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Lol i definitely know the feel, I had just purchased a nikon sb-600, and my girlfriend dropped it and broke the bulb, turned out it was just as much to send it into nikon as it was to buy a whole new flash
 
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My homeowners has a coverage of up to 8k$ for personal electronics, media recording and associated equipment. When from what I understand is everything from cameras to cell phones to computers, I just don't really want to make a claim on my homeowners without a rider for the specific equipment, I'm going to check on it today with my off time. Switching to night shift Panama 12s has me sleeping all day lately! Lol
 
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so changing the subject slightly, how does everyone like their D800s? im thinking ill be getting one sooner than later to replace the 7100 even if i get it fixed (waiting on nikon to give me estemates)
 

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Love it, had mine over a year now and its rock solid.

Dont let people tell you 36 mp is too much. For me with wildlife with cropping its amazing to have. Just beef up you processing power. Any modern $700-$1000 computer will do fine.
 

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Love it, had mine over a year now and its rock solid.

Dont let people tell you 36 mp is too much. For me with wildlife with cropping its amazing to have. Just beef up you processing power. Any modern $700-$1000 computer will do fine.

+1, love mine too.

the biggest slowdown with D800 files is how people workflow it. I've found that third party image viewing software will REALLY cause slow performance when viewing the D800 raw files, like taking several minutes to load an image just to inspect it to see if it is one you want to process or not. what you'll want to do is to use Nikon's View NX2 software to preview and inspect the raw files, the nikon software does not have the performance issues that I've found on third party software, it loads the full file very quick and at full resolution...doing my previews this way, I've had no issue processing D800 files on my desktop, laptop that is 3-4 years old, I have even processed them on a tablet without an issue...you will probably want to get some good storage space for them, but GB's are cheap nowadays.
 
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awesome, to be honest i bought the 7100 after reading about handeling the large files, and the possibality of having to shoot at a higher shutter speed for a given focal length due to the pixel density, however ive learned in reality the 7100 has a larger pixel density than the d800 and everyone likes to just throw out a bunch of technical stuff instead of going out and shooting. after all day again looking at d800 porn and reviews i really cant wait. living so close to rockey mountain national park im thinking i need to get into more landscape stuff
 

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I've had my 800 since it came out, around the time the 7100 came out I was looking for a backup and for wildlife and other stuff and was really considering the 7100, but ended up getting a 800E. the pixel density of the 7100 can come in handy for some things, but it also has drawbacks too. with your current lens lineup, you already have some great lenses like the 24-70 and 85, and others, I don't think you'll regret the 800 at all.
 
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Which makes me glad I followed the advice on upgrading to nice glass first
 
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Would you say it's worth it to get the E? I know with the 7100 thus far havnt noticed any morie issues.
 

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If she's getting a new car and she dropped it, I say get her the car and then she HAS to let you get whatever you want to replace it. :headbang::headbang:

She has already offered to give me half towards getting a d800, how did I get this lucky with a woman? Or are paybacks expected... All I can think is 2 years down the road "remember when I let you buy that camera an paid for half of it? " lol

Dang!

I'm giving my hubby my camera - without any lens and getting ones of the kids to scare the crap out of him
he drops it
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he buys me a D800
DONE

THANKS - I love this place
 

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My homeowners insurance well my parents would cover all of my camera gear. The only catch was in the united
States. So when I study abroad to Australia it wouldn't be covered so what we did was took out a whole new policy on the insurances specifically for my camera gear. Just the big ticket items like 250+

So now I'm fully insured for all around the world and it's only about an extra $250 a year for that insurance.
 

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Would you say it's worth it to get the E? I know with the 7100 thus far havnt noticed any morie issues.

it kindof depends on what you shoot, but for most things, I'd say yeah, the E is worth it, especially for any landscape wildlife stuff...you probably won't get too much moire unless you're shooting alot of fabrics and similarly patterned things, but it will be more than the D7100 just because of the pixel pitch difference....but I really doubt you'd see much, if any....I haven't yet, but I've only had the E a few months.
 

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I debated selling my d800 and getting the E, but I figured it would end up costing me more then it would probably be worth, if it was only a $200 or so difference then I would have done it in the first place, but when I bought my d800 the d800e was not even shipping yet or just shipping, and everyone was selling their d800 for the d800e at the time. the people who just wanted the newest thing and bought a d800 cause they knew they could sell it for the same price used, then buy a d800e a month later.
 

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