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    i need to satisfy my wants

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcchew View Post
    Just curious, how many people here need the D800 instead of wanting it?
    That's not a very valid question.

    Photographic gear, by default isn't a life necessity, even for pro photographers. If you're a pro making living out of say, a D700, it's not gonna turn useless overnight just because the D800 is here. There's a fair deal of "Want" involved with every new bit of photographic gear that is released and that's true with the D800 too. The only thing that differs is the amount of talent that offsets that "Want'.

    I personally "Want" and "Need" the D800E because my current camera is not long for this world, but it looks like I won't be buying it from SG, thanks to the boneheaded pricing strategy. We here in SG work just as hard for our money as Americans and I see no reason why we should pay more just because Nikon SG can't get their heads out of their rear ends.

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    How about international warranty? I asked someone to buy the camera for me from the states, question is if the warranty is applicable here in sg...
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    Talking about want vs need, I safely assume that if you don't make stable income out of photography, D800 is definitely not a need. Majority of hobbyists just post their photos on web, flickr ... 36MP makes no difference. Just like you can drive Cherry QQ vs Mercedes to work. Mercedes sure is more comfortable and faster but QQ get you there too.

    It comes down to how much you're willing to spend on hobby. Of course spending more than 80% of your income for hobby is insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Talking about want vs need, I safely assume that if you don't make stable income out of photography, D800 is definitely not a need. Majority of hobbyists just post their photos on web, flickr ... 36MP makes no difference. Just like you can drive Cherry QQ vs Mercedes to work. Mercedes sure is more comfortable and faster but QQ get you there too.

    It comes down to how much you're willing to spend on hobby. Of course spending more than 80% of your income for hobby is insane.
    Iphone vs DSLR? Iphone also gets you where you're going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dniwkh View Post
    anyone remember what was the rrp for the D700 at launch? and what was the street price after a few weeks? I vaguely remember the street price to be around $3500?
    RRP was 3,888. Street price was $3500. That was about 6 months after it was release.
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    another review
    First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800: Digital Photography Review

    "Watch out for one thing though - focussing. If, like me, you like to shoot 'wide open' you'll find that the D800's 36.3 million pixels are very unforgiving of even minor focussing errors, something that habitual 12MP shooters will just have to get used to. The D800's high-resolution sensor really does demand a medium-format level of attention to focus accuracy, and for critical work, I'd strongly recommend use live view mode and focussing manually."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bomby929

    RRP was 3,888. Street price was $3500. That was about 6 months after it was release.
    So we wait for 6 months
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopiroti View Post
    Look like Nikon marketing respond to Canon 5D Mark III successful launch here last week is a miscarriage, ouch!!

    Actually, it would be better and less negative backslash, if Nikon hold back the launch until such time that they have adequate stock to meet atleast some demands instead of throwing out a few pieces and create frustration among users.

    If I am Canon marketing, I will quickly ship in more inventory next week (beg, steal and borrow), this will soften the 5D3 price further among dealers and attract more frustrated defectors from Nikon camp, which will establish their hold on the market dominance once again for the next few years.
    IN all honesty actually for me at least, only come in here to rant nia.. in the end we will still stick to our trusted Nikon.. cos years of lenses and learning quite difficult to pick up and switch camp.
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    Folks -

    Where can I actually find a shop with ready stock of the D800?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasticeye
    How about international warranty? I asked someone to buy the camera for me from the states, question is if the warranty is applicable here in sg...
    International Warranty of Nikon products only applies to Speedlights and Lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beepers View Post
    Folks -

    Where can I actually find a shop with ready stock of the D800?
    I'm afraid - none

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz View Post
    another review
    First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800: Digital Photography Review

    "Watch out for one thing though - focussing. If, like me, you like to shoot 'wide open' you'll find that the D800's 36.3 million pixels are very unforgiving of even minor focussing errors, something that habitual 12MP shooters will just have to get used to. The D800's high-resolution sensor really does demand a medium-format level of attention to focus accuracy, and for critical work, I'd strongly recommend use live view mode and focussing manually."
    Nikon should have implemented focus peaking. I think that is a really cool feature that the Sony folks enjoy. But then again, it's due to the EVF. Oh well, hope it will come to the Nikon 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai

    Nikon should have implemented focus peaking. I think that is a really cool feature that the Sony folks enjoy. But then again, it's due to the EVF. Oh well, hope it will come to the Nikon 1.
    Just do that in LCD loh..
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    Default Re: Availability of Nikon D800 in Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by plasticeye View Post
    How about international warranty? I asked someone to buy the camera for me from the states, question is if the warranty is applicable here in sg...
    Camera bodies are all local warranty only...

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    Default Re: Availability of Nikon D800 in Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by Errz View Post
    another review
    First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800: Digital Photography Review

    "Watch out for one thing though - focussing. If, like me, you like to shoot 'wide open' you'll find that the D800's 36.3 million pixels are very unforgiving of even minor focussing errors, something that habitual 12MP shooters will just have to get used to. The D800's high-resolution sensor really does demand a medium-format level of attention to focus accuracy, and for critical work, I'd strongly recommend use live view mode and focussing manually."
    Also the part about how 1/focal length rule is not enough for this camera.

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    Default Re: Availability of Nikon D800 in Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by dniwkh View Post
    The main issue i think is the delta between local pricing vs overseas pricing. I wonder how Nikon sg arrived at the conclusion that d800 will be worth more to Singaporeans...
    i do not answer for nikon singapore and i do not know 1st hand how this amount is derived. if you can you can always buy from the US, just like the price in the shops, if shop A were to price a camera $x and shop B were to price a camera at $X+10 the just buy from shop A if you prefer. you grumble also no use, vote with your wallet. not happy can don't buy. if it does not sell then the company lose money and will have to rethink their strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega

    i do not answer for nikon singapore and i do not know 1st hand how this amount is derived. if you can you can always buy from the US, just like the price in the shops, if shop A were to price a camera $x and shop B were to price a camera at $X+10 the just buy from shop A if you prefer. you grumble also no use, vote with your wallet. not happy can don't buy. if it does not sell then the company lose money and will have to rethink their strategy.
    I think it doesn't lies on Nikon sg too... They still have a mother before grandmother Japan....
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai

    Nikon should have implemented focus peaking. I think that is a really cool feature that the Sony folks enjoy. But then again, it's due to the EVF. Oh well, hope it will come to the Nikon 1.
    The D800/E has a LCD and live view. Would still make sense to ship it with peaking filter.
    Last edited by ageha; 23rd March 2012 at 11:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I think it doesn't lies on Nikon sg too... They still have a mother before grandmother Japan....
    +1

    It is not just us. MY and HK pricing are also high..

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