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"RE: D3x, D800"

archivue Registered since 26th Mar 2002
Thu 07-Jun-12 09:51 AM

I did the same choice several years ago and even with the excellent D800, I still don't have any remorse
I didn't pay the full price either and could subtract the French VAT, so while it wasn't cheap for me it still was a more "normal" price... So I gave in !

I find it usable up to 3200 ISO, as in fact you have less noise when the exposure is spot on then when you keep it at, say, 800 ISO and bump it a bit in post processing...!
I always shoot handheld and often without much preparation, as in fact I use it as I used my FM2n or the M6, for quick grab shots (that's what I like )!

I often see postings about the weight of the D3's series, but I did the test with family members, making them weight in each hand a D700 and the D3x with the same lens (50mm) and they all found that the weight was equivalent while the sheer volume wasn't (of course, they even changed hands, just to be sure)!

I'll wait for the next round of cameras (D5?) as this one is becoming my new "old faithful"

Jacques

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