Iamzing: Who knew the zombie apocolypse was the cause of a camera grip? LOL! Just kidding!
Oh no! Misspelling word is the first sign of become a zombie! Someone come shoot me in the head! Eye kant spill wurdz naow! ;Z
Who knew the zombie apocolypse was the cause of a camera grip? LOL! Just kidding!
Kodachrome200: cut the price down to a third add autofocus, mirrorless live view, a decent LCD screen and get an up to date sensor. and then yeah this be a neat camera
Im saying they make more Honda civics, than Veyrons. Read!! Yes, yes the nissan Gt-R is king :P
Kodachrome200: Dear everyone who says something like i can take a good picture with my D700 with my eyes closed or a monkey could take a good picture with a d2x, or anyone can take a good picture with a modern dslr,
We have completely different definitions of what a good picture is.
I'm saying people that always want super fast autofocus, and all the gadgets in a camera to take a good picture is missing the point. Plus I don't wanna argue with idiots, because they are better at what they're doing anyways. So I'm done. It's a nice day & I'm gonna go out to take some pictures with my M9, while you talk crap to a blank screen house pet. Have a good day!
Exactly, that is why the M9 is 8K. It's got no competitor in the digital full frame rangefinder area. If they produce more different brand of digital rangefinder, the price will prob go down. Look at the digital medium formats, only a few brands you can choose for, that is why they are $15k+. Same goes Bugatti veyron vs Honda civic.
Yes, We definitely have a different definitions of what a good pictures is. Which is ok. By the way I like your cartoon dog/fox dp. Like I say, the M9 is not for everyone. Just like ketchup & pickles is not for everyone when eating a burger. No one is wrong. People live once and choose to spend their $ the way they want.
Probably be a whole new lens lineup if it was autofocus (also more $$$). Plus you prob can just buy a Fuji X-pro 1/sony nex-7/m4/3rd with a M-mount adapter.
Jeff Seltzer: At least my XPro1 has amazing ISO performance, AF (yes, I know, it's slow-ish, but at least it's AF), a modern LCD, excellent menu system, and of course amazing image quality.
At 3x the price, the only virtues the Leica has that I can tell are: it's discrete, it's well built, and it makes photography more "deliberate" (which is a result of many of its flaws).
Asking people if they love a camera they over-paid for is a lot like asking people why they over-paid for an Apple computer - they will get defensive and justify it with cliches, but in the end, it doesn't do anything that a lower-priced model can't do.
That is like saying "why are people still riding 1950's looking Harley Davidson, when they can be buying a Honda Goldwing or a crotch rocket that's a lot cheaper with better handling & performance." Trust me, Leica has the technology (look at their medium formats S2) but shooting a M9 is total different experience. I can take a good picture with my D700 with eyes close. It's not for everyone.
keekimaru: Resolution:Easy winner. Nikon's RAW files are more detailed, almost 3D like. I can't really explain it other than the pictures look more real. I can crop a photo to 1/3 it's size (12 megapixels) and it still looks stunning. I wonder how much better the D800e version is. I'll have to wait until my friend receives his to find out.
Autofocus:About the same. Canon and Nikon have awesomely quick autofocus and I couldn't determine a difference. The only caveat is that Nikon focuses better in lowlight (without the autofocus assist lamp) and also the Nikon focuses when there is almost no light (with the autofocus assist lamp). Why the heck doesn't Canon include an autofocus assist lamp is beyond me. Also, Nikon's face detection is extremely useful because it focuses right on the eyeballs.
Flash:Easy winner. Canon doesn't have built in flash. Nikon flash worked surprisingly well.
More Detail : http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0076AYNXM/tipfla-20
Yes this picture from the nikon site amazes me to wanna go get one. Even zoomed in everything looks so detailed.
Photoman: Canon 5DMK1 - Mirror falls out - Fail!Canon 5DMKII - Didn't upgrade AF - Big Fail!Canon 5DMKIII - Light Leak?! - EPIC FAIL!!!!
Bahahahahahahha......You just made my day Canon.Have been selling your cameras for a long time now and I have seen the quality of your cameras going down Canon, over the years. At least it wasn't a shutter fail like you XXD DSLR's.Bring on the next failure Canon!
It just sounded like these Nikon lens are being used more :P
At first, I saw the 24mp and was like Wow! Is Nikon the first one to throw in a full frame sensor on an entry level dslr to make it affordable? Well, that would of been of been a great idea! I would of bought one if it was under $1200.
TheJohnz: There are some great reviews of the D800 by those who have actually used this camera in the field. Check out this website of Brad Hill
He is a rather good nature photographer who owns some of the best Nikon lenses.
I applaud both Nikon and Canon for their new camera models. What a great time to be into photography.
Check out Jim Brandenburg also, who's probably one of the best Nature National Geographic photographer. Nikon gave him a D800 to play around with.