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p.1 #1 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


I surprise myself being in the market for one of these: D800 vs D800e . Is there a real or just imaginary advantage of the E? Now that we do have these cameras for a while?


Jan 07, 2013 at 05:26 AM
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p.1 #2 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


nugeny wrote:
I surprise myself being in the market for one of these: D800 vs D800e . Is there a real or just imaginary advantage of the E? Now that we do have these cameras for a while?


The d800e photos are a bit sharper -- but not significantly -- than the d800. No AA filter. That's about it.

There is an increased risk for moire... but... this is reportedly rarely encountered.

I'd take a look at some 100% raws and see if you think the extra $$$ is worth it to you.



Jan 07, 2013 at 05:43 AM
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moonpeep wrote:
The d800e photos are a bit sharper -- but not significantly -- than the d800. No AA filter. That's about it.

There is an increased risk for moire... but... this is reportedly rarely encountered.

I'd take a look at some 100% raws and see if you think the extra $$$ is worth it to you.


MY former D3 and current D4 WITHOUT AA filter, are sharp enough for me, any one. So if the D800 is any thing like D3 D4 I would take it.



Jan 07, 2013 at 06:13 AM
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p.1 #4 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


Having had both, just sold the D800 and kept the E, I would say the difference is marginal at best and without 100% pixel peeping you'd not really notice the difference. You can achieve 99.9% as sharp an image with the D800 as with the D800E with judicious post processing but it does take a little more time and effort. I decided to forego the time and make post processing quicker and easier and therefore keep the D800E. I have only encountered moire once on a small area of a roosters plumage, unnoticeable unless you pixel peeped at 100%, and it was very easily removed in post process.

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Jan 07, 2013 at 06:21 AM
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p.1 #5 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


I made the move from a d800 to a d800e. For me it was worth the upgrade...


Jan 07, 2013 at 02:56 PM
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p.1 #6 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


I got the non-E, and have no complaints......


Jan 07, 2013 at 03:26 PM
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lxdesign wrote:
I got the non-E, and have no complaints......

+1
Moreover, the high resolution advantage is quite often limited by the lens resolving power and your technique (stability, shutter speed aso). I can understand people want the D800E but the difference will not be huge in real world shooting.

Guy



Jan 07, 2013 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #8 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


I have both and love them each. Ever-so-slight difference in sharpness while pixel-peeping at 100%. Perhaps not enough to justify extra cost of the 'E.'

C'mon now, Bob - jump in. You know you want one for your large print landscape work and a D800/D800E will be a great complement to your D4. Procrastinate no longer.



Jan 07, 2013 at 05:56 PM
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p.1 #9 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


ok there must be a little different otherwise why would nikon bother to make the two version. if you can spend the extra for the E then why not ? people spend lots of money on sport cars just to drive at the speed limit


Jan 07, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #10 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


tdong - Yes, there is a little difference. The question becomes how much difference for one's shooting style/subject matter.

I have both. The D800 for general shooting and my wife's portrait work and the D800E primarily for my own landscape work. I did not begrudge Nikon the extra cost for the 'E.'



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p.1 #11 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


I have both, use them mostly for landscapes. The D800 just sits and will probably be sold as soon as a D4x materializes. It's just a minor difference, but I'll take it.


Jan 08, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #12 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


Chaz wrote:
tdong - Yes, there is a little difference. The question becomes how much difference for one's shooting style/subject matter.

I have both. The D800 for general shooting and my wife's portrait work and the D800E primarily for my own landscape work. I did not begrudge Nikon the extra cost for the 'E.'


OK Chaz, I take you words for it. Show me the difference in the real world. You do know I am interested just in the real things, not speculative talking. When is your next trip to Yosemite?



Jan 09, 2013 at 04:17 AM
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p.1 #13 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


Reading all these lines for people who seem to know, i am not, so far, impressed with the 800E comp. with a plain D800.


Jan 09, 2013 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #14 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


Bob- Not sure when I'll next be in Yosemite. But, here is Rob Galbraith's real world test that I think depicts the differences between the two cameras very well. You can be the judge for your own shooting needs. What the heck, do what I did - get them both.

D800/D800E Real World Tests



Jan 09, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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Chaz wrote:
Bob- Not sure when I'll next be in Yosemite. But, here is Rob Galbraith's real world test that I think depicts the differences between the two cameras. You can be the judge for your own shooting needs. What the heck, do what I did - get them both.

D800/D800E Real World Tests


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Jan 09, 2013 at 04:44 AM
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p.1 #16 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


Here's a link to a review from E.J. Pieker on both the D800 and D800e.
He uses both for different reasons.

http://www.naturescapes.net/articles/reviews/d800-d800e-a-new-generation-of-tools/



Jan 09, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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p.1 #17 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


nugeny wrote:
Reading all these lines for people who seem to know, i am not, so far, impressed with the 800E comp. with a plain D800.


I doubt that you are going to notice a difference in pics uploaded to the web. The difference will be noticeable in larger prints.



Jan 10, 2013 at 03:04 AM
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p.1 #18 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


Hey Bob,

I am really liking this D600 I just picked up. Why not just get the D600 instead?

Jim



Jan 10, 2013 at 07:27 AM
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p.1 #19 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


JimFox wrote:
Hey Bob,

I am really liking this D600 I just picked up. Why not just get the D600 instead?

Jim


D600 is that your backup for D800?

I am shooting D4, primarily for wildlife. Just sold all other cameras, so I need another one, thinking D800/e would be great not just for backup on any trip, but it would be primarily for landscapes.
bob



Jan 10, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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p.1 #20 · Any reason to buy D800 EEEEE


D800E isnt true AA-less camera, you get mostly issues from being half-non-AA camera and almost no gain. Theres just tiny improvement in contrast/sharpness and quite huge in false coloring and moiré. Not worth it.

If you want AA less camera, you need either to buy one or let someone convert it.



Jan 10, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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