coninpa From Luxembourg, joined May 2005, 246 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5175 times:
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Don't have a D800, but I use always the same principle: shooting at the maximum capacity and quality of the camera (just in case you would be asked for high resolution for printing), then resize in the editing software. In PS, I use the Bicubic algorythm most of the time and it does a good job.
NB: I only process RAW files for here to avoid in-camera sharpening algorythms which can sometimes introduce artefacts. My personal choice.
picester From Luxembourg, joined Feb 2007, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4925 times:
I'm a Canon regular user but I sometimes use the D800E coupled with a 24mm for window views or 70-200mm for other aircraft shooting.
This combination is perfect for general aviation around airports, landing, takeoff or taxiways, but concerning airshows, acrobatics or military aircrafts, a much faster body is required.
For window views this body offers the ability to show many ground or clouds details.
Concerning the post-processing with the D800, don't think about cropping, the first rule for good photos is to shot always in FF and in RAW.
If you have in first position another photo interests like landscapes or studio uses, buy this body, you will be very satisfied and then in a second position use it for aviation.
Finally you must have a lot of RAM and Hard disk space on your computer, files are huge.
seahawk From Germany, joined May 2005, 1321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4128 times:
Well, I went for the D800 and the first spotting trip (just an normal airport) no airshow went very well. The AF and metering system work perfectly. The colors and details of the files are stunning. And using the 1.2 crop mode that camera feels fast enough for airshows too, while still pumping out 25.4MP files and a great quality.