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
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
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
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)
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
A 100 % crop of his watch
Using the following camera settings
Note that we’re close on time between watch & camera
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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