D800/e users...

Started Jan 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800/e users...

Al Downie wrote:

Hi all, and thanks very much for the comments so far!

Ralf, I'm particularly interested in this:

You will benefit from fast focusing AF-S-lenses, not so much from "fast" glas like 1,4 lenses, as depth of field will be too shallow.

The combination I was thinking about was the D800e and the 85mm f1.4G. Are you saying that there's something about the D800/e that makes the 85 1.4 more difficult to use than it would be on any other body? I've seen many ambiguous reviews which say something similar, but I'm not sure if they mean that my pictures will be rubbish, or simply no better than a 'normal' DSLR until I've mastered the technique for exploiting the huge resolution.

Thanks again,


I think he is only referring to you wanting to shoot fast moving kids.  The AF is up to the task.  Get fast focusing AF-S lenses.  He's is saying that if you get 1.4 fast lenses with the intention of keeping the ISO as low as possible by shooting at f/1.4 you will probably be disappointed because the shallow DOF at f/1.4 will probably not result in good focus on fast moving subjects.

That's my interpretation of what I read.

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