Thu 15-Aug-13 01:00 AM | edited Thu 15-Aug-13 01:06 AM by KnightPhoto
>My motivation for purchasing vs. usage frequency... >Purchasing motivation for me was something like Video, better >more detailed Theatre wide shots than D700, Landscape, >Wildlife. >Usage frequency is something like Video (doing this a lot >these days), Wildlife, Landscape, then Theatre stills but that >is influenced by me doing a lot more hours of wildlife >photography than I do other genres. > >Anyhow, I consider the D800E a very versatile rig if it was my >only camera, but other than Landscape I prefer my D4 as I feel >it gives me certain advantages in my main other genres of >video, theatre, wildlife, and portraiture (where I find the >D800E too detailed). ... So for me Landscape and >travel are my best uses for D800E. >
Things have evolved for me and the D800E has elbowed it's way into my #1 camera over the D4 during the Spring and Summer. Combination of doing zero theatre and video and doing lots of mostly staged wildlife (songbirds called in using tape playback and/or songbirds at feeders) and some travel. If I could, I would now change my vote from Landscape to Wildlife. Also, I am more and more bumping into to other Nikon wildlife shooters, and you guessed it, the D800 is a common platform these days. Great camera.
Anyhow, now that the seasons have progressed and fall migration has begun already, I am going to dig back out the D4 for it's responsiveness and speed in un-staged wildlife situations. Still not doing much theatre or video as I have been too busy at my day-job and something had to give...
I am very impressed with my D800E. Digressing but am worried about Nikon's financial situation. If you haven't bought one yet, get out there and purchase a D800