Nikon lets 24.4mp D3x out of the bag

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by frederick, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Not on all computers. It depends on the USB2 controller/reader chipset
    compatibility.



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    Rita Berkowitz, Apr 27, 2008
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    C J Campbell Guest

    USB. Pah. Either FireWire 800 or ExpressCard bus.
     
    C J Campbell, Apr 27, 2008
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  3. Naw, USB2 kills Firewire 800 in real world applications. Oddly, I hate USB2
    since SCSI and SAS are they only two real performance interfaces known to
    mankind.




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    Rita Berkowitz, Apr 27, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    You're a dishonest idiot.
    And you're an idiot.
     
    Ray Fischer, Apr 28, 2008
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    Dave Busch Guest

    I think I have an antique computer problem, a five year old self-built
    2.6Ghz model that often has odd behaviors with USB devices, depending
    on where they are plugged in (only four of the USB ports on the
    computer are reliable; everything else hangs off different powered
    hubs I have plugged in.) I probably have more USB devices than most,
    including three HDD with 2 TB of storage, a couple 8GB flash drives
    permanently plugged in for hourly synced document backup, MP3 player,
    card readers. Most of that stuff is spun down during image transfer.

    I really need a new computer, but I have a new laptop on my shopping
    list first, and I'm thinking of trading my 28-70 in for the new 24-70,
    and life is too short not to have the 85 f/1.4 before Nikon upgrades
    it and ruins the bokeh.

    But I do need to take my computer out of the stone age, especially
    with FireWire. There are lots of days when I shoot 16 GB worth of
    stuff, so transfer could be a real pain. If Nikon comes out with the
    D3x, I'd hate to think what my transfers would entail, although,
    obviously, I wouldn't be using a D3x for 1200-image sports shoots. But
    even for studio or landscape work the megapixels would pile up fast.

    Dave

    Dave
     
    Dave Busch, Apr 28, 2008
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  6. I guess that could be a problem. I always thought you had one of them new
    fangled 64-bit boxes.
    No 85/1.4? That's a nice lens that is mandatory and a must have. I would
    never sell my 28-70/2.8 in favor of the 24-70/2.8. I've had urges to get
    the 24-70/2.8, but the improvements simply aint worth the cost. If/when I
    get one I'll still keep the 28-70/2.8. And with the economy the way it is,
    I'll be snagging some great deals on used equipment. It's going to be a
    buyer's market.
    I wondered that myself. I'm sure Nikon's next monster is going to produce
    some large files. Maybe it's not as bad as we think? If 1Ds Mk III owners
    aren't crying about the file size they are getting we should be fine.




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    Rita Berkowitz, Apr 28, 2008
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    Dave Busch Guest

    No, all my money has been going for camera gear. A lot of it is for
    testing and evaluating, and it's easier to just buy it than wait for
    the vendor to send me one for a month. In addition to the D3 and
    D300, since November I've bought a D60, EOS XSi, Pentax K200D, and
    Sony A350. It looks like a D90 will be next, and if Nikon comes out
    with the rumoured D3x and D10 there isn't a lot left over for a
    new-fangled 64-bit anything.
    I've been limping along with my 40 year old 85 f/1.8, which is
    incredibly sharp wide open, but is no 85 f/1.4. The 85 f/1.8 and the
    D3 make an incredible combination for indoor candids at ISO 3200.
    I've been hearing that the 24-70 is sharper wide open. Maybe not. I
    was considering it as an alternate to the 70-200 VR for basketball and
    other indoor sports when up really, really close. And maybe for
    studio work with DX-format cameras. I tend to go for sharpness first
    and speed second, which is why my 28-200G has remained useful when I
    need compactness.

    Dave
     
    Dave Busch, Apr 28, 2008
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    ____ Guest

    I was considering that lens but realize I use that focal length very
    seldom even when doing portraiture.
     
    ____, Apr 28, 2008
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  9. It sounds like a nice collection. Of course, I know you are dumping most of
    that stuff after evaluating and writing the reviews/books for them? As for
    the better Nikons, you shouldn't be holding onto them much longer than
    18-months, especially with the D3x coming out.
    Nothing wrong with that lens. The 85/1.4 is the best, but I still MF it for
    portraiture work so it's a wash if you are upgrading just for AF. The bokeh
    is sweet on it as well. Like I said it is a must have lens. Oh, don't sell
    that 85/1.8 as it has its own unique characteristics that make it a nice
    lens.
    I've heard that as well about the sharpness, but if you already have the
    28-70/2.8 there's very little room for improvement. Well, you get four more
    mm's on the wide end. I'll still probably buy one, but the 400/2.8 and
    200/2 are my priority lenses this year. I've been picking up lots of
    duplicates of what I already have and been flipping them.



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    Rita Berkowitz, Apr 29, 2008
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