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DaveOls
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · D 800 weight


I was at a photoshoot taking pictures with my D 300s and I got to talking with a woman who had a D 800. She let me hold the camera with a new 105mm micro f/2.8 lens on it and it felt like it was about half of the weight of my D 300s with an AIS 105mm micro f/2.8 on it. I know that my lens was much heavier than hers, but not that much as it was much larger.
Is the D 800 really made of MgAl like the D700, D300, D300s cameras? I don't see how it could be so light.



May 08, 2013 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · D 800 weight


Umm, I guess the numbers down to the last gram are somewhere on the interwebs.

I'm too lazy to look them up. Besides, weight is value, right?



May 08, 2013 at 03:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · D 800 weight


Thanks, I'll look up the body weights.


May 08, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · D 800 weight


I looked up the weights of the two bodies. The D 800 is 2 lb 3oz and the D 300s is 1 lb 14 oz, so the weight difference must be in the lenses.


May 08, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · D 800 weight


D300 - 825g
D800 - 900g

or from another source:

D300: 925 g
D800: 1,000 g

the 2nd numbers are probably with batteries



May 08, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · D 800 weight


I went from a D300 to a D800 but did not own them concurrently. On paper, the D800 is (only) ~3 oz heavier than the D300. I don't know if there's something about the design/grip, a significanly lighter battery (EN-EL3e vs. EN-EL15), or what, but the D800 feels lighter than the D300 in my hands. Maybe I'm getting stronger (I have been eating more ).

Mike



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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · D 800 weight


I went from a D300 to a D800 but did not own them concurrently. On paper, the D800 is (only) ~3 oz heavier than the D300. I don't know if there's something about the design/grip, a significanly lighter battery (EN-EL3e vs. EN-EL15), or what, but the D800 feels lighter than the D300 in my hands. Maybe I'm getting stronger (I have been eating more ).

Mike


+1 I, too, think the D800 feels lighter. Maybe it is the ergonomics or possibly my lens just balance better , but it does feel lighter.

Birdie



May 08, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · D 800 weight


birdied wrote:
+1 I, too, think the D800 feels lighter. Maybe it is the ergonomics or possibly my lens just balance better , but it does feel lighter.

Birdie


Your pocket is $3000 lighter and you're projecting this onto your hands.


Edited on May 08, 2013 at 10:54 PM · View previous versions



May 08, 2013 at 07:05 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · D 800 weight


j.liam wrote:
Your pocket in $3000 lighter and you're projecting this onto your hands.


I think this is it, folks.



May 08, 2013 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · D 800 weight


Those all metal AIS lenses can weigh a fair bit. I think the D800 feels lighter because the body feels smaller (than the D700 anyway)


May 08, 2013 at 07:39 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · D 800 weight


I think you think the D800 feels lighter compared to the D300 because our visual senses assume that larger things will weight more than something smaller - thus when you pick up something larger that weighs the same a something smaller you think it feels lighter even though they weigh the same. The D300 might be a bit more dense than the D800, though it weighs slightly less.


May 08, 2013 at 08:56 PM





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