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Arjay

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Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »

The main thing that worries me are their sample photos. They are way too soft and a majority of my photos are landscapes and want them as sharp as can be. The second is the price for what you get in each camera. ...

I too am surprised at how soft the jpgs are,
taking the samples from imaging-resource,
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-5d-mkiii/canon-5d-mkiiiTHMB.HTM
you can work with the raw files and they can be a whole lot sharper.

(I don't have proper software to develop the raw, but even with what I have, the difference is striking)
5D mark III  ISO 100
« Last Edit: March 13, 2012, 07:24:56 PM by Arjay »

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Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
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Edwin Herdman

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Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012, 08:27:13 PM »
The D800 has some interesting features that i'd like to have, but the poor high ISO performance is not one of them.  If it were 22 mp and had two stops better, It would be a tougher decision.
Why would it be a harder decision?  In that case, if you liked USB 3, XQD, and the Nikon ergonomics *that much,* then maybe.

The Nikon D800 (and D800E) would be more compelling if it was able to offer a higher shot rate or higher ISO while maintaining the same large file size.  If you don't need 36MP, you can always crop, after all.

Personally, can't wait until 36MP cameras are more common from Canon - especially when data rates are there to support it.

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Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 05:19:56 PM »
Up to you. I don't think the board can make that decision for your. You might need to spend some money on the extra disk, memory and computing power to handle the files.

I built my own pc a few months back, 2 ATI 6950s, 8 gb RAM, Intel 2500k at 4.5 ghz, 2 TB hdd space, and 3 24" LG monitors.


--I did the same. Core i7 2600, 8GB Ram, Geforce 470; 2TB 6GB/s HDD; Gigabyte Z68 UD4 with USB 3.0 ports.
I think this mates very, very, very well with D800 (which I have on preorder). I currently own the 5d2 and some decent glass (2 L lenses); I also own some Nikon primes and the Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8 in Nikon mount.

I will test out for a week or so, compare with my 5d2, and see which I think is the better overall system. I will NOT get the 5d3, but will simply upgrade glass with money I was going to spend switching systems. I don't care for the fact that Nikon has such a gaping hole in their 70-200 lens lineup, and that their 300/4 is not offered in VR form. Sad, really. But I am a landscape guy and although 70-200 range is useful, it is my least used range in pictures.

Why not the 5d3? I think it's a marginal upgrade in low ISO (100-400) and overall IQ. The 5d2 is still very capable and I have not mastered it yet. If the D800 blows me away in all areas, Nikon it is. I love Canon, but I also want and demand the very best for MY DOLLAR!!

5d2; 17-40L; 35L; 50/1.8 Mk. 1; 70-300 IS; 100mm/2.8

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Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
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