Started May 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
Gearsau Senior Member • Posts: 1,784
Re: D2x

RHeath wrote:

The D2x has the best color capture for skin tones of any Nikon Digital made to date.

If your main purpose of getting it was for portraiture work, I don't think you could have purchased a better camera, including all the new Nikon DSLR's.

I have the D300, D700 and ready access to the D3 & D3's. These newer bodies have many features / technologies that surpass the D2x, but with human subjects, the D2x has better true tonal qualities.

I will be adding one to my collection for in studio portrait work soon.

BTW: Nikon brought out 3 color spaces D2x1, D2x2, and D2x3. I have heard these have nothing to do with the original D2x color spaces, and my testing on the above mentioned bodies has shown, they are close, but not as good as the original D2x for portrait work. Just my 2-cents, your mileage may vary


Yes, the D2Xs is still a nice body. I have D3S, D3 and D2Xs. Wouldn't get rid of the D2Xs as they drop too much money. Nice to have common batteries between the three bodies , and the controls basically are the same. Of course, the DX factor does come in handy as well, in certain situations.

Here a couple of shots ( nothing fantastic ) with the D2Xs and 300mm F2.8. Used a little bit of flash as well.

Even shows a pimple on Lorenzo's face from about 4 meters

Regards Peter

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