Nikon D300S

Announced Jul 30, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I would like the 24-70 f2.8 of course but its so damn expensive its just out of budget. Do you think the older 28-70 would be a good choice? Weight wise its like 935 vs 900 grams so the diifference is negligible. Optically they seem to be comparable. I currently shoot a D300s but i am saving up for a used D700 or D610 hopefully soon enough. Do you think its a good idea?
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Our team has been shooting a D300s for years and never had an issue with rear focusing. Recently purchased the 7100 {as a back-up for primary, assistant & 2nd photographer} as any issues the 7000 had were supposedly corrected..  Not so - Have now sent back the second body to Nikon.  One image is in focus, the other is not.  50% of the shots are either out of focus or soft. Primary shoots 100,000 + images a year so experience not an issue. Thoughts from anyone who has had the same...
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By: Owlsu (3 weeks ago)
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Hi, I'm new to this forum but have browsed a lot in the past when reading the wealth of information on here. I currently have a bit of a problem that I'd really like some help with - I've got about £380 to spend on a DSLR body -and- lens together, preferably second-hand from eBay and I'm also preferably looking at Canon or Nikon. About 4 years ago I bought a Nikon D40 which I liked a lot but didn't like the small viewfinder, lack of self-cleaning sensor, low FPS for wildlife photography,...
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I am now using a d300s  with 18-105 vr , 35 1.8 dx and 50mm 1.8. I just got a gift certificate for 2000 canadian dollars. I shoot mostly travel and candid portraits , I have been thinking of the 16-35 f4 and 70-200 f4 vr. Also may later move to a d610 , and still hoping for a d300s upgrade. With the certificate the two f4 lenses would not cost a lot out of my pocket . If you have used these lenses , and have any comments or suggestions of other combinations please let me know...I have rented...
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I've  been using a  nikon 1 V1 (with wide angle lens) to videotape indoor basketball with reasonable success. But I have only occasionally been able to capture reasonably satisfactory stills, in well-lit gyms only, with this camera when using the N1 18.5 1.8 prime.  The camera serves most of my needs otherwise. I'm wondering whether I might be able to cobble together a kit that I could use specifically for this purpose: still pictures of basketball action in dingy gyms (as so many are). To...
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I have been out of the DSLR game for a bit and was looking at specs and various threads.  I went back to see that the D300s is at least a 5 year old camera. Recently I have been considering a return to the DSLR. My last DSLR was the D90 which I sold to get into mirrorless cameras. I am now looking at a duel system. SO If the D7100 and D300s are APS-C sensors and yes I see the pixels are different etc. What is the rile and placement of the D300s? Is the D7100 better than the D300s? Why does...
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By: hoakin1981 (4 weeks ago)
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1. The first one is in regards to the correct use of a grey card on the field. Since I always shoot in RAW my intention is to take a shot of the card as a reference and then use the WB tool in lightroom to set the WB point and use the same value on the next shots. This works more or less but I have some reservations in regards to the direction of the light. Meaning that if you want to take a shot of a sunset, you have to put the card in front of the camera and take a shot with the sunset...
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I lucked into a deal today on the a Manfrotto model 055XPR0B tripod and 322RC2 head.  It's not the one I had pick out for myself; but, at $180 and in near-new condition, I could not let it pass, especially considering MSRP seems to be well over $400 (but with padded case which I didn't get). But I do not like the 322RC2 head at all. I'm looking at this Benro HD-2 head used, in excellent condition for $55 and would like second opinions as I have absolutely no experience with professional-grade...
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Hey, A couple of months ago I switched from my Nikon D300s kit to a fantastic Olympus E-M10 kit. Unfortunately I had to bring in the E-M10 for repairs (front dial got squeaky and almost completely locked) and now I'm probably out-of-camera for 2 to 3 weeks. It's not that big of a deal (I'm not a pro) but still I was looking for a cheap (maybe 2nd hand) M4/3 body which I can use as a backup body, or a camera I can give to my kids without having to worry too much. :) After looking for some 2nd...
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At the moment, I have very limited equipment for testing a flash meter so I did it as close to scientifically as I can with what I have. I placed the flash meter into the scene with sensor pointed at a camera with flash mounted and snapped a flash picture. The flash meter says I should be using F:1.3; but, the EXIF data says the picture was made at f:4.5 and it appears to be a spot-on correct exposure. It appears to me the (used) meter I bought is grossly miscalibrated. FWIW: the scene was...
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