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Nikon D810


26 Jun 2014 9:12AM
Plenty of information including specification and a video at Wex https://uk-mg-bt.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=bt-1&.rand=59nd82nklvs9l#mail

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joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 10:37AM
26 Jun 2014 12:11PM
"Everybody" wants to sell me a D810, with up to 150 extra part exchange against the new body from one retailer.
UK availability (subject to the length of the queue) seems to be 17th July.
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
26 Jun 2014 1:04PM
Grays will be selling them from 17th July. Will there be a waiting list?

Now that the D810 has been released, will any other camera be good enough?
26 Jun 2014 1:26PM

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Now that the D810 has been released, will any other camera be good enough?


There will not be a better choice for some types of photography.
There are no test reports yet.
My speculation is for those using a D800 for landscape work at our near 100 ISO in normal daylight there will be little improvement in potential image quality.
Previous comparisons in similar shooting conditions indicate whatever quality you get from a D800 in a 30 inch wide print you can match in a 31.5 inch wide print from a D800e. Many would not regard this as significant.
I do not foresee much (if any) resolution increase at 100 ISO between a D800e and a D810.
What the 810 does is extend the range of photographic use to very good much more of the time with 5 fps, better high ISO noise etc making the D8100 much more an ideal all round camera - ignoring the price point.
The price point pitched around D800e list is interesting in that this camera is an upgraded D800 rather than an upgraded D800e.
Again my speculation but if Canon have a D800 competitor pencilled in for Photokina in September Nikon getting to market first should be good for Nikon.
peterjones e2
12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 4:13PM

Quote:Now that the D810 has been released, will any other camera be good enough?


Not to the shiny box aficionados.
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
26 Jun 2014 6:01PM
Peter, one good result is that folk who had a real need for a D800 or D800E but were unable to afford can now buy one because the secondhand price will go into free-fall. WinkWinkWink
peterjones e2
12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 12:16AM

Quote:Peter, one good result is that folk who had a real need for a D800 or D800E but were unable to afford can now buy one because the secondhand price will go into free-fall.


Totally agree with you William, some people will be shifting their "old" D800's and D800E's to get their mitts on the new kid on the block .......
27 Jun 2014 7:15AM
While second hand D800's will be easier to find I do not see second hand prices going into "free fall" for a while.
The net price of a D800 after purchase deals and before the announcement was about 1,800 with perhaps 1,300-1,400 for a second hand good one with a low shutter count.
With the D810 upgrade at 2,799, although better, initially it costs around 50% more than a new D800 last week.
ChrisV e2
8 889 26 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 11:12AM
The 'headline feature' looks to me to be more about the new mirror mechanism which purportedly decreases vibration in the shutter actuation. There may be very little gain in the potential output quality the camera can produce, but with such a high pixel count the camera demanded pretty exacting technique to avoid any hint of blur from the subtlest of camera movement.

This upgrade may result in an awful lot more images that achieve the sensors full potential just because it might [we'll have to see] be easier to realise that.
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
27 Jun 2014 1:00PM
Is it just me or is there a disproportionate number of used D800 bodies with a very low actuation count on the market? Might this be because many users struggled to get the image-quality that they hoped for?

Len, the winky emoticons mean that my tongue is in my cheek.
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
27 Jun 2014 1:02PM
Have you noticed that the prices of many of the new Nikon products are pitched anything up to 50% higher than the item that they replace? Examples that come to mind would be the 85mm f1.4 G vs D or the D4S vs D4.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 2:19PM
The D810 is listed at 2,700 - when the D800 was released it was 2,500 - you are comparing apples and oranges.
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
27 Jun 2014 5:42PM
Maybe it's just my natural paranoia!
27 Jun 2014 7:45PM

Quote:Have you noticed that the prices of many of the new Nikon products are pitched anything up to 50% higher than the item that they replace? .

Generally no.
The Nikon list price is usually similar to the replaced product, with usually no "official" street discount for about the first 6 months on sale.
The 85 f1.4 D is 949 from Calumet and 1,169 from Dale. While there is over 20% difference the D price is a discontinued item at an extra discount. The D price was around 1,000 when current so roughly 15% increase for better optical coating, resolution and faster AF compared to what seems to be the D 28 year old optical design.

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