African safari D800E backup: anything better than D610?

Started Feb 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Rexgig0 Senior Member • Posts: 3,197
Two D800 bodies, and do not drop them!
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Thom Hogan did not say to avoid the D800; he said "do not drop" a D800. Simple enough. Let's not over-complicate what was said.

When working fast, and may be switching quickly between two cameras, I want the bodies to be the same, or at least have the same controls. If working with camera at a time, and "back-up" means a spare body to be kept packed until wanted or needed, identical bodies are  less important, as there will be time for the mind to adjust to different ergonomics and controls.

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