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| p.1 #1 · Happy Birthday present...D800 |
Well it is the USA's birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a new body....but rather than spend hours at the gym I just ordered from Norman Camera .
I had a great way of convincing myself that this purchase made sense. I have some Nikon stuff from my dark period in 2009 including a 200-400 and 70-200 2.8 so I got to thinking. When Canon's 200-400 comes out it will be about $11k but a Nikon D800 is $8k less (you can go broke saving all that money ). So I decided to pull the trigger with the thought that I could couple it with the Nikon version....Ok, I convinced myself, did I convince any of you
There really is a learning curve coming from Canon...most everything is in a totally different place but in general it is a really fine camera that really requires you have good technique to get the most out of it. Now there is a 450+ page manual...I'll wait for the movie to come out..
I started playing around with it and used a bean bag from the car, a tripod at home and some hand held shots with a 300 F4 that I also have but is balky.
I have a long long way to go and really want to try this out on some big animals as that is my prime interest but all the damn eles and lions have left the wilds of NJ long ago.
I hope the read was worth it