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Woo Hoo! My D200 has a new friend!

mwhals

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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2004
Sun 21-Apr-13 06:01 PM | edited Sun 21-Apr-13 06:02 PM by mwhals

I finally bought a D800! It is on my lap on the way home with my wife driving. I bought it at a local Best Buy and will order some accessories from B&H Photo.

I can't wait to put the battery in the charger!

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

ScottChapin

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter Member
Sun 21-Apr-13 04:26 PM

Gratz Mark...enjoy!

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MEMcD

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 21-Apr-13 05:01 PM

Hi Mark,

Congratulations.
Enjoy your new D800!

Best Regards,
Marty

mwhals

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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Sun 21-Apr-13 08:10 PM

Wow, Best Buy must have had this D800 for a long time. The firmware update that was dated May 29, 2012 was not in the camera, so I just updated it. I would think newer cameras would have the current firmware.

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

mwhals

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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Sun 21-Apr-13 08:15 PM

Just checked my shutter count after taking my first picture and it was listed as being number 1. Woo Hoo!

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winclk

philadelphia, US
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winclk Registered since 15th Jan 2007
Sun 21-Apr-13 11:54 PM

Congrats Mark.

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Robman3

West of Santa Monica, US
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Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010
Mon 22-Apr-13 01:24 AM

Now that, is a lap dance!

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mwhals

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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Mon 22-Apr-13 01:28 AM | edited Mon 22-Apr-13 10:19 AM by mwhals

As predicted, the dynamic range blows away my D200. Now I have two very capable digital SLR cameras, with one being a few generations newer.

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James23p

Memphis, US
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James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004
Mon 22-Apr-13 08:36 AM

Congrats Mark I felt the same way with my D600 and D700 enjoy and post some photos.

Jim

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jtmcg

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Mon 22-Apr-13 09:02 AM

Congrats Mark. You're gonna love it.

John

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jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004
Mon 22-Apr-13 03:52 PM

Enjoy

D800 pics will take a LOT more computing power to process and store.
Also the change from DX to FX will have a few consequences...the narrower effective depth of field is quite noticeable. But the upsides are numerous compared to D200:

1) hugely better high ISO performance.
2) significantly better Auto ISO implementation, especially the bit that allows minimum allowable shutter speed to be varied based on focal length
3) enormous detail in the pics when you crop or zoom in

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byvini

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byvini Registered since 19th Apr 2013
Mon 22-Apr-13 03:54 PM

enjoy your camera.
you won't regret it!

mwhals

Winfield, US
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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Mon 22-Apr-13 04:30 PM

>Enjoy
>
>D800 pics will take a LOT more computing power to process and
>store.
>Also the change from DX to FX will have a few
>consequences...the narrower effective depth of field is quite
>noticeable. But the upsides are numerous compared to D200:

Actually not issues to me. Last winter I build a 6 core 3.2 GHz CPU machine with 64 GB of RAM and plenty of hard drive space. So far it chews up any D800 files I have thrown at it.

As to the narrower effective depth of field, I welcome it. That is one of the things I missed most going from film to my D200.

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

wwt67

Warsaw, US
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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010
Wed 24-Apr-13 02:11 AM

I'll bet your D200 becomes very lonely.

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mwhals

Winfield, US
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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Wed 24-Apr-13 10:03 AM

>I'll bet your D200 becomes very lonely.


It is already thinking "Why me?" I can still use it for more reach, but the D800 in DX mode is more MP and dynamic range.

The D200 will be useful if I carry two bodies or just want a smaller RAW file for some reason, but with a similar weight, the D800 will steal the thunder.

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

Vlad_IT

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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011
Sun 25-Aug-13 02:27 AM

Congratulations!

I remember in late 1996 I made a switch from Russian Kiev-17 and bought my first Nikon camera - N90s. That what the only night when my wife decided to sleep on a couch as my new Nikon stayed with me in the bed. LOL


Best regards,
Vlad

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