That's a beast!!
Nikon | Imaging Products | Nikon D800/D800E
Just found my new toy!
Specs look very interesting, think they may do themselves out of some D4 sales!
That's a beast!!
The D800 does look pretty good, but i've just bought myself a Sony NEX-5n, excellent piece of kit.
Well I've pre-ordered one through Jessops so we'll see what the crack is when it arrives hopefully at the end of next month!
It's replacing a Nikon D300s. I've been planning the FX upgrade for a while and currently have:
Nikon 24-70 F2.8
Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR2
Nikon 105mm F2.8 Macro
and a DX 12-24mm F2.8
with Nikon 2x III teleconverter for that bit more reach.
So i have all the bits but not the camera so i decided to buy myself a belated christmas pressie.
Hopefully the wife won't notice it's a different camera, as far as she is concerned it will still be too big and it's still black and has Nikon on it...
Last edited by Paid_Peanuts; 7th February 2012 at 03:05 PM.
36.3 megapixels for when you need a picture the size of the moon!
I take landscapes, family events, close up of nature (usually spiders as there the only things that stay still long enough with a 105mm).
I want to start using my kit more - my problem is i am not artistic. Got the technical aspects of the camera sorted - i just dont know what looks good and doesnt. i have taken a couple of night school courses locally to help with this and it has helped. I still dont think there is any alternative to practice, practice, practice.
I am a keen golfer also and notice how many golf course websites have few shocking photos or none at all. I think I am going to offer to take them some promo photos for free in return for some free rounds?! Fingers crossed.
Last edited by Paid_Peanuts; 7th February 2012 at 04:55 PM.
How much you paying? The 36MP is calculated right (or whatever the term is?). @LosOjos the images / examples on their site, make it look like it can do much better than 1/10th onto A4, but i think i'll wait for proof.
Looks lovely doesn't it? I've been waiting a year for this and have spent most of my savings I need to find a few £ and mine will go on order. Ironically the D4 is more what I wanted it the D800 to be for my wedding work but unless I can offload a kidney for cash I think that's out of the park.
One thing puzzles me though, launch price in USD is $2999.95 which equates to about £2k. Is the extra being charged in the UK (for the most part) just our VAT element? Don't the US have a VAT scheme? I did google it but there seemed to be a lot of information on sales tax in the US but nothing definitive. Seems like a hefty price differential and although I could get a family friend to bring one back from the States, I've had warranty issues with my D300 and would prefer a UK product, just in case. Anyone care to point out the obvious point I've probably missed?
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