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    thats the exact camera i have and i love it, its a great beginners slr but at the same time is a good advanced camera at a great price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    Full frame is awesome, you are going to love it. The one downside is not having quite as much reach, but everything else makes it worth it. You going to keep the old body?
    Yeah. I think so.

    It took a lot of rationalization to convince myself I was worthy of owning a tool that capable.
    Well, the nice thing with the DSLR bodies is that now the mega pixel race is all but over, the body turn over is less and less, my 5D is case in point, almost 3 years old with no replacement announced (and now I have just domed myself to a replacement being announced 5 minutes after I post this). So a mondo body like the D3 starts to become more of an investment rather than an expense.

    As for keeping the D200, I would say if at all possible, I would think it would be advantages to hang on to for your long shot camera. While the D3 is a great sport camera, with full frame, it is going to be strongest for you either with really long lenses (do I smell a AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR in your future ) or at a shorter distance, as you won't have the crop factor working for you.

    That camera is going to be kick ass! Even if you aren't excited, I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    Well, the nice thing with the DSLR bodies is that now the mega pixel race is all but over, the body turn over is less and less, my 5D is case in point, almost 3 years old with no replacement announced (and now I have just domed myself to a replacement being announced 5 minutes after I post this). So a mondo body like the D3 starts to become more of an investment rather than an expense.
    Precisely my feeling on the subject. This is an investement for me. In fact, if it ends up being half as kick ass as I've heard it is, it'll be the last DSLR I ever buy.

    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    As for keeping the D200, I would say if at all possible, I would think it would be advantages to hang on to for your long shot camera.
    There's a couple reasons why I plan on holding on to the D200. First, it really is a great camera with a LOT of potential (even with the D3 in my stable). Second, while I'm out with my wife, I can teach her to the ins-and-outs of DSLR photography using the D200 while I'm beside her shooting the D3. Third, if I go out by myself, it'll be nice to have one body with the long glass on it and one with the wide-angle glass on it. Fourth, plain-and-simple backup.

    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    While the D3 is a great sport camera, with full frame, it is going to be strongest for you either with really long lenses (do I smell a AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR in your future ) or at a shorter distance, as you won't have the crop factor working for you.
    You smell nothing of the sort. At $8,500, that lens costs as much as the D3, the 14-24 f/2.8, and the 24-70 f/2.8 combined. If I need that much glass, then I'll rent it. Besides, with the 2x teleconverter I already own, I've got the length in attaching the 70-200 f/2.8 to it. Of course, it won't be as fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    That camera is going to be kick ass! Even if you aren't excited, I am
    Agreed. I'm excited...just shell shocked at the amount of cash I'll be dropping when it arrives. I'm sure that when I've got it in my hands, all the butterflies will vanish...replaced with a sly smirk on my face and thoughts of world domination.

    Hopefully it'll be here before Red Bull San Diego in May.
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    Testing out the macro function of the little PowerShot G9 I picked up today:



    Not bad for a P&S. Shot in RAW at 800 ISO and processed in Lightroom. I'll be playing with the functions and features of this little gem on my trip this week.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


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    I like Nikons better... try the nikon d40x...

    same deal... just feels more... I dunno... secure in my hand.

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    More from the new G9.







    I grow more and more impressed with the abilities of this little point-and-shoot. Aside from the built-in limitations of this style of camera, I can only find one thing I really don't like about it...and that is simply the fact that it didn't come with a wrist strap. The viewfinder is also quite ****ty, but who cares when you've got a 3" screen on the back?

    Metal body. BIG screen. Stabilized. Good zoom. RAW mode. Nothing not to like.
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    Finally! Phil Askey over at dpreview.com posted a review of the D300: Nikon D300 Review


    I have been lamenting whether I should have bit the bullet and gone for the D3 like FBJ. Phil's conclusion that "there's simply no better semi-professional digital SLR on the market," makes me feel a little better. Of course I could save up now for the D3 and I would have a great 2-body camera combo! I'm not sure I could convince my wife though.

    BTW, speaking of the wife, just like FBJ, my wife has inherited my D200 and she is really enjoying it and has learned a lot about photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaderFan View Post
    Finally! Phil Askey over at dpreview.com posted a review of the D300: Nikon D300 Review


    I have been lamenting whether I should have bit the bullet and gone for the D3 like FBJ. Phil's conclusion that "there's simply no better semi-professional digital SLR on the market," makes me feel a little better. Of course I could save up now for the D3 and I would have a great 2-body camera combo! I'm not sure I could convince my wife though.

    BTW, speaking of the wife, just like FBJ, my wife has inherited my D200 and she is really enjoying it and has learned a lot about photography.

    I want one! Sooooo bad! But with the wife-to-be becoming my wife in May... it doesn't look pretty yet. Maybe one day

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    SanDisk 12GB Extreme III CompactFlash Card Part Number SDCFX312288 @ samys.com

    $70 after mail-in rebate for a few more days

    Here is the ad
    http://www.samys.com/ads/current_ad.pdf

    FBJ has been encouraging me to shoot RAW so I've been looking for a huge CF card.
    This one should fit the bill, guess I'll have to get on the road so I can have it for Derby Dolls tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeShootsNScores View Post
    I like Nikons better... try the nikon d40x...

    same deal... just feels more... I dunno... secure in my hand.

    You nailed it. Recently I did about 2 months of research before narrowing it down and choosing, and the Nikon D40, Rebel XTi, and Olympus E-510 were very similar in price, features, and ratings. But when I went and handled them in person (before ordering at Amazon of course) I was surprised how uncomfortable 2 of the 3 were for my particular hands. That clinched it. The Olympus has it's cons, but was heavenly in my hand--like a custom-made glove. But each person is different. The Canon is known for being a great "action" camera, and having young kids that might be perfect. The Nikon (sister-in-law has one) takes AWESOME pics right out of the box, and seems to be very intuitive and great in low light. But bottom line if it feels bad or clumsy in your hands you'll be less excited to use it. If ordering on-line, PLEASE go somewhere and hold them first.

    Good luck in your search Ruely!

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