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p.1 #1 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


I see too many posts to even count where people are asking for opinions on the D800 versus the D800E or which lens to get or what printing will be like from the files or how much of a problem Moire or specular highlights is going to be and it is to a large degree a foolish quest.

The D800 will ship in March and the D800E in April. By June there will be many people using both cameras and posting about their experiences and we will have real world data that may be statistically not relevant but a heck of a lot better than anyone's opinion at this point in time.

I understand and appreciate the anxiety as to which model to buy and not wanting to make a mistake but I have been waiting for 3 years for a worthwhile successor to the D3. I can wait a few more months to learn more about the performance characteristics of both cameras, and to have first hand experience with at least one of them.



Feb 23, 2012 at 01:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


D4
http://www.calumetphoto.com/eng/product/nikon_d4_digital_dslr_camera_body/nz24040?cm_ven=Cheetahmail
could the wait be over



Feb 23, 2012 at 01:33 AM
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p.1 #3 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


elkhornsun wrote:
I see too many posts to even count where people are asking for opinions on the D800 versus the D800E or which lens to get or what printing will be like from the files or how much of a problem Moire or specular highlights is going to be and it is to a large degree a foolish quest.

The D800 will ship in March and the D800E in April. By June there will be many people using both cameras and posting about their experiences and we will have real world data that may be statistically not relevant but a heck
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Yes, but you are too practical for this forum. I'm waiting too.

EBH



Feb 23, 2012 at 02:20 AM
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p.1 #4 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


Nice Find
D**M There is just no way I can afford this. I would have been able to maybe come up with $5,000 oh well.
It sure looks like the wait is over for the D4. It appears that all of Calumetphoto stores have it in stock. I will be patient for my D800, which I think will be better suited for most of my work any way. But also anxious for all the reports from first hand users of the D4. I will eventually end up with a D4 or possible a D4 light some day. But the D800 could become a life time camera for me at my age.
Dennis



Feb 23, 2012 at 02:21 AM
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p.1 #5 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


elkhornsun wrote:
I see too many posts to even count where people are asking for opinions on the D800 versus the D800E or which lens to get or what printing will be like from the files or how much of a problem Moire or specular highlights is going to be and it is to a large degree a foolish quest.

The D800 will ship in March and the D800E in April. By June there will be many people using both cameras and posting about their experiences and we will have real world data that may be statistically not relevant but a heck
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The constant posts stem from the fact that, frankly with Nikon's history, if you don't have one pre-ordered by now, you may have to wait a long time before you can get one. There's a lot of people who really want the camera and would be happy to make a purchase when they see the results - but waiting till then might mean you'll have your D800 next year...



Feb 23, 2012 at 02:59 AM
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p.1 #6 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


Why wait? You know Nikon is going to produce a spectacular camera. Chances of them dropping the ball are slim. If I had the money I'd jump right on it. People just typical want to know some basic questions of filter vs. no filter.


Feb 23, 2012 at 03:14 AM
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p.1 #7 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


If yo think this is bad wait until the cameras start shipping. People are just getting excited over the new technology. One reason for these types of posts are people here value others opinions and these opinions can sway them to buy or not buy. Besides who on this forum can look there wife or husband in the eye and ask for there opinion on a $3,000.00-7,000.00 purchase without suffering the consequences.


Feb 23, 2012 at 03:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


Bruce Sawle wrote:
Besides who on this forum can look there wife or husband in the eye and ask for there opinion on a $3,000.00-7,000.00 purchase without suffering the consequences.


I like the motto of the GetDPI FS forum - Buy Now Explain Later

At least this is the path my wife chooses with $3000 purses, so I figure I am safe



Feb 23, 2012 at 07:11 AM
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p.1 #9 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


Dennis H. wrote:
D**M There is just no way I can afford this. I would have been able to maybe come up with $5,000 oh well.
It sure looks like the wait is over for the D4. It appears that all of Calumetphoto stores have it in stock.


I didn't know it was out yet. I wonder if that's for sure.

And isn't there supposed to be standardized pricing at the manufacturers suggested retail price?



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p.1 #10 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


D. Diggler wrote:
And isn't there supposed to be standardized pricing at the manufacturers suggested retail price?


Yes, The MAP (Minimum Advertized Price) is $5999.95 US. This has been the price since the D4 was announced.

Scott



Feb 23, 2012 at 07:43 AM
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p.1 #11 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


BenV wrote:
Why wait? You know Nikon is going to produce a spectacular camera. Chances of them dropping the ball are slim. If I had the money I'd jump right on it. People just typical want to know some basic questions of filter vs. no filter.

Exactly!
However filter v no filter is actually quite a significant decision. Waiting until there are plenty of user reports in circulation would seem sensible. Of course there's a certain hysteria associated with release of gear like this that cranks up to the point where "sensible" doesn't come into the equation.
Roy



Feb 23, 2012 at 09:57 AM
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p.1 #12 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


D. Diggler wrote:
I didn't know it was out yet. I wonder if that's for sure.

And isn't there supposed to be standardized pricing at the manufacturers suggested retail price?


well sad to say it's not. come back in about a month. and the price is $5999.95



Feb 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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p.1 #13 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


GroovyGeek wrote:
I like the motto of the GetDPI FS forum - Buy Now Explain Later


This is why I'll never relinquish my own bank account



Feb 24, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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p.1 #14 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


Dd40's have started showing up on ebay as D4's.
http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Nikon-D4-16-2-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Black-Body-Only-/111996981?_dmpt=Digital_Cameras&_pcategid=31388&_pcatid=782&_refkw=Nikon+D4&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A6064&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14



Feb 24, 2012 at 01:43 AM
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p.1 #15 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


IF and I do mean IF you look a bit closer, it says "Call 1 800 Calumet for availability."


Feb 24, 2012 at 01:46 AM
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p.1 #16 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


runamuck wrote:
IF and I do mean IF you look a bit closer, it says "Call 1 800 Calumet for availability."


"Hello, how may I help you? Is it available? No, sorry, it's not. Have a nice day."



Feb 24, 2012 at 07:16 AM
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p.1 #17 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


runamuck wrote:
Dd40's have started showing up on ebay as D4's.
http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Nikon-D4-16-2-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Black-Body-Only-/111996981?_dmpt=Digital_Cameras&_pcategid=31388&_pcatid=782&_refkw=Nikon+D4&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A6064&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Oh wow; this looks like a bug in ebay's search listing engine... "D4" is a partial match against "D40", but then when generating the listing header it finds an exact match for "D4". So you get D40 search results under a D4 header.



Feb 24, 2012 at 08:55 AM
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p.1 #18 · Why not wait for real world results from D800 and D800E


There are enough of us with preorders through Amazon, B&H, Adorama, etc that you'll be well aware when the D4 and D800/E actually ships as you'll surely see someone post the "OMG MY D# shipped!!" posts.

I can confirm at this point mine has not shipped from Adorama. :P



Feb 24, 2012 at 04:51 PM





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