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D800 vs D800E

Which one is best?

Tim Parkin

Tim Parkin

Amateur Photographer who plays with big cameras and film when in between digital photographs.

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There has been a lot of talk in the press recently about the new Nikon wunderkind and people have pondered on whether the D800 or the D800E should be purchased for different types of photography - the latter (E) having no ‘anti-alias’ filter which should provide a sharper image. Well Mark Banks and Joe Cornish just happen to have each of these camera versions and we thought we’d take the opportunity to run a couple of tests to see just how different they were.

We used the Nikon 24 PCE and then followed up with the Zeiss Distagon 25mm, undoubtedly a couple of the most desirable lenses for the practising landscape photographer. Most of the results we will show will be from the Zeiss as it proved a lot sharper/more contrasty than the 24mm PCE.

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