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chromance
09-15-2008, 08:00 PM
Just wondering if anyone has bought the NEW D90 YET?

Very curious to see what this camera can do.

Rooz
09-15-2008, 09:45 PM
come on...fess up. you know who you are.
i wont give away the surprise. lol

teko
09-15-2008, 10:19 PM
I have been clicking a lot of D90 video links today if that counts at all :P

Lots of cool user movies: http://vimeo.com/D90

ssil2000
09-15-2008, 10:28 PM
i think it may start with ki and finishes with wi and rhymes with "weewee"

Rooz
09-15-2008, 11:14 PM
someone beat him to it. :D

K1W1
09-16-2008, 12:07 AM
Not me. They are not actually available in Oz yet as far as I know and the local camera store chain has not ETA on their system. Besides, for various reasons I hate Rooz at the moment so don't believe anything he says.

Rooz
09-16-2008, 02:33 AM
Besides, for various reasons I hate Rooz at the moment so don't believe anything he says.

i warned ya....
lmao :D:D:D

aparmley
09-17-2008, 05:01 PM
This dude got one -

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2864427945_96f2047642_b.jpg

short vid. . .
http://flickr.com/photos/aparmley/2860764851/

Camerajunkie
09-17-2008, 05:34 PM
How is he liking it? I still can't decide between the D300 and D90 though I'm leaning towards the 300.

Classic96
09-17-2008, 09:05 PM
How is he liking it? I still can't decide between the D300 and D90 though I'm leaning towards the 300.

Hehe.. you so didn't get what he meant.

axoid
09-19-2008, 11:49 AM
I picked up a D90 last weekend. I haven't done a lot with it yet.

Camerajunkie
09-19-2008, 12:38 PM
Hehe.. you so didn't get what he meant.

I was playing along. :D

swpars
09-20-2008, 08:29 AM
My cousin just bought a D90 + 18-105 VR (also a 55-200 VR) for his first DSLR - coming from a 4 mp Olympus P&S camera. I tried to get him to get a 50/1.8 as well for indoor shots, but he says he prefers to shoot telephoto for now.

reppans
09-20-2008, 10:30 AM
Here's a few shots from 2 day old D90 w/kit lens, no PP just crops:

Dragon fly in flight - 1600 ISO, 1/1000 sec, F around 8 to 13

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2871670952_70754fb9c9_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2871670948_a2cff9266e_b.jpg

Sculling boat, Moon, handheld - 105mm, 200 ISO, 1/640, F around 5.6 to 8

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2871670946_ab85fd0052_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2871670944_ac01f723b6.jpg

Can't really give a review, as this is my first DSLR, coming from a P&S... I can say though that it feels like you can customize just about everything, and in-camera post process quite a bit ... so many menus, sub-menus, etc. to learn.

Bajie
09-21-2008, 12:09 AM
Nice! How did you catch the dragonfly in focus?

reppans
09-21-2008, 07:57 AM
Just chased him around using the center spot focusing... dragonflies do hover a bit. The kit 18-105 is pretty quick and accurate. In hindsight, I probably should have tried out the other options like dynamic or 3D focusing which should move the focusing spot as needed to follow a subject.

N.C.F.
09-21-2008, 08:13 PM
Awesome dragonfly shots, loving it.

I too like to shoot the moon, mostly I guess cause I'm fascinated with space. A personal oppinion tip on making good shots of them though is, its all in the crop. off center your crop a bit, and the picture gets a little more life to it. A straight center crop with a single subject in the middle can come off dull.

In return, one of my moon shots. Non-d90 related.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2857241861_c2d483b681_o.jpg

Visual Reality
09-21-2008, 09:14 PM
That would be the rule of thirds :)

e_dawg
09-21-2008, 10:28 PM
Interested to hear how everyone likes the video feature. The lack of AF has effectively lowered my interest in the D90. Wondering if that has dampened your enthusiasm at all...

Visual Reality
09-22-2008, 04:00 AM
No AF during recording, and lags while panning.

I'd consider it for a 2nd camera, so I don't have to switch lenses. It pairs with my D300 much better than my D80 since they'd have the same image size, settings, performance, etc.

tim11
09-22-2008, 07:50 AM
Any Aussie wanna be clicking on the D90?
Now available from DDPhotographics at $1469 body only. I'm not sure how much it will cost with the lens but it can't be too much over $2000?

reppans
09-22-2008, 08:10 AM
Coming from P&S cameras, I have to admit that the video capability is what originally perked my interest in researching the D90, which led to finally investing in a DSLR (last SLR was a 81' Nikon F3 film camera). Damn those Nikon marketing people!

After 4 days of playing with the thing, I realize that I have only run one 5sec test video. I view the video as a bonus feature. I'm primarily a still pix person, but like to occasionally shoot sports videos of my kids. I understand the limitations of this video and can live with them. The most significant limitation for me will be the auto focus since I like to shoot clips of my kids skiing towards, or away, from me.

Then again, the physical size/weight/cost of this DSLR is an even greater limitation as I know I'd much rather be skiing with my cheap 10oz. A710IS in my pocket, then 3lbs D90 around my neck. And this is probably true of most sports that I like to shoot video with.

PS... thanks for the composition/crop tips, I'll try them.

Another pix (100% crop) - baby snapper:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/2876817439_a65d803313_o.jpg

Rooz
09-27-2008, 01:16 AM
Interested to hear how everyone likes the video feature. The lack of AF has effectively lowered my interest in the D90. Wondering if that has dampened your enthusiasm at all...

i've used the video. its fantastic. AF would be better but ONLY if the AF is fast. if its slow, (like LV), then AF is irrelevant.

i wonder whos gonna get one next...hmmm....let me think now...:p

Rooz
09-27-2008, 01:17 AM
Any Aussie wanna be clicking on the D90?
Now available from DDPhotographics at $1469 body only. I'm not sure how much it will cost with the lens but it can't be too much over $2000?

its around $1650 with the 18-105VR and $1360 odd body only.