I was at our local camera shop on May 15 th getting my d700 fine tuned, picked up demo d800 and took couple of shots in the store to compare with d700. Wow the dynamic range improvement over d700 is incredible. Ordered right away and got it last night. I couldn't wait o get one but...Now that I have it, why am I not so excited? Buyers remorse? guilt feeling since I dropped 3 grand to satisfy my NAS?
I sure hope the d800 results will far exceed my d700 to get over this guilt trip..
Sandeep I hate to see you despondent with guilt. So to make you feel better just send me your paypal address and Ill buy the D800 from you here and now. This way you will not feel any guilt but filled with the joy at knowing your wonderful sense of charity is helping a fellow shutterbug out. LOL
Yes it seems like. I had ordered one from best buy and they had promised delivery between may 23rd and may 30th. So far no news, so I will cancel BB order. My local store told me they have been getting 30 to 40 every week. May be their wait list is not as large as popular stores like b&h etc.
30-40 a week? Wow, that store must have some pull because every store I've talked to said they are getting 2-3 per shipment. The best way to rid yourself of the doubt is just go shoot. The flexibility of the files, the low ISO DR and ability to push shadows up without adding much noise, of in mixed light seeing how well the AWB works, or taking shots that seem to be crop-able forever, or notice how exposure is nailed shot after shot, or how shots in a burst are all in focus, or how effective the AF is in tracking and of course, notice the incredible detail zoomed in. You will quickly join the chorus of experienced jaded shooters who are behaving like little kids with a shiny new bike, sort of giddy with a mixture of excitement and awe. Your D700 is a very good yet forgiving camera and you will find that the new one is even more so. All the subsystems functions like AF, AWB, metering, etc just plain work better than any else in existence (except the D4 AF might be a slight bit faster). Stan St Petersburg Russia
Hi Stan, Thanks for your thoughts, yes I agree I will become a big fan of my new camera, just like it took me a while to truly start appreciating the power of d700. Now if I can get it to stop raining and thundering here so I can go test drive my new camera.
Stan said: "You will quickly join the chorus of experienced jaded shooters who are behaving like little kids with a shiny new bike, sort of giddy with a mixture of excitement and awe."
That's it, exactly! Thank you, Stan.
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Mon 28-May-12 11:00 AM | edited Mon 28-May-12 11:02 AM by klrbee25
I think it's a few things that keep you from being over-the-top excited. First, it's just a camera. It takes gorgeous pictures if you use it correctly with gorgeous subjects. It's not going to make a dumpster look like a diamond.
The price can certainly dull the initial experience if you're not comfortable with what you've paid. Hopefully as some time passes and the $3k fades into history, you'll focus on enjoying the camera rather than what it 'cost' you.
Finally, the D800 has gotten a ton of hype. Yes, it's a great camera. Yes, the MP are through the roof. But if you're swapping from a D700 to a D800, the upgrade is relatively modest when compared to someone upgrading from a, say, D50 to a D800. Further, the D800 is a tool that needs specific situations to shine above it's previous siblings. On an overcast day with even lighting, I'd bet no one could tell the difference between a D800 photo and a D300 photo if both were taken with the same lens, scaled similarly, printed at 8x10, and shot at low ISO. Now, blow up that image to 20x30, crop it aggressively, increase the harshness of the lighting on the subject, raise the ISO...you'll start to see the difference pretty quickly.
The D800 is kind of a Ferrari in an Infiniti's body.
Thank you all for words of encouragement. It finally stopped raining here, hope will capture few shots today and learn. Have taken few indoor shots to compare with my d700 and it seems the color accuracy is a bit better compared to d700. Same lens, same settings on both cameras but shots taken hand held.