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Apr 04, 2012 17:28 |  #2281

K6AZ wrote in post #14210369 (external link)
This is great, RRS is now shipping the QR plate. Seeing as how Adorama is going to be shut down for almost two weeks starting on Friday I'm going to have the plate and nothing to attach it to.

Join the club. I will still attach the plate to my pod and run around pretending to snap high resolution pictures though. Might even grab a few coconuts sans Monty Python and ride around on my horse too.


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Apr 04, 2012 17:43 |  #2282

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Probably the most scientific and most unbiased comparison I've seen so far of the 5DIII and D800: http://www.youtube.com …er_embedded&v=A​fA2mTMt0u8 (external link)

The most entertaining comparative review I've seen. :lol:


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Apr 04, 2012 17:44 |  #2283

Surprised by the still resolution test. I'm thinking the resolution was lens limited because every other test shows the d800 with loads more detail.


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Apr 04, 2012 19:47 |  #2284

Hardcore wrote in post #14210456 (external link)
Surprised by the still resolution test. I'm thinking the resolution was lens limited because every other test shows the d800 with loads more detail.

They probably missed focus. Even at f/8 it's easy to do.


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Apr 04, 2012 20:32 |  #2285

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14206342 (external link)
Well, I commend him for putting the body through its paces and reporting on things here that we're all obviously interested in (at least you seem to be?)

I appreciate that he's being frank about a purchase - a lot of times people spend that kind of money and then can find no wrong with it because they spent that kind of money on it.

I for one am very interested in the D800 but if there is issues with LiveView, then it's a huge deal to some of us.

We've heard over and over again how the D800 is so great and how horrible the 5D3 is in comparison, and important megapixels are and how important an extra stop of dynamic range is, etc...

And yet, a possible issue comes up with it, that could potentially have far more impact on normal people than those trivial items, and yet people seem to want to sweep it under the rug or dismiss it by claiming its no biggie and will be fixed with a firmware update. Well, to some, this could be a big show stopper and I for one think it's worth discussing and hearing more first hand reports from people who actually have the body and aren't just enamored with the spec sheet.

Todd, you don't need to explain yourself. I certainly commend him for his efforts in posting what could be possibly an isssue. There has to be an explanation why LV behaves this way but, I don't have one in my hands to know that myself. You should know by now that I'm a jokester. ;) And since when did you become interested in Nikon? :p




  
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Apr 04, 2012 21:21 |  #2286

Oh no biggie... ;-)a just wanted to make sure that his impressions were appreciated and that I'm truly interested in the LV issue because I AM following the D800 very closely as I've been pondering the possibility of going with either a 1DX or a D800 and 14-24 instead... Keeping my 5D2 and current glasses and then shooting both platforms.

I haven't made a decision yet and most likely won't until the 1DX actually comes out. But I am doing a lot of research and following things pretty closely since this will be a big purchase for me and an even bigger decision platform-wise.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 21:39 |  #2287

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14211469 (external link)
Oh no biggie... ;-)a just wanted to make sure that his impressions were appreciated and that I'm truly interested in the LV issue because I AM following the D800 very closely as I've been pondering the possibility of going with either a 1DX or a D800 and 14-24 instead... Keeping my 5D2 and current glasses and then shooting both platforms.

I haven't made a decision yet and most likely won't until the 1DX actually comes out. But I am doing a lot of research and following things pretty closely since this will be a big purchase for me and an even bigger decision platform-wise.

The D800+14-24mm. To me this is the tour de force combo that could not be resisted. I've been wanting that 14-24mm for a good while, as that focal range is where I like to camp out and there isn't anything on the Canon side to equate to it.


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Apr 04, 2012 21:45 |  #2288

Yep, right there with ya David. I am thinking about the 1DX and the new 15-2.8 Zeiss as the alternative.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 21:47 |  #2289

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14211631 (external link)
Yep, right there with ya David. I am thinking about the 1DX and the new 15-2.8 Zeiss as the alternative.

Todd, for your type of work you should look into a Leica M9 and a 21 1.4 summilux;)




  
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Apr 04, 2012 21:47 |  #2290

David Arbogast wrote in post #14211599 (external link)
The D800+14-24mm. To me this is the tour de force combo that could not be resisted. I've been wanting that 14-24mm for a good while, as that focal range is where I like to camp out and there isn't anything on the Canon side to equate to it.

I had no trouble resisting the 14-24, at least not until I see what the Tokina does on FF. I don't need to wider than 16mm on FF and after the hit on the 24-70 I didn't want to drop the same amount for a lens that wouldn't be used every day. The 24-70 will probably be glued on it most of the time.


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Apr 04, 2012 21:50 |  #2291

Your really comparing the the 14-24 to a Tokina? ;-)a

Allen, I would love a Leica, but not sure that it would work well because of my need for high ISO. Do you think the M9 would hold up with new DSLRs as far as ISO is concerned?




  
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Apr 04, 2012 22:09 |  #2292

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14211657 (external link)
Your really comparing the the 14-24 to a Tokina? ;-)a

Allen, I would love a Leica, but not sure that it would work well because of my need for high ISO. Do you think the M9 would hold up with new DSLRs as far as ISO is concerned?

You work on a tripod and the M9 is good to 2000 ISO. And the glass bro. Canon or Nikon either one have anything wide angle thats even close to the likes of the 21 summilux or the 35 summilux. ;)




  
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Apr 04, 2012 22:27 |  #2293

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You work on a tripod and the M9 is good to 2000 ISO. And the glass bro. Canon or Nikon either one have anything wide angle thats even close to the likes of the 21 summilux or the 35 summilux. ;)

Don't forget to tell them the price of each lens. :lol::p;)




  
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Apr 04, 2012 22:31 |  #2294

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14211657 (external link)
Your really comparing the the 14-24 to a Tokina? ;-)a

Allen, I would love a Leica, but not sure that it would work well because of my need for high ISO. Do you think the M9 would hold up with new DSLRs as far as ISO is concerned?

Yes. You really should try one.


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Apr 04, 2012 23:02 |  #2295

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Don't forget to tell them the price of each lens. :lol::p;)

I donno the glass that can run Leicas lenses from Canon are very expensive also and there are only a couple and non are wide angle. Good glass is expensive but well worth the investment. So ya don't by all the lenses only the ones you really need.




  
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