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gubaguba

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Re: D800/D800E and MF, my humble observations
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2012, 08:58:10 am »

I find the whole conversation somewhat humorous based on my historical context.  Having worked with the first Leaf back the cameras today are  light years ahead but we still did great work with those antiques in the day.  I am quite sure the MF cameras exceed any practical film I used. 

The question is not if MF is better then the Nikon for me.  It is if it is 3 times better, since the Pentax cost that much more.  For me no.  I guess its the business guy and not the scientist that is making the decision.  From a cost analysis point of view the Nikon is a better decision.  Two bodies plus extra cash instead of one.  Then again I never have been paid to shoot a test target so my reasoning maybe flawed.
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Re: D800/D800E and MF, my humble observations
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2012, 11:27:22 am »

Paul: exactly. I don't think it could be said better.
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Re: D800/D800E and MF, my humble observations
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2012, 11:50:23 am »

Photography can be a business. It can also be an art. Based on simply cost, then the new 24MP APS senors would make the most sense businesswise. You could buy three to six of those compared to the D800. And then it might be a consideration of how much your business makes.
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Re: D800/D800E and MF, my humble observations (comparing to 645D)
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2012, 11:57:24 am »

But the numbers speak for the Pentax 645D, unless you object to aliasing.

Interesting. In the last week or so I have seen more examples of moire in the D800e than I ever have in the 645D. I have short more than 5k images over the last year with the 645D and have never seen moire--but I have done few images with fabric or manmade features. I am not saying you are wrong, but the 645D has been moire free all year.

Naturally, since I have written that, I will find moire in every other image I take.
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Re: D800/D800E and MF, my humble observations (comparing to 645D)
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2012, 04:00:01 pm »

Hi,

It may have to do with the Nikon D800E having live view. Exact focus at large apertures would make the images more prone to moiré.

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Interesting. In the last week or so I have seen more examples of moire in the D800e than I ever have in the 645D. I have short more than 5k images over the last year with the 645D and have never seen moire--but I have done few images with fabric or manmade features. I am not saying you are wrong, but the 645D has been moire free all year.

Naturally, since I have written that, I will find moire in every other image I take.
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