Spoke with Colonial Photo and Hobby in Orlando this morning where I have my D800E order. They recieved 2 D800E's today earmarked for pre-order customers. I'm #7 on the list. Interested to see if they continue to trickle in or there's a substantial delay between orders being filled.
#1. "RE: D800E's arriving" In response to Reply # 0
This seems to be as good a thread as any for mentioning my recently placed order with Crutchfield for a D800E. I've done a lot of business with them through the years and every experience has been exemplary.
Of course they're not volunteering any information about outlook, as they probably would like to know for their own purposes. But has anyone here received a D800/E from Crutchfield, or had a long-running backorder with them? Just curious. Any history through them is of interest.
#2. "RE: D800E's arriving" In response to Reply # 1 Sun 15-Jul-12 05:47 AM by KnightPhoto
I posted in another thread, sorry for the repeat if you saw that already, but I was talking to my local dealer this week and they now have two D800 in stock. I know for a local dealer they had a pretty decent (believe it was well over 100) D800 preorder list, so combined with other reports continuing to pop up, things just might be improving for the D800. I even saw a report Adorama expects a big shipment in July, which should mean likewise for B&H.
But the E, no. My local dealer's comment was the E model was coming in at a slower than snail's pace and you could hear the frustration in her voice. I'm guessing they still have a significant backorder list of eager but probably fairly impatient people by now...
Clearly I think, Nikon will need to adjust their long-term ratio of non-E to E models. The E looks like a much bigger hit than they expected, and it sounds like the E has few downsides in practical use according to current owners. I know I want one for high ISO wide-open and near-wide open shooting that minimizes the need for sharpening thus avoiding noise (my primary need) and landscape (my secondary need since I don't do that much). What seems to be developing, from particularly Thom and other's such as DigLloyd reviews, is that the E "makes a difference" at wider f-stops through to f/5.6 whereas at perhaps f8 and certainly f11 diffraction equalizes the two models performance in real-world results. Very interesting.
#3. "RE: D800E's arriving" In response to Reply # 2 Sat 14-Jul-12 03:48 PM by psf914
Traverse City, US
I had waited long enough for my order to arrive in Orlando and finally contacted a company in San Francisco - Pro Camera Rental and Supply. They put me in touch with Samy's Camera in Los Angeles and in three days I had a new D800E sent to my hotel here in Lodi. Works great.. and these guys were outstanding in getting what I wanted and follow up to make sure all was good.. A+ all around for both companies. I'm plugging them every chance I get. I even ordered another battery for the 800E and two San Disk Extreme Pro 16gb cards from Samy's. And you're right about the E. As soon as examples from that camera started appearing on the net and the worries ( which I never had by the way) about Moire went away, the list for 800E orders started growing.
#4. "RE: D800E's arriving" In response to Reply # 3
While this is not directly on point, my experience with buying a D800 borders on the strange. I did not place an order right out of the box. Last Thursday, living in Connecticjut, I placed pre-orders with the usual suspects in New York. Having looked at some of the frustrated postings, I tried Nikon USA on July 17. The Camera was inexplicably in stock and bought it. As of this morning, the store still had cameras in stock. i take delivery on Friday. Odd, having the manufacturer competing with retailers, but that is the world we live oin.