5D-II vs D800E test - with SAME lens.

Started May 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
marianco Senior Member • Posts: 1,128
Re: 5D-II vs D800E test - with SAME lens.

For the vast majority of photographers in this forum, there would be very little difference in the photos they take with the 12 megapixel 5D Mark I and the 36 megapixel Nikon D800E.

And certainly there would be even less difference between photos they take using the 22 megapixel 5D Mark III and the 36 megapixel Nikon D800E.

Heck, for most photographers here, the Canon S100 can take photos as good as the Nikon D800E.

It takes very strict, disciplined, and great technique and great lenses to capture all of the resolution that the Nikon D800E is capable of in order to make a difference. This means limiting yourself to prime lenses and carrying around and always using a 12-pound tripod and always using mirror-lockup, and using the lowest ISO you can.

If you spend most of the time taking photos without a tripod and use a zoom lens, you are wasting your time handwringing about choosing the 5D Mark III vs switching to the Nikon D800E.

If you spend most of the time chasing your kids around with your camera, the 5D Mark III does an even better job of taking photos than the Nikon D800E since it is much better suited to sports and action photography than the Nikon D800E. You can't set the Nikon D800E to the higher frame rates possible with the Canon 5D Mark III.

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