D800 or D800E?

If you've pre-ordered, which camera have you ordered?


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bertsirkin

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We publish camera guides, and have noticed an interesting phenomenon. We’ve had a number of requests already for a D800 CheatSheet. The fact that the request are so early isn’t unusual – what is unusual, is that all of them (about 12) have asked specifically for the D800E.

Nikon has stated that it expects a much smaller audience for the D800E. Of the people that have pre-ordered, how many have ordered the D800 and how many the D800E?
 

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I'm guessing that a good number of people with too much $$$ who don't know a thing about anti-aliasing filters (or lack there of) will buy the D800E once they're told the camera takes sharper photos than the D800.
I would probably opt for the E-less version.
 

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I think Nikon shouldn't have released the E version. There going to be a lot of people upset about it because they don't know what they're signing up for. Only color moire can be removed in post and unless you want to shoot at f/22 or slightly defocus your image, your boned. Not to mention alot of the clarity can be made up with good sharpening technique. For gods sake the camera prints a 16x24 @ 300dpi...Most of the people who will get the E I bet are retards who get wood about stupid things like corner sharpness.
 

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Anti-aliasing, color moire, moire fringing, Nyquist filters? I just want to take a picture. Like film speed, graininess and depth-of-field wasn't hard enough to figure out, and guide numbers. What's happened to photography, it used to be FUN!;) (Just kidding) Serioulsy though, it makes me wonder what I've gotten into trying to jump from 35mm SLR to DSLR.
 
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Photography can be overwhelming at first - like learning a new language. But, at some point, you get over-the-hump - you "get it", and it no longer is difficult. But, in the interim, I think a lot of budding-photographers think that buying equipment will make it easier - problem is, that the new equipment usually makes it more difficult.

I think this is the case with the D800 and D800E. I suspect that people think the "sharper pictures" from the D800E will improve their photography - like taking a magic pill to lose weight. As with weight-loss, it just doesn't work that way. There's no replacement for understanding and practice. You need to get over the learning-hump, and once you do, you "get it" and it becomes a lot easier. Of course, that doesn't stop you from buying new equipment :)

I suspect that Nikon is going to be overwhelmed with D800E orders.
 

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My p25 digital back has no anti-aliasing filter, and I have only had one image where that was a problem -- fixed it in Capture One. I don't shoot close-ups of ties for Yves St. Laurent, so I don't see it as a problem for the d800e. Could be wrong, in which case my on-order camera will be 2000 bucks down the drain in short order.
 

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