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Thats it I am done with the D200

grandp


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grandp Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Sun 09-Apr-06 05:44 PM


Shot another wedding last night D200, D2HS and D70

At the reception with just a pocket wizard on the D200 to set off remote lights the D200 can not focus at all in low light even with the bright focus light the focus is slow and hit and miss.

So i had to add a SB-600 to the D200 to help it focus in the low dance floor lighting now it can focus but its just to slow for fast action dancing shots.
What i did get i shot at iso 320 and the shadow noise is just unacceptable.

Everything i shot with the D2HS at iso 320 looks great no noise problem at all and i can shoot with just a pocket wizard on the camera with no problem in focusing.
All last year i shot every wedding and in very low light with a Canon 20D. I did not even own a Canon flash i used all off camera lights setting them off with only a pocket wizard on the camera. In very low to almost no light the 20D would focus with no problem and much faster then the D200.

The D200 is great for shooting in good light i have a sunset session today i will use the D200 for and then all my Nikon gear is going up for sale.
I love the D2HS except after many hours on a job its just to heavy and for shooting with it in my right hand and holding a flash up in my left i do a lot the D2HS becomes very very heavy for one hand so it will go to i am sorry to say i love it.
Will order a 30D tomorrow and then a second one after the other cameras sell.
I will have everything listed in the FS area sometime tomorrow. I just can not live with the D200 noise and slowness in low light.
If i was shooting most of the time in good light i would keep the D200 as it dose a great job.

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