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K1W1
09-17-2008, 02:34 AM
Jeff has posted his D90 review on the front page of DCResources.

His conclusion. "I came into this review expecting to like the Nikon D90, and I ended up...."

You will have to read the whole story yourself. :-)

rawpaw18
09-17-2008, 04:35 AM
Your such a tease Richard, now I have to go the front page of this site.

Rooz
09-17-2008, 04:46 AM
i thought we decided the d90 was not for you ? :D

K1W1
09-17-2008, 04:49 AM
I'm not talking to you.:p

Rich, what do you think now you have had time to read the review?

rawpaw18
09-17-2008, 06:15 AM
I just looked at the pictures:) I can't read.

Looks like a solid choice, but I can't help but want the focusing of the D300.
Man it rots looking at buying cameras now, the release of new ones seem to be so much quicker and as soon as you jump in the latest and greatest is due out if you wait a couple more months.

Is this where you jump in? D90 that is.

Turn
09-17-2008, 06:58 AM
the D90 is a winner in my eyes and fits perfectly, if not noms a bit at the D300 legs

josef
09-17-2008, 07:10 AM
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Man it rots looking at buying cameras now, the release of new ones seem to be so much quicker and as soon as you jump in the latest and greatest is due out if you wait a couple more months.
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Yeah, I know how you feel. I bought the D300 right before the D700 hoopla happened and I KNOW I don't need the 700 nor have the means to get one.. yet I still lust after it for some stupid reason :(

the D90 looks really great. It's probably all any pro amateur would ever really "need."

mugsisme
09-17-2008, 01:31 PM
I, uh, held one in my hands today. Man, oh, man! I don't know what to do!!!! It is bigger than the D40. We put the two of them together, and the grip is much bigger. I thought (from what I compared on DPreview) that the D90 was just a drop bigger. BUT ... the A/F with the 11 points! Oh man, is that swoot. At first, it was set in manual. The few pix I clicked were blurry and I was like this sure sucks. Then I realized it wasn't auto-focusing, flipped the switch, and it sure did take my breathe away. I was aiming at the row of cameras, and it fixed on one section. 4 a/f points lit up. I moved the camera slightly, and other points lit up. I aimed out the window at a truck in the parking lock and voila!

I need to find out how the 18-135 compares against the 18-200. I read it was supposed to be lighter. I just want to know how the IQ is at like f/5.6, or even f/3.5. Off to read the review. and rawpaw pulled the words right out of my mouth! You tease K1W1. (My mom said she will buy the camera from me if I want.)

Visual Reality
09-17-2008, 03:28 PM
Does anyone think this is a little odd?


ISO sensitivity settings
ISO sensitivity (Auto, Lo 1/100 - Hi 1/6400)
ISO sensitivity auto control (on/off)
Maximum sensitivity (400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1)
Minimum shutter speed (1 - 1/2000 sec) - minimum shutter speed you'll allow

Why does the D300 only go to 1/250?? This is simply a software limitation, all they have to do is go in and change a number so they can specifically decide where to place each camera in their lineup and keep them spaced well enough. This doesn't make sense to me.

chromance
09-17-2008, 03:43 PM
Fantastic review for sure! Im itching for that D90 now that I sold off my D80 .
Does the D90 have that much more improvment in picture quality over the D80?

How much would once expect for prices on the D90 in 3 or 4 months time?
the same or abit cheaper? maybe even more expensive?

Visual Reality
09-17-2008, 03:59 PM
chromance - the D90 shares the D300 sensor basically, just like the D80 and D200, so yes. Double the useable ISO over the D80.

Price will definetely be lower in 3-4 months, say $850 range body only.

K1W1
09-17-2008, 04:21 PM
How much would once expect for prices on the D90 in 3 or 4 months time?
the same or abit cheaper? maybe even more expensive?

Three - four months is post Christmas sale time and the way the US economy is heading south faster than Robert Scott cash will be king. If you have the cash in three months you will be able to negotiate very, very hard.

chromance
09-17-2008, 04:29 PM
I live in Canada , so who knows what the prices will be..but yeah
i'll wait till around xmas time and see how the sales are.

aparmley
09-17-2008, 04:36 PM
I think the D90 sucks. Its a silly purchasing choice if you ask me. All buyers beware. This camera is a joke.

In other news, I bought myself a D90 on Monday (oops, strike my previous statement) after I shipped my D80 to NSC in NY because the lens mount release button failed and my Siggy 10-20 is stuck on the body.

I totally agree with Jeff on one thing - The D90 (and D80) have silly stupid SD card doors, I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm always popping mine open with my right when while I'm shooting - its usually the result of trying to work the buttons on top + the scroll wheel with the same hand.

Other than that, its a pretty solid little camera. I may just sell it though when my D80 comes back all fresh and clean clean having had a once over by the nikon service center. I figure selling the D80, D90, both kit lenses, the 55-200 VR, the Sigma 10-20 I may just be able to finally pay Rooz the bet I lost.

erichlund
09-18-2008, 12:33 PM
Does anyone think this is a little odd?



Why does the D300 only go to 1/250?? This is simply a software limitation, all they have to do is go in and change a number so they can specifically decide where to place each camera in their lineup and keep them spaced well enough. This doesn't make sense to me.

I would presume you have figured out on your own that you confused X-Synch speed (1/250, same for both) with min shutter speed. The D300 has a min shutter speed of 1/8000, substantially faster than the D90's, as expected, since it is a semi-pro model.

Visual Reality
09-18-2008, 03:16 PM
I would presume you have figured out on your own that you confused X-Synch speed (1/250, same for both) with min shutter speed. The D300 has a min shutter speed of 1/8000, substantially faster than the D90's, as expected, since it is a semi-pro model.
I'm talking about Auto ISO...

chromance
09-18-2008, 06:13 PM
aparmley: Do you dislike the D90 cause it has a video option
and your against video on a camera? Im uncertain of your
dislikes . There are not many reviews for the D90 but everything
points to positives except for maybe the auto focus speed. The auto
focus must at least better then the D80 or not?

fionndruinne
09-18-2008, 06:18 PM
The D90's normal AF speed wasn't the issue, just it's live view AF, which is a different mechanic. Considering tripod shooting is a big reason for live view, it's not as much of an issue as your subjects when shooting from a tripod prolly ain't gonna run off and leave you.

Man, the ISO performance of this camera looks amazing. The 100 shot from Jeff's studio test has such clarity I think it was a portal into another dimension. Even the 3200 shot is truly impressive.

Visual Reality
09-18-2008, 07:22 PM
Yeah, same as the D300, which is a big step up from the D80. Just about double the usable ISO (800 on the D80 looks like 1600 on these cameras and you double your shutter speed).

I used an f/2 prime (the 35) with this sensor in a dimly lit indoor aquarium recently and the results were awesome...really needed the f/2 to keep the ISO down but it still wanted to peg it into the 1600-3200 range frequently but they aren't throw away shots like they used to be.