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How Are You Primarily Using Your D800 or D800E?

PerroneFord

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"RE: How Are You Primarily Using Your D800 or D800E?"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Thu 15-Aug-13 02:11 AM

>This is true, and with the recent BM price drop, I've
>considered it.

Give it careful thought...

>However, I still need to do stills as well...

So keep the D100.

>especially since I'll be selling my old D100 to my uncle, who
>has repeatedly suggested I upgrade for 2 years now so that I
>can sell it to him. (He seems quite taken with it.)

Buy him one. Going rate on the used market for a D100 is about $100. Throw in an 8GB card for $10 and he's golden.

> And since
>I need a camera that is a bit of a "jack of all
>trades," it's hard to beat the D800.

There are VERY few cameras out there than are real jack-of-all-trades when it comes to doing both stills and video. At least at a decent level for both. And none of them are less than $10k ready to shoot. You're either going to get a killer stills camera with passable video, or great video camera with passable stills. You get to pick.

>I also want to keep
>on using Nikon F mount lenses for the foreseeable future.

So buy the Canon mount BM. Nikon lenses adapt to Canon with a $15 adapter. I use them all the time.

>And
>honestly, I'm not too keen to jump on the Black Magic
>bandwagon.

Fair enough.

>If still photography was not a "must
>have" element, I'd be more interested in waiting for the
>new Digital Bolex D16.

Really?? I can't see WHAT that thing has over a BM. I saw it when the kickstarter or whatever came out for it. As soon as BM announced their product, digital Bolex was dead to me.


>However, the D800 is rather underrated in the DSLR video
>world, which is largely pro Canon.

I can't see that. Seems to garner a rating pretty fairly from what I've seen.

>Perhaps with the exception
>of certain low light conditions, it can stand it's ground or
>surpass the DSLR competition on a toe to toe basis.

Yep. DSLR's in general are TERRIBLE at video. At least they are without some external help.

>Is it the perfect camera for video? No, no one camera is for
>all possible situations. However, the D800 is currently the
>best solution for the majority of situations I'll find myself
>in for the plan-able future.

Well, you have to do what works for you.

>>Wow,
>>
>>I surely would be looking for something else for video if
>>that's your primary consideration. For less money you
>could
>>be into a Blackmagic Cinema camera. Get 2K RAW video.
>Hell
>>of a lot better than a D800 for $1k less. Or for $1k more
>get
>>their 4K version.
>>
>>-P
>>
>>>Yeah, I'm purchasing my D800 very soon here and my #1
>>>deciding factor is for video production. If it wasn't
>for
>>>that, I'd be perfectly happy to keep using my D100
>for
>>stills.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>-Starius

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