D800 - a dying species

Started Feb 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,156
Re: D800 - a dying species

clk_walker wrote:

Hmmm!! 90% eh?? I take the 5DII with a so-so 50mm f/1.4 and shoot at f/1.4 at ISO100 and you get 90% of the IQ. To equivalent resolution and light collection you would need a 12.5mm and f/.28, roughfully, possible? No. Therefore you must shoot at a larger F# which decreases the light collection capability more. You are already now by 1/4 due to format size differences. Using a smaller aperture will only make things worse.

The mirrorless proselytizers are making me feel like it's 2000 again when I had to justify buying my D30 that used heavy clunky 35mm lenses when everyone knew that the 35mm format would be replaced by small format cameras with built-in lenses.

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