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jquest


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jquest Basic Member
Fri 24-Aug-07 04:08 PM

The D3 is a big disappointment to me.

I'm not saying it's not an incredible improvement on the D2X (which was also a big dissapointment to me), and I'm not saying it's not an incredible machine. I just don't think it compares with the Canon Top-Of-The-Line, which has become a standard by which DSLRs are measured these days.


The D3 seems to me to compete feature-wise with the 10 MP Canon EOS-1D Mark III, but price-wise with the EOS-1DS Mark III.

And if you're wanting to use the D3 for more than a hobby, chances are the differences in body price won't stop you from getting the Canon, already being hailed as the death of the Medium Format Digital cameras like my H3D 22MP.

The Hasselblads are much less user friendly than the 35mm format cameras, far less feature rich, and more expensive when you purchase their expensive lenses. Although their 16bit technology make incredible images on huge sensors twice the size of FF.

If you want to shoot professionally and be state-of-the-art, I can't see how the two cameras are even close.

Furthemore, the fact that Nikon has kept potential users of the D3 hanging on for so long with no indication of what to expect SPEC-wise has really hacked me off.

I would love to know what the upcoming FF Nikon specs are going to be so I can make a better informed decision regarding staying or switching to Canon.

Without any foreward looking info, I see no real reason to be strung along indefinitely while the competition pole-vaults so far ahead. It feels like we've been waiting too long just to be rewarded with disappointment.

I've never been a Nikon sychophant, just a Nikon user because of equipment that has piled up over the years and as such feel that my opinion is fairly objective for my priorities.

Since both systems are fairly similar in ergonomics etc., meaning I'm not likely to lose an image in Canon or Nikon that I would have gotten with the other, then my priority will be highest quality.

And based on the specs, I see no contest between the two companies. Maybe image tests will tell a different story.

Dave

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