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"RE: D3x vs D800"

ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Thu 02-May-13 02:38 AM | edited Thu 02-May-13 02:38 AM by ljordan316

Since we are starting to describe high-end Nikon bodies by their sound and feel, let me throw another monkey wrench into the fire. Why don't we assign genders to Nikon camera bodies. Let me explain.

I think of the D3 and D4 series of bodies as males. They are:
- Heavy
- Fast
- Low in noise
- Can withstand amazing torture and keep working
- Totally reliable
- Predictable

Whereas the D800 and D800e are female bodies that are:
- Lighter
- Easier to manhandle
- A bit slower (I am ducking here)
- High in noise under the right/wrong circumstances
- Greater in depth and creativity
- Require gentle handling to produce the best results
- Require more time to reach optimum performance
- Can produce false results if not handled properly

By the way, I favor the female bodies in case you are wondering (I hope this translates properly into Russian).

Larry Jordan

D800E, D500, 14-24, 16-35, 24-70, 70-180 Micro, 80-400mm AF-S, 500mm AF-S II

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