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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Max View Post
    As for ISO, I think 1600 is where I'll be hanging out mostly. 800 was the upper limit for me on my D70s (upper limit for this camera is like, Hi0.3 now).
    Since I already take a lot of sports-action photos at 1600 ISO with the D200, I'd be interested in some much higher ISO sports-action photos with the D300. Any high-res photos to compare would be nice.
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    wow...conrats LR. looking forward to hearing your views on the the metering, AF and live view. a d300 is around the corner for me now for sure.
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    VERY nice high ISO preformance, looking forward to more pictures.
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    If you could maybe give us the shutter speeds for the shots you posted? Since the EXIF is not available. Also curious about ISO 800, since if very low-noise it might come in very handy.
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    Hope the battery's charged and you're out enjoying your new camera. This is only a tool that will aid improving your already great pictures. I think my D70s will have to last me quite a few more years to come.
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    i agree to a certain extent andrew, it is a tool for sure but the d300 does go a bit further. the new AF system, the new metering system, 14bit processing. these aren;t pixel peeping features. they are real, tangible differences.

    but most of all...imho, the d300, like the d200, is about making certain tasks easier and more comfortable. whoever has shot with a d200 will understand that. it just makes everything so smooth and seamless.

    if i had a dollar for everytime one of my canon friends wished there was a 30D sensor in a d200 body, i'd be the proud owner of a d3 by now. what killed the d200 to many pro/ semi pros was the iso performance. if the d300 fixes that...well....it's all over red rover. this could be the most successful semi-pro dslr in history.
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    Achuang, thank you for your kind comment. Don't get me wrong, my D70s is a great camera. But its old and on the verge of death. That was the main reason for getting a new camera.

    As for the photos and EXIF data, all photos are on my flickr account. Go look at details there (and some of my other photos if you are interested).

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    I'll try to crank out some more photos. The sun is almost down so I'll be rolling with the SB-800 here directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Max View Post
    I'll try to crank out some more photos. The sun is almost down so I'll be rolling with the SB-800 here directly.
    Forget the flash, bring on the 1600+ ISO photos.

    Edit: I just checked out one of the D300's and took a few of my own test shots at

    Nikon D300
    2007/02/02 02:40:15.1
    JPEG (8-bit) Normal
    Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
    Focal Length: 200mm
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    Metering Mode: Spot
    1/320 sec - F/2.8
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 3200

    Looked pretty nice though I would have preferred more action than what I did get to shoot. Also, the buttons on the D300 sort of messed me up since although the placement appears to be the same, the actual "function" of the buttons on the D300 has changed or switched from the D200.

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    I agree with that Rooz. I would take a better AF and metering system anyday over more megapixels, bigger LCD screen,etc I realise the D200 high ISO was a bit of a disappointment, but for me anything that's better than my D70s is an improvement. ISO 1600 is hardly useable and loses so much detail to do luminance noise. LR Max I can understand why you'd need an upgrade, with the amount of shooting you'd do with your job at the mag the D70s would be heavily used. And the weather sealing on the D300 must be a nice feature considering the type of shooting you do.
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    LR Max,

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