A Report on DSLR State-of-the-Art

Summary – When a photographer I respect writes about the D800E, a camera I own, it gets my attention. When he shows a very surprising sample photo, he really gets my attention.

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Here’s the photo I mentioned © Ming Thein

Click here to read his lens review  related to the photo

Click the image for an enlarged detailed view of moon craters

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Now you may be wondering “What’s the big deal?”

My answer – Could you do the same?

Yes? Really? How about

Hand held using a normal field of view (50mm) lens – not a zoom?

I’d be surprised if many of us could

Even with a 36 MP D800E + Ming’s $4000 Zeiss lens

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The above image is a 100% crop from this next image

Now are you suitably impressed?

The detail from the D800E + Zeiss lens is amazing

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I came across that photo while reading

Ming’s article on why after two years of usage

The D800E is now this top-flight pro’s

Camera of choice

Makes me feel better about my decision 😉


While I can’t even come close to the moon crater photo

Here’s what you can expect as a rank amateur

D8ooE + Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

User totally out of his element

In the dark – literally

Clueless (& flashless)

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Part of my slide show from yesterday

I complained about blurry video from sharp stills

This is an example of what I was complaining about

The camera & resulting captures were fine

The program that made the video – not so fine

The capture

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A 100 % crop of his watch

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Using the following camera settings

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Note that we’re close on time between watch & camera

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Like I implied – two different leagues being compared

But the D800E is still pretty amazing

Even with an amateur shooter and non-ideal conditions

Ming’s image & mine agree on

Camera make/model, hand-held, focal length

and not much else including sharpness of the result

but – you get the idea, I hope


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4 thoughts on “A Report on DSLR State-of-the-Art

      • After 40 years of photography in all fomats, including 4×5 inches Linhof, and with different brands, the EM1 meets my needs best of all. Maybe other cameras have a higher resolution or less “grain” – that´s not important for me. I´m using the EM1 now since January and I couldn´t find any flaws. I never wanted to spend a penny for an amateurish MFT-gadget but the Olympus made me change my mind the first moment I held it in hands.

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