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"RE: thanks for the insight Peter"

TheGreatMike Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Jul 2007
Wed 31-Oct-12 09:33 PM

>The D800 is a less forgiving camera but its capable of the
>peak image quality that is currently available in DSLR full
>frame format.
>Yes, I am in St Petersburg Russia where we got our first
>snow(that stuck) of the season. I've lived here for 9 years
>after moving from my native California.
>Seriously, consider that the D800 is a great camera but it
>might not be a general purpose camera that the D600, D700 or
>D7000 is because people have such high expectations of the 800
>that when the same techniques are used, the results are
>similar to the quality that their old camera from which they
>learned their habits. When breaking those habits, however, and
>using it with more deliberate consideration of each shot, the
>results can be spectacular. I would not trade mine for
>anything(except possibly a D800E). The easiest camera I've
>ever used to get good images was the D90, very forgiving and a
>solid competent camera. The D7000 took more serious control
>input by the user and the D800 has been very gratifying in the
>results but it is not as casual a device to use. Depending on
>your uses, the D600 might be the better camera for you.
>Another consideration is the upgrade most users of the D800
>have had to make to their post processing system. The files
>are big, really big, so a fast computer with fast I/O and
>calibrated monitor goes a long ways in reducing frustration in
>the long transfer and processing times.
>Cleaning your camera, whatever model, is a easy process that
>is also safe for the camera. You clean your windows and
>mirrors without damage yet the glass has a lower hardness
>rating than the silicon of the AA filter covering the sensor.
>Just don't scour it with diamond dust and you should be fine.
>Dirt in most cases is not related to a defect in a camera.
>There have been a few shutter motors which had defective seals
>in the D7000 which generated a distinctive splatter pattern,
>but even those motors with bad seals were quickly taken care
>of by Nikon under warranty.
>St Petersburg Russia

>Nikonians gallery>.

Thanks again
I started in the early 80's with a Yashica FR1 and when digital came along I got a 1.3 meg P+S then a D80 and for the past 4 years a D90. For the past few years have been waiting for the D400 ,when the D600 appeared I said I'm done waiting . I really like gadgets and bells and whistles like dual card slots faster frame rate even the beep which I turned off on the D90 because I could not hear the high pitch but on the D600 you could chose high or low pitch plus set the volume. I must say I must say I was some what disappointed with the D600 image wise I guess I expected more going from 12 to 24 meg . anyway I don't know why I'm rambling on but just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write back ,you made me look at it a little different . may get another 600 or maybe an 800 who knows or stick with the 90 for a bit longer .



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