Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2019-02-19 12:18:01
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 52.91.176.251

Nikon D800

D800 Live View vs Other Nikon Bodies and Canon 5DM3

The Nikon D800 Live View implementation is perhaps its weakest point as a camera, because the Live View image at full magnification has an interpolated look to it.

Two important caveats apply:

In short, my own experience is at odds with some internet claims that D800 Live View is “unusable” at full magnification, and my experience is also at odds with claims that the 5D Mark III Live View is superior. Detailed comments on those cameras are found below.

My actual results show that I am able to achieve pinpoint focus with the D800 as well as I can with the D3x or D3x (using the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro). Given the higher resolution, that is saying something. Though it does not excuse the sub-optimal Nikon implementation; the D800 demands more effort from the user than should be necessary (as do the D3x and D3s and Canon 5DM3). Why do neither Canon nor Nikon implement focus peaking as found on much less expensive cameras— it’s a glaring omission.

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Advanced DSLR is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 16 cents a day ($60/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 7 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Nikon or on Canon or on Pentax.

Nikon D800 Live View — 1 step off maximum magnification

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.