I’ve made thousands of images at many focal lengths with the D800E. It’s my workhorse camera and has been my #1 choice since it debuted—a proven solution. Yes, I’d like an EVF and better Live View, but the D800E gets the job done over and over.
The D800 is the same camera as the D800E, but with an anti-aliasing filter. A little more sharpening and the results are the same.
D800 instant savings through Feb 1 bring the price down to an attractive level, shipping is free, some goodies are included, and 4% reward lops off another $111, making the price effectively $2685 for the D800.
D800E instant savings through Feb 1 are similar, but with $300 off.
Is it the wrong time to buy, e.g., does Nikon have something in the works? This I do not know. Both Nikon and Canon are long overdue for an update; it seems that both companies have lost warp drive and are running on impulse power. But perhaps they are hard at work on a pronounced advancement in the DSLR genre including high res sensors, autofocus to match and high-res EVF—no easy challenge to nail down all of those together, yet all are essential to success.