Posted on 20 Jul ’12 by Earl Moore
When first announced in February 2012, I’d placed an order for a Nikon D800 to replace my Nikon D700. After a couple of months of waiting I canceled that order because I was having second thoughts on how or if I really needed a camera with so many mega pixels. I’ve thought a number of times about ordering one again and had even thought I would upon our return from Italy.
Shooting with my Olympus E-M5 in Italy certainly raised the question of do I need a DSLR at all? I have a nice kit of Nikon Lens so I only need the Nikon body, which makes it more practical, but with an adapter I can also use these same lens with manual focus on the E-M5. The IQ and DR of the E-M5 is excellent, certainly as good as many DSLR’s, although not as good as the D800.
Where does this leave me — I haven’t ruled out the D800/E yet but I’m not in any hurry at this point. Perhaps let the supply catch up with the demand and see what happens with the price and where my head/heart is at that point. Until then, my D700 is a wonderful camera and the E-M5 is certainly a fine companion to it.
The above photo was taken in Venice, Italy, of two priest having discussions as they walked. I waited for them to reach the top of a bridge over one of the smaller canals. They seemed lost in their thoughts and conversations.