3dreal: f1.8 APSC=the same lightgathering like f2.7 on FF.so comparing both formats at iso 100 and 1/30 apsc-lens at 2.7 shows darker image than ff-lens at 2.7? i dont get it. discussed here endlessly.that would mean an external lightmeter must be recalibrated whe switching from FF to aps-c? very strange. fstops- no matter on which formats are all the same in relation to Evs.
f1.8 APSC=the same DOF like a f2.7 on FFLight gathering of a f1.8 lens is always f1.8
OMG I am blown away, I wonder what a Full-Frame version of this sensor would be like :)
fuxicek: Ken Rockwell said: if you already have a Nikon D40 (or FE or SP), there's no need to buy a D800
daiviet: I am rather bemused by the preoccupation about noise and ISO settings evidenced in this discussion thread. The way that sensor technology is evolving along with image processing software, I believe that ISO-less photography has arrived. On my Nikon D90, I have shot pictures at ISO 3200 that are perfectly usable after processing through Lightroom 3.6. I always shoot with Auto ISO turned on, and so far it has worked for me. I expect the D800 will deliver a significant improvement over my D90.
Now I had the D7000 and that is more than acceptable in low light situations up to ISO6400 with 50mm f1.4 glass.. And some situations I've shot even higher iso be it wedding/event photography.. Btw cool YouTube link.
Really? whats not to like about the D800.... I've got the D700, S3 Pro, EPL-1 20mm f1.7 and the D5100... And all are great camera's
Well I'm saving up for mine slowly.. Can't wait !!!...(But in no rush since the brain op) I mean 36mp thats the realm of Medium Format (and they rarely shoot over ISO 400 for advertising).
If you need to chop the chroma noise at high ISO skip down to 12mp on the D800 (But I guess to this not necessary due to improvement in technology)..
I do not think it is envy and consumer ignorance... I mean the Leica M9 cost twice as much as D800 and I wish I could afford one (cannot fault any Leica Lens and a M9 is damn sharp at 18mp), but I find it practical to spend it on a D800 (invested on Nikon Lenses). So on that note I think Nikon is selling the D800 at really good price considering you got 36mp, 1080p video and 100% Viewfinder. What more can you want.
Just check this out:http://vimeo.com/36305675
Archmikus: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think I'm finally going to sell all my Canon gear and move to the OM-D. I never would have considered Olympus in the past 10 years (though 20 years ago I did grow up using an Olympus film camera). I've been a Canon guy ever since I laid my hands on the D30. However, I do a lot of hiking and city exploration and weight is a big issue. The Canon 60D + 15-85 lens weighs in at 1330g, whereas the OM-D with 12-50 lens is less than half of that (636g). I'm hopeful the OM-D gets reviewed positively, because if so, I'm jumping into Micro Four Thirds!
Yep I can relate to that!!! It all depends on the review, but all seems hopeful with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 positively reviewed already... I think it can better it...
It's perfect... I can't wait ;-)