Ethom

Ethom

Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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On Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? article (391 comments in total)
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josefmaria: the d800 will be a very good camera, but I won't buy it - why? I was waiting for a successor of the d700 with better iso performance, more resolution (18 to max. 25 mpx), better af, better measuremant and hopefully a little bit lighter in weight. last thing is one of the reasons why I don't buy a d4. I want to carry the camera all the time with me, but I am to old to need a camera to show off and get a stiff neck, I already made my way. and I also don't want to handle terrabytes of data with shootings were you shot a lot, but no necessity of 36 mpx. If I need 36 mpx or more (mostly in the studio), I use my medium format camera with the leaf back and no 36 x 24 chip will be that good. so I will keep my canon 5d mark II if I need more than 12mpx. the 5d mark II has a perfect size of resolution, it's light and has good lenses (as far as you don't need wide-angle lenses). that's what I expected, or better, wished, to get from a d700 successor to stay with my preferred camera.

That’s right this is not a D700 successor, this is a D4X in a D700 body. Can’t us it need low light performance as ice hockey shooter, can’t afford D4 so stay with D700!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 07:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)
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Octane: The amount of complaining here is just hilarious. People realize that this is not the camera they need or want and who is at fault? Of course Nikon for making a camera that does not fit their imaginary need. Or maybe you just can't afford $3k plus another $4k for a decent set of FX lenses? Sorry, but that is not Nikon's fault that you can't afford it. Good luck finding the imaginary dream camera that is only made for you and costs $1200 and comes with lenses that are all under $500 and all have VR and are super sharp at f/1.2.

Seriously, if you don't need 36 mp, you are welcome to use a D700 which is still a very good camera. You can't afford full frame? Fine, buy the excellent D7000 and take amazing photos with it. Stop this complaining about a camera that you don't need or can't afford.

There’s now one complaining about the price. The thing is there was a D3 D700 combo with high iso performance. So everyone expected a D4 D800 combo with the same philosophy, and later a D4X with a higher MP count. Al of a sudden there is a D800 with 36Mp, It’s a total different route!
A lot of Nikon buyers praise Nikon to stay with 12Mp an high ISO performance. You hear it every ware, even here “well processed 12Mp beat other camera’s” , see review D3, D700 conclusion. An now everybody is raving about 36Mp ????????
So i stay with my D700, Nikon lost a D800 buyer

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)
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liquidsquid: Don't forget you do not have to take images at the full resolution of the sensor, you can always take them at say 18mpx instead of 36, and only go full-rez when you really need it. Keep your processing time to a minimum that way, and you really don't loose much at 1/2 of rated resolution anyway due to AA filters and interpolation on a Bayer array. Without an AA filter in this camera this may not be true anymore, but software in the camera simply adds that function back in so it is yet to be seen in the RAW output where that AA filtering is performed.

(Can this be controlled on RAW files on Nikon, or are they always full-res?)

You shouldn't have to process the monsters unless you really need to. The advantage here is you can jump up to such a monstrous resolution when needed, then back down when not or your lens is not up to snuff and memory space would simply be wasted.

This looks to be a helluva tool. If it wasn't so large and expensive for casual use I would be all over it.

that's inposible in raw, and if you want control over wb, and a little bit over exposure it's raw!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 15:19 UTC
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Ethom: It’s strange and I hope I do not understand the philosophy of Nikon.
We had D700 for the enthusiast low cost full frame capable of high iso a good all-rounder emphasis to low light and sport , a cheap D3 for the enthusiast! We have a follow up D3S for the professional sport photographer and low light, we have a D3X for the ones who need more pixels. Mostly professionals.
Now there is a D4, the real new D3S with a little bit more pixels same low noise via newer sensor technology and or software 16Mp, it’s right in the ballpark. Al at once there is a D800 with 36MP? I expected a D800 with the sensor from the D4, video and so on, a camera that make really noise free pictures indoors in the living room or in the sport arena of my kids! Now, 36 MP, my computer never can process. I had expected D4X with this amount of pixels.
Maybe they build a D600 with the sensor of the D4 and a new D400 with the sensor of the D7000.
For me it’s obvious the D700 stay the best Nikon

then the naming is incorect d4 for low light pro , d4x for mp pro
probely d600 for low light enthusiasts and D800 for mp enthusiasts

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 14:56 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)

It’s strange and I hope I do not understand the philosophy of Nikon.
We had D700 for the enthusiast low cost full frame capable of high iso a good all-rounder emphasis to low light and sport , a cheap D3 for the enthusiast! We have a follow up D3S for the professional sport photographer and low light, we have a D3X for the ones who need more pixels. Mostly professionals.
Now there is a D4, the real new D3S with a little bit more pixels same low noise via newer sensor technology and or software 16Mp, it’s right in the ballpark. Al at once there is a D800 with 36MP? I expected a D800 with the sensor from the D4, video and so on, a camera that make really noise free pictures indoors in the living room or in the sport arena of my kids! Now, 36 MP, my computer never can process. I had expected D4X with this amount of pixels.
Maybe they build a D600 with the sensor of the D4 and a new D400 with the sensor of the D7000.
For me it’s obvious the D700 stay the best Nikon

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 14:23 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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