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

mdonovan

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mdonovan Gold Member Charter Member
Mon 26-Mar-12 04:18 PM

>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...
>
>

... I agree with you to a point ... however for me the issue was video ... uncompressed hd ... D700 zippo. I suspect as the D800 settles in .. there will be strategies for almost every type of shot. I am nervous about getting tack sharp images ... but probably not nervous enough to make me spend 6Gs on the 4D.
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