How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?

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Frank D'Amato
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How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
Oct 2, 2012

If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.
36mp image is too much to work with

Anyone who feels 36mp is too much, wouldn't have bought the D800 in the first place.

I don't know what the reason is behind your question. If you want the buy the D4 instead, go for it. Your opinion is the one that matters. You don't need strangers on the internet to validate your decision.

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

Then shoot in DX Crop mode. Really, it's a menu option.
I'm not selling my D800 anytime soon.

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just you. happy about your decision now or do u need more validations? (nt)
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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
In reply to Frank D'Amato, Oct 2, 2012

Hi friend,

Try upgrading your C64 to a slightly more modern computer before processing the images.

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That's your opinion
In reply to Frank D'Amato, Oct 2, 2012

Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

I have both cameras. I guess that means I have the funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

Totally self centered opinion. I use my D800 more than my D4. You can always scale down. You can't scale up.
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No...I'd be keeping my D800. I'd be finding other uses for the funds.
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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

I would buy more lenses.

36mp image is too much to work with

Obviously it is for you.

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

I like both of them for different things. I wouldn't want just one or the other.

I find using Capture One that the speed of processing the D800 files is acceptable. Lightroom is a little more temperamental. Quadcore, 8GB RAM, 64 bit Win7.

It really depends upon what kind of work you're doing. How about the D600?

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I started with a D4, and prefer that for still images (discounting the left AF problem) over the D800. I would like maybe a 24MP D4, but the D4 trumps the D800 in every other way.

The ONLY reason I purchased a D800 is because I do a lot of HDSLR work as well, and the D4 FX video just doesn't cut it. Frankly, I feel duped by Nikon that I shelled out $6500 for their "flagship" camera, and then had to turn around and drop another $3300 on their "prosumer" model just for better video.

But, if the D4 had video equivalent to the D800, I would use that 24/7 for both stills and video.

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
In reply to Bruce Bracken, Oct 2, 2012

No way

I dont spray and pray and if the camera was smaller then great

What does the D4 give me otherwise that I need?

For me the camera is predominantly a recording device and so the sensor is the most important thing

If they could make a D40 size that had easily accessible external controls with the D800 sensor then I'd be even happier than I am now

IF I shot sports then I'd need more fps but I dont, IF I was a pro sports / PJ I'd need speed of hand and a tough body but I dont so why would I need a D4 - specialist camera imo and in no way aspirational for me

If somebody gave me a free D4 - I'd sell it and buy a 2nd D800

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
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You are equating the camera that costs the most = 'best'

The 'best' is what is best for you and so you must have made a mistake if you didn't buy the best camera for what you do and had to buy another one

I dont see how the D4 trumps the D800 in everty way when you admit you would like more resolution than the D4 gives - unless you need to blaze away or you need a real tough body then I would like to know how the D4 trumps the D800 when more resolution is better as it seems from your statement

Of course D4 does have better buffer and AF but I have not found the D800 limited in these areas. You may like the extra responsiveness but, as said unless you need fps, does that really warrant the money you've shelled out in total

Your money, your choice, whatever makes you happy
Except that it seems you aren't with either..

Bruce Bracken wrote:

I started with a D4, and prefer that for still images (discounting the left AF problem) over the D800. I would like maybe a 24MP D4, but the D4 trumps the D800 in every other way.

The ONLY reason I purchased a D800 is because I do a lot of HDSLR work as well, and the D4 FX video just doesn't cut it. Frankly, I feel duped by Nikon that I shelled out $6500 for their "flagship" camera, and then had to turn around and drop another $3300 on their "prosumer" model just for better video.

But, if the D4 had video equivalent to the D800, I would use that 24/7 for both stills and video.

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.
36mp image is too much to work with

But it's better to have, even without use, than to miss what you haven't (extra funds, MP, buffer, whatever).

Only once in 6 months my D800 missed to be the D4 ... for the rest, I think have the best camera ever made. No flagships here since F5, but if the F100 had gone out before, I never have had the F5. What I'd like early is a D400 for action (DX, 16-24? MP, 8 fps without grip & biger buffer).
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I think I would and very nearly did.
Still in the dog house for buying the D800.
Not because of the file sizes though.

I have pro FX lenses 300 f2.8, 105 macro f2.8 500 f4 plus others and am finding quite a bit of green fringing on my shots. Bought it because I am tired of waiting for a 'D400' !
Do like the low light ISO though.

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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

I bought the D800 BECAUSE of the 36 megapixels, not DESPITE it.

You might think it's too much, but it's offensive to assume that we didn't take that into account when we bought our cameras.

I had the equivalent of the D4 on order, and ended up cancelling it and buying the D800, despite the fact that it meant buying lenses (and spending more than I would have spent buying the pro body). So I didn't "go cheap" when I chose the D800.

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Re: How many Owners of D800 would sell and buy a D4?
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A bit depending on the number of images taken, I probable will keep my D3S using till at least about half of 2013. After that I will update it to a D4.

The D4 is for me a tool. So, it depends for me a lot on the need for it or the replacement of an older model. I guess it's with most photographers like that. If I was a hobby photographer I would buy a D600.

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If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

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coudet wrote:

Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.
36mp image is too much to work with

Anyone who feels 36mp is too much, wouldn't have bought the D800 in the first place.

Very good point. It is not like Nikon tried to hide the fact that the D800 is a 36mp camera, or how big its files are.

If someone did buy the camera and then complained that the file size is too big, they would be publicly admitting that they did a lousy job in researching the camera. And that would be totally their fault.

Sample image files became available very quickly for folks to download. If a person did not bother to download these and work with them with their favorite editor, then again, who's fault would that be??

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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

Cost was not why I chose the D800 over the D4 earlier in the year. I want a smaller body and I frequently need a higher resolution than what the D4 offers.

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Frank D'Amato wrote:

If you had the extra funds.

36mp image is too much to work with

Not me. I like my 36Mp. The D3 does everything else.

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Not me, I do not think 36mp is too much to work with.

I am perfectly happy with my D800e
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