"Amazing Resolution, but Housten We Have A Problem!"4.0 starson by AustralianLight
Pros: Excellent image quality, amazing detail.
Cons: Nikon's wide angle lenses fail to resolve well enough to make this camera truly useable at shorter focal lengths.
Summary: This camera produces amazingly detailed images akin to medium format digital. But the release of this camera may be a tad premature from Nikon, as it does not have the wide angle lenses to support it.
Our 24mm PC-E Tilt **** lens has always been a stellar performer on the D3 and we have been happily producing 60 inch shift panoramas with it for some time. But on the D800E this lens is now completely useless, as it fails to resolve enough detail for this megapixel monster. Even unshifted this lens is now as soft as mush!
After many hours of investigation we have come to the conclusion that there is no wide angle solution from Nikon and as a result, an additional outlay for a Zeiss 21mm Distagon was required.
The distagon is not without issues however, as it is well known for it's moustache distortion.... but that is something we can correct for in post production, where as there is nothing we can do to correct the soft mush from the 24 PC-E on the D800.
So.... this is an amazing camera with longer focal lengths, but be prepared for additional outlay if you are a wide angle shooter.
I have posted some sample images to show both the detail and the softness here... http://www.australianlight.com.au/blog/post/nikon_d800e/
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