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Amazon offering 800, 800E & D4 but ...

Gator Bob

SANTA FE, US
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Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Wed 17-Oct-12 02:58 PM

Email from Amazon today offers every 2012 Nikon DSLR for sale ... but ... only one 800E shows as in stock and that's from a 3rd party seller.

Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
*D800E *D700 *SB800 *RRS TVC-24L
Nikkors: *14-24 *70-200 VRII *T-20E III *50 f/1.8 *PC-E 85 *28-300
Tamron: * 90mm Macro

Iceman15613

Apollo, US
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#1. "RE: Amazon offering 800, 800E & D4 but ..." | In response to Reply # 0

Iceman15613 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Oct 2005
Thu 18-Oct-12 12:59 PM

>Email from Amazon today offers every 2012 Nikon DSLR for sale
>... but ... only one 800E shows as in stock and that's from a
>3rd party seller.
>
>Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
>*D800E *D700 *SB800 *RRS TVC-24L
>Nikkors: *14-24 *70-200 VRII *T-20E III *50 f/1.8 *PC-E 85
>*28-300
>Tamron: * 90mm Macro

In the past, I had always purchased my equipment from B&H. When I bought my D3s I was unable to acquire one from that vendor. Someone here posted that Amazon had them and they did. Sadly, my state of residence has bullied Amazon into charging sales tax so I will no longer be able to make large purchases from them. Seven percent on three grand gets up there quickly. I never understood the mechanics of why Amazon had the D3s and B&H did not. I am on the waiting list for a D800E at B&H. I am still a bit unclear as to whether or not it is necessary to buy the E over the basic 800 but my instincts are telling me that I will regret it if I do not.

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Gator Bob

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#2. "RE: Amazon offering 800, 800E & D4 but ..." | In response to Reply # 1

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Thu 18-Oct-12 01:16 PM

So far my D800E has displayed no moire -- but I shoot mostly landscapes, few people and no weddings or fabrics. My test handheld photos are very sharp if I am careful.

Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
*D800E *D700 *SB800 *RRS TVC-24L
Nikkors: *14-24 *70-200 VRII *T-20E III *50 f/1.8 *PC-E 85 *28-300
Tamron: * 90mm Macro *

Iceman15613

Apollo, US
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#3. "RE: Amazon offering 800, 800E & D4 but ..." | In response to Reply # 2

Iceman15613 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Oct 2005
Thu 18-Oct-12 02:17 PM

>So far my D800E has displayed no moire -- but I shoot mostly
>landscapes, few people and no weddings or fabrics. My test
>handheld photos are very sharp if I am careful.
>
>Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
>*D800E *D700 *SB800 *RRS TVC-24L
>Nikkors: *14-24 *70-200 VRII *T-20E III *50 f/1.8 *PC-E 85
>*28-300
>Tamron: * 90mm Macro *

Darned NAS. B&H has the 800 in and I don't want that to cloud my thinking. I have tried to see a difference in sharpness in the imaging and questioning the trade off. I went through this indecision with my 85 1.4 as opposed to the 1.8. I still bought the 1.4.
Don't want to pass on an E and regret it later.

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Gator Bob

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#4. "RE: Amazon offering 800, 800E & D4 but ..." | In response to Reply # 3

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Thu 18-Oct-12 05:18 PM

Just a thought: it is about 100% certain that any D800E with serial number 3007xxx or higher was correctly assembled, without any focus flaws. I do not know with what serial number the "safe" D800s begin.

Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
*D800E *D700 *SB800 *RRS TVC-24L
Nikkors: *14-24 *70-200 VRII *T-20E III *50 f/1.8 *PC-E 85 *28-300
Tamron: * 90mm Macro *

venusian

US
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#5. "RE: Amazon offering 800, 800E & D4 but ..." | In response to Reply # 4

venusian Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Fri 19-Oct-12 02:26 PM

Samy's Camera shows the D800E as being in stock. I purchased mine from them in mid September and had no focus issues.

http://www.samys.com/s/d800e

Nick (Roxbury, Connecticut Nikonian)

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