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Do I really want/need a pro level DX body?


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bjj

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"RE: Do I really want/need a pro level DX body?"

bjj Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jan 2009
Thu 20-Dec-12 10:31 AM

What a question!
After using a D300s for best part of three years I used to think I did, but after much pondering realised I didn't. (Was I cured of NAS???)
Oh NO, in April, this year, I moved "up-to" FX, buying a D700. What a move to make, why-o-why didn't I do this earlier?? I'm still asking myself that question. Don't kid yourselves the "reach" advantages of crop sensors are lost against the improved picture quality afforded by the full frame - at least this is what I believe.
Didn't go for the D800 or D800E as I didn't want to have huge files slowing down the processing & clogging up my hard drives - I am too weak to throw even marginal pictures away! & as I take around 35,000 shots a year that would require one hell of a lot of extra storage! But when my computer is next upgraded I may be tempted to go for something with more megapixels. (If the D800 had been a 24Mp sensor – I would however, have been very very tempted.
I had been really impressed with images produced by the D7000 and was tempted, for a very brief period, to go for one. However I would have missed the 51 AF points and ability to switch between spot, centre weighted & matric metering – amongst all the other little extras - too much. After using a Pro body like the D300s I would never have been happy going back to a “menu driven” consumer system.
So to sum up – would have liked a replacement for the D300s but now no longer a priority as I have moved on to FX.
Now if Nikon could just produce a Pro DSLR that didn't do video & concentrated on producing sensors that were limited in pixel density but were super sensitive & noise free……… Could shoot in the dark & still retain all colour information...... Had a frame rate in excess of 10f.p.s. with an un-limited capacity …….. The ability to auto focus & track small objects (BIF) …………. I could go on………. What a happy bunny I would be!!
If Nikon continue to produce cameras next year at the rate they have this then I may not have long to wait! Time to start saving for the brick – Jeweller’s windows don’t break themselves you know!!


All the best Brian

If in doubt shoot it! There will never be a second chance.

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