D800 & D4 need suggestions.

Started Oct 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800 & D4 need suggestions.
In reply to limitlessent, Oct 16, 2012

limitlessent wrote:

Ok... Going to make this as brief as possible. My girlfriend and I started doing photography as a business a few months back. We both started with d800 and love it. Only thing we don't like is it does require good technique and pretty good lighting or we get slightly blurry or out of focus images.  Im not talking all images here just occasionally.. Higher shutter speeds seem to take care of the issues but that requires even more light.

A lot of the images we take are outside and those are fine. Inside images are ok most of the time if we can manage to shoot near windows. But there's quite often a time where that's not possible and a speed light alone isn't quite sufficient. 
So... We bought a d4 and it does very well in low light but I guess the d800 has us totally spoiled and I'm just not impressed with the d4 images compared the d800 images. Am I just stuck on the d800 detail and being ridiculous or is there a better low light camera than the d4 to give me that detail I've gotten spoiled by?  
No... I don't print big. Typically nothing over 8x10 except rare occasions.  But it just seems like there's way more eye details and eyes are just more vivid on the d800. I really wanted to be super impressed by the d4 I'm just not so much. 
We do portraits and newborn photography mainly but are wanting to do events which is the other driving factor for a d4 purchase. 
I guess what I'm wanting to know is should I return the d4 and get something else or return it and hold out for the next d4 hoping it'll have the low light capability with more detail or what?
I'm kinda stuck and not sure what to do and greatly appreciate any advice given. Thanks in advance. 

Poor technique (shake or missed focus) kills detail with any camera. The only difference is that the D800 puts the detail there in the first place, so you notice when it's gone. The D800 is very nearly as good a low light camera as the D4, but no camera that will bring back detail blurred away by shake (or missed focus)

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