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My D200 is unreliable

Digital Kid

UK
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Digital Kid Registered since 31st Jan 2007
Wed 31-Jan-07 11:53 AM

Hi all

I'm new to the site but have been ab avid reader for a number of years.

I upgraded from a D70s to a D200 around 5 months ago and although the camera is far superior to my last camera , i am still frustrated by the Camera due to a number of things.

1) The Camera lacks perhaps the most important aspect of any camera and that is a "Sure fire" setting or what i call my "If in doubt mode". It requires far too much tweaking and seems to require more concerntration on settings than on the image i'm trying to capture.

2) What you see in the sensor is often way off when blown up on PC
Now i know the camera lacks the in-camera sharpening etc but still, my D70s produced a true image that still looked fab on PC. My D200 doesn't. I have to fool around with image after image and this is grating after a while.

3)Focusing is still hit and miss. I've cranked up the in-camera sharpening, kept my iso low and increased shutter speeds but hand held shots especially in-door are still unpredicatable.(More delets than keeps)

Now, i know that we all have to learn and master are tools especially new ones but i am wondering if an upgrade from the D70s to the D200 should be this steep or has the D200 been rushed to market ?

Also, the whole post processing thing is very long winded, and good photography shouldn't rely on photoshop for great results.

I didn't wants a D80 either, i wanted the D200 for its specs, speed and control, don't get me wrong my D200 is good but it is not yet 100% reliable.

I want to see other D200 owners hand held shots without any post processing in various situations and all to be brutally honest.

Anybody who has experienced the D70s wil understand that this is a real gem of a Camera - sharp and most important reliable. As for my D200, its very impressive but it hasnt won my trust 100% .

My concern is will i miss "That shot" because of the Camera ??

All views are most welcome

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