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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


Why is it that lately i've heard a bunch of people say stuff like:

"If you shoot weddings, the d800 is a great camera".

Or

"You only need a d800 if you shoot weddings.."

Where the heck did this logic come from??

When did lower MP bodies stop working for weddings?? Lol.

Personally, in my opinion, just from a workflow standpoint (which is a huge part of wedding photography), i'd hate having massive file sizes...



Mar 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


actually it's the opposite. IMO you only need a d800 if you shoot landscapes or commercial stuff.

saying you need a d800 for weddings is retarded. i would just shake my head and move on



Mar 25, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


I care about low-light capabilities. The brand and MP doesn't matter to me. MP are irrelevant when it comes to portrait and event work anyways. Do people forget you can get a nice picture from a 2.5 MP camera?? Do people forget thats all there was at one point for digital and we survived?

I shot my first wedding with a D70s... 6MP.



Mar 25, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


I thought my classic 5D was perfect at 12MP. I regularly printed beautiful 20x30s with those files.


Mar 25, 2013 at 01:04 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


It comes from hobby-togs and gear freaks. Just IMO.


Mar 25, 2013 at 01:40 PM
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Mitch W wrote:
I thought my classic 5D was perfect at 12MP. I regularly printed beautiful 20x30s with those files.


Agree, and why I shot on medium with the 5dmk2. Still wondering why the 5dmk3 medium setting is only 9MP though!



Mar 25, 2013 at 01:46 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


I use a D800 for weddings - waited for it to come out - thinking I just had to have it. Love it, love it. However I wish I had a D700 too. The D800 MP are tough if you don't have a system that can drive RAW files that large. I am fortunate enough to have access to an awesome system and IT guys who help me out. So any post processing is not too time consuming.




Mar 25, 2013 at 01:50 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


ricardovaste wrote:
It comes from hobby-togs and gear freaks. Just IMO.


EXACTLY!!

As if digital photography was started just a couple of years ago because of high MP cameras. The argument has been around since the beginning of digital (when talking digital...film had it's stupid annual arguments too).



Mar 25, 2013 at 02:57 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


But you can really make out nose hairs with the D800. I struggle for good nose-hair resolution with the D3 -- I usually have to resort to a macro shot of someone's nose to get that D800 quality, and that also involves telling the subject to hold still and stop breathing for a minute. Such a hassle, and would be totally unnecessary if only I had a D800.


Mar 25, 2013 at 05:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


I shoot weddings with D800. People always tell me D800 is not a wedding camera.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


I keep hearing the opposite - people moaning about megapixels (mostly those that don't actually own a D800 though). A used D3S is probably a great wedding choice right now.


Mar 25, 2013 at 08:21 PM
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I shot a ton of weddings with, first Fuji S2 Pro, then Nikon D1x, then Nikon D2x, Nikon D90, and now with D800e's. Love the D800's..not for the MPx, but for the low light capability, excellent flash system and great DR and exposure control. It focuses better than any camera I've used and my workflow is much faster with Lightroom 4 than in the past with Nikon Capture and Photoshop.

Another added benefit with the D800 is the ability to crop into something of interest that was not part of the original shot intent. Two for one photographs. I have gone to DX format to save space for shots that will never be blown up larger than 8 by 10 or larger....so then the camera is a 16mpx camera in that mode.

Heck, it even allows me to offer video in HD of the ceremony for additional charge with my backup camera....more revenue for me.

So saying it is only gear heads that use it is mistaken. I like it because of all the benefits it brings to my workflow and business.



Mar 25, 2013 at 08:47 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


CraigB1960 wrote:
So saying it is only gear heads that use it is mistaken.


Just to be clear, this is not what I said or implied.



Mar 25, 2013 at 08:55 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


NYstyles wrote:
I shot my first wedding with a D70s... 6MP.


I've seen people say they used to shoot whole weddings at 3 megapixels in the mid-2000s and the images turned out great.

2.7 megapixels:




Mar 25, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


The other classic I keep coming across is...
If you shoot birds and sports you should get a 7d. For portraits you should get a 5d2. As if the 7d will melt when pointed at a human.
Of course the 5d3 pretty much put an end to that silly thinking.

Gear collectors and measurebators think in 1s and 0s.

Photographers are more creative than that.

That's what I like to believe but it seems the former seems to be taking over the world.



Mar 25, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


When my primary D700 bites the dust, I will buy another.

I have no use for slower FPS, and 3x as many megapixels. What a memory suck.



Mar 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


memory is cheap. such a weak item to hold against a pretty amazing camera.


Mar 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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Horses for courses.
If it works for you, use it, if not, use something else.



Mar 25, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


I'm still surprised clients don't ask, "How many megapixels?" Before getting into this line of work I would've thought it would come up.


A couple months back I saw where someone was speculating that some photog would get a D800 and use the megapixels as a selling point. You know: "And by the way, our cameras have 36 MEGAPIXELS".



Mar 26, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Crazy megapixels "for weddings"....????


D. Diggler wrote:
I'm still surprised clients don't ask, "How many megapixels?" Before getting into this line of work I would've thought it would come up.

A couple months back I saw where someone was speculating that some photog would get a D800 and use the megapixels as a selling point. You know: "And by the way, our cameras have 36 MEGAPIXELS".


Funny you mention that, i've had a couple people ask me how many mp my cameras are, i said "this one is 12, but i have one that is 16 and one that is 6.." They're like "wow, 12?? That's it?" And of course just this past weekend i got the whole "man your camera takes such great photos!!"......yeah, that's it.....it's just the camera....



Mar 26, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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