The Nikon D200 DSLR is still my choice for the best Pro-Am Digital SLR camera.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by george, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. george

    george Guest

    I have used this camera for close to a year now and still consider it
    to be one of the best cameras I have ever lifted to my eye. The Nikon
    D200 Digital SLR is well balanced in the hand and the controls are easy
    to get used to. The weight is not an issue (like it is with the D2x and
    D2h), unless you attach the optional battery pack, but the camera has
    that solid feel that tells you this camera is built for professional
    use (or as we sometimes like to say, professional abuse).

    At roughly one thousand five hundred US dollars, the Nikon D200 DSLR
    (body only) actually seems under priced when compared to it's more
    expensive and less expensive siblings. The Nikon D200 DSLR sits
    in-between the roughly one thousand US dollar Nikon D80 DSLR and the
    roughly three thousand US dollar Nikon D2x DSLR.

    For more of this article .......
    george, Dec 7, 2006
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    Al Monte Guest

    You wrote: "...when compared to it's more..."

    The possessive of it is "its"' "it's" is a contraction of "it is". If you
    fancy yourself a writer, you might want to learn this.
    Al Monte, Dec 7, 2006
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    frederick Guest

    I fancied a writer myself once, but she didn't fancy me.
    That learned me something.
    frederick, Dec 7, 2006
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    george Guest

    Do I have to stay after school or can I just write out the lesson a
    couple of hundred times at home?
    george, Dec 7, 2006
  5. Nah. Just sound out "it is" whenever you write "it's". That'll tell you
    if you have got it right.
    John McWilliams, Dec 7, 2006
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    frederick Guest

    How come 'tis doesn't have two apostrophes?
    Who cares?
    frederick, Dec 7, 2006
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    Jeff R. Guest

    I do.
    'cause it helps to understand the language.
    'tis contains only one apostrophe because only one letter is omitted:
    We don't need one to indicate the conjoining of "it" and "is" (i.e., we
    don't use an apostrophe to indicate the dropping of the space.)

    Feel better now.
    Jeff R., Dec 8, 2006
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    chorleydnc Guest

    Do you write 'bus when you mean "omnibus"?

    chorleydnc, Dec 8, 2006
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    Jeff R. Guest

    Nor do I write program''.
    ....and I came to terms with "disk" years ago, but never "color".
    Jeff R., Dec 8, 2006

  10. It should of course be disk' as it's short for diskette :)

    We were told, on the cusp of 70s (not 70's!) and 80s technology, that is
    was floppy disc, hard disc, and diskette - the last being a disc encased
    in a small hard cartridge (3.5 inch jobby). In literature we had to use
    disc when referring to old stuff and disk only when referring to one
    type of diskette.

    It would be sensible to replace this confusion with one spelling.

    How about disq?

    David Kilpatrick, Dec 8, 2006
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    Jeff R. Guest

    As in "disquette"?
    Only in Irak.
    Maybe when the OED recognises "lense".

    (any more dead horses about?)

    Jeff R., Dec 8, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Not yet, let me just try it:


    Paul Furman, Dec 8, 2006
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    Jeff R. Guest

    Jeff R., Dec 8, 2006
  14. 'Amateur Photographer' cover designers haven't managed to get lense (or
    aperature) past their nonexistent sub-editors, but manage at least a
    dozen howlers a year. Can't remember specific ones right now. My pet
    hate is 'hoards' which gets used nearly every time instead of 'hordes',
    but phrases using 'hordes' are usually clich├ęs even without the error.

    Test reports including 'rafts' of features, 'hoards' of functions
    (almost acceptable as a correct use though unintended) etc remind me
    just how valid any of the opinions or comments may be.

    David Kilpatrick, Dec 8, 2006
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    Jeff R. Guest

    Ohhh, definately! I used to be disinterested but now I really loose my
    patients with all these armature writers who, for all intensive purposes,
    couldn't right they're whey out of a paper bag.
    Jeff R., Dec 8, 2006
  16. Maybe that's why they use 'hoardes' of meaningless puffery.

    Now I have a deeper appreciation for the old "Garth and Wayne" skits on
    SNL.... They were saying:

    "No whey!"

    "No whey!"
    "No whey!"
    "Whey!" etc. etc.
    John McWilliams, Dec 8, 2006
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    george Guest

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    george Guest

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    Jeff R. Guest

    Jeff R., Dec 9, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    One of the most shocking things is when someone goes from holding a
    camera like that to an entry-level plastic DSLR. Feeling a Nikon
    18-70mm want to "nosedive" because a camera was just too light is
    disconcerting and uncomfortable. Right now, there are no cameras other
    than the D200 in its niche. Canon's upcoming D40 could change that,
    but don't count of them to provide body seals except in the most
    expensive gear. Meanwhile, Pentax now has them in a $900 body.
    Your mention of easy access to controls is one place larger bodies have
    it all over the small ones now being produced en masse. Controls
    either buried in the menus or, too easy to accidentally hit due to
    crowding on the too small bodies.
    RichA, Dec 9, 2006
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