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larsch01

Los Angeles, US
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larsch01 Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2009
Wed 24-Apr-13 11:08 PM

I have no doubt that I will be up all night learning the features of my new D800. I feel a (cough) cold (cough) coming on and may not make it into work tomorrow.

Larry

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ScottChapin

Powder Springs/ATL, US
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#1. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

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Wed 24-Apr-13 10:54 PM

LOL....I remember the feeling, it's not been two months for me!

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byvini

UK
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#2. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

byvini Registered since 19th Apr 2013
Thu 25-Apr-13 05:00 AM

Congratulations and enjoy your camera. I did pretty much the same, hours awake checking menus, buttons etc.

Cowleystjames

UK
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#3. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

Cowleystjames Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2013
Thu 25-Apr-13 08:21 AM

Ha, I didn't get any sleep the night before picking up my D800e, bit sad eh?
Gradually my sleep pattern is returning, but still think each night about where I can go the next day with my new baby....

Starius

US
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#4. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

Starius Registered since 20th Sep 2003
Thu 25-Apr-13 09:16 AM

Congratulations!
I'm hoping to be a new owner as well, sometime in the near future here. What lens are you pairing it up with, out of curiosity?

-Starius

tekneektom

Kohler, US
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#5. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Winner in the Annual Nikonians Best Images Contest 2015 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011
Thu 25-Apr-13 09:22 AM

Congratulations! Or should I say "I hope you get better soon"? A high megapixel cough can keep you down for days at a time.

Tom

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mwhals

Winfield, US
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#6. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Thu 25-Apr-13 09:34 AM

Congratulations on your new camera! I bought mine last weekend and still haven't got to play with it, because of work. This weekend it will get much action as I am getting the accessories I ordered for it today according to UPS and I have nothing I have to do this weekend.

Shoot nature with respect and don't trample it or startle its inhabitants. :)

larsch01

Los Angeles, US
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#7. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 4

larsch01 Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2009
Thu 25-Apr-13 11:16 AM

>Congratulations!
>I'm hoping to be a new owner as well, sometime in the near
>future here. What lens are you pairing it up with, out of
>curiosity?
>
>-Starius

My "go to" lens will probably be the 24-70.

Larry

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dm1dave

Lowden, US
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#8. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 25-Apr-13 02:19 PM

Congratulations!

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richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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#9. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 8

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Thu 25-Apr-13 05:28 PM

Congratulations. I'm very lucky to have what I think are two of the best cameras Nikon have produced to date, the D7100 and D800 The D800 is extrodinary and may I recommend Darrell Young's excellent "Mastering the D800 book" and/or Thom Hogan's "Complete Guide to the Nikon D800 and D800E".

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winclk

philadelphia, US
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#10. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 9

winclk Registered since 15th Jan 2007
Thu 25-Apr-13 05:59 PM

Congrats on your new toy. I have had mine for about 8months and I still play with the settings. I am totally in love with my D800.

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Bengt Nyman

Stockholm, SE & San Diego, US
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#11. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 4

Bengt Nyman Registered since 10th Apr 2013
Fri 26-Apr-13 05:31 AM

Hi,

You can easily loose the advantage of the D800(E) by paring it with an ordinary lens. All Nikon zoom lenses are to be considered ordinary compared to their best primes. In my book there are two lenses that do the D800(E) justice. The first one is the AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1:1.4 G.
The second one is the Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG A.
I know, it seems funny that a Sigma lens would be in this category, but it's a fact.
Use and trust the DxOMark lens ratings for selecting lenses to your D800(E) or you risk loosing the advantage of this magnificent camera.

richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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#12. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 11

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Fri 26-Apr-13 06:03 AM

<<I know, it seems funny that a Sigma lens would be in this category, but it's a fact.>>

Not funny at all, Sigma now, in my opinion, make truly splendid lenses. On my D800 and D7100 the Sigma 105mm f2.8 OS performs excellently. I would also say that non primes work superbly on the D800 and would suspect they would also on the E version. I have the 24-70mm f2.8/16-35mm f4 and Mk 1 70-200mm f2.8 and would expect all to work faultless on the D800E.

