Nikon D3

Announced Aug 23, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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Hello all!! i'm a journalist student looking to invest some money in a DLSR and try her hand at photojournalism and cinematography. I've done the research and have decided on Nikon. I'm attracted to the D330, because of the price point. I'm a beginner and have been pretty notorious in the past about getting frustrated over photography and giving up, so I want to keep it as cheap as possible, so I won't feel so bad if this doesn't work out. I also want to keep the camera as basic as possible...
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I am looking to buy a new camera for wedding and event photography, my Nikon d600 will then become my second body. What i am having trouble with is deciding weather the Nikon d3 is still a good camera for events in low light over something like the D750, The reason i am thinking of the D3 is that i love the bigger body and grip, along with the great button layout. I have heard nothing but great reviews of both but one is getting older now but the image quality hasn't changed, i would like...
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I had never used the USB cable to transfer image directly from the camera (with the CF cards in slots). I have always popped the CF from the camera and use a card reader to handle the task. I found the cable and decided to give it a try. I connected the cable to my D3 and USB port of my computer (Windows 7). It loaded the driver and Window Explorer recognize a devise called D3. When I clicked on it, it took me to the folders so I can see the images in thumbnails. Clicked a thumbnail and the...
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I need to replace the focusing screen in my D750. I had the camera sent to Nikon for the flare fix and after it came back I noticed some dust particles in the viewfinder. After a few rounds of unsuccessful cleaning attempts I concluded they were under the focusing screen. I managed to clean them out in the end but in the process I scratched the focusing screen. Asking Nikon about its replacement I got the answer that I need to send the camera in for this. Not sure how much this would cost,...
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Hi fellow forum members.   I recently purchased a pristine 2nd hand D3, I was shooting with it for a couple of day and everything was working flawlessly as the previous owner (a friend) had hardly used it.  The camera was still running firmware 1.xx so I upgraded to the latest avaliable 2.xx and I noticed the metering swtich next to the viewfinder stopped working and the camera is now basically stuck in matrix metering (so flipping the switch to sopt or center weighted makes no change to the...
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Hi, A customer has a Nikon D3, while it's capable of some decent pictures they often require tweaking, esp. when using jpeg. We need to shoot a big amount of product pictures (denim), we would like to use jpeg mode as there are a lot of images and we would like to upload directly to the database. We've tried many settings with the D3 but colors are not great, pictures look ok but not when compared to the SD1 (which is mine, not the customer's camera) or the actual product. The SD1 seems to be...
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Hello, my house just got burglarized and they took my Nikon D3200, I used for reprography (mainly drawings and water paintings). On a budget, what should I get now? I considered the new D3500 or the older D5200, but I also found the Sony a6000 somewhat interesting (this also tells something about the price range). For me it is all about IQ, especially sharpness and detail, as the camera rarely leaves its mount and lightning conditions are always the same. I am also not invested into a...
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Hi, I've been shooting concerts for about a one and a half year now and have invested during that periode in better gear. Being on a tight budget I purchased a used D700 a year ago and a used D3 a few months ago. I also purchased Nikon brand 50mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 (VR model 1) lenses. I shoot with the two latter most of the time. Because of the challenging lighting conditions I shoot at high ISO (3200-6400) most of the time. Due to the high ISO setting some photos are...
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I was about to send my cameras to Melville for pre-season cleaning and adjustment when I decided to check the shutter count on my D3s out of curiosity.  Somehow my camera managed well over twice the 300K count the shutter is rated for.    I usually only send a camera in when something breaks, but I think I should probably go ahead and have the shutter mechanism replaced rather than continue to tempt fate. My question is this, should I also have the metering mechanism replaced too, or is that...
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Hi all! I'm Zack and I live in Stockholm Sweden. I've been lurking here for quite some time and now it was time to create an account for myself, because I need your help! I currently use a Nikon D3, but I'm thinking about upgrading. I use my camera for: - Portraits - Concert photography - Urbex/architecture/allround The D810 looks like the best upgrade for me, because I find the D4(s) too expensive. The D810 has a nice body, it has great image quality and lots and lots of megapixels! And that...
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