Can you stomach another upgrade thread?

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  1. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    If you want to save some relatively substantial storage space, convert the D800 NEF's to Adobe .DNG files...it saves a pretty fair amount of space for me! Around $1,000 seems a reasonable price for a D800; my local B&M photo store has a D810 at $1,195, and a D800 at $975. I have been pretty impressed with the D800's 36-MP files when cropped pretty heavily...it's a GOOD sensor!

    I'll see about posting a few .NEF's on my DropBox site, and I'll PM you the URL later tonight.

    I see NO reason not to own a good d-slr...the D5100 is an okay camera, but the D800 has the round eyepiece, and the full-sized viewfinder and the full-sized viewfinder screen in it, and the high-grade, $3,695 original introductory price type of build and subsystems, meaning it's a major step-up from a D3xxx or D5xxx series APS-C compact body. It has better external controls, a better AF module, and so on. To my way of thinking, the D800 is a good all-around d-slr for a Nikon shooter.


     
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  2. zulu42

    zulu42 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My computer is an HP Pavillion. i5-4460 processor, 12GB DDR3 system memory, 1TBHD, Intel HD Graphics 4600

    The raw files from @Braineack and @Derrel seem to be behaving well in PS. An external HD is on the list, along with a revamp of my file handling process.

    Seeing these raw files, and playing with them...the difference from my D5100 files is more than yuge. And the D5100 can take a darn nice picture.

    I'm on the hunt for a D800. This local deal may or may not fly.
     
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    zulu42 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well, I've made the splurge, and I blame you guys.

    I got the 157 click D800 with the 22-85 3.5-4.5 G from a super nice local guy. He had the J. Dennis Thomas Field Guide, which has helped me to a quick start to a learning process.
     
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  4. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Congratulations on the new camera! I think you'll find the 24-85mm lens to be a pretty handy range for general uses.
     
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    zulu42 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thank you Derrel. It will get me going as an FX starter kit. D800 is a lot of camera for the current value. Can't believe I have one.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I take full responsibility. Sentence me as you wish.
     
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    zulu42 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Wife just said I have too much stuff. I said "hey, talk to @480sparky".

    So, that is your sentence.
     
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