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| p.1 #18 · Seems like a lot of used D800s for sale...more than any other product nikon has released |
I think that point of D800 is that it simply isnt camera for everyone. Most average shooters wet themselves when they think about 36 mpix, but when it comes to real deal, they have no clue how to use them to full potential.
And theres a really amazing potential in D800/e.
It's not a 5D MkII, but for many who bought into that body, it was all about MP's. So I think more than a few Canon folks jumped the to D800 for the same reason ... 36 has got to be better than 24.
Same thing on the Nikon side, those who bought D300's and D700's, had some Nikon glass, but complained bitterly that Nikon was somehow losing to Canon because the 5D was sooo much better because it had 24 MP's. Those people never seem seemed to grasp that the D700 was not Nikon's answer to the 5D, and somehow Nikon goofed up by using a 12 MP sensor. Same for Canon and the 5D: Canon never intended it to compete with the D700.
The D800 is not the replacement to the D700. It is more Nikon's response to the 5D, but on steroids. And the 36 MP sensor is far more than just more MP's, but it takes more work to really see it in an image.
Putting aside the AF issue, there had been more than a few posts early on from some D800 converts lamenting that they see no difference from their 5D's and D700 ... or their images were not as good. Those posts seem fewer now, suggesting those people have learned to use their D800's, or selling them.