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bobpilot

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bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007
Wed 04-Apr-12 07:08 PM | edited Wed 04-Apr-12 10:31 PM by bobpilot

I have a D3s that I like, a lot. It serves me well. I want a second FX body. I might go on an extended trip beginning this fall and I want to come home with images that can be printed large.

The D800 gets great reviews. A pro acquaintance suggested that the current lenses do not meet the demand of the camera, so MP above 25 is not needed, at this time. This was his opinion, but he is someone I respect, and he is a full time pro.

The D3x is outdated, and it does not have the sensor cleaning feature of the D3s (why not? but that is for another thread). I understand that the D3x was intended for landscape, studio and fine art work, while the D3s was intended more for sports and journalist photographers.

I describe myself as a cultural and travel photographer, with an interest in garden photography. I like making portraits of people and animals, when I get the chance. (I describe myself as such, this does not mean I am good at this, or experienced, it describes what I like to photograph, not what I am good at.)

To see what I shoot, I invite you to see the slideshow on my web page (link is below). Most of these will not print large, there is not enough resolution. But is going to a D3x or the D800 going to resolve this? I have had detailed discussions about this with a very knowledgeable pro here and he seems to think not. So, do I take by D300 as my second camera or buy a D3x?

Bob


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