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HI BrianSome nasty stairstep artifacts in his MM images (davemillier will be grinding his teeth )... does Photoshop have the option to antialias when downsizing?
Don't think I've not thought about this too . . . . . but for me I don't need a D800e, I really don't!Actually Jono, the thought had crossed my mind.
The notion of a higher ISO available light B&W camera being the primary driver. For $8K one can have a D800 and three top drawer Nikon lenses.
Yes - well, that's what I thought as well - if monochrome is what you want, then the Leica does seem to deliver.What was confusing about this review was the claim that the D800 was better than the MM at the higher end ISOs and implying that the MM topped out at 2,500 in useable ISO with 5,000 for emergencies (unless I read it wrong). IMO, that wasn't the case with the images you provided for raw processing.
It would also be very interesting to know exactly how capable the D800 AF system is when working in light requiring ISO 6,400+ ... manual focusing a DSLR being out of the question for my eyes. I already know the Ms ability in light like that.
It may all be a moot point, the images presented in this review subjectively told me what I needed to know ... the MM shots look and feel so much better as to render all the words and math meaningless to me.
I don't know about the D800 but my D4 will AF in light too dim to reliably use my M9.It would also be very interesting to know exactly how capable the D800 AF system is when working in light requiring ISO 6,400+ ... manual focusing a DSLR being out of the question for my eyes. I already know the Ms ability in light like that.
Bill, That is a good summary.I don't know about the D800 but my D4 will AF in light too dim to reliably use my M9.
I have also printed some very nice color D4 portraits shot at ISO 16,000 without any PP other than ACR.
For REALLY low light B&W I already have the camera I need, the D4.
For high res B&W it looks clear that the D800 and the MM are a lot more alike than different.
IMO, it comes down to RF vs DSLR and Nikon vs Leica as well as cost rather than IQ.
Still, if I was a B&W disciple, I'd get the MM just because it is so damn cool.
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