I was thinking about the D600 to save $1,000 although I really wanted the D800. My wife told me to get the D800 and she would cover the difference with her summer school teaching money (she is a teacher and makes extra by teaching summer school).
This really makes me happy that there are students needing summer school! Well, not really as we need students to be better for America's future. I just couldn't resist saying it.
I even suggested holding off on ordering it and she said no. She wants me to have it a week before the High School prom to practice with it as she wants low light pictures of the prom. The prom is May 5th and I will order it before the $200 rebate expires on April 27th.
I can not wait to order it! The first thing I am going to do is set up a tripod and take a picture of a fixed object at different ISO settings with my D200 and the D800 (in DX mode) with the same lens. My wife wants to see how superior it will be compared to my D200.
I wanted the D700 years ago and was never able to buy it due to being unemployed part of the time and buying a new house.
I think she is probably doing this, because I am building her a 4' x 24' raised garden that she wants. I wonder if there are any other big jobs she needs done around the house.
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Tue 16-Apr-13 10:45 AM | edited Tue 16-Apr-13 10:52 AM by JCY88
It is so true that behind every successful man, there is an understanding wife, and vice versa. You now have no excuse not to get those great shots. I love my wife but she does not care what I use to produce those lovely images. But she seems to like more lately pictures taken with her in it from My D800. That pleases me.
I am on your side.... It was dam difficult to convince wife to get a new camera even worst an expensive one... In the end, persistence and commitment won, lol... (Well, everyday telling her how god the cameras is bla,bla,bla I guess won in the end.)