D800 - a dying species

Started Feb 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
topstuff Senior Member • Posts: 1,209
Re: But I can't do this with a point-n-shoot

JackM wrote:

topstuff wrote:

Lovely pictures, every one of them.

Thanks.

But there is nothing there could not have been taken with a smaller camera.

I don't think you know what you're looking at.

1, 180mm, f/2.8, ISO 800

2, 160mm, f/2.8, servo AF

3, 150mm, f/2.8, servo AF

4, ISO 1600

5 & 6, 35mm f/1.4

7, ISO 3200, servo AF

8, 17mm.

That camera may not precisely exist right now, but they are coming. Already cameras like the Panny G3 and Olympus OM-D are getting very, very close and they are much, much smaller than a FF or APSH Canon.

You're not getting any of those pictures on m4/3, sorry.

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"$3000 should buy a camera competent at all photographic tasks." - gipper51 on the 5DIII

I really don't think it will be long before you can get very close. Fast lenses in m4/3 are coming and decent 3200 ISO is'nt far off either.

I am not a m4/3 user I would stress, but i like what I see.

Having travelled the world with a battered bag stuffed with Nikons ( and then Canon 5D2) and fast glass, I welcome the day when we can get close to this quality in a lighter package.

In that sense i can see where the OP is coming from.

Don't get me wrong, these are great images. But I fervently believe that great images like those and a large FF camera are not mutually exclusive. Smaller, lighter cameras ARE getting there. And thats a great thing.

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