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Nikon D800 orders 'unprecedented' & Hands-On Review

PerroneFord

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"RE: Nikon D800 orders 'unprecedented' & Hands-On Review"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Thu 15-Mar-12 04:28 PM

>What is in the technology, materials or craftsmanship that
>would justify the cost increase by $230 of the Nikon MB-D12
>over Nikon MB-D11?

Probably nothing. But why does it have to be justified?

>I don't even think that the MB-12 increases shooting speed,
>correct?

Extra 2fps for DX use.

>I'm one who has a vertical grip for every D-SLR I
>have ever owned and I find this one hard to swallow.

I tend to buy my cameras with the grip already built in. But I do have grips on my D200, D7000, and Canon T2i.


>I'd much
>rather pony up $500 for an on camera speed-light than for a
>grip which adds almost nothing that a spare battery cannot
>accommodate. Yes, I like the vertical shooting trigger and
>the larger size. But really $450?

I'd rather pony up the money for a grip, since I could count on 1 hand the number of times I've used a speedlight. And since I have to place remote cameras in spots I may not be able to get to during a shoot.

$450 is a lot of money. But the choice is yours. Buy it, or don't. Only you can decide that. I'm buying it and not worrying about it. Buying the D800 means I don't have to buy a 400/2.8. So that puts me about $9550 to the good. Your economics scenario may be different.

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