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    Talking D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I figured there were comparisons of the D800 to just about everything else out there, so why not the Etch-a-sketch

    While the D800 wins hands down in MP count and color saturation, the Etch a sketch has great grey tones, and for the price, it cant be beat!!!!. I think the going rate is about $25 for one of these babies.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I think I need to buy something. LOL
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    You just don't know how to get the most out of your Etch-a-Sketch. It is not just about the pixels, but the grain structure. Nikon does not have a shake and erase function for the memory cards, which is a deal breaker.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    This doesn't belong here: the D800 is FF, and the Etch-a-Sketch is large format.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Live view is so much better on an Etch-a-Sketch--I hate tiny screens.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I find the two control dials confusing
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    When the Etch-aSketch has a touch screen, I will upgrade. Oh, wait. Isn't that called an iPad?

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I often get jaggies in diagonal lines with the Etch-a-Sketch. Is there something wrong with my RAW converter?
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    The Etch-a-Sketch for all its dials does not have the organic feel of the good old-fashion slate.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    No way ... color with a poor deBayer ... nothing like the original and sure is nothing like Pan F developed in Pyro....


    But it would be an improvement over all the Pixel peeping navel scratching that is goin on at the present over the D800(E).


    Nice thread...needed that!

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    How does Etch A Sketch work in auto focus? Also is it as weather proof as they claim? I think we need a long term test to be certain....
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I'm still trying to figure out how to apply an LCC.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Stephens View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out how to apply an LCC.
    Carefully shake the corners.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Carefully shake the corners.
    Wasn't there a White Paper done about this method?

    Trying to find the PDF or YouTube video now

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    I find the two control dials confusing
    The minimalist design is modeled after the Leica S2...

    ...except that the color scheme is modeled after the H4D Ferrari edition.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Can't find the viewfinder...
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Dont sell short the resolution of an etch-a-sketch.
    Images are formed by accumulations of microscopic aluminum particles.

    I am sure that Stefan will be filling us in about future e-beam technology developments allowing control of each individual particle as a vast improvement over the two control dials.

    The etch-a-sketch has the same minimalist attractiveness of the M-Monochrom which was Leica's result after years of trying to get color right.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    better ergonomics than nikon for sure
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I often get jaggies in diagonal lines with the Etch-a-Sketch. Is there something wrong with my RAW converter?
    If you can stand being without it, you might send it in for calibration. I just had my Etch-a-Sketch tuned, and what a difference! It now draws beautifully.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    accumulations of microscopic aluminum particles.
    Non Ferrous?

    Man, am I confused now.....


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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Carefully shake the corners.
    But be careful with the swings and shifts...

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I could not give up the Etch-a-Sketch--I just love the DoF...

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Maybe I can sell it with a name like NoctiEtchy . Easy 10k or trade it for a S2. Oh wait I need 5 of them.

    No no no I can than get 2 D800 and one E version. So what do you think is the better camera now.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    How about resale value? You know.. If you want to upgrade yer Etch for Etch2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    I could not give up the Etch-a-Sketch--I just love the DoF...
    But default sharpening is a bit high...

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    But default sharpening is a bit high...
    But that makes it sharper in the corners than the D800...

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    But that makes it sharper in the corners than the D800...
    Aye, 'tis true. A distinctive strength of this very special imaging device.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Has anyone applied the new etchIt 1.01 firmware to address the lock up? My dealer suggested giving it a whack on the corner ...
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Lets all try and be unbiased! The Etch-a-Sketch doesn't use Saphire glass, so in time most of their screens scratch badly. On the plus side, I bet no one has seen evidence of Moire' on any Etch-a-Sketch image. Live view is sort of full time with Etch-a-Sketch and it never needs external sources of energy to power it. Combine this with a price thousands less than D800's and Medium format and it's a no brainer which wins! Only thing missing is a USB port to download images.

    Since it's a slate, shouldn't we be comparing it to the ipad instead? LOL!

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Na Nikon and Phase are more fun to pick on but Hassy seems to have escaped the wrath of all this and they have nothing new . Go figure. Okay okay a regurgitated H body . Yippie do da
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    I've had a loaner and as nice as it draws I decided it wasn't for me. I couldn't figure out how to save a single image
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Only thing missing is a USB port to download images.

    ....

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    Etch-a-Sketch lens compatibility is poor at best. I can't tell my wife I want a new lens at any given moment. <walks away in disgust>
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

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    But default sharpening is a bit high...
    Novice mistake. The EaS renders a natively sharper image. I find with an EaS I barely need to apply any sharpening at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougpeterson View Post
    Novice mistake. The EaS renders a natively sharper image. I find with an EaS I barely need to apply any sharpening at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    The Etch-a-Sketch doesn't use Saphire glass, so in time most of their screens scratch badly.
    You need the Giottos model SP-EaS Schott glass screen protector. As these are priced roughly proportionately to glass area, this will cost you only $289.95.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Nikon lenses don't draw as nicely as the Etch-a-Sketch.

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    You mean it's nicer than my 200 F2. Damn I want two of them.
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    Heck comes in 645 format too. Lol


    Always portable, the 6.25 x 4.5 inch screen is perfect for home or on the go.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    damn thing needs a better AA filter, resolution be damned!

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Medium format EaS is dead now due to the release of the more portable pocket edition.
    Amazon.com: Pocket Etch A Sketch by Ohio Art: Toys & Games
    I expect that soon all medium format EaS users will be throwing their previously top of the line trusted imaging tools to the side of the road.
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    This is all fine and good however hows the super long exposure time for one of these?
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    The D800 does have less noise, especially when you shake it...

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    The D800 does have less noise, especially when you shake it...
    with the D800's strap lugs, when you shake it, I think it is more noisy.

    I hear that there are a lot of folks waiting for the DxO scores before making the jump.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    You all are way behind; here's an image I took at a recent workshop.

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    Some really fine work here demonstrating the potential of the media
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    You all are way behind; here's an image I took at a recent workshop.

    Who makes the arca-style bracket for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    You all are way behind; here's an image I took at a recent workshop.
    That is awesome! (Should be posted in the Behind the Scene thread.)

    What RRS plate are you using for that. I think it would work better on an Arca Swiss Cube. Do you know if the iPhone adapter mount is available for the electronic viewfinder app?

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