I just returned a brand new, unopened, D4 to Best Buy in Vernon Hills, Illinois. I couldn't justify keeping it, and I also didn't like the idea of having to sleep on the sofa for the rest of my life which is where my wife said that I would be if I didn't take it back.
They said that they would be keeping it in the store for a while and that if anyone wanted it that they could call. Their number is 847 549 9616.
Let me know if any of you get it as I would be happy to learn that it went to a good Nikonian home.
#8. "RE: New D4 Available" | In response to Reply # 1xtrememac Nikonian since 05th Jan 2006Fri 06-Apr-12 12:08 PM
As a rule, I gaffer tape all labels...first because I have no desire to advertise a pricey item, and second because I want an all black camera should there be a reflection.
As far as women go, I will share my accountant's advice: "A date is a non-recurring expense, a wife is overhead."
Sage advice...; )
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#2. "RE: New D4 Available" | In response to Reply # 0
Lol, I remember a friend years ago who worked at Best Buy who told me that the vast majority (vast) of returns were from men whose wives didn't approve.
Sorry man. Although a happy woman is better than a new camera in my book...
#3. "RE: New D4 Available" | In response to Reply # 0
What I did a few years ago was purchase a very, very comfortable sofa. Exile never lasts forever, and there are some decisions you just can't sleep on. Having a comfy sofa works in the interim, especially when you can tell the kids, "Mom doesn't want to catch my cold!"
#4. "RE: New D4 Available" | In response to Reply # 3jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Fri 30-Mar-12 11:47 PM | edited Fri 30-Mar-12 11:57 PM by jpFoto
I just looked at your equipment list and fully understand your need for a comfy sofa. I think that you may have extended your sentence to "exile to sofa forever without any chance for parole to the master bedroom."
The only camera on your list that I haven't been able to order and that is on your list is the "D8000," but I assume that you are just anticipating that it will be available soon in stores near us, and that you may be able to glob onto the first copy. In the meantime, could you post a couple of shots with that camera, just for fun.
#5. "RE: New D4 Available" | In response to Reply # 4Sat 31-Mar-12 02:16 AM
>I just looked at your equipment list and fully understand your
>need for a comfy sofa. I think that you may have extended
>your sentence to "exile to sofa forever without any
>chance for parole to the master bedroom."
>The only camera on your list that I haven't been able to order
>and that is on your list is the "D8000," but I
>assume that you are just anticipating that it will be
>available soon in stores near us, and that you may be able to
>glob onto the first copy. In the meantime, could you post a
>couple of shots with that camera, just for fun.
Ooops. I meant D800, not D8000. I have a total of three different people whose job it is to correct my typos, but unfortunately they don't follow me to forums, where I am entirely on my own and completely free to embarrass myself.
#6. "RE: New D4 Available" | In response to Reply # 5KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sat 31-Mar-12 10:30 PM
Sad, sad day JP...
Darrell that is quite the list, I see you have the 5Diii too. Any quick comments on the D4/D800/5Diii triumvirate?
Best regards, SteveK
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#7. "RE: New D4 Available" | In response to Reply # 6Sun 01-Apr-12 01:55 AM
>Sad, sad day JP...
>Darrell that is quite the list, I see you have the 5Diii too.
>Any quick comments on the D4/D800/5Diii triumvirate?
>Best regards, SteveK
The three cameras are different enough that they don't really compete directly with each other, except among those who need specific features that one of them has that the others do not, and must choose only one camera.
The Canon 5D Mk III is a great improvement over my previous 5D Mk II, which I often compared to a crippled D700. That's because it had 9 vs 51 focus points, Medieval bracketing features, no built-in flash to use for triggering wireless remotes, and a D300-class build. The best thing the old version had going for it was superior video features and a few more megapixels for those who actually needed them. It was great for certain things, such as portraits, low-light where you didn't mind a plasticky look and loss of detail from excessive high ISO NR, but not as good for others, such as sports. Of course, any camera will handle just about any type of shooting, but some models are more convenient or have an edge in IQ for particular subjects.
The 5D Mk III fixes most its predecessor's deficiencies, with better autofocus, bracketing, and build and higher shooting speed. But many will still prefer the D800, which so far has done a good job for me at reasonable ISO settings (ISO 3200 and below), and is in many ways more flexible, because you can turn it into a DX camera with 16MP if you need longer reach or have some DX lenses you'd like to use.
My D4 also does things that neither the 5D Mk III or my D800 will do. I pretty much am using the D4 for the exact same types of subjects that I used my D3s for: sports, photojournalism, lots of fashion and portraits, concerts. I'm using the D800 for the studio, landscape, product photography, etc. that I used my D3x for until I sold it in December.
I'm also using the D800 for the subjects I typically used my D700 for, and have more recently been using my D7000: travel/landscape photography overseas when I'm traveling extremely light. I typically carry just one body and two main lenses, plus a fisheye or Lensbaby, in my carry-on/personal item along with clothing, MacBook Air, etc. (I don't check luggage.)I'd been using the D700 plus 17-35mm and 28-200mm Nikkors, switched to a D7000 with 10-24mm and 28-200mm Nikkors, and will be substituting the D800 for the D7000 once again. I took my D3s to Barcelona last year, and it was like toting a boat anchor all day, and I won't use the D4 in that situation.
The 5D Mk III for me will be a general-purpose tool, and I'll be using it more like I worked with my D700 than in the roles I've defined for the D4 and D800. Nikon has been pretty clever in establishing a niche for each of their cameras, and I'm fortunate that my job allows me to choose the tool that does the best job, even though any of them would work just fine.