My reasoning is that on my D7100, which without it's AA filter and fitted with the above lenses is a revelation in IQ

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Bengt Nyman

Stockholm, SE & San Diego, US
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#13. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 12

Bengt Nyman Registered since 10th Apr 2013
Fri 26-Apr-13 07:18 AM

>I would also say that non primes work
>superbly on the D800 and would suspect they would also on the
>E version. I have the 24-70mm f2.8/16-35mm f4 and Mk 1
>70-200mm f2.8 and would expect all to work faultless on the
>D800.

Of course all Nikon FX mounted lenses "will work" on the D800(E).
However, the claims "Superbly" and "Faultless" suggests that you have not yet explored your Nikon D800.
The question is what lenses make the D800 shine. The performance ratings of the 24-70 and the 70-200 zooms are only 70% of that of Nikon's best primes. With a D800 you are better off shooting with the best primes available and if necessary post-crop the shoot. After cropping a 36.3 MP D800 prime lens image you are still way ahead of a shoot from a zoom lens as far as details and sharpness of the image.
If you don't care about image quality you can use any lens, but it's a waste of the potential of the D800.

richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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#14. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 13

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Fri 26-Apr-13 07:31 AM

<<However, the claims "Superbly" and "Faultless" suggests that you have not yet explored your Nikon D800.>>

Thanks for the arrogant assumption!

<<If you don't care about image quality you can use any lens, but it's a waste of the potential of the D800.>>

I certainly do care about image quality and I was not getting into a discussion about what I think is good quality on various cameras! I am well aware that most zooms are inferior to primes and that's a given. I was purely making a point that quality doesn't have to end with primes and as I don't examine every image down to the last pixel I have no problems. I am willing to guess that the majority of D800/E owners on here are serious amateurs. I leave the arguments of the value of great primes on any dSLR to both you and others.

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MEMcD

US
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#15. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 26-Apr-13 11:26 AM

Hi Larry,

Congratulations on your new D800.
Enjoy!

Best Regards,
Marty

Bengt Nyman

Stockholm, SE & San Diego, US
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#16. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 14

Bengt Nyman Registered since 10th Apr 2013
Fri 26-Apr-13 11:36 AM

My answer about lenses is for Starius, who asked the question.
I hate to see anybody who claims to know the D800(E) mislead a potential new user.
The Nikon D800(E) is an extraordinary camera. Do not expect extraordinary results using anything other than extraordinary lenses.


dm1dave

Lowden, US
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#17. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 16

dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Fri 26-Apr-13 09:38 PM

Bengt,

While we all respect you opinion on this subject – we also respect other people’s opinions. Richard is not misleading anyone any more than you are by making such a blanket statement.

Please review the terms of use that you agreed to when you joined.

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golfercat

Menifee, US
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#18. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 0

golfercat Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2012
Fri 26-Apr-13 10:00 PM

Congradulations on your new D800. I suspect you will have many cases of D800itis. It is a serious disease and must be tended to.

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ArfElduke

Sacramento, US
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#19. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 18

ArfElduke Registered since 24th Sep 2011
Fri 26-Apr-13 10:15 PM | edited Fri 26-Apr-13 10:15 PM by ArfElduke

Congratulations on your new camera.

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Bengt Nyman

Stockholm, SE & San Diego, US
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#20. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 4

Bengt Nyman Registered since 10th Apr 2013
Sat 27-Apr-13 02:08 PM

>I'm hoping to be a new owner as well, sometime in the near
>future here. What lens are you pairing it up with, out of
>curiosity?
Hi Starius,
Another lens that can resolve an image on par with the D800(E) is the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G. It is a reasonably priced, excellent wide angle lens.

Starius

US
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#21. "RE: Proud New Owner" | In response to Reply # 17

Starius Registered since 20th Sep 2003
Sat 27-Apr-13 02:59 PM

Gosh, I didn't mean to start a wave of drama with my question. I didn't ask for the best lens nor am I shopping for a lens myself.
I just simply like to know what lens folks are using with their cameras.

-Starius

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