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    Nikon D800

    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!

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    That's a beast!!

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    The D800 does look pretty good, but i've just bought myself a Sony NEX-5n, excellent piece of kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paid_Peanuts View Post
    Specs look very interesting, think they may do themselves out of some D4 sales!
    I'm not so sure, if anything they're trying to make the two products more different. High ISO performance and Auto Focus haven't really been upgraded from the D700 and the continuous shooting is slower. It looks to me like Nikon have their guns well and truely aimed at the Canon 5DmkII.

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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paid_Peanuts View Post
    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...
    Lol, good luck. Nice setup you've got there, I'm making do with a D60 and a 35 f1.8 . Hoping to upgrade to a used D90, but since D7000s have been in short supply they've been more expensive and harder to find.

    What sort of stuff do you photograph?

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    36.3 megapixels for when you need a picture the size of the moon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    What sort of stuff do you photograph?
    Anything really - just built the lenses up over the last couple of years - mainly for my honeymoon last year (safari).
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    36.3 megapixels for when you need a picture the size of the moon!
    Or want to crop 1/10th of the frame and print on A4

    Seriously though, it'll be interesting to see how much detail is actually retained, that's a hell of a lot of pixels to cram on to one sensor... look forward to hearing your views when you get your hands on it!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    @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.
    I was just going off a rough guesstimate of 1/10th being 3.6mp which should be an OK print at that size - as for how well it'll actually perform, I look forward to seeing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    How much you paying?
    Jessops have them at pre-order for £2399.
    Sell a few bits and bobs of mine plus a healty contribution and we're away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paid_Peanuts View Post
    Jessops have them at pre-order for £2399.
    Sell a few bits and bobs of mine plus a healty contribution and we're away!
    £2.4K!!! I think your username may not be entirely accurate .

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paid_Peanuts View Post
    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...
    That's a nice set up you have there! Two or Three of those on my wish list. Are you planning to get to Focus at the NEC in march to get "hands on" ahead of your purchase arriving?

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