Hehe... this sounds familiar. I stayed home when mine was getting delivered. When Fedex' tracking page got updated to say, 'Delivery Attempted', I had a cow. That's when I found out that Fedex Home doesn't employ their delivery-people (contractors); and there was nothing forcing them to make a second delivery attempt if the first one went awry (in this case, if they knock on the door of the wrong house the first time).
I ended up having to pick it up at the depot the next morning.
Hope yours goes better. And enjoy it when it arrives.
I was lucky, my local store just happened to have on ein stock, so I made the long, 15 minute, drive to make the purchase. But have gone through the wait on shipped items many times, andit can be very frustrating. Hope it arrives soon, and have fun getting to know it. A great body.
B & H included some extras, too. There was a camera bag, which looks pretty nice. An off-brand battery, which I'm not sure whether I will use, and a wireless shutter release. I bought the Camranger, so I probably won't use the wireless they provided.
I bought the 300mm F/4.0 to go with it. Put it on and I SHOT THE CAT! They have learned to turn their heads whenever I point anything black, toward them.
I also shot a fuchsia plant outside. Speed of the lens is a pleasant surprise.
First thing I did on the camera, was adjust the diopter and then put auto ISO. I decided to turn Daylight Savings Time on, since I doubt it takes TOO much power.
It came with 12,800 set, but the auto ISO turned off. The shutter was preset to Priority mode, single shot (I quickly turned to CH).
I plan on reviewing the list on this site at the top of this thread.
"Today is the tomorrow that yesterday you spent money like there was no"
Great stuff, Dan! I was wondering whether you'd got it yet...I'm currently waiting until a small windfall comes through (hopefully within the next 2 weeks!) to order mine. Need some advice but won't hijack your thread.
D4, D800, D600
It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so.
Why is this thus? What is the reason of this thusness?
Sat 20-Jul-13 01:14 AM | edited Sat 20-Jul-13 01:14 AM by MichGoBlue
>Hi John, > >Be patient. >It is well worth the wait. >Enjoy your new D4!
Well the UPS guy was right on time as usual! I was shocked at how fast it shot and the AF is awesome! I have a soccer friendly to shoot on Tuesday and I can't wait to use it. Tomorrow I have a birthday to attend so the action is not quite as exciting, but I'll see what it can do.
You will enjoy the d4. Half the fun is learning all the ins and outs of the camera. I can tell you that the d4 once you get it set up the way you like, just gets out of the way and lets you concentrate on the subject. An amazing tool especially for quick action, but I use mine for anything, but mostly for wildlife (birds) at this time. Yes 16 mega pixels is plenty to work with and the post processing is very easy and fast with this camera. You will be amazed at the high iso ability of this camera without excessive processing. Have fun, the d4 is really Nikon's flagship.
Just got back from my first real shooting with the D4 down at Surf Cup in San Diego (Youth Soccer). I had my D7100 as a second body. Whenever I would switch to the D7100 for closer in shots, I would start getting worried that something was wrong because the AF seemed so slow and the shutter felt delayed as I was shooting.
Before using the D4 I would never have guessed it was so many times better (faster, sharper, more accurate, etc) than my D7100 as that was working great for me. Now it I am thinking I need a D3 as a second body instead.
>Before using the D4 I would never have guessed it was so many >times better (faster, sharper, more accurate, etc) than my >D7100 as that was working great for me. Now it I am thinking >I need a D3 as a second body instead.
The difference in AF speed and even the FPS speed between the D3, D3s, and the D300, D700 w/ MB-D10's is slight, it is still there. The AF system on the D4 and D800 is improved over the D3 series and the FPS rate of the D4 is in a class by itself.