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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
 

Would you call slight softness in the corners you can only see blown up to 100% a big difference? Because in everyday shooting, I'd never notice that at all.

 

I'd call a significant loss of detail in the middle of the photo something I regularly notice on my 27" iMac or a retina MacBook Pro. If I didn't care about it, I wouldn't have bought the D800 and the lenses I have.

 

One place I DO care about it especially is when I have to grab a shot of someone or something FAST and don't have time to zoom or get closer. Having the lens able to resolve a full 24 MP decides whether the crop of that shot is going to be useless or not. While my father took photos of me occasionally as I grew up, he never captured anything like what I have been able to of my children, which I can do every day, in amazing detail, and share immediately with my extended family and close friends far away. Recently while playing at the park, I was able, from about 50 yards away, to capture some amazing moments as my daughter and her friends were playing naturally, completely unaware of the camera. I could even see the detail in my daughter's smile, which made it all the more special.

 

When I've compared older photos taken on cheaper cameras, the feeling from the photo is that it is of sometime distant and far away. With the D800 and the best lenses available, the sharpness (all else being good) to me seems to bring the experience in closer as if it were right now. Then there's the enjoyment of having taken an awesome photo I, or my family (and friends when I take picture of their family) can enjoy looking at for a long time in the future.

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For guys with the D800 or D800E, the 85 1.4G lens as well as the older 85 1.4D lens are amazing with it.  Even at 1.4, the eyes are sharp with the most pleasing colors and contrast without photoshop.  The bokeh is creamy, who needs Leica.

 

I have read that the upcoming Zeiss Otus 55 1.4 maybe even sharper with the Zeiss/Hassy look.  But that lens is about 3 times more expensive than the Nikons.

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i have not used the otus but i have used the ziess 135mm f2 apo and it is so sharp , better than the 85 1.4G nikon but of course its MF

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I used that 135 zeiss 1.8 in an AF mount version on the Sony A99.  Yes, it is sharp.  I wish Nikon had something comparable. 

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im laso excited about the new sigma 50mm 1.4 art lens coming soon - if its like the sigma 35mm 1.4 art  id be really pleased .

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i use that 35 1.4 art lens over the last year with a Canon 1DX and it best any Canon L glass I use.  I wish they make that 18-35 1.8 for nikon full frame.

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Finally got some time to test out the new lens... not the best shot, just testing it to make sure it works.  

 

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just noticed something very funny, see the orange thing on the bottom center of the picture?  it is a dead fish, i never thought 14mm is this wide.

 

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I own 2 Nikon binoculars. one pair is made in china and is 16x50. the other pair is Nikon astroluxe 18x70 made in japan and is insanely expensive. I use them to stargaze  in new mexico, Arizona and California during my breaks when I am trucking in the usa.

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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post
 

I own 2 Nikon binoculars. one pair is made in china and is 16x50. the other pair is Nikon astroluxe 18x70 made in japan and is insanely expensive. I use them to stargaze  in new mexico, Arizona and California during my breaks when I am trucking in the usa.

:beerchug:Cheers...wow.

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I recently found a Nikon J1 for $100 off Craigs (Gift/New Condition), and tried out some vintage lenses I have.  Looks pretty funky with a 135mm attached haha, but its actually really sharp at 100-200 ISO.  Tried the Takumar 135mm f2.5 (version 1), Aashi f2.8 50mm, and Gemini MC f2 35mm (All from my Pentax Aashi K1000, using a lens adapter without any elements).

 

Would sell my D5100 if the J1 had an optical viewfinder...  When I get the chance I'll go photo hunting!

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Just tested out the newest Nikon family member the D3300. The new collapsible 18-55 is just a pinch smaller but can deliver incredible resolution to the AA-less 24mp sensor. With a 24-70 or other great lens this camera can go toe to toe with a canon 5d mk3 in terms of resolution and best it.
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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post

Just tested out the newest Nikon family member the D3300. The new collapsible 18-55 is just a pinch smaller but can deliver incredible resolution to the AA-less 24mp sensor. With a 24-70 or other great lens this camera can go toe to toe with a canon 5d mk3 in terms of resolution and best it.

 

I would be curious to see such a resolution test. The DxO mark sensor test certainly gave it favorable color and dynamic range marks, but didn't say much about overall resolution, or noise... (and of course, it is not full frame). So it's not really apples to apples. I'd be hesitant before calling it a giant killer. 


Edited by liamstrain - 2/16/14 at 1:11pm
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post
 

 

I would be curious to see such a resolution test. The DxO mark sensor test certainly gave it favorable color and dynamic range marks, but didn't say much about overall resolution, or noise... (and of course, it is not full frame). So it's not really apples to apples. I'd be hesitant before calling it a giant killer. 

In the Nikon thread, budget Nikon DSLRs >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 5D Mark III

post #5610 of 5866
Now let's be clear I never stated anything about the D3300 being a giant killer. but you can get resolution like a 5d for under $650 right now.
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