D700 to D800 or wait for the D800s?

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  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 456Member
    Photobug can you post your write up. I think we would all like to read that.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,049Member
    edited April 2014
    Photobug can you post your write up. I think we would all like to read that.
    It's 1,865 word and 6-1/2 pages long. I believe that exceeds the max limit for the number of words per message. I need some direction from the Moderators if they want me to post this in multiple messages and if so, do they want it posted here or start a new string. Could call it "How to Photograph Yellowstone NP". Or if they want me to send it to those via a private message.
    Post edited by Photobug on
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 456Member
    Ok,anyway I would like to have it. Please.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,049Member
    Check out PAD for another Grand Tetons shot. Unfortunate some of the best stuff is early morning and late afternoon. Sunrise and sunset on the mountains can be breath taking. Thought I would post it on PAD before one of the moderators got on my case. LoL.

    Your D800 will serve you well. If you don't own a gradation ND filter, consider buying one for the trip. The brightness between the mountains and the fields can be extreme.

    I know this is about D700 to D800 or D800s so I will stop posting about the Tetons. Maybe I should start a new discussion on Grand Tetons NP. I could write lots on this topic and even more on Yellowstone NP. Any interest?
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,275Member
    edited April 2014

    Is it possible to use the Nikon TC-20E III 2x Teleconverter for AF-S & AF-I Lenses with the Zeiss 135 f/2 on a D800? Thanks in advance.
    Not without physically altering the TC. Nikon AF-S/AF-I tele converts have a a tab that prevent unsupported, aka non-Nikon telephoto, lenses from being mounted.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • fjminorfjminor Posts: 40Member
    Thank you PB_PM for that answer.
    Too much equipment, too little time.
  • FritzFritz Posts: 140Member
    edited April 2014
    Question: Does anybody know where to rent a D800? That might be the best choice and to wait for the D800s.
    Post edited by Fritz on
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,275Member
    Unless you plan to rent for a very short time (2-3 days), renting camera bodies is not the most effective way to spend your money.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • KaitunaKaituna Posts: 2Member
    Question: Does anybody know where to rent a D800? That might be the best choice and to wait for the D800s.
    http://www.borrowlenses.com/

  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    edited April 2014
    I've rented from LensRentals.com. Great service and gear is in top notch condition. I recently rented a D800 for 16 days. With damage waiver it cost me just over $300 US.
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  • hawkdl2hawkdl2 Posts: 56Member
    Though I bought my D800 new the year it came out, I buy almost all of my gear used and have saved a ton of money and have been able to resell 70% of what I bought but decided I didn't like for the same or more than I paid. It's the easiest and cheapest way to test lens or camera for months for pennies. You could very likely buy a used D800 and sell it any time after the trip for well less than a $300 loss, or just keep it and save a bundle over a new D800 and much more over a new D800s. If you don't trust buying used equipment, buy refurbished and you will still very likely be able to sell it for close to what you paid for it, and at least less than the cost of renting.
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