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02-26-2012, 12:43 AM
Well it looks like I will be switching to the Dark-side and the D800 is intriguing as heck to me right now. :)
Full-frame, 36MP, a bit slow at only 4 fps, but everything else looks great. A bit more money than I wanted to spend (read can afford right now), and I'll have to slowly replace ALL of my lenses which is kind of scary actually, but kind of exciting at the same time. Probably be a year or so before I can make the switch, but that is just enough time to dream a little and drool a lot.
02-26-2012, 12:51 AM
Scott, you have it wrong, you will be leaving the dark side when you get a D800 😄 I do agree though it seems a bit slow with 4fps, but otherwise looks good.
02-27-2012, 02:27 AM
That's great news, Scott. Drool away!
Scott, I will drool away with you!
02-29-2012, 03:21 PM
It is the one bit of gear that would make me really, really want to get Nikon. After looking a bit more, the only downside is the frame rate, but I honestly don't see the advantage of shooting 8, 10, 12 shots in a seconds time. At least not for what I like shooting most. Part of photography is knowing your subject enough to get the shot you want, not just spray and pray those 20-40 frames ripped out at ludicrous speed happened to catch the one frame worth keeping. In other words 4 fps is plenty for what I do and my style of shooting.
04-25-2012, 09:00 PM
Frame rate increases to 6 FPS if you use the Nikon battery grip.
The bigger thing to consider with cameras like the D800 are lenses. Putting a crappy kit lens on this camera is like putting motorcycle tires on a Ferrari, it will roll, just not very well.. Also, because of the 36MP, only the very best Nikon lenses will be able to resolve the complete 36mp. One could use cheaper lenses, but the results won't be what they could be, of course.
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