The UPS guy braved the 5 degree weather this morning to deliver my new D800e. 30 minutes to unpack it and change the settings, 10 minutes to change from my spiderman pjs and I was out the door to play in the snow...
I am ssssooooooooooo envious....!!! Nice shots too for such a short time to change from your pjs to ??? Man, did you feel the cold? we had an inch of snow this yawning and it was just as nice to look from the inside...that's as far as I go..
The first thing I noticed was how good it felt in my hand without a grip. Beats the D600 there for me. Also love all the direct controls. Love having the dedicated af-on button. The bestest thing is the focus. Wow, it's snappy. Only shot for an hour or so and I'm loving it.
Probably worth the 3 grand, just to get so jazzed again!
Hi Tony...relativly new to this site. Great pics. Had never been to Colorado until two years ago, now I want to live there. Could you tell me if you like your "600"? In need of new camera and am considering one. Thanks.
>Hi Tony...relativly new to this site. Great pics. Had never >been to Colorado until two years ago, now I want to live >there. Could you tell me if you like your "600"? >In need of new camera and am considering one. Thanks.
I liked it a lot more before I got the D800e in my hands... j/k
The D600 would be (and was...) my second choice. I could be perfectly happy with it. Seriously, it's the most bang for the buck in new FX DSLRs.
I've got three FX bodies now, so I've got to figure out which one becomes the backup. I'll probably end up listing the D600, to help offset the cost of the D800. My D700 still has some miles on it...
Well Tony -- It doesn't look like the D800E will be wasted on YOU! Very nice "first light" as astronomers call the first views through a new telescope. You are blessed to live in a very pretty area as well! I am double glad you shot actual photos and didn't send out shots of brick walls and test charts. THAT's what photography should be about -- recording what you are seeing around you! Bravo!
Thanks, Alan. Boulder is an incredible place for photography. That red barn is sorta my test chart. It's a little busy for my taste, but the textures and color keep drawing me back. I've probably got a hundred versions of it at different points in the seasons.
Today I'm going to try out my favorite local spot, Walden Ponds. The wildlife is getting thin this time of year, but it's always good for landscape shots. Wish it would warm up some. It's -3 degrees right now...
Thanks, Richard. I came really close to buying a refurb'd D800 for $2400, then saw the D800e new with $200 off and a bunch of goodies and 4% back, so I figured it was worth the extra $500. I'm glad I took the plunge and jumped into the deep end.