New camera dillusion........D4, D800....BS!

Started May 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sal Baker Forum Pro • Posts: 10,030
Re: Why I chose a D800 over a 4 year old camera for 33% more

tabloid wrote:

Sal Baker wrote:

Frank D'Amato wrote:

Being able to crop and still have a high res image is #1 for me.

Live view sucks on D700

Not nearly as bad as the interpolated video in the D800 live view. Too bad Nikon went backwards with live view magnification for MF with their camera most likely to be used for landscape photography. Makes no sense other than cost cutting. Even the 4-year old 5DII has superior live view compared to the D800.

Plus added video.

My 200mm lens just became a 500mm lens and I will have the same res as D700 after cropping.

The D800 has face recognition.
Good for videos

The combination of CD focus and face recognition is slow and useless in video unless the subject is completely still, which is usually not what video is about. :). Decent video will require MF and a good LCD viewfinder/magnifier.


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Ricoh GR Canon EOS 5D Mark II Fujifilm X-E2 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM +7 more
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