Would you advice buying a D800 for shoting 50% of pics in not ideal conditions?

Started Nov 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Would you advice buying a D800 for shoting 50% of pics in not ideal conditions?
In reply to AlexCri, Nov 5, 2012

It depends.

If you never print bigger than 10x8 inch size, magnification of camera shake beyond the 12 inch print size assumed in safe hand held shutter speed guides is unlikely to be an issue.

If you print 2 feet wide and view at 15 inches (where in optimum conditions the D800/e excel) you often need faster hand held shutter speeds to compensate for magnifying any camera shake issue.

For the same angle of view, focus distance and print size you should not get worse than now. You may find an increasing need for compromise to reduce camera shake in extreme magnification viewing conditions some of the time; but sometimes you can "get away with it" and get bigger quality prints than now.

In a way this is no different from going from 6 MP to 12 MP and then maybe to 17 or 24 MP.

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