Thats what I wonder too.
All this people, not shooting MFDB, not having MFDB, not interested in MFDB,
and still they post over and over again about MFDB and what a waste of money and time
it is shooting with it.
Why not just stick to the DSLR threads and share some experiences there.
Why all this effort to prove that DSLR are equal or better than MFDB??
I my self have had lots of MFDB, from Light Phase to IQ140 and some HXDs and Leafs.
Love retouching the files, but also frustrated how much more difficult it is to
shoot with than DSLR. Especially the bad LCD on the back.
When I bought the D800E, I thought I had got a DSLR that could make me forget
It is a terrific camera and the shadowtweakability :-) is unmatched by any camera, MFDB or DSLR.
Highlight not so much ( still good but... )
Sharpness is almost as good as any MFDB.
BUT.. I want something that I love shooting with ( D800E has no personality ).
And everybody shoots with it.
I always loved Contax 645 and when I stumbled over a package with 6 lenses and
everything in mint condition for a very low price, I bought it and one more house.
Then I bought a P65+ with less than 1000 shots on it for halve the price.
I did not need it for my professional assignments and and the LCD on P65+ sucks.
I doesnt matter.
I will use the LCD for the histogram and make sure I exposure to the right,
because the shadows get very noisy fast if you underexpose a MFDB.
I made this move for the Contax lenses and the share joy of working with
equipment that gives me some excitement and inspiration.
I will keep my Nikon D800E, but I am more happy and excited using my Contax.
And Fred, I also have a Fuji GX680 I will put the P65 on :-).
I really hope all these threads about comparing D800E to MFDB would end,
or just had their own forum :-).
It is just noise and destroy somewhat the MFDB forum.
If you do not like MFDB, stop hijacking this forum and let us, that
still enjoy our MFDBs, share information and experiences without all
If you think D800E is the ultimate camera - fine.
You do not have to degrade other equipment to make your point.
Enjoy your D800E, make good pictures and be happy.