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    Straight 800 here. I didn't see a real advantage to the 800E. In situations where you have to post-process out the extra aliasing and moire, you stand to lose more detail than if it were mitigated optically. The 800 makes more sense for the widest variety of shooting situations. 800E could have a small advantage if you are always in controlled situations or have complete control over what sort of detail you're always shooting.

    My D800 is going to be used mostly for long-exposure and time-lapse work. But also for general stills shooting when I want the full-frame sensor size and/or I don't mind the larger camera, but maybe still don't want to use the EPIC.
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    I ordered mine from Adorama the day of the announcement and have not received mine yet. I read in an article that Nikon raised the price about $700 in the UK. Checked Ebay after reading this thread and the most of the prices are stupid high. Maybe Nikon is dragging their feet in North America as there probably were many pre-orders, and this may have not gone down too well with the stores that accepted deposits for the D800 at the original MSRP. I don't know.................but I feel like a dog waiting for dinner on this one.
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    The deamand for this camera is stupid high! I've heard that even working at full capacity they won't be out of backorder till fall.
    I hope I'm wrong because I got a regular 800 but I now realize there's really no downside to the E. I've shot my M9 without an AA filter for years now and never had a single problem with moire. I'm impatient though so I ordered the 800 since I thought it would come first. I'll switch when I can get my hands on an E.
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    Yeah, I ordered my D800E the same day it was announced, but no word from Amazon yet. I later ordered the 85mm f.1.8G and got it as soon as it was released. Still waiting for my D800E.
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    We shot New Mexico's new summer campaign videos on three D800's over a 10 day period in March. I tried to get them to roll RED, but the Director/DP (my good buddy) is a Nikon guy and had access to the cam. I got to say for DSLR video the Nikon D4 and D800 are the most operator friendly cams out there...and I love the nikon primes (cant wait to get the nikon mount for my Scarlet)! The DP, Corey Rich, will have a Blog with info about the production some time soon.

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    Those are nice campaigns. I have to admit, I bought my D800 for stills but the video capabilities are a nice surprise. Hmmmm, now I wonder if I should keep my GH2?

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    We shot New Mexico's new summer campaign videos on three D800's over a 10 day period in March. I tried to get them to roll RED, but the Director/DP (my good buddy) is a Nikon guy and had access to the cam. I got to say for DSLR video the Nikon D4 and D800 are the most operator friendly cams out there...and I love the nikon primes (cant wait to get the nikon mount for my Scarlet)! The DP, Corey Rich, will have a Blog with info about the production some time soon.

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    Oh oh....

    http://nikonrumors.com/2012/05/06/am...facturer.aspx/

    Amazon UK started canceling Nikon D800 pre-orders due to “restricted supply from the manufacturer”
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    Interesting comparison test (5d2, 5d3, D800) on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/40113110
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    Check Fred Miranda. They pop up there regularly. Just make sure the seller has 100% positive feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evin Grant View Post
    I've heard that even working at full capacity they won't be out of backorder till fall.
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