D800/e users...

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Kabe Luna
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Re: D800/e users...
In reply to Al Downie, 11 months ago

Al Downie wrote:

If you're anything other than an exclusively landscape photographer, do you find the extra megapixels a blessing or a curse? Is the camera versatile enough to take good family photos (I have a very mobile 3yr old at home!) as well as portraits, sports etc?

If you had the choice again, would you still choose D800 over the D610?

Thanks for any thoughts!

Al

I find the 51-pt AF system in my D800 much less adept at focus tracking than the system in my D3, D300 and D700, which were nearly foolproof. The D800 seems to miss a lot. Maybe more processing power is given handling the much larger files rather than controlling the AF? Or maybe my D800 could benefit from a checkup–which I am in fact packing it up for rehab at Nikon after nearly a year of continuous, hard usage.

Unless I couldn't afford it, no way would I choose a D610 over a D800. I love the extra detail. Then again, I would shoot medium format digital, max resolution always if I could. After all, I can always downsample for subjects that don't require all that resolution, but I can never get more than provided by my original capture.

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