Good value in 2022

Started Jan 5, 2022 | User reviews
Jeep_Joseph
Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Good value in 2022
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Good value in 2022. I rebuild and resell cameras. I picked up a d3 for 135 bucks with 820k actuations. I am going to have some updates soon shooting basketball with it. The d3 is amazing. I just had to spend a good four hours cleaning it, and realign the reflex mirror balancer. The d3 was covered in dust and dirt, even in the mirrorbox. This is the worst camera I have seen when it comes to condition. And this thing still runs, after a decade and a half and 1 million actuations. It isn't nearly as capable as the d3s though. The d3s is much better lowlight, has significantly better af, and in most cases the much deeper buffer (excluding the d3 tha. had gotten the buffer expansion).  The cfa with the d3 seems better than the d3s however. And for a camera that is often the same price as a d3500, it's amazing.

P.s it is a lot heavier than the d3s

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Nikon D3
12 megapixels • 3 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Aug 23, 2007
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Average community score
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bad for good for
Kids / pets
great
Action / sports
good
Landscapes / scenery
okay
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
good
Flash photography (social)
good
Studio / still life
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Nikerman Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: Good value in 2022

What is CFA ?

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Jeep_Joseph
OP Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Re: Good value in 2022

Color filter array
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Sigma is overrated

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David Lal Forum Pro • Posts: 13,339
UVYPC ....
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Jeep_Joseph wrote:

Color filter array
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Sigma is overrated

It's a shame you feel obliged to use abbreviations. Undermines the value of your posts considerably.

Sigma is not overrated.

Nikerman Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: Good value in 2022

Thank you.

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Jeep_Joseph
OP Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Re: UVYPC ....
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Just because you dont know cameras isnt my issue. Hell, ISO is an abbreviation but i doubt you complain about that...
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Sigma is overrated

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douglee25 Regular Member • Posts: 105
Re: UVYPC ....

Jeep_Joseph wrote:

Just because you dont know cameras isnt my issue. Hell, ISO is an abbreviation but i doubt you complain about that...
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Sigma is overrated

lol

twamers Senior Member • Posts: 2,044
Re: UVYPC ....

David Lal wrote:

Jeep_Joseph wrote:

Color filter array
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Sigma is overrated

It's a shame you feel obliged to use abbreviations. Undermines the value of your posts considerably.

Sigma is not overrated.

I'd certainly agree on your Sigma point. I mainly have Nikon lens but the Sigma ones l have are excellent.

Jeep_Joseph
OP Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Re: UVYPC ....

Excellent compared to what? Even when we get past optics they still cant construct a well built lens. Just look at the housing flexes for example
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Sigma is overrated

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yray
yray Senior Member • Posts: 2,575
Re: Good value in 2022

Jeep_Joseph wrote:

Color filter array
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Not sure about that, shot under similar conditions and reasonably low ISO, I would have trouble telling D3S and D700 apart. IIRC D700 has the same sensor as D3.

Jeep_Joseph
OP Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Re: Good value in 2022

Might be right, I haven't shot either one in forever so I dont remember
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Sigma is overrated

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