What's the point of this forum?

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stromaroma Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
What's the point of this forum?

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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BC

Its here because there will be a new bike out soon.

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Re: What's the point of this forum?

Nikonicon wrote:

BC

Its here because there will be a new bike out soon.

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The D7200.

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Re: What's the point of this forum?

rhlpetrus wrote:

Nikonicon wrote:

BC

Its here because there will be a new bike out soon.

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The D7200.

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SmM Regular Member • Posts: 109
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Because ... except for my D300s, other people's DXXX DX cameras still continue to take photos when asked to :).

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it is here for me- I bought a used D300s and love it

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mistermejia Veteran Member • Posts: 3,340
This forum will be for "classic" DX cameas :-)
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stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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The D300 (is) a really really good camera, it just doesn't have as much resolution as the newer ones, but it still is what it is. I don't own it, but my dad does and i personally like the color output of the D300. The skin tone output is also very very good and from what i see, it is still better than the newer cameras, IMHO. To me the newer nikon DX bodies have this ODD and weird looking plastic look.

I am not buying any existing camera from nikon (for portrait shooting.) To me the output of current nikon bodies is just nasty, for my taste. For anything other than skin tones they are fantastic, but not for my needs, that's why i haven't bought one, not the D7100, and probably not even the D7200, UNLESS nikon does come up with a complete new sensor or a whole new process that has or mimics the output of a D300 or previous older bodies, but much more perfected and with more resolution. Other than that, I am not buying another nikon ever

For all you nikon hard core fans and for all the ones that can't move to a different system because of lens issues, my recommendation is to just keep your D300, and then just complement it with a newer body, perhaps the next model coming up. If it ain't broken why fix it?

That's what i have personally done. No matter how much more resolution and sharpness my Fuji XE1 has, i still like and prefer my much older S5 Pro because it just has some qualities that are priceless to me and cannot be match even the newer cameras.

Yeah, your D300 is only 12MP, but I bet that some day you might regret getting rid of it. In another words, just stop complaining and keep it because they don't make things like they used to, and just pair it up with another newer body. Just keep buying newer and better software and better glass. Maybe that will work for you.

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stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

What you say, may well be true, or it may not. We simply don't have sufficient information to make a final determination as to whether or not there will be a d300 replacement. There is probably nobody more disappointed than I, that a viable replacement hasn't yet arrived. We have to deal with the missing camera best we can.

As to your Subject line question, the point of this forum is to provide a place for for users to discuss the cameras listed. The d300 replacement has no bearing on that. Yes, the forum may eventually die, but that is the way things go sometimes. Hopefully, we'll all have something better by then.

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stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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As a wildlife photograhper, I thank Nikon for the D800. Just saying...

Of course, if a D400 appeared, I'd buy it.

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dylanear Veteran Member • Posts: 3,374
If not here, where...
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...would everyone complain about the lack of a D400??!!! 

But seriously, even if a new camera is never added to this forum, there are thousands and thousands of D100, D200, D300 cameras out there. And they will get used by someone for many years to come. So perhaps traffic here will slow a lot, but it still serves an important function.

stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,843
Re: What's the point of this forum?
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stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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This forum is described as the forum for D100, D200, D300. Do you mean those will stop working because there is no D300 replacement?

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VadymA Senior Member • Posts: 1,268
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mistermejia wrote:

stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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The D300 (is) a really really good camera, it just doesn't have as much resolution as the newer ones, but it still is what it is. I don't own it, but my dad does and i personally like the color output of the D300. The skin tone output is also very very good and from what i see, it is still better than the newer cameras, IMHO. To me the newer nikon DX bodies have this ODD and weird looking plastic look.

I am not buying any existing camera from nikon (for portrait shooting.) To me the output of current nikon bodies is just nasty, for my taste.

I have similar feeling about modern Nikon cameras, I'm glad I'm not alone. Only for me it is not necessarily about the skin tones, but rather about "richness of color" as I would describe it. I remember a few years ago I was completely blown away by the quality of color in photos from D3 and D700 with D300 coming very close as well. There was something different, unreal, and "magical" in those colors that other cameras and brands didn't replicate so well.  Every time I saw a photo with those colors I thought "This is probably D3 or D700" and in most cases I was right. But now when I look at photos from D800/D600 I don't see that; the photos look too ordinary, too real, too like everything else out there. Yes they are sharp, sometime freakishly sharp though, but the magic of colors is gone. Like everyone else I will have to upgrade to a higher resolution body but I will keep my D300 and maybe will get a D3 or D700 when they drop in price a bit more just for the sake of keeping memory of something  that made me "fall in love" with Nikon in the first place.

