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Thinking of buying D800: advice on lenses, CF cards, software etc

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Questions thread
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Mark B UK
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Thinking of buying D800: advice on lenses, CF cards, software etc
Oct 28, 2012

I'm thinking of getting a D800 due to the current PC World discount. What's the view on combining it with two lenses - 16-35 and 28-300? I appreciate that both can distort, but wonder whether they'll impress from the sharpness viewpoint. Also would it be good to get Capture NX2? I understand it can pick up on the auto gradation setting (I've temporarily forgotten its name), boosting DR still further, and can also automatically correct lens distortions. How would I find its performance compare with Aperture? Can it correct for converging verticals, either as standard or using a plug-in such as PTLens?

Also if I order now, what are the chances of getting a 800 without the focusing fault? And how prone is the body to getting dust or oil on the sensor? Finally, is it true that only a couple of brands of CF cards work with the D800? Or has the firmware now been upgraded to cure this problem?

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