I just checked my order status at B&H and my D800 has shipped and should be here by 10:30 am tomorrow. I ordered it at about 8:10 am (NY time)on the first day it was available. So it seems they are beginning to get a slim, steady stream of cameras arriving. Hot dog. Now if I can only get to sleep tonight!! Let's see. What accessories should I get? The RRS L-bracket has already arrived.
Yvan, You bet! I took mine out today. I had two batteries since I have the D7000, so I put the strap on, grabbed some memory cards and took off for the Texas hill country. Spent most of the day out there and am amazed at the camera's performance. I know you will be extremely pleased with yours.
Liz, I was telling myself that it would end up being a Christmas present! But patience paid off. I thought 1) maybe they will have the glitches in the assembly process fixed, and 2) if I cancelled and ordered from someone else, it would probably take longer. I can honestly say, the wait was worth it. Hope yours comes in soon.
Perhaps closer than you think. Someone on NR reported that their feb. 7 9:01 AM EST order shipped from B&H Wed. evening. If true, it looks like they may have covered 2 1/2 - 3 hrs of orders this week. I can confirm that 9:09 EST has not shipped.
Michael, After the first day of shooting, I have decided I definitely need some larger memory cards. I was using 8GB cards, which are fine for the D700, but I seemed to run out of them too quickly with the D800. Small wonder with the much larger file sizes.
As to accessories: I am sure you have a tripod which is the most obvious accessory that will be helpful. Next, I would get the RODE directional microphone that B&H is recommending as an accessory. I used it this past weekend to video a presentation and it was terrific. The video was terrific also. Now, I need to learn to edit video.
Fri 18-May-12 02:18 AM | edited Fri 18-May-12 10:11 PM by jupiter913
Steve, Yup, I got it. So far, it works like a charm. The resolution is out of this world. PS. Thanks to all for the good wishes and congratulations. As a further note of interest, I have checked the camera for the left side focus problem, and so far there appears to be none. Maybe the delay was beneficial.