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« on: December 29, 2009, 21:48 »
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I got myself a Nikon D3X as a Christmas present.... did some test shots today, WOW!... This IS a nice piece of equipment! I don't even want to look at my backlog images shot with D300 now... which is a pretty good camera, but D3X is just amazing!  I am so excited, just had to share:)


« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 22:21 »
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Pray tell, what are you amazed about?

ap

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 22:25 »
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do tell, do tell more! i'm a nikon person but am contemplating switching to the canon 5d mark II. any ways you might stop me with your new nikon d3x? (my only other option).

« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 23:27 »
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what I am excited about? Well.... 24 megapixels:) Incredible detail. Very low noise, I was shooting ISO 200 in low natural light, still practically no noise. My macro 105 mm lens performs way better than with D300, pin-sharp. Auto white balance is better. This is just from about an hour test shooting, I am sure there is more to enjoy:) Nikon site will give you the list of goodies, and reviews are quite good too. Everyone complains about price, but I got it on sale, plus you get what you pay for:)
I had to buy a commander for my flashguns, since it doesn't have a build-in flash, but I actually enjoy using a commander more than controlling flashes from the in-camera menu. Nikon commander is dead easy to use.

« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 09:03 »
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I got myself a Nikon D3X as a Christmas present.... did some test shots today, WOW!... This IS a nice piece of equipment! I don't even want to look at my backlog images shot with D300 now... which is a pretty good camera, but D3X is just amazing!  I am so excited, just had to share:)

Good for you Elenathewise
I end-up buying D700

Kone

« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 14:45 »
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Congrats on  your D3x.  I too just bought one.  When it was first on the market (about a year ago) I said I would give Nikon one year to come out with a less expensive body but with a greater than 20MP sensor.  I kept waiting impatiently, and the 'D700x' or similar never materialized.  I had the D3, but kept wanting the 20MP+ body.

So I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and do not regret it one bit.  Besides, it was totally paid for by microstock earnings this year.

  It is amazing how you can pull so much detail even when enlarging in postprocessing.  Nikon's CLS (Creative Light System) is enough alone to keep me with Nikon.  But when even Canon photogs spend money on Nikon's amazing 14-24mm f/2.8 (which I also have) to put on a Canon body.... and the D3x is named CAMERA OF THE YEAR, well, I would really think very hard before 'switching' to Canon, especially if you have other Nikon equipment.  To me, Nikon has it all, lighting system, lenses, and now what others have crowned, the best dSLR to date (not counting medium format bodies), the D3x.  Even Nikon's raw developer took leaps and bounds, Capture NX2 with it's U point technology.

From capture to post processing, I feel Nikon now has the total package from which a photographer will only be limited by his/her own imagination, skills, or knowledge base.

I am now totally satisfied and do not plan on buying another Nikon body until they come out with a dSLR that has HD 1080p video capability. 

http://www.nikon.com/about/news/2009/0817_EISA_01.htm

http://www.popphoto.com/Features/Camera-of-the-Year-Nikon-D3x

Best to all in 2010!

http://CarolinaSmith.com

ap

« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 14:55 »
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Good for you Elenathewise
I end-up buying D700

Kone
+1
i should be getting it in a few days...what is your experience so far?
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 14:59 by ap »

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 16:25 »
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Congrats on  your D3x.  I too just bought one.  When it was first on the market (about a year ago) I said I would give Nikon one year to come out with a less expensive body but with a greater than 20MP sensor.  I kept waiting impatiently, and the 'D700x' or similar never materialized.  I had the D3, but kept wanting the 20MP+ body.

So I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and do not regret it one bit.  Besides, it was totally paid for by microstock earnings this year.

  It is amazing how you can pull so much detail even when enlarging in postprocessing.  Nikon's CLS (Creative Light System) is enough alone to keep me with Nikon.  But when even Canon photogs spend money on Nikon's amazing 14-24mm f/2.8 (which I also have) to put on a Canon body.... and the D3x is named CAMERA OF THE YEAR, well, I would really think very hard before 'switching' to Canon, especially if you have other Nikon equipment.  To me, Nikon has it all, lighting system, lenses, and now what others have crowned, the best dSLR to date (not counting medium format bodies), the D3x.  Even Nikon's raw developer took leaps and bounds, Capture NX2 with it's U point technology.

From capture to post processing, I feel Nikon now has the total package from which a photographer will only be limited by his/her own imagination, skills, or knowledge base.

I am now totally satisfied and do not plan on buying another Nikon body until they come out with a dSLR that has HD 1080p video capability. 

http://www.nikon.com/about/news/2009/0817_EISA_01.htm
http://www.popphoto.com/Features/Camera-of-the-Year-Nikon-D3x

Best to all in 2010!

http://CarolinaSmith.com

Congrats on your purchases. I'm one of the people who jumped. I got tired of waiting for a D700x, sold my D300 and other stuff, and picked up a 5D MII. I have no regrets.The image quality of the 5D is incredible. 

