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  • Buying Nikon 8800

    Im buying a Nikon 8800. I have had my eye on this camera for a while and was going to get the 8700. Im glad I waited as there are more new features to the 8800 such as the vibration elimination feature. Do you guys recommend any additional addons?

    Here's what im getting..


  • #2
    Edward, I am going to get a camera as well. I made the decision to buy a Canon G6...now you have me question that decision. Thanks.... What makes you want to get that one?
    Fish eat poop....tastes just like chicken.

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    • #3
      Gary, I have always been a fan of Nikons. The Color is very accurate and doesnt wash out any colors. I have used camera's before about 8 yrs ago with different brands and have always admired the Nikon. Recently about 7 months ago, I was able to test out 2 new high end camera's.. Olympus and a Canon. I also had my Nikon 4200 and I took pictures with all cameras of the same subject (corals/tank). I was EXTREMELY surprised that the lower end Nikon i had showed more accurate colors. This was another sign that Nikon is what I need. The 4200 I currently use has 4 MP and the Nikon 8800 has 8MP's. The problem with my current camera is that the close ups are ok.. I cant shoot from far away and get a good shot when aiming for a coral that sits in the back of the tank. If you want.. I can post up the example I took of all the camera's to show you what I am talking about.

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      • #4
        That would be great, Edward. I want to get the underwater housing and a strobe as well, that way I can take it with me when we go diving. I am looking for a camera that does well both with macro and far away. Do you have any experience (or know anybody) with any underwater issues?
        Fish eat poop....tastes just like chicken.

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        • #5
          Yes.. you can PM t0mmy108 on here. He has an IkeLite. That thing is a beauty and it makes a big difference when taking pics with it. He used it on my tank in the water and you can get CLEAR close up shots. If you look at my red polyp danae un my gallery... he is the one who took this under water.

          http://www.ikelite.com/

          For the Nikon 8800.. they do make the housing..

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          • #6
            Do you know anything about the TTL feature for the external strobes? The ikelite for the Nikon 8800 blocks the internal flash. Therefore you would have to get a strobe for sure if you take it diving. The housing for the Canon G6 does not block the internal flash, but I don't know if it's enough light for diving. It seems the housing for the Nikon is quite a bit more than for the Canon. The difference would pay for the strobe upgrade.
            Fish eat poop....tastes just like chicken.

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            • #7
              Oh no, not again. Gary, flip a coin I promise, you will be extremely pleased with either camera. On the flip side of what Edward writes, each camera will be different. They can be made at the exact same time and come off the factory right next to each other and still take pictures differently. I have the Nikon 4200 like Edward and i have to do color corrections everytime I shoot. Then, I have a 2mp olympus that is 3 years old and it needs very little adjusting. It's not so much a Nikon/Canon thing, it's just electronics in general. Same thing applies with TV's. You can get 2 of the exact same TV's but I will guarantee you that to get them to look the same they will have to be set up differently.

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              • #8
                Madison, I think I will still go with the G6. But you know my dilemma with the upgraded housing...
                Fish eat poop....tastes just like chicken.

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                • #9
                  yeah, that's still an issue. did you send the email yet?

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                  • #10
                    I sent the link to you yesterday. From that link you will find shortcuts to all the things we talked about...
                    Fish eat poop....tastes just like chicken.

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                    • #11
                      Gary.. I pulled up some pics. These pics were all taking the same day, but with different brands of camera. Im more about color.. look at the color of the coral on the top left. The green and tell me which is more sharp/strong.

                      Canon


                      Olympus


                      Nikon 4200


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                      • #12
                        gary, Madison is correct. All of the high end camera's are extremely good. Some take different pictures in different environments than others. Some have better macro shot features.. some have better color.. and like he siad.. some take a while to understand your camera and get great pics. It takes a lot of tweaking and about 5000 pictures on your own. With the Olympus above.. my friend Mandoman took a picture of his dogs and I was truly amazed at how the pic came out. It looks very good IMO especially for someone who just bought this camera. Hopefully mandoman doesnt mind if I show off his dog/cat pic

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                        • #13
                          For what it's worth I love Nikon. I have always had great luck with them and never had any problems.
                          I have an N50, N80 and D100. I absolutely love the D100!
                          Maybe before this summer I will be able to get the ikelite housing/strobe for it so I can take it to the keys!!
                          Dustin

                          "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                          Leonardo da Vinci

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                          • #14
                            What Olympus did you use Edward? Im looing at a C-7070 tomorrow.

                            Cheers
                            Josh
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                            • #15
                              Josh, Im not to sure what the model was. Its been a while! Sorry!

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