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D3x and D3, both wearing the new 50 AFS

  • Taylor Mccutchan 6y

    why do you prefer the d3?
  • Ming Thein 6y

    To get the most out of the D3x - presumably that's why you're buying it - you've got to be shooting in a specific range of conditions (preferably, with controlled lighting, or on a tripod, ISO 800 and below, critical focus, optimal apertures for lenses). While I do that sometimes - the majority of my shooting is PJ-style, where the extra resolution would be wasted. I'd rather have smaller files with more DR, and better useability in low light. The D3 just shines here. If I was mainly a studio shooter, I'd get the D3x (assuming money wasn't a problem). I have trouble justifying purchasing something substantially more expensive than the D3, which doesn't do the job - for me - YMMV - as well.
  • Taylor Mccutchan 6y

    wow. that explains it. lol thank you!
  • Ming Thein 6y

    No problem!
  • Dave Jenson 6y

    So how do you like the new version of the 50mm f/1.4? Does it focus a lot faster and more accurately than the older "D" version?
  • Ming Thein 6y

    Focus speed is about the same - but the accuracy is much better. It's easier to adjust an AFS lens for small changes in subject distance than a D lens, because I think there's quite a bit of slop in the screwdrive gearing. I'm happy using it wide open, too, which wasn't something I could say of the D. Having said that, I hardly use either...the 24-70 is easily just as good optically, plus you've got 24-49 and 51-70mm too :P
  • Dave Jenson 6y

    @mingthein: Thanks! I've been very disappointed with the older one at f/1.4-2.0 with it's sloppy AF, so I'm glad to hear the new one is much improved. I still have the older 28-70mm f/2.8 (used 80% of the time), but sometimes the extra shallow DOF in the 50mm is nice (provided that it focuses correctly on the dynamic subject that the sensor is suppose to be locked on). I'll keep my eye on any deals on the new lens.
  • John Hietter 6y

    I am so damn jealous. I have grown out of my d80 and am REALLY aching for a d3...
  • Ming Thein 6y

    D700?
  • John Hietter 6y

    I rented the d700 for a weekend once and loved it. But if I am going to spend that much money I might as well go all the way.
  • Ming Thein 6y

    true...
  • Jonathan Fletcher 6y

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  • Dimitrios Chalias 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nikon shooters and their equipment group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • T.B.G is Sorry 6y

    I'm Jealous !!! Amazing Gear
  • Ming Thein 6y

    thanks, but I don't own either...
  • FELIX WU 6y

    man...i wish i could just have any of those...be it a D3x, D3, or a 50 1.4G...lol
  • Ming Thein 6y

    Too much, too heavy. The 50 G isn't bad though.
  • Brandon Shuler 6y

    Oh what a beautiful thing
  • António Bandeira 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nikon D90 B&W, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • bubbleooooo2004 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Camera GROUP, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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Taken on January 23, 2009
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