Nikon V2 or second hand D300 ?

Started Feb 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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JP Scherrer
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Nikon V2 or second hand D300 ?

Hi !

I've been thinking of getting another body, to complement my D800. I found a few second hand D300 which would be nice also for wildlife shooting, due to it's 1.5 ratio against the full frame D800.... then I thought about the new V2, which has 2.7 ratio and more pixels !!! ...but it'ss price is more than twice the one of a D300 in good state !

I know that, for BIF, the V2 will never beat a D300, but for everything else.... I just wonder !?!

I allready have a J1 with the 10-30 (I had a V1 too but gave it to a friend...) and allready have the FT-1, so I know I can use my other Nikon lenses, particularly the 300 f/2.8.....

What would be your choice ?

TIA for your thoughts...


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 JP Scherrer's gear list:JP Scherrer's gear list
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 J1 Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +9 more
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