Tuesday 18 September 2012

Nikon D800 here I come...

Well the price drop here in Denmark on the Nikon D800 was to much of an temptation and I jump on this beautiful camera body. My main reason is the low price difference at the moment between the D600 and D800. It is currently kr. 3000 ($500) and my guess (based on a conversation with one supplier here in DK) is that is going to rise again and that the Nikon D600 most likely will stay at the current price for a great time to come.

I have a good stomach felling that I made the right choice and don't need to drop quality. The Nikon D800 sounds from reviews around the world to be the best camera to come this year and maybe in the next couple of years like the Nikon D700. As you might know my current camera is the Nikon D2X which has supported me very well over the last 7½ year. It has long been time to move on and now is the time.

So what about lenses. Well I have for the most part been looking forward in my purchases of lenses. Rather wait to buy the right instead of buying something that I knew that I was going to exchange a couple of years down the road. My only problem is the standard zoom range where I is going to think about what I am going to do, but for the moment I am not going to upgrade this part (and I don't have the money). I have to survive with the Nikon 16-85mm VR, Nikon 35mm f/2, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and my very old Nikon 28-105mm. I know that the Nikon 16-85 VR is a DX lens, but the camera has the DX mode, so this should still work. In time I hope that they are going to make a Nikon 24-70mm VR f/2.8 which I will very hard consider to buy.

Outside the standard zoom range I have very quality lenses that should shine on the Nikon D800. Among these are the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Nikon 105 VR Macro f/2.8 and the Nikon 70-200mm VR f/2.8 (the first version).

So I don't have the perfect collection of lenses for the camera but a very good collection which some time in the future will be upgraded.

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