Overcoming some of the limitations of a D600

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Missing my point...

C D M wrote:

(snip)  More to the point, (snip) 1/4000 vs 1/8000 is not likely to make any difference in motion blur for most typical situations.

Agreed, the purpose of 1/8000 sec is rarely to freeze motion. It is useful if one takes an image of a scene under sunny sky with a fast prime and as shallow DOF as allowed, that is with the lens wide opened. At 1/8000 one just take the image. At 1/4000 one must either close the lens some, but it would be at the expense of the desired shallower DOF, or use an ISO setting of less than 100, at the expense of some DR, or use a ND filter, at the expense of a less bright VF and less light reaching the AF points (and sometimes one does not have the filter handy).

It's not a frequent situation by any means for most people. I'll take my own situation as example: my only 2 primes are the 50 f1.8 (stolen but I intend to replace it) and 150 f2.8 (for macros). So it would affect only pictures taken with the 50 f1.8 which I don't use often and then not in sunlight (more for museums and locations with little light). So the 1/8000 capability of the D800 would not enter in consideration if I were buying n FFa camera today and hesitating between D600 and D800.

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