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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide



Nikon released a technical guide for D800/E today. You can download it at:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/Y6wrkA9OU_z04IreazIXl_22UII/PDF/D800_TechnicalGuide_En.pdf

It looks like a lot of shooters have to improve their shooting skills. Nikon warns "even the slightest camera motion can result in blur."



Feb 18, 2012 at 03:18 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


I'm surprised the 50/1.4G didn't make their list on page 16.


Feb 18, 2012 at 03:45 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


There is going to be a wave of returns by some of those unhappy early adopters.


Feb 18, 2012 at 03:50 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


mshi wrote:
There is going to be a wave of returns by some of those unhappy early adopters.


You are making a mountain out of a mole hill......

I predict the folks that get the D800 are going to love it.

Scott



Feb 18, 2012 at 03:52 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


Good technique, in my humble opinion, is needed with all cameras, regardless of number of pixels. Defects in technique tend to be amplified regardless of the number of megapixels.
When the D200 was introduced I remember many photographers stating that they needed "better lenses" since 10 megapixels were demanding on optics. I used a D200 with my new and old lenses and I never saw files that did not show the quality of even my cheap lenses. For me it is a habit to photograph from a tripod and if I use hand held techniques I make sure I am shooting at a high enough shutter speed or I use VR lenses.
The D800 is not going to be different in that respect from a D200.
No matter what camera or lens is in use if we want to have quality we need to do our part.

William Rodriguez
Miami, Florida.



Feb 18, 2012 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


Your technique won't have to change unless you like looking at 100% crops on a 36mp image for crissakes.


Feb 18, 2012 at 04:21 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


that's it cancelled my preorder


Feb 18, 2012 at 06:21 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


Assuming that the 36mp sensor is the same as 16 on a crop mode it should just be like shooting a d7000. Im glad I opted for the D800 instead of the "E". It's pretty obvious that the "E" is intended for specialists and will probably require a tripod most if not all of the time to reach its full potential. I was worried about motion blur issues before but now I'm real keen to start shooting this camera and improve my technique as necessary


Feb 18, 2012 at 06:52 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


I hope D800 will have micro-adjust capabilities. Any lens imperfections will be magnified. Let alone user techniques.

Tiny 12mp hides lots of user techniques or lack thereof. Welcome to the world of high detail.



Feb 18, 2012 at 07:51 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


Slug69 wrote:
Your technique won't have to change unless you like looking at 100% crops on a 36mp image for crissakes.


Exactly. I don't get how anyone can believe that you'd get MORE visible camera shake just because you now can resolve it. You only have to improve your technique if you want to take advantage of all those extra pixels. It won't get a bit worse than a lower resolving camera at the same final picture size.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


You only have to improve your technique if you want to take advantage of all those extra pixels.

What's the purpose of buying a D800 if you're not going to take advantage of all those extra pixels.



Feb 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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nikt wrote:
What's the purpose of buying a D800 if you're not going to take advantage of all those extra pixels.


Well, it's the cheapest and smallest FF Nikon dSLR. I've owned a D700 for 3 years and never taken advantage of the AF since I only use MF lenses. It's sort of the same thing. You buy the camera that can do what you want and you get a lot of other stuff "for free".

I don't even do prints at all, but I'm probably buying a D800 at some point (sold the D700 before prices began to drop). For me the extra resolution is useless, but it's not a problem either. Just nice to have if you want to crop a lot, which I often do when I've been out with only one prime.



Feb 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


nikt wrote:
What's the purpose of buying a D800 if you're not going to take advantage of all those extra pixels.


+ 1

Also - If you're technique is already solid, you have nothing to worry about anyway. The camera could be 100 MP and you'd be just fine. I personally shoot 99% of my stuff on a tripod, and a good portion of that is with the mirror locked and cable release in hand.

I have a feeling that if - I stress if - there is any disappointment in the camera it will come from people who this camera wasn't really intended for in the first place.



Feb 18, 2012 at 01:08 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


Let's also not forget that if you're cropping, you're closing in to viewing the 100% crop thing (if I even make sense there. )

I agree, for $3000 ($3800 in Australia, rip off), it will be a great camera for those who want it. The one feature I would "consider" buying it for is the video. But I'm so deperate to pickup a D700 style 16MP D4 sensor camera it gives me knots!



Feb 18, 2012 at 01:16 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


Steve Perry wrote:
+ 1

Also - If you're technique is already solid, you have nothing to worry about anyway. The camera could be 100 MP and you'd be just fine. I personally shoot 99% of my stuff on a tripod, and a good portion of that is with the mirror locked and cable release in hand.

I have a feeling that if - I stress if - there is any disappointment in the camera it will come from people who this camera wasn't really intended for in the first place.


+10



Feb 18, 2012 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


What would KenRockwell have to say about using a tripod again. Dear goodness gracious me!

"Tripods are no longer required, and actually often degrade sharpness, because shutter speeds have climbed and IS and VR lenses reduced the need for slower speeds..... but if you're carrying it around to use with your Canon or Nikon DSLR because someone else told you it made sharper pictures, think again."

Did Nikon write this manual for Ken?



Feb 18, 2012 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


nikt wrote:
But I'm so deperate to pickup a D700 style 16MP D4 sensor camera it gives me knots!


+100



Feb 18, 2012 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


mshi wrote:
There is going to be a wave of returns by some of those unhappy early adopters.


I will be waiting to pick up one of those at a discount.



Feb 18, 2012 at 03:28 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


Fast 50s just don't seem to impress in any system either than Leica. Hoping there's a 50 1.2G that changes all that.

SteveF wrote:
I'm surprised the 50/1.4G didn't make their list on page 16.




Feb 18, 2012 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Nikon Released D800/D800E Technical Guide


nikt wrote:
But I'm so deperate to pickup a D700 style 16MP D4 sensor camera it gives me knots!


Dear Nikon, please listen to this man!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




thanx.



Feb 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM
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