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Why painful?

People just move on.

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OP stromaroma Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: This forum will be for "classic" DX cameas :-)

VadymA wrote:

mistermejia wrote:

stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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The D300 (is) a really really good camera, it just doesn't have as much resolution as the newer ones, but it still is what it is. I don't own it, but my dad does and i personally like the color output of the D300. The skin tone output is also very very good and from what i see, it is still better than the newer cameras, IMHO. To me the newer nikon DX bodies have this ODD and weird looking plastic look.

I am not buying any existing camera from nikon (for portrait shooting.) To me the output of current nikon bodies is just nasty, for my taste.

I have similar feeling about modern Nikon cameras, I'm glad I'm not alone. Only for me it is not necessarily about the skin tones, but rather about "richness of color" as I would describe it. I remember a few years ago I was completely blown away by the quality of color in photos from D3 and D700 with D300 coming very close as well. There was something different, unreal, and "magical" in those colors that other cameras and brands didn't replicate so well. Every time I saw a photo with those colors I thought "This is probably D3 or D700" and in most cases I was right. But now when I look at photos from D800/D600 I don't see that; the photos look too ordinary, too real, too like everything else out there. Yes they are sharp, sometime freakishly sharp though, but the magic of colors is gone. Like everyone else I will have to upgrade to a higher resolution body but I will keep my D300 and maybe will get a D3 or D700 when they drop in price a bit more just for the sake of keeping memory of something that made me "fall in love" with Nikon in the first place.

Yeah I was partially kidding with the thread title although if no new D300 comes this forum could be amalgamated with the other DX forum.

My D300 is nice and I'll still use it for wildlife because of the buffer but I really notice the noise at (not even) high ISO, now after getting a D610 the other week.

Also, I was blown away by the purples on some flowers the other day with the D610. I thought there is no way the camera was going to replicate the vividness but it did. I remember taking something like this with my D40x and they all turned out totally blah.

This is basically OOC with Standard setting..

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n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,843
Re: This forum will be for "classic" DX cameas :-)

stromaroma wrote:

Yeah I was partially kidding with the thread title although if no new D300 comes this forum could be amalgamated with the other DX forum.

http://markbc.net/

But ... why? What would that change/improve/whatever?

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OP stromaroma Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: This forum will be for "classic" DX cameas :-)

n057 wrote:

stromaroma wrote:

Yeah I was partially kidding with the thread title although if no new D300 comes this forum could be amalgamated with the other DX forum.

http://markbc.net/

But ... why? What would that change/improve/whatever?

JC
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Well it would hard to call the remaining DX cameras "pro" when the performance of the other supposedly lesser D700x's is better except for build quality and buffer size.

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n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,843
Re: This forum will be for "classic" DX cameas :-)

stromaroma wrote:

n057 wrote:

stromaroma wrote:

Yeah I was partially kidding with the thread title although if no new D300 comes this forum could be amalgamated with the other DX forum.

http://markbc.net/

But ... why? What would that change/improve/whatever?

JC
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Well it would hard to call the remaining DX cameras "pro" when the performance of the other supposedly lesser D700x's is better except for build quality and buffer size.

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... and also except for frame rate, and focusing, and handling ...

As a comparison, the Df is not a D4 in spite of the upgraded sensor. All the D7xxx series have is an upgraded sensor. It is a fine camera, but it is not in the same vein as what is called "DX Pro". If the term "Pro" shocks you, too bad.

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It really is actually very good to still have this forum.  As it was with the Sony Forum, when the optical viewfinder cameras stopped being produced, you ended up with mostly newer users with newer cameras. Some of us still visit the forum and give advice, but our A-700,A-900, and such cameras are hardly a topic as you have here.  We asked for a separate forum, but the majority(newer camera group) would always voice there opinion that the older forum members could help more with one forum.  Keep things as you have them here and enjoy as I do here!  If it is not in your interest as others have mentioned, just keep traveling and don't make a pit stop to agitate. I would buy a D-400 in a heartbeat! (just saying!)

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Rexgig0 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,087
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If members still shoot these cameras, and wish to discuss them, the forum section is viable.

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David Lal Veteran Member • Posts: 9,752
Silly post ...

stromaroma wrote:

Nikon has clearly shown its customers that it doesn't care about wildlife photographers so there will be no D300 replacement. This forum will die a slow painful death.

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.. and emotional language.

I'm very happy with my D300 and would not expect to 'upgrade' it for many a year. Here are a couple from last weekend using a Nik 300/F4. Perfectly fine enough for me (C&C NOT required):

White tailed eagle flying in Kent, UK

Peregrine falcon in flight

David

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