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    pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    after a month of research in preparing to step up from my first and only DSLR, a D3200, I took a giant leap and just bought a D810. I got what I think was a great deal for a refurbished, 6000 shutter count. My only fear is from whom I bought it from.... United Camera Repair. Mixed reviews on them, but they are a Certified Nikon Repair facility and have been around for 45 years. The positive reviews far outnumber the negative ones, but the some of he negative ones were severe enough that it did make me hesitate. The price was too good to pass up.

    I know I have taken a giant leap going from a D3200 to a D810, so I am going to have a large learning curve but I am looking forward to the trip. I have only had my 3200 for a couple of years and have only really started actively working my pictures in the last year. I know I bit off a major hunk of meat and may take a while to digest, but should be an interesting ride. Any advice, suggestions or instruction would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    It's a huge leap from a D3200 to a D810 but fundamentally they're not that different. The hard part is getting used to the "pro" layout but once you are used to that, you don't want to go back.

    The only thing you might check into is if your computer is capable of handling/storing the D810 files. I myself shoot and process RAW max quality uncompressed and each shot is >70Mb. The difference with my D7200 files is noticeable on my Mac.

    Oh and before I forget; getting the D810 is only the beginning of an expensive sort of madness.
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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    Well done on the new camera, good choice.

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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    That was quick. I hope it works well for you; as you stated elsewhere, it will have a new learning curve. Let us know how things work out and post some of your shots!!

    WM
    "Beware of men with theories that explain everything. Trust those who approach the world with humility and cautious insight." - Mark Bowden

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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    Congrats
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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    Quote Originally Posted by advnturer View Post
    after a month of research in preparing to step up from my first and only DSLR, a D3200, I took a giant leap and just bought a D810. I got what I think was a great deal for a refurbished, 6000 shutter count. My only fear is from whom I bought it from.... United Camera Repair. Mixed reviews on them, but they are a Certified Nikon Repair facility and have been around for 45 years. The positive reviews far outnumber the negative ones, but the some of he negative ones were severe enough that it did make me hesitate. The price was too good to pass up.

    I know I have taken a giant leap going from a D3200 to a D810, so I am going to have a large learning curve but I am looking forward to the trip. I have only had my 3200 for a couple of years and have only really started actively working my pictures in the last year. I know I bit off a major hunk of meat and may take a while to digest, but should be an interesting ride. Any advice, suggestions or instruction would be greatly appreciated.
    Congrats. I know the feeling when it comes down to plunking down that kind of cash on a hobby. I went back and forth for months researching cameras before I made the jump to FX.
    I ended up with a D750, but the D810 was a very close second.
    Either way it was almost a tossup, so I think I would have been happy with a D810 as well.

    The best advice I can give, is once you've made your choice, don't second guess yourself. Just immerse yourself in your new camera and don't look back.
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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    Curious if you have an update on your progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by advnturer View Post
    after a month of research in preparing to step up from my first and only DSLR, a D3200, I took a giant leap and just bought a D810. I got what I think was a great deal for a refurbished, 6000 shutter count. My only fear is from whom I bought it from.... United Camera Repair. Mixed reviews on them, but they are a Certified Nikon Repair facility and have been around for 45 years. The positive reviews far outnumber the negative ones, but the some of he negative ones were severe enough that it did make me hesitate. The price was too good to pass up.

    I know I have taken a giant leap going from a D3200 to a D810, so I am going to have a large learning curve but I am looking forward to the trip. I have only had my 3200 for a couple of years and have only really started actively working my pictures in the last year. I know I bit off a major hunk of meat and may take a while to digest, but should be an interesting ride. Any advice, suggestions or instruction would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    Good luck.............................
    I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.

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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    Adventerner.......The most important different feature is the ability to fine tune the focus....I have a 24-85 as a spare and checked the focus before using . It focused 10 inches in front of an object about 15 ft away so in effect all pics would have been out of focus +10 in the settings fixed it. You did not have this feature with the D3200
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    Re: pulled the trigger, just hope it's not a pooper....

    FatFingers I didn't have that on my 3200 and have not used it on my D810 yet,but that does explain one of my issues. I thought it was me,but will take a much closer look at that. Thanks for the tip. I am finding new features of it every time I pull it out.
    Dan
    aka: Advnturer

    D810

    ED AS UMC Rokinon 24 f/1.4
    AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5 -5.6 ED





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