Is the D800 worth it at this price in 2020?

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Re: Is the D800 worth it at this price in 2020?

Michael Firstlight wrote:

"The D800 is like a prototype"
That is absolute bunk. I've been using my D800 professionally for years and it's now my backup camera for my D850. For the price/performance the D800 is a downright steal.
There was a small percentage in the early batches that had an issue with one focus point (the far left one), but the vast majority were unaffected and it was easy to test to see if one's sample had that issue. Frankly I preferred the AA filter on the D800 over the 800E and later for many reasons, which is one of the reasons why I kept my D800. Yes, the D810 is an improvement, and I'd buy a D810 over a D800, but the differences really are marginal compared to a D850 which is a major leap over either the D800/E/810.


There are good ones (likely most of them) or else there would have been a class action lawsuit and likely the Chinese government cracking down on Nikon a la D600.

But the problems were far beyond one AF point for many.  Bad info from you.

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