Before I take the plunge and purchase a Nikon D800e. Any thoughts on the rumored

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
AZBlue Senior Member • Posts: 1,868
Re: Before I take the plunge and purchase a Nikon D800e. Any thoughts on the rumored

iwannabesedated wrote:

Matt Cant Photography wrote:

anyone see much difference in the 800 compared with the 800e

I have both, and now shoot the D800E almost exclusively. I see a difference - D800E pics are discernably sharper and require less work in post. I believe the higher price is well justified. Regards and best wishes. -iwbs

The only difference I have been able to see from the myriad of samples posted online is one of micro contrast. The D800E has higher micro contrast than the D800, making its images appear sharper before applying any post processing. However, the same micro contrast can be added to D800 files in just a few seconds, and given that all images have to be sharpened for their intended destinations means that most images will require PP and the tiny step of adding more micro contrast and a slightly higher sharpening setting to D800 files is totally trivial.

I will count myself among those who have not seen enough of a difference to justify the higher price. In my mind, the extra money would be better spent in the bank and applied towards a future camera upgrade that will give me a difference that I don't need a magnifying glass to see.

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