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Nikon D800E

Review Date: Sep 28, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,800.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: 36 MP allows lots of room to crop. Excellent catalyst to grow your desire to capture ever better images...and you will with the D800e.
36 MP crop allows lots of room to crop. Will amplify blur if you do not control for vibration (poor technique, shutter button, mirror, wind, second cup of coffee, etc.). Use tripod, MLU and timer...problem solved (unless your subject is moving of course). Warning: once you master this camera, you will be unhappy shooting with a lesser sensor. Hard to get better than the best.

For landscapes and wildlife (yes, I said wildlife) this camera is superb. As of this writing, it has only been bested by the D810 IMHO. Unless you are shooting fast moving subjects or have poor camera technique (i.e. vibration management) there is nothing to beat it. Don't fret about moire, unless screen doors and windows are your favorite things to photograph. This camera deserves great glass. If you love photography, you deserve this great camera and lots of great glass. Pair the D800e with a Nikkor 200/2 and you will be completely spoiled....which is a good thing. Happy shooting!

Nikon 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR

Review Date: May 16, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $3,500.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Fast AF, wallet wrecking IQ and background blur (don't try it unless you can afford to buy one). Probably best Nikon lens out there. Retains high resale value.
OEM lens foot is inadequate. Plan to purchase a longer foot for better balance on a tripod and better carry. Weight is all a matter of what you are used to.

People wonder why go to the expense and trouble (size/weight) when you can get a good 200mm effect with the 70-200/2.8 or 70-200/4. You won't wonder anymore when you have tried this lens. I would rather carry a heavy lens giving great IQ than a lighter lens of lesser quality. I rented before buying....but bought very soon thereafter.

Calling this gem "Stubby" is demeaning. She is a beauty in my eyes.