Khizer: What this tells me is that companies like Nikon (whom I have patronized for years) have come to think of their customers as muppets. The company is always in a hurry to release its latest and greatest and this follows with either recalls or firmware updates to fix bugs, private messages to bring the equipment over for servicing. If your livelihood does not depend on owning the latest and greatest camera, then wait a few months for the dust to settle before buying.
By the way, why are there no firmware updates for my D800E? Does anyone know?
Thank you everyone. I wasn't expecting so much feedback; I now know more than I did at first about firmware upgrades.
AlexCHStudio if you have a reading comprehension issue please go back and read my comment again. Anyway, glad that you enjoy your gear. I love mine too. My issue is not with the product.
mgblack74 the point I am trying to make is that companies like Nikon should act responsibly and sell their product when hardware and firmware are up to the task. Updates should only be required to introduce compatibility with new lens/strobes/softwares etc and not to fix bugs that were overlooked at the time of launch. If Juji does the same, it doesn't make it right.
What this tells me is that companies like Nikon (whom I have patronized for years) have come to think of their customers as muppets. The company is always in a hurry to release its latest and greatest and this follows with either recalls or firmware updates to fix bugs, private messages to bring the equipment over for servicing. If your livelihood does not depend on owning the latest and greatest camera, then wait a few months for the dust to settle before buying.
So in reality the Zeiss name has been bastardized and consumers are being duped into paying a premium for that little blue badge?
Soggoth: Frankly, I don't see any real difference in IQ between RX100IV and RX100III in the studio test scene.
I have the original RX100 and image quality is at par with iteration IV so happy to stick with it. Moreover, the initial model is more ergonomic in hand.
Fabulous shots, Steve. If you ever visit Dubai I would love to go out on a shoot with you.
fmian: Seriously needs to have a faster lens.When I can buy a medium format system camera with f/2.8 lens for $250 why would I want this? Add a bit more money and I can get a polaroid back for it as well. And that would be a well known brand as well instead of an unknown.Anyway, good luck to them. At least it will get more people interested in analog photography.
fmian, which medium format camera is available for $250 only? I want one too.
The warm flashless picture in ambient light is frankly much better. Does anyone know of a LED/other flashlight that can sync with the iPhone 6 attached/remote and that has controllable temperature and intensity? PM me at email@example.com
Roman Korcek: Erm, what will this Tamron have that the award-winning and one third cheaper Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 does not have? Is it just about the image stabilization? Or those 3mm at the wide end? What am I missing?
I so wish Sigma would come out with an ultrawide to wide 1.8 zoom in the Art range. Holding off purchasing Nikon 14-24/2.8 for my D800E for a while in anticipation...
I would rather wait a year and buy a Sony with similar specs for roughly the insurance amount.
Horshack: Sounds like a photo contest that Adobe's Creative Cloud would run :)
Ha ha. You nailed it :)
marcio_napoli: For those saying the price is absurd:
I'm a really, really small fish as a fashion photographer, I can't charge not even a fraction of what this camera cost.
But I've once heard that a big name, national level fashion photographer, charged 60 K for a fashion catalog.
There's another big name I can think of, that shoot bedding and product photography.
His average price is around 30, 40 k per job! I've once heard he charged 95 grand for a larger job.
See? That's where these cameras are finding homes.
For big name photographers, who have their huge reputation tested job after job, nothing makes more sense than a Hasselblad and Phase One.
3 k DSLRs like the D800 only complement their kit for specific needs (higher ISO, more flexibility, need for weather sealing on a beach shooting), and are not their main camera.
Phase and Hassel are their average DSLR.
Buying a used digital back sounds like a good idea that I can explore. Thanks marcio_napoli. I currently use the Nikon D800E.
For this telephoto range, I would rather carry a 60X bridge camera. The 50X plus range are getting better by the day, which renders the present value of a 1200mm FF lens significantly lower than the asking price.
Khizer: I own the D800E and was at first tempted beyond reason to trade in my body for the D810. Thanks to this review, I have decided not to be the lab rat.
Consumers are always the lab rat, no matter where the product that they buy sits on the life cycle. My point was that the D800E was a leap forward, and D810 does not offer incrementally 'as much' more to D800E users as the D800E offered over previous generation. Quite frankly, IQ is no better, and in several landscape situations the modified AA filter of the D800E somehow renders crispier pictures - I cannot say pixel level sharpness is better on the D810.
So, I decided to wait wait for the next quantum jump. Meanwhile I will enjoy my D800E. This is not ot say the D810 does not offer a number of subtle improvements over the D800E.
I own the D800E and was at first tempted beyond reason to trade in my body for the D810. Thanks to this review, I have decided not to be the lab rat.
stevens37y: Either the AA filter or the moire will ruin the fun.
Maybe not, IMHO. Moire occurs due to poor resolving power. Maybe some optics expert can clarify...
Islamic architecture is mostly photographed to highlight just the minarets or tombs. This is a brilliant shot taken from an unconventional perspective.
I downloaded the trial version of LR from www.adobe.com but was unable to subsequently purchase it. Apparently from Dubai you cannot buy online, or so it seems. Can anyone who has successfully purchased LR guide me how to go about? Thanks.