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Any hidden drawbacks to the 800?

Nick2013

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Nick2013 Registered since 21st Nov 2013
Thu 21-Nov-13 02:06 PM

After Christmas I intend to order a

D800 and a

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

The idea is to replace a D7000


I don't photograph anything that moves. No sports or wildlife.

With the 18-35mm the short end is often too long on the DX body. When you are leaning against a wall it's impossible to step further back.

In addition I'm okay with lenses.

35mm F2
50mm 1.8
85mm 1.8

A handfull of AIS lenses. 50,135,200 and 300mm.

On a FX I expect to live mostly with the 18-35mm in city or when I travel. Keeping the 24-70mm in the bag. Hiking I'll likely manage with either the 35 or 50mm.

I've played with it in the shop. I wish it was a bit bigger and heavier. My idea of perfect is a F4S. I'd rather put the cost of the grip towards a lens.

I don't baby my stuff. Both in terms of weather and impacts.


I'm not asking to be talked out of the order but I'm wondering if there are any hidden gotchas that I'll only see after a few months of normal use?

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