The Nikon D3 makes everyone's life better, even mine!!!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Dudley Hanks, Mar 2, 2008.

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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Wow, with all this hype about the D3, and everyone feeling so chipper about
    being able to take better pictures without actually becoming abetter
    photographer, I just can't help but whistle a happy tune -- even though I
    don't actually own a D3.

    But, regardless, it's just nice that all those Nikon owners will finally be
    able to take shots almost as good as the ones Canon users have been able to
    take for decades.

    Dudley Hanks, Mar 2, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Couldn't tell you. Never took part in anything quite that sad...
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 3, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    Pete D, Mar 3, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Did I say digital shots?

    Dudley Hanks, Mar 3, 2008
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    John Sheehy Guest

    The D3 can take better shots than all but one Canon; the 1Dsmk3, as far as
    IQ goes, and all but the 1Dsmk2 and mk3 cameras, as far as resolution goes.

    Of course, since Nikon conversions lean towards total desaturation of deep
    shadows, and chroma filtering in the brighter shadows and darker midtones,
    it may seem to some that the D3 has more of an edge, sensor-wise, than it

    John Sheehy, Mar 4, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Ray Fischer, Mar 4, 2008
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    John Sheehy Guest

    (Ray Fischer) wrote in
    Ever stop to think that maybe some of this negative energy really has
    nothing to do with digital cameras?

    John Sheehy, Mar 4, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Ever stop to think that ANY camera can take crap pictures and bragging
    about how your camera is SO much better than all the rest is really
    just covering up for a well-deserved inferiority complex?
    Ray Fischer, Mar 5, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Actually, as I've said in other threads, I like both brands almost equally,
    and you can throw in Fuji and Pentax as well.

    But, it is interesting seeing who loses their cool and who doesn't...

    Dudley Hanks, Mar 5, 2008
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    John Sheehy Guest

    (Ray Fischer) wrote in $:
    Yes, I have thought about that, but guess what? I don't have a 1Dsmk3!,
    or any camera as noise-free as the D3!

    Nice try, though.

    And I didn't say that the 1Dsmk3 was "SO" much better than the D3. In
    fact, my statements were of the objective variety.

    John Sheehy, Mar 5, 2008
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    XxYyZz Guest

    You mentioned earlier about how the D3 gets most of its low-noise
    performance via software in the camera. Nikons are known for stomping
    all over the shadow detail in an effort to improve perceived contrast,
    but I don't want to go into that now.

    If you can provide a website that explains what you are talking about I sure
    would appreciate it. It's not the first itme I have heard that.

    What if Canon came out with a 48MP body that was really just a 16MP
    body that had its files up-rezzed to 48MP? You know, kinda like Sigma
    does with its silly ads where they multiply the true res by 3.
    Imagine what the pundits would say. People would crucify Canon in the
    press, claiming that it was just a marketing gimmick meant to up the
    ante in the MP race.

    But when Nikon does the same thing with its aggressive NR, nobody says
    a peep. They get all giddy because now they can shoot stuff in the
    dark at 15000 ISO or something. But we all know it's just trickery.
    XxYyZz, Mar 6, 2008
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    John Sheehy Guest

    Well, what I said was that it looks even better than it is to many
    people, because of the NR. That doesn't mean that it isn't very good to
    begin with, because it is. The D3 is superior, RAW-IQ-wise to all Canons
    except the 1Dsmk3 (at all ISOs, but especially at low ISO) and the 1Dsmk3
    at low ISOs in the shadows, because of their higher resolution.
    That isn't a fitting analogy, though, because NR is not equivalent to
    reducing resolution. NR can still allow a sharpened edge to register at
    any pixel column or row; an upscaled image can not.
    No, it's not just trickery. The D3 really has moved up into the top
    range of noise performance. The NR, however, has people making strange
    statements like "the D3 is a couple stops ahead of all other DSLRs".

    Even many of the most famous experts on photography don't realize that
    they see digital as an "artist's rendition" through RAW conversion. Film
    was always RAW right through to the print; there was no layer of

    Canon is going to lose a lot of customers because they are an arrogant
    company that is out of touch with what people want. They need a wider
    range of NR options in their camera JPEGs if they're going to compete in
    a world where people obviously like cartoonish output from their cameras,
    and this can be done without sacrificing the integrity of RAW or
    excluding more natural looking renditions as an option.

    John Sheehy, Mar 6, 2008
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    John Sheehy Guest

    "XxYyZz" <> needs to fix or change his newsreader.

    It is not attributing quotes properly.
    John Sheehy, Mar 6, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    And there is the usual pathetic bragging again.

    It's just a machine, sucker.
    Ray Fischer, Mar 6, 2008
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    John Sheehy Guest

    (Ray Fischer) wrote in $:
    What bragging is that? That I don't have any camera like the D3 or the
    1Dsmk3? Do you have reading comprehension problems?
    You are hallucinating if you detected any irrational personal attachment
    to a camera I don't own, nor do I plan to, unless bags of money fall from
    the sky onto my terrace. I am attached to the truth, and I see a lot of
    lies out there, which suggest that Nikon's sensor technology is a couple
    stops ahead of Canon's.

    There seem to be an awful lot of personality disorders here on usenet.
    It's like an aviary, I tell you!

    John Sheehy, Mar 7, 2008

  16. So Rita, are you selling every 18 months so you can buy a better camera so
    you can take better pictures ??
    because if that's the case you really should have just kept your Kodak
    Instamatic and saved all that money for Psychologist sessions
    Atheist Chaplain, Mar 7, 2008
  17. I only have one friend who is a Jones and I dont feel the need to keep up
    with him :)
    and apparently I dont take any photos ;-)
    Interesting lens............. must be a bitch to clean the superglue out of
    the threads when you want to use it on another camera :)

    Maybe you could buy me a D80 and some lenses, in the spirit of US -
    Australian relations of course :)
    Atheist Chaplain, Mar 7, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    That would be a meaningful statement if you weren't jumping in just to
    idolize your corporation of choice.
    Where "best" means "gives rita something to brag about."
    Not in the slightest.
    Pathetic suckup.
    Ray Fischer, Mar 7, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    A midlife crisis camera, in other words. Instead of an overpriced
    sports car you have an overpriced camera.

    And that camera makes you a great photographer just like a Porshe
    makes a 50-year-old guy a great driver.
    Ray Fischer, Mar 7, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    Bit like hire cars that will go just a little faster in any given gear than
    one owned by someone......
    Pete D, Mar 7, 2008
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