D2H, Why so Much for a 4MP Camera?

Started Jun 7, 2013 | Questions thread
plevyadophy
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wow!! gorgeous! Re: You should be able to get a used D2H for around $400 (pics)
In reply to RBFresno, Jun 9, 2013

RBFresno wrote:

Gpruitt54 wrote:

I currently have a D200 I recently upgraded to the D200 from a D70.  During my search which ended with the D200 (a 10MP camera), I saw lots of D2H cameras.  I passed on the Dh2 because it only delivered 4MP.

So, I pose this question.  Why is the D2H so expensive when it delivers 4MP images?

Hi!

For many years, the D2H was my heavy duty, well built, accurate/fast focusing DSLR, usually mounted with a 200-400VR.

The 4 MPs of the D2H might be among the best 4MPs ever pit into a DSLR. Some not only got good results from the D2H, but using programs like genuine fractels, could get decent enlargements as well:

I tried listing mine on Craigslist for $50, but no takersĀ 

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1600s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso200

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1600s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso200

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/320s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso320

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/3000s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso320

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1000s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso250

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/800s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso800

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/160s f/6.3 at 380.0mm iso800

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1250s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso400

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
TC14e-II, 1/1250s f/7.1 at 550.0mm iso320

Nikon TC-14E 1.4x II ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/2500s f/6.3 at 550.0mm iso400

Best Regards,

RB

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Wow!!

Gorgeous images pal!!

I also have a 4Mp pro body cam,  the original Canon 1D, which I am not going to sell.

If your Nikon has those two unusual features, well, unusual by today's standards, of being able to sync flash at full power at 1/500s or faster and having a shutter speed faster than 1/8000 then I would recommend you keep it as a special purpose cam rather than dumping it on Craigslist; don't get caught up in the idea that 4Mp is no longer any good, because judging by your beautiful images it still has a lot of use left in it.

Regards,

plevyadophy

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