Second D800 up and shooting
There seem to be more instances of Nikonians reporting their second D800-family cameras coming into use.
I started my transition from a pair of D700s to the D800s (plurals -- there's no D800S) in May. I ordered a second D800 in late June -- two days before I fell over a gate in my house (too long to explain: but clumsy will suffice) and required rotator cuff and bicep reattachment surgery. The second D800 arrived a few days later. I opened the delivery carton to make sure nobody had absconded with my camera and replaced it with a brick -- but it languished unpacked until last week. It has now accumulated about 400 clicks.
My verdict: the D800 is a definite step up and forward from my D700s
-- both of which will soon hit the market. As I have said, while the D700 elicited a "WOW!" from me, the D800 has been more of a "wow." It exceeds the D700's high ISO performance and certainly captures incredible detail. Perhaps its ability to retain shadow detail is its most amazing capability. To me, these cameras easily exceed anything film ever provided and are now truly "lens limited."
BTW, I don't sense that either of my cameras suffer from the left focus issue, but I don't shoot test charts or brick walls. I will not be so bold as to say that the D800 will be my last body -- as I did when I got my first D700. But at age 69, there's more of a possibility of that happening!
I do want to thank all the D800 owners who preceded me in opening their new boxes, sharing their experiences and answering my and other's questions. The members are truly the heart and soul of the Nikonians family. Civil, friendly, eager to help and offer opinions and observations -- are all characteristics seldom violated. Don't change a thing about this group!
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#2. "RE: Second D800 up and shooting" | In response to Reply # 0jamesvoortman Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004Mon 30-Sep-13 12:54 PM
Good post Alan.
I kept my D300 as a backup. I have lots of wonderfully sharp and detailed prints from it, many of them framed and hanging on my walls....but so hooked on the D800 that I can't bring myself to use the D300 anymore. NAS keeps urging me to ditch the D300 and get a 2nd D800...even though there are a few lenses that deserve higher priority.
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#3. "RE: Second D800 up and shooting" | In response to Reply # 0K64drb Nikonian since 18th Feb 2012Wed 02-Oct-13 05:59 PM
The D800 is indeed an incredible camera; and the Nikonian family is a great group of people, and an honor to be part of. It's people like you that make it that way!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.
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