D 800E Wedding Photographers please comment

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
John Motts
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Re: D 800E Wedding Photographers please comment
In reply to mbecke, Nov 9, 2012

mbecke wrote:

Absolutely wrong, wrong, wrong. When many of the well known photography experts point out the difficulty of obtaining sharp handheld photos with the D800/E, the myth becomes your comment above. There will be no retraction from me on this issue. In any event, I would recommend that the OP attempt to use a D800/E handheld and see what type of results he/she obtains. It is that simple. This is indeed a portrait/landscape camera that should definitely be used on a tripod for good results.

Just to add to this, it's not the resolution of the camera that is the issue, but the size of reproduction that counts here. The D800 produces results that can be enlarged to a much greater extent.

An analogy: in the film days, a lower speed film would produce superior resolution to an equivalent higher speed film. Would you suggest that the higher resolution film would be more prone to "out of focus" results than the lower resolution film? Of course you wouldn't.

If you said that producing huge prints from that film would highlight any issues more than producing smaller prints, then you would be making sense.

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