Nikon D3

Announced Aug 23, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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Hi! I'm an owner of two OM-D E-M1s with battery grips, two E-PM2s and one E-PL5 (it's a matter of another topic why so many cameras). Today I bought a GX7 because I desperately need something to speed up my autofocusing with my 45mm f1.8, 75mm f1.8 and 35-100 f2.8 in dim light. I was just about to buy the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 but then I tested it on the GX7 as well as on my E-PL5 and found that the former is a killer in therms of AF speed. I'm used to working with auto ISO in A mode. I set a...
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There's a discussion in the Nikon forum regarding the use of FX lenses on DX cameras and one poster contends it's a waste of money to put better glass on D3K/D5K series cameras because they don't have AF fine tuning capabilities and that essentially renders those lenses as "$1,000 paperweights".  I call b.s. on that and I know a lot of amateurs and professionals who have high end zooms and primes on their D5K cameras who, like me, would argue this to the mat. I'd like to tap this forum for...
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For $2200 reasonable? Looking on eBay seems about right. Local camera store took one on trade. Cosmetically looks really good. Metering and shutter seem to function well while taking for a test run.  Buffer has been upgraded, still couldn't believe what great condition it was in. Thinking it was a back up and/or studio camera. Was as looking to replace my D700 that died, thinking this would be better. Any known issues?
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All: Looks to be in excellent condition.  Strap never used with 2 batteries, charger and all packaging included.  I don't want to over pay or underpay.  Estimates on a reasonable offer to purchase from a friend? I would appreciate any guidance.   Thank you
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I understand when there was the D2x and the D300 why the differentiation between "pro" and "non-pro" DX cameras. But since 2010 there have been cameras like the D5200 and D7000 that were far better cameras than these "pro" DX cameras in almost every respect. I had the D2x, D3, D300 and all their predecessors, and now have the D800e and the D7100 cameras. The IQ from the D7100 surpasses all of these DX cameras by a wide margin. It produces images at ISO 3200 that compare well to those from...
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Hello dear reader! I have a complication in that I want to move to full frame from my current and trusty D300 but not sure which way to go. The recently announced D810 is a bit overkill and out of my price range so I'm thinking of a D610, used D600, D700 or even a D3 if the price is right. I'm comfortable with all bodies and don't mind if it's big or small. My current lenses are: 17-55mm F2.8 (DX lens) 50mm f1.4 (FX) 90mm f2.8 Tamron Macro (FX) 70-200mm f2.8 VR1 (FX) The only lens that...
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I used D3S and now D4S, but a situation often bother me. I often shoot sport and animal theme using thumb pushing the AF-ON with 51 points 3D tracking AF-C, then firing the sutter release with my index finger when I find the right moment. My thumb won't leave the AF-ON even after continous shots, so I can keep tracking on the subject and wait another right moment. I suppost this to be a common usage of D3/D4 series, to seperate the autofocusing and shutter release in different buttons. Here...
hoakin1981
By: hoakin1981 (2 months ago)
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...what is the targeted market audience of the big/heavy 1D or D3-4 series bodies? I mean why does someone pay 6.5k on a D4s instead of 3.2k on a D810, and perhaps throw in a little extra cash for a grip to have the extra vertical shooting convenience? I am struggling to understand what more do they offer to justify choosing them. I guess the "feel" plays an important part, one can assume that a nice/robust/properly weather sealed/well balanced/with many buttons/and switches/fast/head turning...
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All, My first post here, and while this one is confusing to me, I am sure one of you will have a perfectly reasonable answer.   I did a camera reset on my D3 and then did a test shooting at S, A & P modes for both Large - Fine JPG and RAW. In the first test I started at P and let the camera pick the exposure. Then I matched exposure (1/800 @ f/6.3) and captured a shutter priority and an A-priority shot. Also, focal length was 95mm on my Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR. All JPG shots came out at around...
karimh
By: karimh (2 months ago)
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Hi I do some research on the net to justify my step to a 'good' FF camera and found this... what about the quote on http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d4s.htm: "If you're not a full time pro, or the price of a new camera matters, then no, you'll do just fine with a used D3. The D4s won't take pictures any different than a D7000, which has the same resolution; the D4s just does it faster. See Is It Worth It for more." Euh...I have a d7000 and look for a FF with very good Iso performance . But I...
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