If you happen to walk by a newsstand, check out the 10 page story in the current issue of Soma magazine. My first editorial with the Nikon D800E. A few of you have emailed asking how it compares to the 5D mark III
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Both cameras are fantastic and will satisfy even the most demanding users. No need to switch systems. I much prefer to think of the D800E as a medium format replacement rather then comparing it to the 5D mark III. The D800E shines in the studio, insane resolution AND high ISO, something I could have only dreamed of with medium format gear. This makes the D800E truly unique and gives us lots of flexibility for lighting. For this particular shoot I used fluorescent lighting and snapped a few video clips. Medium format would require a lot more lighting power or studio strobes. Personally, I prefer continuous lighting for a softer feel, especially for editorials and beauty. Even with strobes, the ability to shoot at higher ISO has advantages. Smaller and lighter power packs without sacrificing control over depth of field and faster recycling times. The D800E is my medium format replacement and puts a smile on my face every time I reach for it.
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