Guess which camera D800e D800 (side by side)

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Mikael Risedal
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Guess which camera D800e D800 (side by side)
May 7, 2012

Here, a side-by-side comparison of D800/D800E developed by RT, amAze, USM 0.5/300/0. made by The_Suede and free from color estimation errors," or less"
compared with Camera Raw the second picture.

Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
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Dan Brenner
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Re: Guess which camera D800e D800
In reply to Mikael Risedal, May 7, 2012

It's clear! Those with the red dot are from the 800E. They are a bit sharper.

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In reply to Dan Brenner, May 7, 2012

Dan Brenner wrote:

It's clear! Those with the red dot are from the 800E. They are a bit sharper.

Red dot is the normal D800.

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Mikael Risedal
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interesting
In reply to Flashlight, May 7, 2012

the score is 1-1

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Oh, this is fun. Me next, me next. Images form the red dot are from the D800E.

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Red dot d800

 Alxy's gear list:Alxy's gear list
Nikon D800E Canon EOS 5D Mark III Olympus E-M1 Sony Alpha 7 Fujifilm X-T1
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In reply to Mikael Risedal, May 7, 2012

Providing you nailed all the shots equally spot on and no camera shake, I think the red dot is the E version as they appear to be crisper. The non-red dot one appear to be 'bolder' or thicker but slightly fuzzier as well...

(but I think some of the pics, the focus point was different? ie. the pic with the ruler)

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In reply to exposure, May 7, 2012

Lens or something is limiting both it seems hence the similar looking images. I've seen far sharper and cleaner 1:1 crops from both.

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Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR +2 more
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Re: Depth of Field Difference
In reply to Mikael Risedal, May 7, 2012

I want to say the red dot images are the D800E but it's absolutely not consistent and just goes to prove there is nothing between the two cameras.

Fifth pair in from the left (text on bottles): There are artifcats in the text on the right hand (red dot) version which makes it the D800E for sure. However, look at the sixth pair from the right (ruler, brush, Canon) and look at 140 on the ruler with the red dot version - it is clearly out of focus compared to the left one. You could easily say looking at that image that the left one is sharper and therefore "must" be the D800E.

On balance, because of the presence of moire and artifacts, the red dot versions must belong to the D800E, not because they are better, but actually because the images have more issues to deal with. I'm glad I didn't go for the D800E in the end!

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Nikon D800 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Fujifilm X-E2 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +5 more
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Re: Depth of Field Difference
In reply to russbarnes, May 7, 2012

To be honest I bought the E version because the shopkeeper told me chicks dig the E version...

russbarnes wrote:

I want to say the red dot images are the D800E but it's absolutely not consistent and just goes to prove there is nothing between the two cameras.

Fifth pair in from the left (text on bottles): There are artifcats in the text on the right hand (red dot) version which makes it the D800E for sure. However, look at the sixth pair from the right (ruler, brush, Canon) and look at 140 on the ruler with the red dot version - it is clearly out of focus compared to the left one. You could easily say looking at that image that the left one is sharper and therefore "must" be the D800E.

On balance, because of the presence of moire and artifacts, the red dot versions must belong to the D800E, not because they are better, but actually because the images have more issues to deal with. I'm glad I didn't go for the D800E in the end!

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In reply to djmm, May 7, 2012

It's a good a reason as any. Sex sells after all

djmm wrote:

To be honest I bought the E version because the shopkeeper told me chicks dig the E version...

russbarnes wrote:

I want to say the red dot images are the D800E but it's absolutely not consistent and just goes to prove there is nothing between the two cameras.

Fifth pair in from the left (text on bottles): There are artifcats in the text on the right hand (red dot) version which makes it the D800E for sure. However, look at the sixth pair from the right (ruler, brush, Canon) and look at 140 on the ruler with the red dot version - it is clearly out of focus compared to the left one. You could easily say looking at that image that the left one is sharper and therefore "must" be the D800E.

On balance, because of the presence of moire and artifacts, the red dot versions must belong to the D800E, not because they are better, but actually because the images have more issues to deal with. I'm glad I didn't go for the D800E in the end!

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Nikon D800 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Fujifilm X-E2 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +5 more
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djmm wrote:

To be honest I bought the E version because the shopkeeper told me chicks dig the E version...

Was he proven right? Do random girls come up to you and hand you a note with their phone number, after they see you with that D800e?

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In reply to russbarnes, May 7, 2012

I just remembered that the shopkeeper told me that if I bought a D800 E version, the chance of me picking up chicks at local bar would increase by 18.76%, whereas if I went with regular D800, it's only 12.53%.

I thought the $300 price difference is worth the extra chance. He also said with additional Marumi filter, the chance would increase further 2%

russbarnes wrote:
It's a good a reason as any. Sex sells after all

djmm wrote:

To be honest I bought the E version because the shopkeeper told me chicks dig the E version...

russbarnes wrote:

I want to say the red dot images are the D800E but it's absolutely not consistent and just goes to prove there is nothing between the two cameras.

Fifth pair in from the left (text on bottles): There are artifcats in the text on the right hand (red dot) version which makes it the D800E for sure. However, look at the sixth pair from the right (ruler, brush, Canon) and look at 140 on the ruler with the red dot version - it is clearly out of focus compared to the left one. You could easily say looking at that image that the left one is sharper and therefore "must" be the D800E.

On balance, because of the presence of moire and artifacts, the red dot versions must belong to the D800E, not because they are better, but actually because the images have more issues to deal with. I'm glad I didn't go for the D800E in the end!

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Re: Depth of Field Difference
In reply to russbarnes, May 7, 2012

Red spot looks a tiny bit sharper.
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In reply to coudet, May 7, 2012

coudet wrote:

djmm wrote:

To be honest I bought the E version because the shopkeeper told me chicks dig the E version...

Was he proven right? Do random girls come up to you and hand you a note with their phone number, after they see you with that D800e?

You have to photograph them first... but I don't believe the shopkeeper, as the E brings out their skin imperfections even more. Plus moiré in the eyelashes.

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Re: Guess which camera D800e D800 (side by side)
In reply to Mikael Risedal, May 7, 2012

The ones with the red dot are the D800E

IF you didn't apply more sharpening in post to them than on the ones without the dot.

But I agree with Russ, it's a little inconsitent. On the first pair, the detail in the black fabric in the background seems to differ more because of different focus than because of camera difference.

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Re: Depth of Field Difference
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Easy. Red dot is 800. No dot = E

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In reply to Mikael Risedal, May 7, 2012

D800E is with the red dot mainly because I see clear aliasing artifacts in straight lines.

I do believe there is a lens issue though, both look rather soft. Or maybe you took both with the D800 and just sharpened one of them a bit more :).

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Red Dot = D800E for me....
In reply to Mikael Risedal, May 7, 2012

No doubt about it.

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