D800 Question

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Serathe
Serathe Forum Member • Posts: 54
D800 Question

So I saw the D610 is discounted a bit, but I think well if I'm going to spend that kind of money maybe I should just get the D800. In either case I think my wife may kill me. So in that case wouldn't the D800 be the better choice? LOL

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backayonder Senior Member • Posts: 1,200
Re: D800 Question

Further punishment even after death  when she finds the lenses you also purchased

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Wahrsager Regular Member • Posts: 185
Re: D800 Question

Serathe wrote:

So I saw the D610 is discounted a bit, but I think well if I'm going to spend that kind of money maybe I should just get the D800. In either case I think my wife may kill me. So in that case wouldn't the D800 be the better choice? LOL

I don't think you'd have any regrets with a D800/E.  The files are wonderful as is the autofocus.  (Same can't be said about the D610's autofocus).

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T O Shooter Senior Member • Posts: 5,115
Re: D800 Question

Serathe wrote:

So I saw the D610 is discounted a bit, but I think well if I'm going to spend that kind of money maybe I should just get the D800. In either case I think my wife may kill me. So in that case wouldn't the D800 be the better choice? LOL

Here's the problem I see.  Buy the D610 and you'd probably go with cheaper glass. 24-85VR, 70-200 f4, etc., especially if you're concerned about what your wife has to say. If you buy the D800 you'd want the better glass.  Price difference between D610 and D800 will be the least of your worries. Not that fellows don't put the best glass on the D610 and vice versa with the D800, and not that it's the wrong thing to do putting the better glass on the D610, but in your situation the $$$$s are a concern.  So my advice would be to buy the D610.

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M Lammerse
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Serathe wrote:

So I saw the D610 is discounted a bit, but I think well if I'm going to spend that kind of money maybe I should just get the D800. In either case I think my wife may kill me. So in that case wouldn't the D800 be the better choice? LOL

If you're wife has just a bit of knowledge of DSLR camera's she knows that it is a typical "need" camera...So if you do not have need for a D800, buy a D610, and save your life...or at least your relationship

Michel

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ARB1
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If you get a D800 you may also need a new computer; that was my second expensive purchase.

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: D800 Question

Can you afford to offer her $5,000 in jewelry while you buy a D800 and a good lens?

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munro harrap
munro harrap Contributing Member • Posts: 948
Re: D800 Question

You have a D7100. It has no AA filter its images are crisper and require less sharpening and then noise reduction as a result. It works better in low light as it has greater inherent depth of field.

If you like what it does the only improvement, and then only in size, would be a D800E.

But you already have a perfectly good camera, with a good enough lens. You could improve a bit with an old 18-70mm f3.5-4.5, which is what I have on mine, but avoid shelling out for the 17-55mm f2.8 because (and read DXO on this, not me!) it's only got about 6MP resolution over most of its scope( the barrier of all that yellow on the sharpness chart).

I think that if you are asking, and are worried, that maybe you already know you have got what it takes already....

Photofunster
Photofunster Senior Member • Posts: 1,548
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Yes, D800e only after you buy heavy life insurance.

Hey you only live once... Let her be happy after you are gone.

Chas

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Serathe
Serathe OP Forum Member • Posts: 54
Re: D800 Question

Well, maybe I will do the logical thing and slowly build up on FX lenses then one day buy an FX camera... I tried to bribe her with jewelry... I even told her her $20,000 car that we are paying off should count.... Just didn't quite buy it LOL

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Josh152 Senior Member • Posts: 1,896
Something to consider

I see you currently have a D7100. If you buy a D610 just make sure you will be happy with stepping down significantly feature wise to get the full frame sensor. Especially when it comes to the AF system and the coverage of the actual AF points in the VF.

pmenear Regular Member • Posts: 208
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I own/shoot the D7100 and D610 and have used the D800E extensively, all my lenses are Nikon pro. The D610 is leagues ahead of the D7100 in everything except AF so trade up with confidence that the jump in quality is worth it. I would not choose the D800 over the D610 as there are not enough noticeable advantages to warrant the price difference but I would choose the D800E over the D610. The D800E would be my choice if price was a not a factor and the D610 if it is.

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TheMeister Regular Member • Posts: 247
Advantages of the D610
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Since the OP asked about advantages of the D610 over the D800:

- significantly cheaper

- lighter, smaller and better built (mostly polycarbonate: more repairable, no dents)

- very slightly less noise at higher iso

- 6fps even without battery grip

- in camera timelaps

- slightly more pictures on one charge

- two sd slots (no ancient, bulky, expensive CF-Card slot)

- quite continous burst mode

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TheMeister Regular Member • Posts: 247
Advantages of the D610
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I forgot to mention the customizable U1 and U2 modes.

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