Need input from former a900/a850 users re: d800

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davidkachel
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Need input from former a900/a850 users re: d800
Sep 15, 2012

I admit I am tempted by shiny objects, so I have to temper myself and proceed cautiously.

I have a Sony a900 which, thanks to Sony's "innovation", is regrettably my last Sony camera. (The a99 proves that Sony is a dead end for me.)

Since I have no upgrade path with Sony, I am forced to switch to Nikon. My question is: do I jump now or later?

My hesitation is based purely on image quality. I am a B&W landscape photographer. A tripod is a permanent part of my camera and I never, ever use an ISO higher than 800, and that only in dire emergencies. I manipulate the he** out of my images, such that the Sony file size and resolution are the absolute bare minimum for me and are often over the edge in the wrong direction. I could definitely use more detail and a bigger megapixel count.

So, I ask d800 users who are former Sony FF users:

In your opinion, will I gain enough to make it worthwhile jumping to the d800 now, or would I be better off waiting for the next iteration of the d800 (d850, or whatever they will call it)?

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