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I've had the privilege of shoot with the D800e over the last couple of weeks doing a few tests!! I pulled up a file from my old Canon 1Ds MKIII also I tell you what I couldn't pick a difference with the files. NikonD800e slightly sharper with a little more clarity.
I was thinking about buying the Nikon D800e but I'll think I'll wait to see what gets released at Photokina? I'll give Nikon one thing thou there glass is better then Canon's
Hi Antonio (and Ian)
According to the often reliable Canon Rumours website (http://www.canonrumors.com) it's believed that amongst further Canon camera releases in 2012 will be:
* An "entry level" full-frame DSLR, i.e. a direct replacement for the 5D MkII
* A mirrorless camera system, probably with its own dedicated lenses (announcement imminent)
* A big megapixel entry, in an EOS-1D style body (direct competitor for Nikon 800/800E)
* Also menioned more recently is a probable EOS 7D MkII
* Note, all of the above prediction postdates the introduction of the 1Dx and the 5D MkIII.
I certainly don't think Canon could possibly avoid the introduction ASAP of a direct competitor to the Nikon 800/800E, particularly given the excitement this camera has caused amongst both Nikon and other system owners. Ironically, it seems the game has reverted to the pixel race again, something many commentators had predicted was over, at least at the pro/semipro end of the market.
I don't shoot 35mm anymore David so I'm not really concerned with what Canon & Nikon do but I would say the Nikon has the edge by a quite a margin at the moment!! Yes I think the future with 35mm is going to be very exciting!!
I shoot with Hasselblad & have been using the 200mp lately so I'm being spoilt with both Resolution, Clarity & dynamic range!!
200mp files must result in some mammoth file sizes? Your neighbourhood lights probably dim when you turn on the hightech computer with its petabyte (1000 terabytes) storage unit! Does CS5 happily handle files of that size once you've dropped in a number of layers or stitched several shots together?
Your not far off the mark!! The file size straight out of the camera RAW is 1.21gb!! Yes you have read this right... Once worked some of the files are in excess of 4-5gb I've had to update my MAC tower.
I've had to copy the image into A3 then work on it then transfer to original image it's a pain in the arse.. But the detail clarity & sharpness is out of this world not to mention for the first time in my life I'm actually reducing the size of the image to print.
Hasselblad didn't design this camera for landscapes more for still shots but it works in Landscapes it's amazing!!!
That's one serious piece of equipment there Antonio! It must be a pleasure to use, but is it very practical for landscape photography that requires some trekking to reach your destination? Surely you'd have to harness up one of Ansel Adam's mules to carry that thing around! Only kidding, but I've always felt that weight and size are 2 things that really favour 35mm size cameras for a lot of landscape work - not that I wouldn't love the resolution of a medium/large format body.
As to the Nikon vs Canon thing, I'm not so sure Nikon is a clear leader. It has the margin in megapixels with the D800, but that probably won't last long - and after doing a lot of reading about the D800 and the 5D MkIII, there seems to be plenty of debate about how much of an advantage the extra megapixels of the Nikon really provide. To some extent, I think it still comes down to your own preferences and allegiances - there seem to be plenty of high profile Canon-using landscapers that aren't racing to change to Nikon.
You would need to really want to make that change when you consider the cost of changing lenses etc as well. Having had a play with a couple of medium format cameras there's no question they take a far superior image and I'd buy one tomorrow if you didn't have to mortgage the house (and my photography was good enough to warrant the expense), however with the rate of technical advance in 35mm for the time being I'm happy to wait and see what Mr Canon does to go one better than Mr Nikon.
Your right Robert the financial outlay for MF is considerably more then 35mm but then again of is the quality out of MF is far better as well. Two debates really? Catch 22
Yes it is a serious bit of equipment for Landscape & love it!! Yes 35mm is great but once you shoot with Medium format there's mo going back to 35mm. The detail & dynamic range you get out of MF is simply not possible out of a 35mm.
Have been seriously thinking about this and the image file size has me a bit stumped at the moment when doing field work. Bracketing images, shooting RAW, no download facility except for a compact laptop plus a back up external HD. A solution I guess would be to have plenty of memory cards on hand and perhaps serious in camera editing, but you can never be entirely sure you are not deleting the good with the bad. Still, if someone wants to give me one I am sure I can work it out.
No the 200Mb camera comes with a light truck and portable generator so you can run the computer with nitrogen cooled CPU and terrabyte drive to store images as they are taken!
Envy is a curse!
It's not that bad Robert it's only a 3tonne truck!! hahahah No only kidding Camera with back & lenses weighs about 16kg including camera bag..