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| p.2 #13 · A pervasive technique/gear myth on these high MP FF cameras? |
If you want ultimate sharpness with every shot, then yes you may need to change your technique to get the very best every time. However, by using the very same techniques used on a D700 and using them on the D800 your images won't look any worse than what you achieved from a D700. The only reason you may see motion blur with the D800 is simply because the extra resolution when you pixel peep at 100% affords the possibly to show the blur, but this is masked by the lower resolution of the D700, ie the D700 will look "fuzzy" due to less resolution whereas the D800 may look fuzzier due to the extra resolution recording the motion blur.
The fact is, viewed at the same size and viewing distance, which is what most of us will do, there can be no difference in the D700 and the D800 image resolution when the same techniques are used. However, the D800 has the ability to provide a much sharper image than the D700 even if you do not use "better" techniques and is guaranteed to give better resolution results if better techniques are used.
Having taken 15,000 images with my D800 and now a further 1,000 with my new D800E, all I can say is that using the same techniques as I did with my D700, my D800/E shots are at least as good, and more often than not, better than the D700 images with regards to resolution. However, if I ramp up the 1/focal length guide to 1/focal x 2 or x 4, I do get a higher rate of images where the resolution advantage can be be assured over the D700.
The point is, do not be put off by the extra resolution of the D800 as it can't make your image look worse, thats just a fallacy, but it has the ability, in most instances, to show the extra resolution advantage.