Which Is the Better Camera F6, OR D2X?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by TIM, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. TIM

    TIM Guest

    I'm A Advamced Amature and was wandering Which Of these two Nikon
    SLR's are better for taking Photographs Og My Model Railroad?
     
    TIM, Nov 24, 2004
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  2. TIM

    TP Guest


    Given your "Advamced Amature" status the best Nikon SLR I can think Og
    would be a Nikon FM-10 with a 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 Cosina "Nikkor" lens.

    So stop wandering and Go Buy One!

    ;-)
     
    TP, Nov 24, 2004
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  3. TIM

    ink Guest

    The F6 is a film camera, the D2X is a digital camera. Your call.

    Cheers
    ink
     
    ink, Nov 24, 2004
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  4. Neighter. Both are on the heavy side, and serious overkill for model
    railroad photography.

    The F6 is environmentally sealed, which is great if you work in harsh
    environments. I assume your model railroad is located indoors - so
    you don't need that level of environmental protection.

    The D2x is a photojournalist's camera, with a fast firing mode,
    etc., which again does not seem relevant for your intended use.

    I would suggest that you get the Nikon D70 and spend your money on
    good glass for macro photography - for example the Nikon AF
    Micro-Nikkor f/2.8D.

    (And if you were just trolling - well then you caught one.)
     
    Gisle Hannemyr, Nov 24, 2004
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  5. For model railroads, or other small, inflexible items, I would seriously
    consider the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 shift lens for depth-of-field control. That
    lens is expensive, but less than the difference between a D70 and D2X
    The advice is sound regardless of the soundness of the question.
     
    Andrew Koenig, Nov 24, 2004
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  6. TIM

    GTO Guest

    I assume that you are refereeing to



    http://www.nikonians.org/html/resources/nikon_articles/nikkor/special_purpose/85_PC/85mm_pc_1.html



    This lens is expensive and rather heavy. I do not think it is a good idea to
    stick a heavy pro lens on a D70. Remember, the D70 has a plastic mould that
    holds the Nikon mount in place.



    There have been reports at Nikonians.org of users that were able to damage
    the D70 due to the increased torque caused by moving the camera with heavy
    lenses.



    If someone has the pocketbook to buy the lens mentioned above, he should
    seriously consider purchasing an F5 (for 35mm film) or a D2H (for digital).
    Regarding indoor photography, the larger pixels of the D2H should make it a
    more suitable camera than the overly expensive D2X. Last but not least, the
    F6 isn't recommended either (too expensive). But the F5 with this nice
    discount is preferred.



    Gregor
     
    GTO, Nov 27, 2004
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