8" dome. Using the correct set up with extensions is also critical.
I have been shooting video with the D800 and it looks very good. I plan to post about this soon, so please stay tuned. I am also planning a D800 housing review, with side-by-side tests of current D800 housings which will be published here on Wetpixel in March-please stay tuned!
Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:36 AM
did you already publish your findings on the D800 video capabilities??
Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:08 PM
No, not yet. I am hoping that we can test it using a Ninja 2 as a part of the D800/D800E's advantage is a clean HDMI out, and would like to include that in the test.
Atomos (who make the Ninja) had spec'd it with an option to control it via LANC, which would make housing the recorder fairly straightforward. It seems now that they have abandoned this plan. Various manufacturers currently have housings in development, including Nauticam, Aquatica and Dive and See.
In the meantime, I have shot a fair amount of video with it, and can report that from a functional standpoint, it works fine. I run the HDMI signal to a Small HD monitor and have been using a Nikon 16-35mm zoom behind a Zen 230mm port. The camera's produces a clean video feed even at high ISO, which is very useful for underwater shooting.
All the best