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| p.1 #19 · all this talking about D800 detalis details and more px details! |
Wow, OK. The D800 is not a good wedding photographer camera anyway. The RAW files from that camera are definitely more cumbersome to handle than those coming from the D4. The low lighting capability and AF of the D4 would make that camera more suitable than the D800 for wedding photographers shooting a Nikon system.
So, I agree that the D4 and D3s are probably better for general purpose wedding photography, especially when lighting is low, but there's nothing wrong with the D800 for large group shots designed to be put across a large double page spread
Granted the D800 with its 36MP is more intriguing to shoot with but sooner or later the Nikon shooting wedding photographers will realize that that novelty will wear out pretty fast. If I were a wedding photographer using Nikon system and I could not afford to get a D4 as my main camera, I would get a D3s, plain and simple.
We'll see. I don't plan on shooting it all the time, but for some shots it's going to be the right tool for the job.
Now, on to the moire. I've shot the same scenes with the 5D2 and D800. Yes, the D800 can show moire in scenes that the 5D2 doesn't, but guess what..... the 5D2 can show it in other scenes that the D800 resolves perfectly well.
The problem is not how much resolution there is or isn't. The problem is the frequency of the subject and how it meets the frequency of the sensor. That frequency will be different for each camera and both cameras will suffer from it once that frequency is present.
In terms of D800 for web shots only - that's just crazy.