Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D90/D80/D70 (Public) topic #251784
View in linear mode

Subject: "RE: Is it time for a new camera?" Previous topic | Next topic
Kidkett Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2010Tue 25-Sep-12 02:43 AM
434 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#18. "RE: Is it time for a new camera?"
In response to In response to 17


Campo, US
          

Hi Esancho,

First of all always buy fast good lenses first as you have been told here already. Then if there is something about your camera that it doesn’t do for you then look at a different body.

I used a D80 for years coming from a film camera but didn’t like the low light capabilities and noise from it, so I started to look for a new camera. Although I had FX lenses already from my film days, and some manual lenses, I was ready to go to a FX body. I always wanted the D3X but it was very expensive. The D800 came out at the time I was ready to buy and I read everything I could about it. I finally bought one and just love it, it takes really great pictures and all I could ever want in a camera. It really pulls in the detail in pictures and is just amazing. Every lens I put on it makes that lens better, although I have never shot with a DX lens on it yet. But then again I like to print 20X30 prints that the D80 can’t compare to the D800. But I have prints from my D80 that I upsized and have printed that I wished I had the D800 for all the detail. But if you don’t print big prints, your camera is just fine you won’t see much difference.

On the down side is it is less forgiving and you need to be on your toes using your best shooting practices. The files are very large coming out of the camera and the need for larger cards in camera and a two TB hard drive for your computer. Also I have noticed that if you shoot RAW it takes a little more time to download and process your picture files. I use Nikon’s Capture NX2 and only load 1 file at a time with my D800, where I used to load 10 to 12 at a time with my D80 into the software to work on.

I still have my D80 and still use it as it is easy and fast to shoot, where the D800 still takes me a little more time to click the shutter. But I am getting better every day and hope to be as fast next year. But I would never have looked for the D800 if not for the noise and low light capabilities of the D80. So until your body can’t do what you want it to do stay with what you have and buy good fast glass that will last you a lifetime, body’s come and go. If you are thinking of going to a FX body in the future then start buying FX lenses now so you will have them. I used FX lenses on my D80 all the time and still do.

Happy Shooting,
Bill

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote

This is a hot, active topic!Is it time for a new camera? [View all] , esancho , Fri 07-Sep-12 01:19 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
mfphoto1
07th Sep 2012
1
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
WD4MLA Silver Member
07th Sep 2012
2
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
meat
07th Sep 2012
3
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
espeto68 Gold Member
07th Sep 2012
4
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
07th Sep 2012
5
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
07th Sep 2012
6
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
08th Sep 2012
7
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
bbjavelina
08th Sep 2012
8
     Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
DSW90049 Gold Member
08th Sep 2012
9
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
kentak Silver Member
11th Sep 2012
10
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
14th Sep 2012
11
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
Enthus_Photo
16th Sep 2012
12
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
18th Sep 2012
13
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
DavidHarsay
18th Sep 2012
14
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
20th Sep 2012
15
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
f5titan Gold Member
23rd Sep 2012
16
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
23rd Sep 2012
17
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
Kidkett Silver Member
25th Sep 2012
18
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
28th Sep 2012
19
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
espeto68 Gold Member
05th Oct 2012
20
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
06th Oct 2012
21
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography
08th Oct 2012
22
     Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
cockers Silver Member
09th Oct 2012
23
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
esancho
11th Oct 2012
24
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
rjo3491
03rd Feb 2013
25
Reply message RE: Is it time for a new camera?
vitalishe Silver Member
18th Feb 2013
26

Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D90/D80/D70 (Public) topic #251784 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.