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I love Nikon but they are KILLING me...

kstrongs

St. Thomas, CA
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kstrongs Registered since 04th Oct 2011
Fri 28-Sep-12 10:38 PM

>I'm sorry to post a rant thread because I just try to avoid
>this kind of thing, but Nikon is KILLING me here...
>
>For any of you that know me or my posts, you know I love the
>large pro bodies. I have massive hands. The big bodies fit
>my hands and allow me to shoot comfortably for hours. The
>smaller and medium sized bodies just introduce different
>levels of "hurt" to my day.
>
>I shoot two primary things. Sports and Studio (fashion, and
>beauty). All I've wanted from Nikon for the past couple of
>years is 2 cameras.
>
>1. A sports camera like the D3s with 20-24MP or a DX sensor.
>2. A studio camera with high MP that didn't cost me as much
>as a move to MF
>
>Nikon gives me the D7000. Terrific DX sensor, in a body so
>small my hands hurt after 20 minutes of use on a monopod with
>my 300/2.8. It has 2 SD slots. It has less MP than the entry
>level Canon did 2 years previous. I bought it anyway. It's
>since been moved to studio duty or remote duty for sports.
>
>Nikon gives me the D4. Not quite enough MP. A new card
>format that seems to be on shaky ground. No ISO improvement
>over my D3s. A fairly steep cost of entry. So I pass on
>this.
>
>Nikon gives me the D800. A medium sized body with the best
>sensor imaginable in the wrong body. I pick it up anyway
>thinking it will be my studio solution. But now I use it for
>sports more than anything.
>
>Nikon gives me the D600. A sensor I would LOVE to see in a
>D4s. And they put it in an even SMALLER body than the D800.
>No, I won't go there.
>
>Nikon gives me the Nikon 1 system. Tiny camera with a great
>crop sensor. I can take off my extenders and retire my long,
>heavy glass. It shoots 10fps, but sensor noise is about where
>my D2x is. Ok, fair enough. And then.... it has no normal
>hotshoe, no 10-pin connection, no PC terminal, and no remote
>capability AT ALL. It happily takes my AF-S, AF-D, and even
>AI/AIS glass. But it won't do AF-C with any of them. I
>bought it anyway.
>
>
>
>WHAT THE H*** ARE THEY DOING?! Am I really asking too much?
>I would gladly pay $5k tomorrow for a D4 body with a D800
>sensor in it. I would pay $4k for a D4 body with a D3200
>sensor in it. It CAN NOT be this hard.
>
>I have a D2h, D2x, and a pair of D3s. I would sell any or all
>of them and move forward if there was anywhere for me to go.
>But there isn't.
>
>...sorry folks, I just had to let that out, and pray that
>someone at Nikon MIGHT read it.
A know what you mean about body size. I have the D2x, fits my hands perfectly. I have the D3, it fits perfectly.
I bought the D7000, and even though I don't have real large hands,
my fingers do hurt after an hour of hockey with the D7000 where they did not hurt when using the larger bodies. I also found this to be a better balance for a long lens.
I wuld like a D4 with a DX sensor, with all the bells and whistles the full FX sensor gives.

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