Welcome to the next step in photography. This camera changes everything!
How can I stop myself from writing this ad copy when I start talking about the Nikon D800? It is a superlative example of the progression of digital technology. How's that?
============================================== Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com "Better too many words than not enough understanding." ==============================================
I think my D800 is fantastic too. The detail is incredible! I also like having video capability too. I just started a blog and have written 4 short articles about my experiences to date. I made a short iMovie trailer of some clips I took last weekend at the Music City Marathon. I also posted some stills that I thought came out great.
>Stan, > >You would have to raise the topic of selling a D700 and D7000 >to fund the purchase - I just so happen to have one of each >burning a hole in my pocket as it were > >I plan to wait until 2013 but seeing everyone's thought and >impressions isn't making it any easier! > >Best regards, SteveK >
Steve, if you did not have a D4, I would say "run don't walk" to get a D800. It is that good.
Everyone on this forum and several others are ecstatic about the camera and posting wonderful images but a lot of people are reading and depending on other forums are are forming other opinions. A casual scan of DPR, as expected is filled with complaints, demands for recalls, AF problems, faulty design etc. They are in an alternative universe. Now they are saying both the D800 and D4 are buggy and lock up all the time. That is in addition to the AF problems, back focus, left side FPs, exploding batteries and a bunch of other claims. Sounds like the same bashing that D7000 went through and to a lesser extent, the D90. It all sounds like the same unreasonableness as in the political forums...pure craziness and sure makes me glad I do not live here any more. I suppose the topic could be anything and the same sort of wild claims and lack of benefit of doubt dominating. Personally, I will be thrilled if and when I get one.
Quote>You know Roger I'm sorta surprised Steve hasn't caved yet and bought the D800. No way he makes it to 2013 I'm guessing the D4 isn't chopped liver and he's having a good time with that. >tim<Quote<<<
He seems to be a gadget guy and also wants the latest-greatest, but "the D4 isn't chopped liver". I would have one instead of the D800 if it wasn't so heavy and expensive.
As much as I love the technology and am dying to try it out, $6,000 is just too much cash for me to spend this year. My excuse is that I am waiting for a new pro-DX body for birding but when I look at that dynamic range on the D800 I am afraid that FX may be in my future . . .
But yes, it's the D4 that is a lot to digest for this year. Plus from a shooting perspective I like to get to know each new piece of kit and shoot it a lot for a while and really get to know it. With no D400 on the horizon, I've got 6 months to really get to know my D4. Then later I can circle back and try out this D800/800E question!