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    Quote Originally Posted by JED View Post
    No doubt about the GST but that still equals a large per unit shipping cost. And its not like they splurge on a big advertising budget in NZ.
    In reality it seems as though everyone else is subsidising the US market - they clearly have the lowest price.
    That applies to most things we buy locally though.

    The US will sell oodles more D800's than here - better economies of scale.

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    There will be a bit of fat built into the NZ price to cover currency fluctuations as well - the $ is right up there at the moment.

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    Ever heard of these guys????


    Cameradigital.co.nz
    174 Williams St.,
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    They have D800 listed (in stock) at $3799..!



    http://cameradigital.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=40_48&product_id=223
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    Quote Originally Posted by JED View Post
    Ever heard of these guys????


    Cameradigital.co.nz
    174 Williams St.,
    Kaiapoi
    Christchurch


    They have D800 listed (in stock) at $3799..!



    http://cameradigital.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=40_48&product_id=223
    They look new. As they are in Kaiapoi there is no harm in calling them and seeing when you can pick one up!
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    if this is true, its a little embarrassing for Nikon...

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/tech-new...er-d800-launch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    if this is true, its a little embarrassing for Nikon...
    Heheheee!... Wonder how they are going to explain this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    if this is true, its a little embarrassing for Nikon...

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/tech-new...er-d800-launch
    I am sure there is a logical explanation. Most likely that Nikon Bangkok are idiots...
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    Now that is funny, advertising using unauthorised video done with an opposition camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    Just buy it from adorama or B&H then.

    yes you still pay the GTS but you get cheapish shipping.
    If you put "returning from repair" or something similar in the shipping notes, you don't get charged duty/GST - just something I've learnt to do over the years ...
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    It appears it was true and that Nikon have officially apologised

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1090764
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    It appears it was true and that Nikon have officially apologised
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1090764
    I heard egg takes a bit of rubbing to get off.

    JB Hi-Fi in Oz are matching the price of 'genuine' Nikon's with parallel imported one's. Aren't JB in in NZ too:
    http://smarthouse.com.au/Digital_Pho...ustry/A9P7P5N4
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    I've decided to sell my Nikon D3S and move to the Nikon D800E. It's on order from the states. I shoot a few big events in low light and the D3S could handle ISO 8000 without loss of colour or detail and I sold many prints at this ISO. I believe I'll be able to deal with images up to ISO3200 and maybe ISO6400 at a pinch especially with the option to downsize to smaller prints. What I will be getting in return for the loss of ISO will be 1080 HD video which I'll be using for a few jobs coming up. Very exciting times as we move into a new phase in digital photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fstop Studios-Bret Lucas View Post
    I've decided to sell my Nikon D3S and move to the Nikon D800E. It's on order from the states. I shoot a few big events in low light and the D3S could handle ISO 8000 without loss of colour or detail and I sold many prints at this ISO. I believe I'll be able to deal with images up to ISO3200 and maybe ISO6400 at a pinch especially with the option to downsize to smaller prints. What I will be getting in return for the loss of ISO will be 1080 HD video which I'll be using for a few jobs coming up. Very exciting times as we move into a new phase in digital photography.
    I don't think you will actually be losing much (if any) ISO performance with the D800. All tests to date indicate it will be within 1/3 to 1/5 of a stop of the D3S. Infact it even appears that it will have more dynamic range at higher ISOs than anything else.. Only remaining question is how well it maintains colour at those levels in comparison.

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    Thanks for the link, interesting graph. The proof will be in the pudding. The D3S was jaw dropping with colour detail at crazy iso settings... we will see. Will also be interesting to see where retailers pitch the price in NZ. Almost all gear I have has been imported from the states as NZ retailers find it very hard to compete with the strong NZD/USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fstop Studios-Bret Lucas View Post
    I've decided to sell my Nikon D3S and move to the Nikon D800E. It's on order from the states. I shoot a few big events in low light and the D3S could handle ISO 8000 without loss of colour or detail and I sold many prints at this ISO. I believe I'll be able to deal with images up to ISO3200 and maybe ISO6400 at a pinch especially with the option to downsize to smaller prints. What I will be getting in return for the loss of ISO will be 1080 HD video which I'll be using for a few jobs coming up. Very exciting times as we move into a new phase in digital photography.
    If you are using or planning to use 24mm PC lens, be aware that is not compatible with D800.
    http://nikonrumors.com/2012/03/10/ni...the-d800.aspx/

    I think some parts is interfere with the pop-up flash casing.

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    Crazy. Well thats off my menu!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    If you are using or planning to use 24mm PC lens, be aware that is not compatible with D800.
    http://nikonrumors.com/2012/03/10/ni...the-d800.aspx/

    I think some parts is interfere with the pop-up flash casing.

    I believe it has the same 'incompatibility' that it had with the D700. That is, it mounts and works fine but you can't rotate the shifted lens completely without unmounting it because it hits the popup flash housing. Inconvenient but not incompatible.
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    Nothing an angle-grinder can't fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JED View Post
    I believe it has the same 'incompatibility' that it had with the D700. That is, it mounts and works fine but you can't rotate the shifted lens completely without unmounting it because it hits the popup flash housing. Inconvenient but not incompatible.
    Nikon was very little work for reasoning, but I think that what they try to say.

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    Doesn't seem to come with a manual either. Must be trying to imitate Apple.
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    P&V price is $4500.

    So $650ish difference between this and the 5D3 vs $500 US difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    P&V price is $4500..
    Where did you get this gem because their website still has no price against it.
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    Facebook!

    "Here is a 48 hour warning, nearly time to break open that piggy bank, I have not heard officially but apparently good quantities of Canon 5D III are about to land. Yeehaa."

    "Two messages in one post, and from two different brands. Nikon D800 body price confirmed at $4500 , and 5D III in the air now, will be ready to sell the second the Canon man says go ! At this stage we have more orders than cameras but will be on the phone tomorrow."
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    Photo Warehouse is $4444 and C&C is $4600. Now... where is my piggy bank?

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    DPReview now have RAW and JPG's with their standard studio scene:

    http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikonD800/9
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