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Old 26th September 2011, 1:35 PM   #46
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1. Its coming eventually, latest next year

Come on...thats what people have been speculating for years now since the 5D2 came out expecting Nikon to do something about it. Logic would have it that Nikon do not want to cannibalize their flagship sales os why would they release a body with a sensor superior to the D3 first? Wouldnt a D4 been more logical? And even if the D4 were to be released it would be a good 18months before they release a smaller size cousin of the D4 which might be a D800.

2. its 100% going to be better than D700

Obviously. I wouldnt expect any thing else. But not price wise.

3. its not like he currently doesnt have a camera and cant take any photos with it

So its an issue of want not need. Come one Kwax... you know it..you WANT one so buy it.

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1. its coming eventually, latest next year

2. its 100% going to be better than D700
3. its not like he currently doesnt have a camera and cant take any photos with it
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Old 26th September 2011, 1:42 PM   #47
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So its an issue of want not need. Come one Kwax... you know it..you WANT one so buy it.
i agree with you.
as internet influences, the best thing we can do is to go:
BUY BUY BUY that D700
and then when the D800 comes BUY BUY BUY!
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Old 26th September 2011, 2:10 PM   #48
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I like that Syn.. I think its definitely what everyone should do. Mainly because its a straight forward answer which might do away with the umming and ahhhing that goes on.

This whole 'Should I? Shouldnt I?' indecision blah blah is just tiring.. who are randoms on the internet to tell you and convince you to spend your hard earned money or not.

Its a totally personal decision, and only you will know if you have the need to upgrade .. but id say 99.9% of the time the photographer needs an upgrade, not the camera.

In regards to waiting or not, what are you waiting for in the d800 that the d700 cannot do?

When I answered those questions I couldnt think of anything It will do things better, it might have some shiny new features which I think damn.. that would be handy! And if it were out now then yes it would be a comparison in price vs specs.. d700 vs d800 but in the real world and reality no.. there wasnt any feature that I could personally think I would want/need on the d800 that isnt covered by the d700 which I could have now.. and did on the same day I ordered it

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Old 26th September 2011, 2:39 PM   #49
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Actually, if you read kwax' post, he said he wants the D700, but doesn't know if he should buy now, or wait for the price to fall. In which case, I say, buy now, if you can. You'll be waiting a while for a substantial drop...
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Old 26th September 2011, 2:59 PM   #50
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Actually, if you read kwax' post, he said he wants the D700, but doesn't know if he should buy now, or wait for the price to fall. In which case, I say, buy now, if you can. You'll be waiting a while for a substantial drop...
Indeed my bad was a mix of reply to that and others.

Its just monetary value. If you got paid gigs you need the upgrade for now, then buy.

If you dont and its just you being impatient. Then dont.
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Old 26th September 2011, 5:35 PM   #51
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Yeah to add some backstory. The upgrade would be an investment as I would use it to make money.

So ie..i do alot of event work,clubs,live bands,sports etc.

I currently shoot with d90,d7000 and i rent or borrow a d700 when i get the big gigs. But id just like to have my own one so i dont have to depend on others.

Just wondering if its cheaper later and worth the wait. Thought it would be comming out end of this month or the next but if its next year than i will probably make the purchase on the d700.
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Old 26th September 2011, 9:33 PM   #52
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Considering the D7k's low-light performance, D800 will be something special I reckon.
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Old 26th September 2011, 11:02 PM   #53
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Really? For all we know, it could be the D3s sensor, shoehorned into the D700 body.
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Considering the D7k's low-light performance, D800 will be something special I reckon.
Me too, it's going to be hard not to buy one having just bought a D700.
I think the initial pricing will decide for me for at least a year anyway.
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Old 27th September 2011, 10:55 AM   #55
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I've got a D7k and if this is the goods I'd make the switch.
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Old 27th September 2011, 12:57 PM   #56
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I've got a D7k and if this is the goods I'd make the switch.
Cool, don't know if that would be entirely necessary though, the D7k is a corker in it's own right.

Do you own much DX glass?
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Old 27th September 2011, 1:10 PM   #57
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I own a D7K and probably wouldn't switch. Just too expensive a step up... I could use my 11-16 as a 16mm f2.8 prime though
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Old 27th September 2011, 1:43 PM   #58
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Really? For all we know, it could be the D3s sensor, shoehorned into the D700 body.
And that isn't something special Dave? ;-) ;-)
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I own a D7K and probably wouldn't switch. Just too expensive a step up... I could use my 11-16 as a 16mm f2.8 prime though
Yeah like forget about the 4K body, you're then looking at 1k-2k lenses afterwards if you don't already own FX glass.

Do you think that these FX semi pro bodies will ever adopt SD cards over CF memory?
Just thinking that SD is slowly but surely getting faster and larger in capacity, plus the smaller size allows for two card slots in the body ala the 7DK.
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Really? For all we know, it could be the D3s sensor, shoehorned into the D700 body.
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And that isn't something special Dave? ;-) ;-)
that would be awesome...
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