Official Nikon D3 sample photos

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Paul Furman, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. the troll is joking, of course. nobody in their right mind would use nikon glass
    on canon body. some people do install nikkors on canon bodies, but that's more
    like a "see-if-i-can-make-it-work" hobby. it has no practical value.
    Korben Dallas, Sep 14, 2007
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  2. Paul Furman

    frederick Guest

    Lipstick on a pig.

    Turn your useful 28-70 into a less useful 36-90mm, and take
    advantage of a camera body that can't auto-focus properly by
    making sure it can't auto-focus at all.
    frederick, Sep 14, 2007
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  3. Paul Furman

    frederick Guest

    Wolfie - especially for you:

    frederick, Sep 14, 2007
  4. What is auto-focus and how do I turn it on?

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 14, 2007
  5. LOL! Right. Never used a manual focus camera before, I see? Try putting a
    real lens (Nikkor) on the old Mk III or 5D and come back and tell us how
    sweet the images are compared to Canon's equivalent L glass. Sorry, the
    85/1.4 Nikkor blows away the 85/1.2L II and the Nikkor is half the price.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 14, 2007
  6. Who said anything about Nikon making sensors? It's totally irrelevant who
    makes sensors for Nikon just as long as they are good. This version is
    definitely a Canon killer. No, the 5D is not an excellent body; the 5D is
    an overpriced piece of shit with a decent sensor. It is overpriced for what
    you get, a poorly constructed body without weather sealing. It feels like a
    plastic toy in ones hand. You are right about the 5D and ID's ergonomics,
    they both suck. The Mk III's ergonomics are different. Not having to hold
    stinking buttons while scrolling is a major improvement. Though Canon's
    made great stride to get their act together to make a user-friendly
    interface, and they pretty much did on the Mk III, it's still not up to the
    free flowing effortless ergonomics of a Nikon. Even Ray Charles can
    effortlessly shoot with a Nikon.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 14, 2007
  7. Paul Furman

    frederick Guest

    Auto-focus is used to reduce risk of repetitive strain injury.
    To turn something on is a bit OT for this NG, but in your
    case would - at the very least - require blindfolding of the
    frederick, Sep 14, 2007
  8. Paul Furman

    JR Guest

    Nikon made the LBCAST sensor in the D2H which was (is) which delivers
    some of the cleanest images from a DSLR....Even at 4.1 MP, its images
    stood up and surpassed images more than twice the resolution......Nikons
    D2X and D2Xs sensors word made in conjunction with Sony, to Nikons
    specifications....not just a Sony sensor in a Nikon Body....The D3
    sensor is STILL under wraps as who makes it....some say its the new
    LBCAST sensor Nikon has been working on. D300 SEEMS to be a Sony, but
    may not be, it could be a special version for Nikon.

    It says it took them 10 years of development to get the D2h sensor....I
    doubt they would toss all that R&D out the window and not work on a
    higher resolution version....

    One thing to note, the first LBCAST sensor started at ISO 200, the D3 is
    also the same (with a Lo setting for ISO 100), very interesting....

    JR, Sep 14, 2007
  9. that's why they are never good. if they want "good", they have to start making
    them by themselves.
    this version is just a [potentially] better 5d. still it won't kill 5d. nikon
    has a long history of making "slightly better" versions of various canon bodies
    (and being late to the market with them). this one is no exception.
    yes, it is an excellent body.
    it is one of the best constructed bodies on the market. ah, weather sealing -
    the favorite pet peeve of nikon trolls :) firstly, weather sealing is really
    something nobody cares about. nobody would even remember about it if not for
    nikon trolls, who couldn't find anything else to pick on :) secondly, by canon's
    standards, "non-weather sealed" 5d is still better sealed than most nikon's (or
    anyone else's) bodies, which actually claim at least basic weather sealing.
    no, it doesn't. even eos 3, which was in fact "plastic", did not feel like a
    "plastic toy" (except in the hands of envious nikon trolls, of course) and will
    forever be regarded as one of the best bodies ever made.
    Korben Dallas, Sep 14, 2007
  10. Paul Furman

    frederick Guest

    No it isn't - and it was never meant to be.
    It isn't even in the same ballpark as the 1D, 1Ds, Nikon's
    D2 and D3 cameras.
    frederick, Sep 14, 2007
  11. It's a far better body for people who want to go out and take pictures more
    than a foot from their car than those stupid bricks that make far better
    boat anchors than cameras.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Sep 14, 2007
  12. Paul Furman

    John Sheehy Guest

    You've missed the subtle points - the D3 in all probability has less shot
    noise than any current DSLR. From the samples, however, we can not discern
    exactly how much read noise there is, which is very important when you talk
    about shadow areas and under-exposure. Would you be surprised to find that
    one camera might have more noise in shadows while another more in midtones?
    Things like this do happen. The Panasonic FZ50, for example, has less
    total pixel noise at about six stops below RAW saturation and below, than
    the Nikon D2X, but the D2X has less noise in the top six stops.

    John Sheehy, Sep 15, 2007
  13. Paul Furman

    frederick Guest

    Sure - so long as longer than a foot from your car doesn't
    involve a once in a lifetime photographic expedition to
    frederick, Sep 15, 2007
  14. You're right: a boat anchor would be seriously useful on an Antarctica trip.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Sep 15, 2007
  15. Paul Furman

    frederick Guest

    That's right - the 5ds that failed aren't heavy enough - so
    become "unfit for any purpose".
    Any camera with a "print" button on it is a toy.
    frederick, Sep 15, 2007
  16. Paul Furman

    THO Guest

    I guess you never read those trip reports about the Antarctica trip
    where all the Canons died from rain, moisture, and Canon's substandard
    weather sealing. I bet those Canon users cared about water sealing.
    THO, Sep 16, 2007
  17. Please, Nikon, the D3 needs a print button. Urgently.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 16, 2007
  18. Paul Furman

    RichA Guest

    You make it sound like it's Scott heading out with a dog team. Those
    "expeditions" to Antarctic are expensive yuppie cruises aboard luxury
    yachts, nothing more.
    The more adventurous ones may involve a helicopter trip or dingy
    excursion amongst the icebergs.
    RichA, Sep 16, 2007
  19. Paul Furman

    Toby Guest

    You wish.

    Toby, Sep 17, 2007
  20. it is funny how bitter nikon trolls still can't get over the fact that
    professionals opted for taking "non-weather-sealed" 5d's over any
    "weather-sealed" nikons to that expedition :)
    Korben Dallas, Sep 17, 2007
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