D200 Guy seeks input from D800 Owners...

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
BrunoS
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In reply to Old Ed, Nov 11, 2012
But wait, not so fast. DX lenses look ugly through the D600 finder. I heard somewhere that the D800 finder masks down to DX when using those lenses. True or False?

You have the option of solid black lines or grayed / masked areas. Use AF Ilumination ON for lines, OFF for masked areas.

Also, I know that the D800 can shoot lower mp images. But I don't know whether the D800 is just throwing away pixels in those modes, or making good use of all pixels through some kind of averaging or binning. Could someone please tell me? I wouldn't feel at all bad shooting lower-mp-but-lower-noise images while saving up for my 100 TB supercomputer.

Just a resize like in photoshop or any other PP software. Visible noise will be reduced in the smaller MP files but the camera doesn't use any tricks like binning to improve the sensor efficiency.

I also see the 4:5 aspect ratio choices as a huge advantage. (3:2 is nasty to my eye, and losing the 3:2 "shoulders" would be a perfect way to lose some unwanted mp.) Can anyone comment on whether 4:5 works well? And does it mask the finder in some way?

Works welll. Yes, option to mask the viewfinder on all crop modes. DX and 1.2 crop mode increase FPS to 5.

Lastly, I wasn't too happy with the recently published D600 "teardown." It's construction seems more unserviceable/disposable than I'd like. I'd like to believe that the D800 is more serviceable, not just heavier. Does anyone know? Has anyone seen a D800 "teardown?"

I am sure that both cameras allow access to the components that need service. I haven't seen any D800 teardown. The D600 has more plastic but it doesn't mean it will not last.

Other D800 pluses include more/better controls, USB3, and maybe a few more. So the D800 is definitely in the hunt.

Yes, I'm aware of the whole left-AF issue, and Nikon's poor response. But I don't know whether there is any hard evidence that this problem is resolved in current production. Do any of you know? (Guessing won't help me.)

Thom Hogan claims the issue has been resolved.

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