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Old 02-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #181
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Well, either way. Its a nikon, and I am happy As of right now, I have no need for all those fancy gadgets However, the D5100 does have a twisty turny screen. Gotta love that
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #182
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I love my d7000 it works on old af lenses as well as new lenses
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I have two packages on the way to me at the moment: one is from Florida with an Eheim 2213, and the other is from New York with a Nikon lens. Talk about old lenses... this is a brand-new manual AI-s lens. Now that's old.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:32 AM   #183
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I have the old non Ai manual focus Nikkor lenses with the prong to index the meter. Any way to have these fixed so they'll at least work manually with the newer DSLR Nikons without damaging the camera body mount?

Electronic Coupling Only (no metering tab) D40, D40x, D60, D5000, D5100, D3000, D3100 should couple without damage, but no metering without a conversion. http://www.aiconversions.com/compatibilitytable.htm

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #184
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Nikon D800 announced. Looks pretty sweet though I think it's going to be more of a specialized piece of equipment. 36MP sensor sounds awesome but I don't think the average shooter will be able to handle it.

Now just waiting for the D400 to be announced. From what I read, it's going to be a really nice upgrade from the D300 line. Hoping the price comes in at <$2000 so that I might be able to afford one in a year or two when the used bodies start hitting the market.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #185
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that is a nice piece
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #186
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I hope that D800 drops the pricing on all the used Nikons, but I noticed that even old Nikons seem to command higher prices and hold their value well over the years.

The D800 doesn't just have that insane 36.3MP sensor, but it shoots a nice HD video at a decent frame rate too. The $3k price tag is still kinda spendy, but half the D4 price.

Nikon D800 full features on YouTube

I want to find a used Nikon that takes my converted older lenses, can shoot in RAW and has at least 10 mega pixels. I don't want to spend more than $500 either.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #187
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #188
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Hmm. D800E. E?
(Edit: Just got this in email from the nikongear forum:
"The birth of one of the most long anticipated Nikon DSLR bodies was announced today, the Nikon D800. But wait, there was more than one baby. It's twins! Not only do we have the D800, but there is a D800E too. Essentially the same as the D800, the D800E offers higher resolving power by removing the AA-filter from the sensor.")

I have mixed feelings about this. I deeply understand placing different features at different price points but there seems to be a huge gap in the DX to FX range. I just want something like an affordable D700 or D300 with an FX sensor. I don't need medium format resolution, I'm not a broadcast-quality cinematographer, etc. I just want to make photographs with my full frame lenses on a full frame sensor at a decently-high resolution. The D700 would be perfect if it weren't twice the price of a comparable DX camera. Maybe that is what the D400 will be but it will probably be DX.

I wonder how many photographers have not become cinematographers. Seems like there's a market for a people who want a high quality, full frame, still image camera without the feature creep. I like my tropical planted tanks. I don't need a reef tank built into it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #189
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noob style for all you guys with fancy lens out there, but still a nikon, coolpix S4000
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #190
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Hmm. D800E. E?
(Edit: Just got this in email from the nikongear forum:
"The birth of one of the most long anticipated Nikon DSLR bodies was announced today, the Nikon D800. But wait, there was more than one baby. It's twins! Not only do we have the D800, but there is a D800E too. Essentially the same as the D800, the D800E offers higher resolving power by removing the AA-filter from the sensor.")
D700 folks have been waiting for a replacement cam for awhile now and this foots the bill. The "E" should be interesting for those looking at IR work. The major detraction from this cam is the high MP.

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I have mixed feelings about this. I deeply understand placing different features at different price points but there seems to be a huge gap in the DX to FX range. I just want something like an affordable D700 or D300 with an FX sensor. I don't need medium format resolution, I'm not a broadcast-quality cinematographer, etc. I just want to make photographs with my full frame lenses on a full frame sensor at a decently-high resolution. The D700 would be perfect if it weren't twice the price of a comparable DX camera. Maybe that is what the D400 will be but it will probably be DX.
Comparing D700 with a DX camera is apples to oranges comparison with the different sensors. Pick up a used D700. People have been letting theirs go with the leaked rumors of the D800 and now that it's official, there'll be more hitting the market. I'm seeing them dip below the 2k mark with the battery grip.

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I wonder how many photographers have not become cinematographers. Seems like there's a market for a people who want a high quality, full frame, still image camera without the feature creep. I like my tropical planted tanks. I don't need a reef tank built into it.
That's what the D4 is for.
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The "E" should be interesting for those looking at IR work.
Still blocks IR from what I've read.

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr...features01.htm
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Note: The D800E carries an increased possibility that moiré and false color will appear, compared to the D800. IR cut and antireflective coating properties of the optical filter remain the same with both versions.
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That's very different and an interesting read.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:40 AM   #193
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That's what the D4 is for.
A $6000 camera body doesn't fit into the price point I was talking about. I'd be very happy with a D700. That's all I want, and I almost bought one when the price was comparable to a 5D. I'll probably pick up a used one depending on the D300s's successor. I'm still happy with my D300 for the time being.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:46 AM   #194
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D400 should be announced very soon. If I were to get a new camera, I might start with the D400. I am still debating the D7000 but I hate to go from a lowend pro camera to a consumer camera. Maybe just a mental thing. But I'm too cheap and poor so I'll probably wait a year or so until the new cameras start hitting the used market. In reality though, my D300 will probably be all the camera I'll ever need. It just seems like with many hobbies, upgraditis is a difficult illness to beat.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #195
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What is the difference between the cameras your talking about to say my camera, a d3100?

Like a p&s to my camera? Or does it just allow you to do so much more?

$6000 for a camera is crazy!
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