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Workshop leaders spooked by D800?

ljordan316

Inverness, US
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ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Wed 12-Sep-12 12:24 AM

I just got back from a photo fest/workshop in Western NC. While I found the workshop informative and entertaining (long story re that), I was disappointed that the workshop co-hosts appear to be spooked by the D800. They are both well known professionals in landscape and nature photography and have written several popular books on their specialties. They both have Nikon D700 bodies and rave about them. However, when I asked about their experience with the D800 I was surprised to hear one say that he considered it too slow for shooting animals and birds.

Have any of you seen seen this same spooked behavior with other professional workshop and trek leaders who traditionally shoot with Nikon gear?

By the way, I have found the opposite to be the case with the Nikonians trek leaders I have shot with during the past year--Jim Stamates and Winston Hall. Both ordered the first copies of the D800/E that came off the assembly lines. Both quickly became experts in their use. Winston is now teaching a D800 class for Nikonians.

Are Nikonians trek leaders the only ones jumping on the D800 bandwagon?

Larry Jordan

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