D800 as a vacation cam?

Started Apr 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
fastprime
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Re: D800 as a vacation cam?
In reply to Starred, Apr 16, 2012

Starred wrote:

I currently have a micro 43 camera-set and although it is pretty convenient for a lot of situations, the pics do not always give me the 'wow factor'.

Most of the photo's shot by the D800 on the other hand do look abolutely amazing and mostly are wow. Of course you'll need very good glass, like the 24-70 and 70-200 2.8 zooms to benefit from the superb sensor.

Would you recommend such a D800/fastzoom combo for one who primarily shoots foto's during citytrips, vacations, sportevents (kids soccer) etc? Or is it overkill and not very convenient (too large, too heavy) at all?

Suggest you check out this discussion over on the MFT Forum:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=39963073

There is a related thread before this one which preceded his trip to Nepal.

FWIW I use a MFT G3, Nikon D7000 and have a D800 ordered. Unless you have serious pro level talent with an intent to get published in print, it's difficult to justify anything more than a MFT, without yielding to self-indulgence (like I do). I'm a self admitted gear-head and somewhat addicted to this hobby. I was once similarly afflicted to a golf addiction until I went cold-turkey 3 seasons ago. I haven't touched a club since! Shortly after I switched addictions to Photography. Guys need their hobbies and toys right? But image quality wise, MFT is more than acceptable for 99% of the amateur shooters out there IMHO.

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