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LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62505 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 - 9:12 AM

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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LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62505 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 - 12:11 PM

"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
26 Jun 2014 - 1:04 PM

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?

LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62505 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 - 1:26 PM


Quote:
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
peterjones  123992 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2014 - 4:13 PM


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

Not to the shiny box aficionados.

thewilliam
26 Jun 2014 - 6:01 PM

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
peterjones  123992 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2014 - 12:16 AM


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 .......

Last Modified By peterjones at 27 Jun 2014 - 12:16 AM
LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62505 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 - 7:15 AM

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.

Last Modified By LenShepherd at 27 Jun 2014 - 7:16 AM Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
ChrisV
ChrisV  7822 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2014 - 11:12 AM

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
27 Jun 2014 - 1:00 PM

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
27 Jun 2014 - 1:02 PM

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.

Last Modified By thewilliam at 27 Jun 2014 - 1:03 PM
mikehit
mikehit  56691 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2014 - 2:19 PM

The D810 is listed at 2,700 - when the D800 was released it was 2,500 - you are comparing apples and oranges.

thewilliam
27 Jun 2014 - 5:42 PM

Maybe it's just my natural paranoia!

LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62505 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 - 7:45 PM


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.

Last Modified By LenShepherd at 27 Jun 2014 - 7:57 PM

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