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D800 Can't Take a Fall

agitater

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"RE: D800 Can't Take a Fall"

agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Sat 09-Nov-13 05:59 PM | edited Sat 09-Nov-13 06:00 PM by agitater

From the Thom Hogan article:

"Frankly, the D800 is turning out to be a camera that can't be mishandled as much as other Nikon pro cameras. So coddle your D800's a bit. Be extremely careful when it might be possible to drop the camera to a hard surface below. True, you shouldn't be dropping your cameras at all, but what I'm saying here is that you have a higher risk of loss instead of repair with a D800 versus a D4, for example."

Thom Hogan is not known for making pointless observations, but this one is a doozy. From this, anyone would deduce that the D800 is somehow a delicate flower that has to be handled with white gloves?

What exactly does "can't be mishandled as much as other Nikon pro cameras" actually mean? Is it that the D800 can be only lightly mis-handled? Okey-dokey. Definition of "lightly mishandled" please. This is nonsense.

Is it that the D800 can only be moderately mis-handled? Okey-dokey. Definition of "moderately mishandled" please. More nonsense.

Hogan's vauge criticism explains nothing about his critical annotations regarding at least one of the D800 drops about which he stated, "D800 broken top LCD: dropped off dash (what was it doing on the dash?)." And where's the comparison to a Canon 5D Mark III dropping off the same dash and surviving unscathed? Where's the comparison of a D700 dropping off the same dash and surviving unscathed?

Hogan wrote a silly article. There have been equally silly articles written as complaints about other camera brands about which other commenters have posted far more derisive observations than me.

Drop onto any hard surface any camera of any kind made with LCD panels, a lens mount, external knobs and buttons and a pop-up flash housing, and bad things will happen. This is news to anyone?

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