Chikubi

Chikubi

Lives in United States Desk, AK, United States
Works as a photog
Has a website at www.emasterphoto.com
Joined on Apr 18, 2008

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On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (285 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: The term 'game changer' is now used far too often and has become just an expected marketing phrase with no real meaning.

The Nikon D3 / D3s were, however, real game changers. I remember the first week of owning my D3s and thinking photography had changed. For years half of my concentration when taking sports images had been on watching the ISO. With the D3s I could let ISO ride to levels I had never thought possible, freeing me up to concentrate on the shot and not the image noise. That the focus had improved so much as well simply made the D3s the first digital camera that just got out of the way and let me concentrate on my images.

It wasn't just a better camera it was a new way to take photos.

Pete - same feeling here. I bought my D3 new in September '08 and feel it redefined the way I thought about and used ISO at the time. I also was fairly amazed at the headroom in the RAW files and just how much could be pulled out if I was a bit off in my exposure. I've had a fair number of more modern DSLRs since then, but as good as they were, they all got cycled out of my bag while the D3 still sits there and is in regular use to this day.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (285 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: It needs two 'k's or 'ck' to be Nick-on. Otherwise it's monty python: the photographers who say 'Ni con'.

Entoman, you're incorrect. In Japanese the vowel sound for 'i' is pronounced as a slightly truncated version of 'ee', so the 'ni' in Nikon is indeed pronounced natively as 'nee', and again slightly truncated. UK and US are both wrong when compared to the native pronunciation; Japanese say 'nee-cone' as the vowel sound for 'o' is similar to a somewhat truncated long O sound, not an 'ah'-type sound like most English speakers use.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 17:43 UTC

I like it. Whether you win or not, at least you're trying to think outside the box. Good job and good luck!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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