Friday, 29 June 2012

Nikon D800 Unboxing...


...with added dog.

I've recently become aware of a very stupid sort of video called 'unboxing videos' where people open new boxed products, decribing everything they find in excrutiatingly boring detail.

So I thought I'd do one too.

I've just got my mucky paws on a Nikon D800, you see, and thought it would be simply selfish to keep it to myself.

Unfortunately, the unboxing itself only took about 30 seconds, so I had to fill in with some fascinating facts about my life, which I'm sure you will find rivetting...

I'm including a few iPhone 3S shots of the camara with a 24-120mm lens on it, so you can get an idea as if you haven't got one (or the camera itself) already.

As for the dog, which may well be the most interesting part of the video, I'm going to try and grab a screen shot to keep Dasco's many fans happy...



So here's Dasco's moment of glory, for what it's worth...

He likes to spend his time under my desk, which would be fine if he were just a little smaller, but as it is he's a big dog and I end up typing at arms' reach from the keyboard with my legs at various crazy angles to avoid standing on his head or his... other sensitive parts, which doesn't help my productivity greatly.

And as for the camera itself, I honestly haven't a clue - the battery's still charging!

It's fractionally smaller, and lighter, than the D700, at first glance and cradle. The other thing I notice is that a bracketting button's been added to the left-hand top button bunch, and the lever for changing to continuous focus has disappeared.

Well, it's been replaced by a pointless AF/M button as I've already got one on my lens. Oh, and the spot focusing lever's metamorphosised into a video or camera option. I'm really looking forward to discovering where these disappeared functions have gone. Not too far, I hope...

Anyway, this here blog isn't about in-depth reviews on cameras which have already been in-depth reviewed vastly better than I ever could elsewhere.

Nikon & Me is about me getting my hands on the gear and going out and shooting and letting you know what happened. With the odd dog thrown in for good measure.

And this will of course happen very quickly. As soon as the battery's charged I'll start shooting some Paris stuff and nonsense and see if my computer can cope with the huge files created by Nikon's latest baby.

I'd love to hear from anyone who's also trying the D800 out for the first time, in a kind of friendly, not too serious vein. Other blogs do serious, again, far better than I ever could. But without dogs. Highly regrettably without dogs, I'm sure you agree. The day he slaps a huge lick on my lens' front element I might feel a little differently, but for now we're cool...


And why not...
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* Sab Will runs Photo and Curios Tours in Paris, and also manages a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs. He writes an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, runs a Meetup group for Paris lovers, interviews Paris personalities and reviews Paris books (on this blog), and even contributes to the city's street art (shh), so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what he gets up to out there...

                        
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