The D3X is awesome and offers better focusing, pro body, and a list of other stuff. But for what I'm shooting I couldn't find one reason to spend the extra $5,000.

Both Canon and Nikon make great systems. I don't think either is just "better". They both have pros and cons.

« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 16:41 »
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+1
i should be getting it in a few days...what is your experience so far?
[/quote]

Hi ap

It is very good low light camera, no problems going ISO 800 or higher for events or weddings.
My flash bateries can now last for the whole night.
It is smaller than a D3, so it's easier to cary around (but same quality as a D3), so far I am very happy and I finaly retired my D200.
Go for it if you are in wedding or any sort of event photography, it is good even for stock.
Portraits are much better coming out straight from camera (than D200).

Kone

« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 13:42 »
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Congrats on  your D3x.  I too just bought one.  When it was first on the market (about a year ago) I said I would give Nikon one year to come out with a less expensive body but with a greater than 20MP sensor.  I kept waiting impatiently, and the 'D700x' or similar never materialized.  I had the D3, but kept wanting the 20MP+ body.

So I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and do not regret it one bit.  Besides, it was totally paid for by microstock earnings this year.

  It is amazing how you can pull so much detail even when enlarging in postprocessing.  Nikon's CLS (Creative Light System) is enough alone to keep me with Nikon.  But when even Canon photogs spend money on Nikon's amazing 14-24mm f/2.8 (which I also have) to put on a Canon body.... and the D3x is named CAMERA OF THE YEAR, well, I would really think very hard before 'switching' to Canon, especially if you have other Nikon equipment.  To me, Nikon has it all, lighting system, lenses, and now what others have crowned, the best dSLR to date (not counting medium format bodies), the D3x.  Even Nikon's raw developer took leaps and bounds, Capture NX2 with it's U point technology.

From capture to post processing, I feel Nikon now has the total package from which a photographer will only be limited by his/her own imagination, skills, or knowledge base.

I am now totally satisfied and do not plan on buying another Nikon body until they come out with a dSLR that has HD 1080p video capability. 

http://www.nikon.com/about/news/2009/0817_EISA_01.htm
http://www.popphoto.com/Features/Camera-of-the-Year-Nikon-D3x

Best to all in 2010!

http://CarolinaSmith.com

Congrats on your purchases. I'm one of the people who jumped. I got tired of waiting for a D700x, sold my D300 and other stuff, and picked up a 5D MII. I have no regrets.The image quality of the 5D is incredible. 

The D3X is awesome and offers better focusing, pro body, and a list of other stuff. But for what I'm shooting I couldn't find one reason to spend the extra $5,000.

Both Canon and Nikon make great systems. I don't think either is just "better". They both have pros and cons.


Paulie, you are 99% correct! The other 1% can't help but come from a Nikon diehard fan  ;D .  Congrats on your purchase also. 

I don't know how many times I almost pulled the trigger to buy the Canon 5D MII, especially after watching Vincent Laforet's movies! (and have you seen the latest, 'Nocturne'?...really fabulous).   It took the fact that I was already heavily invested in Nikon gear (and happily so), 13+ lenses plus flash (including R1C1 outfit), plus other Nikon bodies to keep me from pulling the trigger (an economy of scale then comes into play).   I have been with Nikon a long time (Nikomat FTN, Coolpix 5000 on up) and am somewhat a loyalist (not just because, but because their equipment has proven itself over and over to me).  But I didn't want to manually focus my Nikon lenses on a Canon body. 

Now if I could AUTOfocus a Nikkor on a Canon body (LiveView is fantastic, but too cumbersome in many situations), well then, that'd be a different story!

Best wishes for a great 2010 microstock year!

RacePhoto

« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 14:04 »
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Both Canon and Nikon make great systems. I don't think either is just "better". They both have pros and cons.

+100%

ap

« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2010, 15:35 »
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Hi ap

It is very good low light camera, no problems going ISO 800 or higher for events or weddings.
My flash bateries can now last for the whole night.
It is smaller than a D3, so it's easier to cary around (but same quality as a D3), so far I am very happy and I finaly retired my D200.
Go for it if you are in wedding or any sort of event photography, it is good even for stock.
Portraits are much better coming out straight from camera (than D200).

Kone
[/quote]

thanx, kone. it's actually being shipped to me as we speak. thrilled won't have to lug around a tripod or flash anymore. will be bringing this to either the sundance or santa barbara film fest to test it out...which lenses are you using? am thinking 70-200mm and 14-24mm.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 15:40 by ap »

« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2010, 17:57 »
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thanx, kone. it's actually being shipped to me as we speak. thrilled won't have to lug around a tripod or flash anymore. will be bringing this to either the sundance or santa barbara film fest to test it out...which lenses are you using? am thinking 70-200mm and 14-24mm.
[/quote]

I carry 17-35 2.8 and 80-200 2.8 and SB800
So you should be OK with a 70-200mm and 14-24mm (if they are 2.8, fast glass only), bring flash as well

Kone


 

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