Nikon D2x(s) Owners Are Kicking And Screaming!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Because they are getting sub-$2,000 offers for their used equipment. A lot
    of them are now wishing they followed the 18-month rule. Seems the new D3
    is pushing many cameras towards obsolescence, even Canon's new flagship
    models.





    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 6, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    yeah right! LOL
     
    PixelPix, Dec 6, 2007
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    Douglas Guest

    yeah right! LOL

    I don't like to point this out - having a D3 on order BUT...
    Nikon's favourite child, Ken Rockwell (LOL) has conceded the D3 pictures
    aren't as sharp as a 5D image!

    I rather like Nikon's High ISO noise. It looks more like film grain than
    Canon noise and it seems to provide more detail at high ISO than a 5D does.
    Interesting that the D3 is 3 times the price of a 5D but as far as can be
    derived from early tests, isn't all that much better than a 5D.

    Early days, time will tell as this saga of the great saviour of anti
    Canonites starts to show it colours (and what colours they are too!). There
    is a "D2x" setting on the new camera so it's images won't look too radically
    different. I'm personally not impressed by over saturated colour. I mean how
    many degrees of red are there?

    Douglas
     
    Douglas, Dec 6, 2007
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    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    Rita's fat ass is obsolete.
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Dec 6, 2007
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  5. That's good, because whatever he says you know it is nothing more than
    bullshit to generate web hits. It'll be fine, that I'm certain of. Now if
    only the damn D3 would arrive!






    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 6, 2007
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    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    Yeah. Gospel. Well, at least he shot JPGS at default settings.
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Dec 6, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    Perhaps the D3 has made delivery drivers obsolete too? LOL
     
    PixelPix, Dec 6, 2007
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  8. LOL! That's funny and probably true. The good news is the 18-month pop-up
    timer doesn't activate till you receive the Damn D3. Kinda wish I held onto
    the Mk III a little longer, but it was temping fate. Once the D3 is readily
    available the Mk III will probably devalue quicker a Chrysler K-car.






    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 6, 2007
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  9. I'm not,

    I'm keeping the D2Xs for 2nd body and thinking about buying another one for
    a remote cam.

    Hanging out for Saturday to shoot basketball in low light with the D3 w00t.

    Mick Brown
     
    Michael Brown, Dec 6, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    You've been using it for more than 18 months?
     
    ASAAR, Dec 7, 2007
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  11. LOL, ROTFL!
    Don't do that while I'm drinking coffee! You owe me a new keyboard and a
    thourough cleaning of the monitor.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Dec 7, 2007
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  12. I'm going to go into replacement keyboards and monitor cleaning. Not a
    day goes by without someone ruining a keyboard and spitting coffee while
    reading usenet
     
    The Vintage Monk, Dec 7, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    ....with the amount of porn available on the net, is that REALLY
    something you want to be doing? LOL
     
    PixelPix, Dec 7, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    I don't have any new ones, but there are plenty of good, used
    keyboards here. But all on the wrong side of 18 months. :)
     
    ASAAR, Dec 7, 2007
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  15. I agree that it is a sweet deal especially when they are dropping to $1,400
    USD on the East Coast. Even at $1,400 it might be a smarter move to get a
    D300 for a few more dollars instead.
    That ought to be nice. I can't wait to see them.





    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 7, 2007
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Fri, 07 Dec 2007 04:16:54 GMT, Jürgen Exner wrote:
    :
    : >>> Rita's fat ass is obsolete.
    : >>
    : >> You've been using it for more than 18 months?
    : >
    : > LOL, ROTFL!
    : > Don't do that while I'm drinking coffee! You owe me a new keyboard and a
    : > thourough cleaning of the monitor.
    :
    : I don't have any new ones, but there are plenty of good, used
    : keyboards here. But all on the wrong side of 18 months. :)

    The keyboard on which I'm typing this was manufactured on October 30, 1986.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 7, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    My favorite (though not built nearly as well as some older IBMs)
    were Gateway2000 keyboards from the mid 1990s. Large and cheap,
    they had a very nice hardware based macro capability, and the cursor
    keys allowed much quicker game action than most others. Northgate
    keyboards were also much liked, but I never got a chance to use any.
    The keyboard I'm using with my 1 1/2 year old HP computer has a
    particularly bad feel to it. Creaky, straining plastic parts that
    show that the designers were more concerned with HP's bottom line
    than user satisfaction.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 7, 2007
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Fri, 07 Dec 2007 12:36:05 -0500, Robert Coe wrote:
    :
    : > : I don't have any new ones, but there are plenty of good, used
    : > : keyboards here. But all on the wrong side of 18 months. :)
    : >
    : > The keyboard on which I'm typing this was manufactured on October 30, 1986.
    :
    : My favorite (though not built nearly as well as some older IBMs)
    : were Gateway2000 keyboards from the mid 1990s. Large and cheap,
    : they had a very nice hardware based macro capability, and the cursor
    : keys allowed much quicker game action than most others. Northgate
    : keyboards were also much liked, but I never got a chance to use any.
    : The keyboard I'm using with my 1 1/2 year old HP computer has a
    : particularly bad feel to it. Creaky, straining plastic parts that
    : show that the designers were more concerned with HP's bottom line
    : than user satisfaction.

    I once accidentally poured coffee on one of my old IBMs. It quit working, of
    course, so I propped it in a corner of my office to dry out. After six months,
    it again worked perfectly.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 8, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    I have never poured coffee on a keyboard, but it can be dangerous around
    a computer. Way back when, in the 5.25" diskette days and before the XT
    with its hard disk, one of my employees managed to pour coffee on a
    diskette which contained data from a project she had been working on for
    several days. She was totally distraught. I used an Xacto knife to cut
    of a very narrow strip from the top and carefully removed the medium. I
    washed it very carefully with plain water, took a new diskette, cut that
    same strip from it and replaced the medium in it with the data-laden
    medium (thoroughly dry, of course). It read without a hitch, but I
    immediately copied the data to a virgin diskette. She from that day on
    was extremely careful about stuff that she had anywhere around her PC.
    Allen
     
    Allen, Dec 8, 2007
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    John Sheehy Guest

    Canon's new models are great cameras. How can the D3's 12 MP compare to
    the 1DSmk3's 22MP? Let's not get carried away.


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    John Sheehy, Dec 10, 2007
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