You lot must be mad

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bhr750
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You lot must be mad
May 2, 2012

I know im gonna get eaten here but so what, personally if i was in the market for a upgrade i would have waited at least 12 months after the launch or in Nikons case "Bob Hope and No hope sales ltd" to mainly let any "teething problems" be ironed out there seems to be AF issues with the D800 as well as battery issues i gather, personally i would like to spend my hard earned cash on something that is both proven and reliable out the box, and possibly even save a few quid from its launch price as well.

On the other hand thou all very nice if you can get one that works as it should and does what it says on the tin, yet im gonna wait at least 12 months before i even think about spending money.

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Good for you? Thanks for the opinion I guess.

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Christian Wagner
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So you're not an early adopter. Do you have anything else to let us know?

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In reply to bhr750, May 2, 2012

Great, one less in line.
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In reply to Christian Wagner, May 2, 2012

There is some merit for waiting to iron out the kinks. I am a Pro Photographer and have several cameras that serve me well...so I can wait. On another note, early purchases are expected with a ground breaking camera like the 800. This happens to be an exciting camera, so there is alot of interest in it.
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In reply to Christian Wagner, May 2, 2012

We enjoy every minute of what cats waiting in front of butcher shops feel while waiting for our orders from the "Bob Hope and No Hope Sales Ltd."
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In reply to bhr750, May 2, 2012

This thread is another rant about early adopters. Been there. Done that.

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Post this in a year.
In reply to bhr750, May 2, 2012

That's a year you could have been using a fantastic tool, assuming you can really use its capabilities. If you really need what the D800/800e offers (particularly as a pro), you'd be mad to wait a year.

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U r smart an wee r dum. Nao I feer yo wil juj mee, so I haz a sad.
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Also, what's wrong with Windows XP, listening to music tapes and carrying a pocket full of change so I can make telephone calls ?

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Me too! You'll ruin your engines with that rotten lead-free gasoline.

Ha! Go ahead idiots, burn out your pistons without lead to prevent knocking!

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In 12 months I can take a lot of nice pics n/t
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bhr750 wrote:

I know im gonna get eaten here but so what, personally if i was in the market for a upgrade i would have waited at least 12 months

Than you're not really in the market for an upgrade. The D800 is aimed at photographers needing high resolution and or high video output quality.

after the launch or in Nikons case "Bob Hope and No hope sales ltd" to mainly let any "teething problems" be ironed out there seems to be AF issues with the D800 as well as battery issues i gather, personally i would like to spend my hard earned cash on something that is both proven and reliable out the box, and possibly even save a few quid from its launch price as well.

There are no issues with the focusing system itself, it is working fine.

On the other hand thou all very nice if you can get one that works as it should and does what it says on the tin, yet im gonna wait at least 12 months before i even think about spending money.

That is a well made decision. Will you be back around that time?
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Wish I could LIKE your post, that's exactly what I was thinking!!!

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You must be mad to wait a year
In reply to bhr750, May 2, 2012

Nikon cameras aren't that similar to 20th Century automobiles. Most fixes are covered by a firmware upgrade. Even if it has to go back to Nikon, that is a few weeks downtime compared to a year loss of great technology. Most returns to Nikon are due to mfg. errors and can happen anytime during a camera's life cycle. A lot of the noise you hear when a camera comes out is people adjusting to a new camera. You can't depend on an internet forum for a balanced picture of how reliable something is unless you know what percentage of the whole the complaints represent, and how many are due to user error of unfamiliarity.

I made good money living on the bleeding edge. It has its benefits, and life is too short to spend so much time waiting.

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And you must have a screw loose...
In reply to bhr750, May 2, 2012

Sure, wait 12 months... but if you ordered it early you probably get it in 3 to 4 months worst case.

If you are in the market for a D800, which is better, waiting 4 months or 12 months? Either way you are waiting.

Your logic of waiting 12 months does not make sense.

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If we were in the market for D800s, what we'd be mad about would be the delayed shipping times!
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In reply to lanef, May 3, 2012

You know what, ever since Canon and Nikon bought out their new full frames l haven't stoped laughing. These two "pro" forums are pure hilarity. It cracks me up no end to read how easily trolls can rile the fan boys.

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It's never taken Nikon 12 months to fix the earlier issues
In reply to bhr750, May 3, 2012

Even the D70 back focusing took less than 6 months to go away. And that was quite long in Nikon's history to fix an early issue.

By now the problems are identified. And being fixed or already fixed. It won't take long now to see the reports of AF issues and green back LCD disappear.

It seems that a batch has just shipped from Amazon and B&H and will be in users hands in 1 - 2 days: very curious to read how it's going.

But if you're still concerned waiting is a good choice. YMMV, as they say.
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