I have a pre-order with B&H for a D800E and yesterday I received this email (see below) asking if am sure I want the D800E. What concerns me is the sentence, "The D800E is best used in applications in which the photographer has absolute control over lighting and color balance". I am a landscape photographer and make large prints is the reason for ordering the 800E, I want all the detail I can get but I certainly don't have control over lighting. I thought the only concern was the higher possibility of moiré with the 800E. Should I worry? Did I order the right camera?
Thank you for your pre-order of the following item:
Nikon D800E SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
(B&H # NID800E)
You are receiving this message so we may address a concern of ours. Some customers might be unclear about the differences between the Nikon D800, and the Nikon D800E, and which camera is the best choice for them.
The Nikon D800 and D800E are similar cameras, based on appearance and most specs. However, there is one underlying difference that should be an important factor in deciding which camera is the right one for you.
The D800E incorporates optical glass between its optical low pass filter substrates, which has the effect of canceling the filter’s moiré and aliasing correction. The benefit is an increase in the sharpness and definition of your photographs. The tradeoff is a greater likelihood that you will incur moiré and/or false colors in some images. The D800E is best used in applications in which the photographer has absolute control over lighting and color balance.
Please click here for further information on the differences between these two cameras.
If you would like to change your Pre-Order from the Nikon D800E to the Nikon D800, Please reply to this email with your request.