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Right from the horse's mouth

chiefmasterjedi

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chiefmasterjedi Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2009
Mon 20-Feb-12 02:56 AM

For the first time since pre-ordering my D800 on Feb 7th I'm starting to get cold feet.

Reasons for me to get the D800:

1. It's new and I've got NAS
2. It has auto ISO that changes shutter speed as you zoom
3. It has 36mp and the possibility to capture more details
4. New metering and AF system
5. It has video, but I don't really use it or need it
6. I have NAS!!! ok there is to 6th reason


Reasons to stay with the D700

1. Save lots of $$$ and buy more glass
2. Just a great camera and I'm comfortable with it
3. Low light is awesome, D800 is speculative as of now
4. Smaller file size = faster editing and less storage needed
5. I never have the need for big prints 99% of my work is web based
6. I can't fault the quality of my images at 100%, they are breath taking.
7. I shot 278 photos at a model shoot last week and got 277 keepers, the other photograph was a gray card! The second shooter was using a D7000 and took 150 photos. I edited all the shots and noticed slight blur/mis focus at 100% for atleast 50 of the D7000 photos! (May have been bad technique)
8. I don't need video, I own a HD camcorder

After the last couple of photo shoots and the great results I've got, I'm starting to wonder if I need a D800 when what I already have is perfect. I keep telling myself that the D800 is going to be better and I'll love having the 36mp at my disposal. But what if my technique isn't up to scratch? I'll be taking a step backwards. I don't have the money to keep both cameras so I'm taking a risk here. I have 2 weddings to shoot in April, neither are for pay (I'm not a pro) they are both for friends, but I still want the best for them.

I'm not expecting an to find a solution to my problem by posting here and I still have a month to make my mind up. Maybe NAS will wear off after a few more weeks but I'm betting it will get worse! LOL


Here is one of the shots from last week's photo shoot, just a sb-900 bounced off the wall and a reflector for fill.



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