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What are you sacrificing for a D800?

mwhals

Winfield, US
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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2004
Fri 02-Mar-12 12:17 AM

I was hoping to buy an Exmark Turf Tracer-S walk behind mower to cut my grass cutting time to 1 hour and 20 minutes from 3 hours. I could be sacrificing this for one more year to get a D800!

In other words, I am willing to spend an extra 1 hour and 40 minutes cutting the grass every week the 2012 season to move to a D800. Either way, the yard will look good, LOL.

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

pjr

Manotick, CA
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pjr Registered since 26th Dec 2005
Fri 02-Mar-12 12:46 AM

My marriage, early retirement and fines wines. (only kidding!)

Phil
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Pouncer

Memphis, US
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Pouncer Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sat 03-Mar-12 02:58 AM

And here I am passing on a D800 to keep my marriage, stay on track for early retirement, and buy more (cheap) beer.

Garrett

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ddh

Rouyn-Noranda, CA
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ddh Registered since 12th Feb 2011
Fri 02-Mar-12 03:18 AM

A wood surface planer with helical cutter.
Let's hope the old one keeps working until I can come up with the money.

Daniel

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ma galerie Nikonians.

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Fri 02-Mar-12 06:53 AM

Is it a sacrifice? Spending an extra hour and a half cutting the lawn is a good thing, more healthy exercise, less TV, more fresh air. People spend $500 a month on health clubs to have just the exercise increase, and you are getting more...including a better cut lawn;>)

For me, I have no idea if I will get a D800 or not. I had a D4 on order but cancelled it a week ago because my timing to get back to the US to get it apparently is missing the availability window in the first batch. Flying back another time just to pick up the camera would be a wasted $2500 and several days. That gives me the option of exploring both, but right now I have neither on order.
But I did sock away the money for the D4 so there will not be any feeling of guilt for being so extravagant when I really do not "need" any new camera, but I would sure like one. This last reason, pure desire rather than need, is a good enough reason because I have so few needs or wants, and have learned to live much simpler in recent years and miss very little. If I had a family to support or suburban home with a mortgage I would never consider a D4 or D800, but since I do not have those things anymore, by choice, I have lots of flexible time to use a camera.

Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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olivierrychner

Boudry, CH
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olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005
Fri 02-Mar-12 09:56 AM

I'm sacrificing nothing whatsoever until you guys have traced the way

Olivier Rychner
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Auta i lomë! And my Nikon's only awaiting daylight...

nikonus

Southern California, US
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nikonus Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 04th Feb 2007
Fri 02-Mar-12 10:22 AM

I have driven the same cars for 10 -20 years . Gone on only a few big vacations , Passed on buying aircraft , RV,s . Saved my money till I considered myself OLD .....
THAT DAY HAS COME . Better I spend it now ., nikons don't burn fuel .

Hans K.

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mikesrc

OKLAHOMA CITY, US
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#7. "RE: What are you sacrificing for a D800?" | In response to Reply # 6

mikesrc Registered since 03rd May 2009
Fri 02-Mar-12 10:27 AM

>I have driven the same cars for 10 -20 years . Gone on only
>a few big vacations , Passed on buying aircraft , RV,s .
>Saved my money till I considered myself OLD .....
>THAT DAY HAS COME . Better I spend it now ., nikons don't
>burn fuel .

+1

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pqtrths

Roseville, CA, US
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#8. "RE: What are you sacrificing for a D800?" | In response to Reply # 7

pqtrths Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 02nd May 2007
Sat 03-Mar-12 01:45 PM

Vinyl records.

Mint original pressings by Blue Note, Prestige, RCA Living Stereo, Decca, Mercury Living Presence, etc. Made back when quality mattered.

Mp

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