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arjenkins

Southgate, London, UK
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arjenkins Registered since 24th Jul 2012
Wed 17-Oct-12 12:27 PM


Hi all

After much deliberation, I have opted for the D800 over the D600.

The camera is probably too good for me at the moment, but I opted for the D800 because of the ergonomics and controls resembling my D300 more so than the D600.

I also liked the Obvious bracketing control on the top dial...

Now time to read the books and get to play with it

Yours aye
Adrian

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arjenkins

Southgate, London, UK
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#1. "RE: My D800 has arrived" | In response to Reply # 0

arjenkins Registered since 24th Jul 2012
Thu 18-Oct-12 06:17 AM


Well it arrived and charged the battery - which needed ~2 hours worth of charging before it was fully charged.

Inserted the card and battery into the camera, attached a lens and turned it on, expecting to get the date entry pages.

But seems already entered.

So I might reset the camera to factory defaults and start again, but want to see how many actuations the camera has used.

Thoughts?

Adrian

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dickiederson

San Francisco, US
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#2. "RE: My D800 has arrived" | In response to Reply # 1

dickiederson Silver Member Nikonian since 09th May 2009
Thu 18-Oct-12 09:04 AM

You could mess around with all the 'file info' in Photoshoot, but I always forget which bit refers to shutter count.

Or you can take a jpeg and upload it to a site like http://www.nikonshuttercount.com/

Which just gives you the figure you're after.

Have fun with your D800, my girlfriend won't let me buy one until my D700 has sold on ebay (Saturday hopefully!)

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arjenkins

Southgate, London, UK
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#3. "RE: My D800 has arrived" | In response to Reply # 2

arjenkins Registered since 24th Jul 2012
Thu 18-Oct-12 09:06 AM


Thanks I will just do that this evening..

I still have my D300 and others currently but will probably sell a couple of them and get a D600 as back up?

Adrian

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RECONLEY

Marietta, US
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#4. "RE: My D800 has arrived" | In response to Reply # 1

RECONLEY Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012
Thu 18-Oct-12 12:29 PM

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>Inserted the card and battery into the camera, attached a lens
>and turned it on, expecting to get the date entry pages.
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>But seems already entered.
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>Adrian

The D800 does not take you the date set page out of the box. There was just a message on the top LCD about setting date.



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Bk777

MY
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#5. "RE: My D800 has arrived" | In response to Reply # 4

Bk777 Registered since 10th Feb 2012
Thu 18-Oct-12 01:27 PM

Congratulation. You will love and enjoy it.

smtyoda

Ithaca, US
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#6. "RE: My D800 has arrived" | In response to Reply # 0

smtyoda Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Jul 2010
Thu 18-Oct-12 10:42 PM

Congratulations on your new D800! I'm sure you won't regret it. The results you'll get are outstanding and will encourage you to become a better technical photographer. Unfortunately, it can't teach composition, but with such a powerful tool at your disposal, you'll start to actively pursue improving your photos in all respects...at least it has done that for me.

BTW - I skipped the books and just jumped into the play!

-Shawn

venusian

US
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#7. "RE: My D800 has arrived" | In response to Reply # 6

venusian Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Sun 21-Oct-12 12:53 PM | edited Sun 21-Oct-12 04:04 PM by venusian

Sorry, wrong thread for my post. Please ignore and I wish you good luck with the new camera!

Nick (Roxbury, Connecticut Nikonian)

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