Impact of Nikon D800 on Medium Format Digital Photography

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neil poulsen
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Impact of Nikon D800 on Medium Format Digital Photography
Mar 19, 2012

I'm wondering about the impact the new D800 will have on medium format digital photography. If one can obtain 36mp from the Nikon, does it make sense to get a 39mp digital medium format back, camera, lenses, etc? If one decides to go into digital medium format, does the D800 nudge them more towards a 50mp system?

Of course, it's more than megapixels. There are also lenses to consider, how the Nikon lenses compare to the Schneider Digitar and Rodenstock digital options, the availability of focal lengths, and the like.

There's light sensitivity of digital back to consider, how much noise they deliver, what kind of low-light performance they exhibit, the lack of an anti-aliasing filter, compared to what the D800 will be able to achieve.

There's the presence or absence of the anti-aliasing filter. The Nikon will have one, digital backs don't have them.

Etc.

My question relates to architectural photography.

Maybe it's a little early to speculate. But, it's worth thinking about.

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