D3X or D800/E

Started Aug 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Wanchese
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Re: D3X or D800/E
In reply to camerashy, Aug 23, 2013

Good question. I used to rent the D3X for long Holiday weekends. I had hoped the D3X prices were going to head to the sub $3k region, at which point I was going to pounce. I got impatient however and succumbed to the allure of the D800.

After a few months with the D800, I am not disappointed. The crop-ability never ceases to amaze. However, I find myself zooming to 200% or higher on D800 files in LR with much less frequency than I did with the D3X.

Is it because 36mpx magnifies every flaw in my technique and I'm skurred to look closely? Am I becoming complacent with the glories of 7360 x 4912 files? Or does the D3X produce more pleasing detail at my norm iso of 640?

For me, whatever the answer, it is a moot point. I'm all in with the D800. But if the prices of both bodies were the same.........

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