Sun 06-Nov-11 06:21 PM | edited Sun 06-Nov-11 08:47 PM by ORTHOZAC
HELLO EVERYONE, GOOD AFTERNOON: I posted a little time ago in the Nikon D7000 forums the possibility of purchasing a used Nikon D300s body mainly because I think that it is going to become a legendary camera... and I am bound to Dallas in two weeks and I know that Ramsey and Eugene would have very good used gear at Competitive Camera... Now I know that the FUJI FILM sensor was and still is maybe the best in colour results in portraits and real accurate skin tones, so I would like to as for a FUJI FILM S3 or S2, which I know I would get for a nice price, and would get along well with my Nikon lens army that I have already assembled... Now, one friend of mine, another orthodontist, suggested me to get a used Canon D60 with a try out lens like say... a 18-105mm, as a comparative in sensor rendition... Doesn't sound bad, but since my Minolta film days, and as a kid I always look forward and dreamed to get into the Nikon family... you r thoughts and opinions, and even advice would be as always, profoundly appreciated... best regards... JOSEPH!
I would stay with your original plan on getting the Fujifilm. I still have 3 Canon bodies and have not seen the type of color and smoothness I got with my Fujifilm S. I traded it in a few years ago for a Nikon D1H but wish I kept it. I'll probably get a S2 or S3 myself in the near future. I just recently traded in 3 Canon L lenses for the Nikon 24mm f1.4. That was a good move. I personally don't care for the Canon body layout and should sell two of the bodies and only keep one to use with the Canon 400mm DO lens and possibly some non-Nikon lenses with an adapter.
I'm sure that you read Larry's post below (or maybe above now). I had a Fuji S3Pro and it was a very nice camera. I researched my purchase very extensively and the then current thinking was that its sensor was probably the most advanced in the industry, equal to or better than that in the D2X. Personally, I think that technology has advanced so far in recent years that there really is no reason to purchase yesterday's prodigies. You have enough old cameras in your stable. I sold my S3 Pro when I bought my D700 and I could never go back. This is just my opinion since you appear to have a severe case of NAS or CAS. I would suggest that you sell some of the other holdings that you no longer like or use and wait for the next generation of "jaw dropping" equipment. That being said, I don't think that an S2 or S3 can hold a candle to your D7000.
As for the D300S becoming legendary, in this day and age, advances in technology will make it a "nice old camera," but not legendary. It will be a nice "first camera" for one of your grandchildren (as will my D3S for one of my grandchildren).