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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    This appears to be the D80 of FX cameras.
    Where else could have Nikon gone though if they were interested in volume and mass market sales? Most dSLR buyers out there barely use any of the features of their cameras, all they want are better photos than the typical smartphone and point-and-shoots. Three people I know with their D7000/D90/D80 and all the vacationers I have stayed with that have had dSLRs generally only had a kit lens.
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    How about a FF camera for $1499... maybe call it the D400.

    P.S. 18MP would suffice for us "pro-sumers".
    Last edited by D70FAN; 09-16-2012 at 10:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichNY View Post
    Your images are already better than mine- I'm going to feel even worse when I see you start posting your images from a FF body
    I feel the same way about yours. I can't even find a model let alone for pose her or think up a concept like you do. I simply see scenery I like and take a happy snap, others here have a creative vision I really envy.
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    You guys always post great shots. I seriously can't wait to see if there is a significant difference in the D600.

    Hoping someone here has a D600 on order.

    Question 1: How often do you take a photo at iso 800? For me it's a rare occasion... maybe at CES or at a museum.
    Question 2: Would you expect to get better overall images shooting a FX lens on an FX camera or a DX camera?

    Since my only FX camera is a Nikon FE I have no point of reference.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    How about a FF camera for $1499... maybe call it the D400.

    P.S. 18MP would suffice for us "pro-sumers".
    I'd say that $1499 would be a D3200 or D5100 version of a FF camera. And at this price point, it would be a hard choice between a FF sensor or the features of the D7000. A typical consumer would not need all of the D7000 features, yet these typical consumers I've noticed contribute hugely to the D90/D7000 sales numbers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    I simply see scenery I like and take a happy snap
    This is basically me as well. At this point, I am not keen on carrying around a tripod. Now for portraits, even if I could do all of the remote flash lighting setups like Joe McNally or Niel van Niekerk and find good settings, I doubt I'd be able to elicit the right body language and facial expressions to really make it work well.
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    As one with small hands, I would find most of the FX bodies awkward to use and have no need of most of the features that they have. Heck I don't use most of the features of the D7k I do have. Those that I have seen at sporting events (local baseball games) seem to be carrying an excessive load of gear. Granted they are usually pros on an assignment, I just would find that much gear restricting in getting shots. (keeping the monopods from falling or the bodies from banging together) When I go out, I typically only have 2 lenses with me, usually the Tammy and either the kit lens or the Sigma 150(THAT is a significant load). One lens on the body and the other in a pocket in my photovest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    How about a FF camera for $1499... maybe call it the D400.
    Won't happen for two reasons.
    First the cost of FF sensors means that for $1499 all you would get the body and the sensor and no electronics to control the two. Heck for that price they may not even come assembled.
    Second dreaming and wishing aside who is going to pay $1499 for a body and $1000+ for each lens? The size, weight and price of FF glass will remain large.

    Remember that the D600 today is not significantly more than the D300 was when it was released in 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    Question 1: How often do you take a photo at iso 800? For me it's a rare occasion... maybe at CES or at a museum.
    Regularly if you shoot sport. Even mid afternoon in spring can need iso800 at f2.8 / 1000 sec exposure.

    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    Question 2: Would you expect to get better overall images shooting a FX lens on an FX camera or a DX camera?
    Depends on the lens. In some cases yes.

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    I'm at iso800 or more in winter sun in the local zoo which is one of my main shooting locations. Now that doesn't matter so much as it's only an animal shot. where it really gets me is shooting in a hall for kids sports or concerts, I'm usually really struggling with excessive shutter speed at iso 1600 and F2.8
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    Jeff's D800 review is out
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca...l.php?cam=1830

    And I liked this comparison of which to buy between the D600 and D800 from Thom, I hope you don't mind the link Jeff.
    http://www.bythom.com/d600.htm
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