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Is Nikon Telling Us That D800E Is Not A Good Choice For...

GiantTristan

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GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Mon 26-Mar-12 03:55 PM | edited Mon 26-Mar-12 04:04 PM by GiantTristan

I definitely sympathize with your situation. The problem is that neither the D800 nor the D800E is a direct successor model for the D700. I would consider the D4 as the closest to a "new and improved" D700. Apparently, Nikon did not want to repeat the commercial mistake they made when they introduced the D700 which cut into the sales of the more expensive D3.

I have used the D700 for over three years and see no reason whatsoever to "upgrade" to one of the D800 models. If you use top level lenses and understand your camera, the results with the D700 are outstanding.

My suggestion is: Get a lightly used D700 which probably will be rather inexpensive and use the money you save to buy one or two top level lenses. In two or three years, when Nikon introduces their "new and improved" D900 your lenses will be worth a lot more than the now "obsolete" D800...

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