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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:22 am 
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Hai friends
i disposed my whole Canon gears, coming back to nikon, decide to go with Nikon D800

Actually, 1 month back i had an offer to exchange my Canon 40D+ EF 24-70+ 70-200 f2.8 IS to Nikon D700+24-70
Then i did lot of surffing and found that the nikon what offered to me is an exceptional piece of gear. I brought my whole canon gear as an used 1 almost an year back.
As they inspect my gear they found that there were lot of fungus inside both lens( i was not an expert , didint recognize till that they were infected). so i send my gear to canon india for service. i had been informed by the canon that my both lens were 'brutally" abused before and the inner condition were so bad, but those were awesome out side and frond and back elements were free from dust or any issues.
This made me to make a decision that. i am not going to purchase anything as used, camera, car, anything
The guy whom sold the gear to me agreed to take back, even if i will loose lot of money, i was happy to get rid of that. (USD 2800-3000 the paid to me)
So i decide to go with New nikon D800. already order 1 along with nikon AFS 50mm F1.8 G( hard decision as i was closely monitoring AF 50mm 1.4 D- and ended up with the newer model)
The hard part is that, i have to wait 1-3 months to receive it as they have already many booking pending

The focal range i use most is around 70-150. i am like to take picture of people and every thing, and i used my 70-200 with my 40D more than 24-70
As 70-200 f2.8 VR2 is out of my budget, with in few month i can save enough money for a brand new 80-200 D
Read many great news about these lens
MY question here is
All the reviews about 80-200 is with less MP cameras like D700

How that going to perform with this massive D800's 36 mp

Is D 800's in-built motor is as powerful is d700 or d3

i know that D800 is fully weather proofed, and heard that there r no rubber ring in 80-200's mount, will this case any cause to the weather proof
Give me some light about the use of 80-200 in Nikon D800
Thanks friends

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:51 pm 
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The 80-200 certainly was a competent tele-zoom in its days. Will be interesting to see how it performs on a D800.
The missing sealing on the lens-mount means that there is a weak spot if you're going to use the combo in drizzle/rain.
Just need to be more careful about protecting it against the elements.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:32 am 
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Personally I'd look at a prime in that range, rather than 80-200, if I were in your situation. You could get a lot of older prime glass, which would vignette less if you'd be stopped down to f2.8

105mm ai-s, 85mm f1.4, 50mm f1.4 or f1.8, even 135 f2 or the more modern 105mm VR macro and 50mm f1.8G?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:36 am 
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Thanks guys

Things r getting wired

I called my camera store last day to get an idea of the delivery date
I had been informed by them that it will take close to 2-3 months and the worst part is that nikon is going to increase the prize of D800 may be due to great demand( at least in india- dont know what they r doing world wild)

The MRP( maximum retail prize) was Rs. 1,50,000/- ( close to 2900 $) and they were offering it @ 1,40,000( 2700 us$)
now they r talking about the new prize will come close to 1,70,000(3300-3400 US$)

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