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Are you more than ready for your D800?

Kennebunk Larry

Westford, US
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Kennebunk Larry Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2003
Wed 28-Mar-12 10:56 PM

Can you relate to my impatience? In my possession, I have the D800 battery grip, the RRS L plate, the Nikon microphone, a 64 gb card, Light room 4, Power director 10 Ultra, and a new computer with 32 gb of memory and the I7-2700K processor. I have great Nikon lenses and I sold all my cameras. Are you in a similar position?

Larry

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PerroneFord

Tallahassee, US
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#1. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Wed 28-Mar-12 09:17 PM

Where did you get the grip?!!? I'm dying for one!

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Kennebunk Larry

Westford, US
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#2. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 1

Kennebunk Larry Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2003
Wed 28-Mar-12 09:19 PM

Ephotocraft.com for $429! They are very reputable, too.

Larry

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outdoors4me

US
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#3. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 2

outdoors4me Registered since 16th Nov 2009
Wed 28-Mar-12 10:20 PM

Yeah, I bought an FX lens and several hundred $$$ of accessories for the D800.

I am impatient but I'm trying just to chill out. I am very happy with my D300s and I'll keep using it until delivery.

I am beginning to wonder if anyone has received a D800 from B&H. I have not read of anyone here that got one. So I'm wondering if they haven't received any yet.

Good luck,

Beck

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gdmoffitt

US
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#4. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 3

gdmoffitt Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Apr 2010
Thu 29-Mar-12 01:47 AM

>Yeah, I bought an FX lens and several hundred $$$ of
>accessories for the D800.
>
>I am impatient but I'm trying just to chill out. I am very
>happy with my D300s and I'll keep using it until delivery.
>
>I am beginning to wonder if anyone has received a D800 from
>B&H. I have not read of anyone here that got one. So I'm
>wondering if they haven't received any yet.
>
>Good luck,
>
>Beck
We've had a few spot reports here in Seattle of some found in stores, but very few and they disappear quickly. One guy in our club reported today although he's #8 in line at B&H for an 800, they told him today they did not expect any more shipments until May. Hard to believe (given the volume B&H must sell) but that's what they said. Hope it's not true cause I'm down the line from him.

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Bokeh888

South Florida, US
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#5. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

Bokeh888 Registered since 31st Dec 2011
Wed 28-Mar-12 11:26 PM

I can relate 100%.

There is a lot to be said for impatience, emotion and even impracticality. Sometimes I like to think of myself of the high priest of some of that. It is fun.

This time I am attempting to exercise some degree of restraint and decide if I want the 800 or the 800 E. I can tell you it is not easy for me. Yesterday, I was surfing the net looking at 32 GB, i7 computers, even though my iMac with 8GB works fine. I figure I can rationalize that expenditure by giving my current computer to one of my children.

With all that said, my wife thinks I am nuts. But the bar is high for me. I once went out for a hot dog and came back with a Porsche. Hat off to you!!! Good luck!

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robm

Colorado Sprinngs, US
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#6. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 5

robm Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Oct 2007
Thu 29-Mar-12 01:14 AM

Does the L bracket have a slot on the bottom that webbing can be sewn around? I would like to hook my R Strap to it and avoid having to take the R strap off when I use my tripod.

Thanks,
Rob

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Kennebunk Larry

Westford, US
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#7. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 6

Kennebunk Larry Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2003
Thu 29-Mar-12 09:46 AM

Yes, Rob and the other end of the strap attaches to the camera. Some RRS L-plates also have a webbing slot on the side of the plate so you need not connect to the camera body. BTW, I got the plate for the D800 without grip even though I bought the grip.

Larry

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benveniste

Boston Area, US
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#8. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 29-Mar-12 09:57 AM

I'm in the opposite position. I've got my D800 in hand and the lenses to use it with, but need to buy an L-plate, new CF cards, and new computer software.

But until I get some time to start using the camera for shots that matter, it's all pretty moot.

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mel_klim

Los Angeles, US
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#9. "RE: Are you more than ready for your D800?" | In response to Reply # 8

mel_klim Basic Member
Thu 29-Mar-12 10:01 AM

I have the D700 with the extra battery and grip. Unfortunately, if I want the D800, I would have to purchase a new battery and grip.

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