The worst thing about the D800 and moreso the D800E is...

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Lance B
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The worst thing about the D800 and moreso the D800E is...
Feb 8, 2012

We have to wait over a month before we can actually buy one!!
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You can always come back and buy K-01 ;-)
In reply to Lance B, Feb 22, 2012

I just searched for D800 and saw an old amigo's thread.

Yep, on Pentax forum just name "LanceB" would make 47 responses.

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We have to wait over a month before we can actually buy one!!
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Over a month? You are a pure soul indeed (nt)
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In reply to Raul, Feb 22, 2012

Obviously you missed my point. However, I guess that would mean that you would miss out on having a jibe.

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

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In reply to Vaards, Feb 22, 2012

Vaards wrote:

I just searched for D800 and saw an old amigo's thread.

Yep, on Pentax forum just name "LanceB" would make 47 responses.

Ah well. I possibly don't carry the same "weight" over here.

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Re: The worst thing about the D800 and moreso the D800E is...
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Lance B wrote:

We have to wait over a month before we can actually buy one!!
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What an incredible thread. You must lead a very boring life.

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Lance B wrote:

Obviously you missed my point. However, I guess that would mean that you would miss out on having a jibe.

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

Some of us have to acquire the funds or start convincing the cheque book holder that we need it. Sometimes that can take time

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Joesiv wrote:

Lance B wrote:

Obviously you missed my point. However, I guess that would mean that you would miss out on having a jibe.

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

Some of us have to acquire the funds or start convincing the cheque book holder that we need it. Sometimes that can take time

LOL. I guess you're right. Many of us may need to get it past the "minister of home finance"

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Frank Stein wrote:

Lance B wrote:

We have to wait over a month before we can actually buy one!!

What an incredible thread. You must lead a very boring life.

LOL. And yet you read it and what's more, you replied to it!
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Lance B wrote:

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

Two months advance notice will allow us to whip up into a frothing mob. By the time it finally ships it will look like a scene from 28 Days Later around here.

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moving_comfort wrote:

Lance B wrote:

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

Two months advance notice will allow us to whip up into a frothing mob. By the time it finally ships it will look like a scene from 28 Days Later around here.

ROTFL. Great post, MC!

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Before the announcement, people were angry...
In reply to Lance B, Feb 23, 2012

Lance B wrote:

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

Before the announcement, people were angry that Nikon wasn't saying anything. I recall a post about someone needing to plan ahead. Now you are complaining about Nikon announcing it too soon.

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Lance B wrote:

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

You are a master at marketing. i don't understand why Nikon hasn't hired you.

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Robin Casady wrote:

Lance B wrote:

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

Before the announcement, people were angry that Nikon wasn't saying anything. I recall a post about someone needing to plan ahead. Now you are complaining about Nikon announcing it too soon.

Well, I wasn't one of the one's complaining that Nikon wasn't saying anything. I would rather hear about the camera and then within a week or so, be able to buy one. It's not a big deal and my post was more an observation rather than a criticism, but it seems that many here like to make a big deal out of my innocuous observation.

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Frank Stein wrote:

Lance B wrote:

The point is, why announce a camera almost two months before they can actually be purchased? I think it would be better that they announce it a day or week at most before being able to purchase it.

You are a master at marketing. i don't understand why Nikon hasn't hired you.

Good idea. I am sure I could teach them a thing or two.

However, by looking at your posting history, you do seem quite the angry and negative type and I bet you're the life of the party, if you're ever invited to one, that is.

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In reply to Lance B, Feb 23, 2012

I first posted this thread 15 days ago and it has taken all that time to even get a first reply!! I guess, at the time, it was at the height of the D800 announcement and nobody was even interested in responding to my innocuous observation. Now that the hype and hoopla has died down, we now do get people taking the time to look and yet some grouchos are horrified that such a post has even been posted as it "wastes thier valuable time" (wow some people are so precious!)having to read it and believe it a waste on this forum space.

Well, the funny thing is now that they are deciding to read simply because they do have time as there is less D800 threads and are looking for things to pass the time of day. And to top it all off, apart from "wasting their valuable and precious time, they are taking the time to comment as well!! it's quite commical.
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In reply to Lance B, Feb 23, 2012

Lance,

I for one enjoyed your post and completely agree! The waiting is agonizing and to make matters worse, I changed my order later in the afternoon (to the 800E ) knocking myself out of line. I'll be lucky if I get in on the first batch now.

Such is life I suppose and hopefully like the saying goes, good things come to those who wait!

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In reply to Lance B, Feb 23, 2012

...then I feel really sorry for our friends seated on the other side of the aisle.

Canon announced the 1DX nearly 6 months before its expected release!

Talk about trying one's patience.

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In reply to reginalddwight, Feb 23, 2012

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS.

Anyway, the original poster was just being humorous.

The discussion is too heavy. A simple, "I know, right! I can't wait for it either!" or "Not me, I love my current cam," would have sufficed as a response. But then we wouldn't be on a site where Aspergers syndrome runs rampant.

Technology bloggers anti-social much?

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