Nikon D300

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by rll, Mar 22, 2008.

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    rll Guest

    I am planning a two-week trip to Italy and debating whether to upgrade my Nikon D70 to a D300. I have the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens and am planning to use this lens exclusively on the trip, so it is just a question of the camera. (Note: I also have a 10-20 mm wide angle that I may take; a friend said he used his wide angle quite often).

    Should I upgrade before the trip? The vacation is planned for early May, which gives me about five weeks to learn to use the D300.

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks,

    - Russ in Santa Barbara
     
    rll, Mar 22, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    Me? if I know I will upgrade sometime in the future, and if I have the
    money then I would upgrade as soon as I can to enjoy the new toy sooner, to
    have more time to learn about the new toy etc..
     
    Joel, Mar 22, 2008
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  3. I loved my D70, but the D300 is night and day better. It's just a dream
    of a camera, buy it as soon as you can.

    Chris
     
    Chris Pisarra, Mar 22, 2008
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    Cam Guest

    first of all, its not the camera that makes u a good photographer. your d70 is as good as any nik. if u know how to take good pics any quility system will do.
    my kodak retinette a1 can do as well as my contax 137ma quartz. i use a nikon d40x , it wont take any better pics than a d300. THATS UP TO MY SKILLS !!
    what do u think ?
    Cam....
    I am planning a two-week trip to Italy and debating whether to upgrade my Nikon D70 to a D300. I have the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens and am planning to use this lens exclusively on the trip, so it is just a question of the camera. (Note: I also have a 10-20 mm wide angle that I may take; a friend said he used his wide angle quite often).

    Should I upgrade before the trip? The vacation is planned for early May, which gives me about five weeks to learn to use the D300.

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks,

    - Russ in Santa Barbara
     
    Cam, Mar 22, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    I think you blew it good! <bg>
     
    Joel, Mar 22, 2008
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    JT's Ghost Guest

    I've got a D70. Up-grade to the D300 before the trip. Higher ISO
    settings will help with your 18-200 mm VR.

    - JT
    Will also be up-grading soon
     
    JT's Ghost, Mar 22, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    It'll be easier to make manual adjustments on the D300. Bigger brighter
    viewfinder & LCD screen, lower noise, more resolution, etc.
     
    Paul Furman, Mar 22, 2008
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    The One Guest

    I am planning a two-week trip to Italy and debating whether to upgrade my Nikon D70 to a D300. I have the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens and am planning to use this lens exclusively on the trip, so it is just a question of the camera. (Note: I also have a 10-20 mm wide angle that I may take; a friend said he used his wide angle quite often).

    Should I upgrade before the trip? The vacation is planned for early May, which gives me about five weeks to learn to use the D300.

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks,

    - Russ in Santa Barbara


    Or 5 weeks to learn to take photos. No chance.
     
    The One, Mar 23, 2008
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    Mauerson Guest

    I am planning a two-week trip to Italy and debating whether to upgrade my
    Nikon D70 to a D300. I have the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens and am planning to
    use this lens exclusively on the trip, so it is just a question of the
    camera. (Note: I also have a 10-20 mm wide angle that I may take; a friend
    said he used his wide angle quite often).

    Should I upgrade before the trip? The vacation is planned for early May,
    which gives me about five weeks to learn to use the D300.

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks,

    - Russ in Santa Barbara


    If you do upgrade - do it soon. I recently upgraded from the D70s to the
    D300. You will definately need the time to get used to the new camera. Lot
    of options you didn't have to worry (or think) about on the D70. It's a
    great camera - but I wouldn't want to try to become familiar with it while
    on a trip.
     
    Mauerson, Mar 24, 2008
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