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for those who up graded from D300 to D800

mtpeke

Weaverville, US
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mtpeke Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2002
Thu 30-May-13 06:40 PM

my neighbor has recently updated his camera from a D300s to a D800 and I have been amazed at the difference in the images. Simply stunning range of colors and low light ability. I have had my D300 since it first hit the market in 2007 and have been waiting for a either an updated D700 or D300 and neither seem to have been truly replaced. I am wanting to update as I feel my photography is limited by the D300 low light abilities. For those of you who have upgraded what are you thoughts?

I shoot mainly family and friends portraits and events with a few professional needs to help friends with their websites or events. I also love to shoot animals from birds to elk.

My concerns over whether the D800 will meet my needs are

1) slow shutter speed for things like birds in flight or football players

2) huge files... I would have to buy a new computer as my old laptop is now 5 yrs old


In other aspects it seems like a great camera. I have over 3k saved for my new base. I just do not want to blow it on a D800 to have a new camera come out that is more in line with a D700 upgrade. I have a fair bit of FX glass so that will not be an issue for me.

Anyone wish to share their thoughts?

Carpe Diem!

Alicia

D300 user in western NC

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