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New Nikon - D800

Postby KnotCase » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:52 am

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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby bhorsley » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:08 pm

looks like a winner --have to bump up the flash card size a touch
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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby kendalloz » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:00 pm

I saw that! :shock:

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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby Biff » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:18 pm

Yeah, we have been drooling over those for a bit - considering the slowdown with file size, our secondary backup file for one shoot would be more than a full DVD, lots of logistical problems from a business standpoint. But man, pixel perfect at over 16x24 image size would be out of hand. Sharp prints at 40 plus inches? Hehehe....
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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby kendalloz » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:01 pm

I am waiting for a full review...but thinking of selling the D90, D300, a camcorder, some glass, and a reel or two and buying one. Never like having all eggs in one basket, but this might be the best basket for me. One camera to take out (or two...this and a GoPro). I can still use all of my dad's old full-frame glass!

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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby kendalloz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:04 pm

Anybody order one? Supposed to be the best sensor ever produced. Too bad it is slow at 4 frames per second.

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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby Biff » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:19 pm

fast motors can increase the odds of getting peak action, I used to have my students go out and practice getting the ball on the bat, or on the racket, and the guys with motors just held the button and were lucky to hit 1 in 4, the guys without were worse to start and then much better, like getting around 3 out of 4. This was of course before the tool had to think about things for a millisecond or a few hundred and then decide you were an alright sort of fellow and shoot. But I'd bet we will end up with one in the next few weeks. And then new workstations to handle the files, and, and, and,
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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby KnotCase » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:59 pm

My D700 only does 5 fps; not sure if I would notice going to 4 fps. I would love to have more, but for me I think the resolution and ability to crop in when shooting wildlife outweighs the fps.
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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby bhorsley » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:46 pm

my D300 does 9 fps in raw wish sometimes with billfish it did 20 --the D7000 only does 4 or 5 while it takes an awesome photo --was frustrated with the buffering/write speed on tis trip to Guatemala but like Knotsense said it is all what you need and what you shoot the most.

Good thing is i bet this summer you can pick up a LN or LN- D700 for pennies/dimes on the dollar from KEH
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Re: New Nikon - D800

Postby kendalloz » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:53 am

Yup boss...If the 700s do get cheap I might get one as I still have some very nice Nikon full frame glass from the film days. Also thinking of swapping the D300 for a 7000 for the video.

Yes Biff, you will not be able to manage the pic files on regular old computers any more. You'll need t least the latest i7 processors and 7200 rpm drives and USB3 and lots and lots of memory!

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