Should I get a D800?

9 years 2 months ago #198022 by Scotty
Im used to editing high MP pictures and im doing a lot of world traveling in the nexr year.

If i buy im selling my d700 which PT will have first dibs on.

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9 years 2 months ago #198035 by Gene.Culley
How much are they asking for the D800?


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9 years 2 months ago #198052 by Scotty

Gene.Culley wrote: How much are they asking for the D800?



$2999 for regular, 3299 for E version.

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9 years 2 months ago #198053 by Stealthy Ninja
I'm selling my D7000 and 35 1.8 to help pay for one.

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9 years 2 months ago #198058 by Trilby
*drool*
I am considering selling my D300s....

There is no black & white; it's all 18% grey.

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9 years 2 months ago #198069 by JB
I'm on the Canon side of things and haven't seen the reviews on it yet. How are they looking?


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9 years 2 months ago #198079 by Scotty
I Pre-ordered it from BH. Cannot wait to get it.


Sample Nikon D800 shot, warning i'm large

^ Zoom in to show how stupid it is.

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9 years 2 months ago #198119 by Tommy Boy

Scotty wrote: I Pre-ordered it from BH. Cannot wait to get it.


Sample Nikon D800 shot, warning i'm large

^ Zoom in to show how stupid it is.


That is absolutely remarkable! How much did that set you back?


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9 years 2 months ago #198175 by effron
Which version did you order? I will get it eventually, but in no hurry......B)

Why so serious?
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9 years 2 months ago #198204 by john_m

Scotty wrote: Im used to editing high MP pictures and im doing a lot of world traveling in the nexr year.

If i buy im selling my d700 which PT will have first dibs on.


Eagerly await the arrival of your new D800 so I can see what your asking for the D700 :thumbsup:

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9 years 2 months ago #198268 by Bubbles
I say get the D800. It's time for a upgrade right? :thumbsup:


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9 years 2 months ago #198288 by Stealthy Ninja
I put my name down at my local shop.. now I save!

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9 years 2 months ago - 9 years 2 months ago #198292 by Stealthy Ninja
Just a little note about the D800 vs D800E.

If you do video do NOT get the E version. You'll get very bad problems with moiré.

Can you see it here:


This is a still (not full size) from a Canon XF300 video camera (a very good camera). I didn't even notice the moiré till I got it in post. I'm not even gonna bother trying to remove it as it's just not worth the effort for this project. A dedicated video camera like this usually has a strong OLPF (optical low pass filter) a.k.a. "Anti-aliasing filter" so imagine how bad it could be with no OLPF in front of the sensor. :o

I think for most people the "normal" version (of the D800) is truly the best choice. It's what I've ordered. If you're considering the D800E... think hard.
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9 years 2 months ago #198304 by Scotty
I ordered the normal version as well. I've done comparisons on what data/samples are out there and I couldn't tell the difference in sharpness. It seems SO FAR that it has a lot of...problems, and not a huge gain.

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9 years 2 months ago #198305 by Stealthy Ninja

Scotty wrote: I ordered the normal version as well. I've done comparisons on what data/samples are out there and I couldn't tell the difference in sharpness. It seems SO FAR that it has a lot of...problems, and not a huge gain.


Totally agree. In fact, to me (so far) the D800E difference seems like what you'd get doing strong sharpening on a normal RAW file. Of course technically it's not, but that's what it looks like.

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