?? D800 or D800E ?? for a "serious amateur"

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?? D800 or D800E ?? for a "serious amateur"
Feb 10, 2012

I'm a "serious amateur" who's been blessed to have acquired good equipment (e.g., D300, the trio of Nikon F2.8 zooms, 105 macro). I use Photoshop CS 5.0. And over 4 years I think my skills have developed nicely.

I live in a lovely "college town" and shoot primarily community, school, and university events - and in my recent new life of retirement, have become a regular (and paid - money going to equipment, of course!) contributor to a group of weekly newspapers. I've also started to sell some prints and have been asked (for a first time) to take photos of a high school graduate.

I plan on buying either the D800 or the D800E (my D300 has about 125,000 actuations), but don't know which. A frequent message posted is, "If you have to ask, don't get the E." Understood - including the fussing that may be required with some images shot with the E where moire is a problem. At the same time, I'm hoping that my skills will continue to develop and perhaps move in directions the call for the E version. (I live in a location where some gorgeous landscapes are calling out to me!)

Still, there's not much sense in getting the D800E if it will generally be a "problem" for my typical subjects - but the E version could also be an investment in my future development and photographic needs. I should also add that I'm not inclined to sell my camera to get a used one of another version - I buy new and keep it.


Thanks Tom

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