Nikon D3S

Announced Oct 14, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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I haven't used my D3s in several months and just the other day I noticed that whenever I shoot a photo the first shot is ok then after that an err appears on the top lcd and every photo after that is black. I noticed the mirror is locked in the up position and shutter closed. it does this in single shot and burst low and high. However if I switch to Quiet mode the mirror will drop back down. and operate as it should.  I did a reset of the camera and topped off both of my batteries, tried...
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Hello, I noticed that the metering button on my D3 is finicky and requires a little more to turn than it should. It is also wanting to stay in Matrix metering even if turned to spot or center weighed. It takes a little messing with it before you can get it just right and manage to get it to "stay" at the setting you need it at. I went ahead and programmed another button so that the camera will go to spot metering when I need it. So selector switch stays in Matrix, and instead of messing with...
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Stupid questions here, this is my first light meter, a Sekonic L858, it reads light "much less sensitive" than my Nikon D3s and D500 by easily three stops. For example, this is test just did, aiming at the same object, the D3s and D500 both reads 1/250 or 1/125, F2.8, ISO 800 while L858 suggests 1/8 or 1/15 for incident, 1/30 or 1/8 for reflective (also ISO 800, F2.8). The reading can be off depends on the angle of aiming the same target. But the discrepancy between light meter and camera...
By: Jaggers Padda (3 months ago)
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I am doing an indoors photo shoot in 1 week and I have a question. I will get straight to the point, What would produce a better image (mainly noise)? D810 36mp 105mm @f2 cropped to 300mm or D3S 12mp 300mm @F4 The D3S will have to be shot at an ISO at least 2 stops higher! I only have access to a 105mm f2 and a 300mm f4also a D3S and a D810. I do not have them now but I will on the shoot.
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I'm planning to shoot a college water polo tournament in a couple of weeks, and I have never done that before, so a couple of questions: 1.) How close can you normally get to the pool, i.e. will 70-200/2.8 be long enough or do I need to lug 300/2.8? I like to fill the frame. 2.) What light levels should I expect at the pool? Also, what shutter speeds can you get away with? I normally don't like to go below 1/800, but that is based on field sports. Is water polo more forgiving in this...
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I'm pretty sure I read a review (but I can't find it now) online that said if you shoot in manual mode on auto iso with flash and the flash doesn't recharge quick enough to fire,the camera with still expose the scene,or try to,correctly.Does anyone know if this is correct? When I use the setting on my D3S if the flash doesn't fire the frame comes out black.
By: Adamhenchy (8 months ago)
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hi everyone!! im currently using the Canon 5Dmkii. i mainly shoot portrait (location and studio), weddings and the occasional "street"'photography. i also have a passion for sports photography (motocross, mountain biking, box amd many other sports) im thinking the D3s could be a viable upgrade due to its ISO awesomeness and the frames per second!! For my wedding and sports side of things. but the D3x is calling to me for the doubled MGP and image quality. is the D3s image quality not as...
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Hi, Nearly 2 years ago, I bought a used D3S with one year warranty, during which all went fine.Recently, though, a problem appeared and had to be sent to Nikon UK. Their assessment is that the i base plate needs replacing (electronic component controlling the shutter mechanism). My problem is there is no (new) replacement part available. I was told they have checked with other European repair centres and even Nikon Japan, and the part is not manufactured anymore. And as it seems Nikon...
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Hi,  I can I get opinions on this please - and I'm sure there will be some! I recently managed to lose my D3S and thanks to new for old insurance now have the money to buy a D5! So, while looking at the best deals I've found that the D5 with two XQD slots retails at between £5100 and £5500 in UK shops but from online retailers at around £4500. The online retailers all include postage, any import fees, etc, etc so the only difference I can see is that with the online retailer I'm probably...
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Picked up a used D3s and wondering if anybody has shot with the sigma OS 70-200 on this for indoor sport. I know the VrII is probably the one to go for and a match for the camera but curious if anybody has the sigma on their D3s. Seem to have read all the reviews and seems mixed about the Original VR and not being designed for FX. Actual user opinions appreciated. Thanks.
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