Well, I ordered my D800 from KEH yesterday. It is a refurbished unit. Figured the extra savings can go towards the purchase of a 24-70 f/2.8. I have to say, KEH has great service. Tried to order the camera over the weekend to take advantage of their free shipping. However, since I needed it shipped to an APO address their website wouldn't accept my address. I called them, and they put it through and credited me $12 for shipping, since it's not through FedEx. They also informed me that they warranty the camera for a year, as opposed to Nikon's 90 day warranty. Well, hope everything works out with the camera and I get a good copy. Really looking forward to it.
Thanks for all the replies. I really hope I can handle this camera. Coming from a D700, I may not have the best technique. However, I think the D800 may suit me, as I want to try and get into some fashion style shooting. I also like to shoot cars and motorcycles, and have some hopes of getting into a magazine (motorcycle and car) someday. First I have some practicing to do.
I was checking out your Flickr page and you have MORE than enough talent to get your pix published. IMHO, these days it is a lot more about persistence than raw talent. Sure your pix have to be worthy (and your are!), but getting your pix in front of the editor carries a lot more weight.
Congrats on your new camera purchase and keep up the GREAT work.
The transition from a D700 to D800 should be easy. I had no trouble moving from a D300.
It's a great camera. After 1.5 years I'm still amazed with the image quality, especially the detail I can draw out of the shadows.
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You will love the D800. My progression came from DX territory. D70 then D7000. Learning curve was not too bad, controls in a different location but it's all good. I have bought a lot from KEH great folks!