D800 grip ! Yuk ...

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Fred Mueller
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D800 grip ! Yuk ...
Apr 2, 2012

This should be fun!

Just returned from my local camera shop where I just handled a D800 for about 1/2 hour.

Same for the 5D3.

If I were choosing a camera for the feel of the grip, and the apparent overall build, the 5D3 wins for my average male hands. In fact the Canon just feels a bit higher quality altogether. The new Nikon feels a little cheap by comparison. In fact I like my D700 better, both the grip and overall impression.... the D800 grip feels like the D7000 grip did to me; cramped, square and just too small, especially considering some of the FF lenses you will want to fit....

Is it a deal killer? - of course not, but it is a disappointment.

Also, I "understand" the JPG vs RAW noise argument, but the 5D3 really pushes out an impressive 12k JPG that looks amazing chimping on the LCD ... not so the D800. 12k is too far.

Once the Canonistas get over a little pixel count envy, they are going to wake up to the fact that theirs is a mighty fine offering altogether....

........... zipping up flame proof vest now

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