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nickphoto123 Nov 24, 2007 7:09 PM

Phil?

Didn't he just 'Highly Recommend an Olympus which he, in the same review, cautioned that the camera's sensorclips hghlights?

Nicholas



DarkDTSHD Nov 27, 2007 8:17 PM

WooHOO!! The D300 is now available in some Canadian shops!

http://www.adencamera.com/prod-overv...amp;Category=1

http://www.vistek.ca/

http://www.downtowncamera.com/index....amp;subcat=226

Now all we need are some test reports. :)

More news (Nov 28th):

Nikon has released firmware for the D3/D300 to shoot with D2X color modes to simulate color reproduction. Is it that different and worth the upgrade? (shrug)

http://www.dcviews.com/press/Nikon-D3-D300.htm

DarkDTSHD Dec 3, 2007 12:35 PM

The D3 has begun shipping and some have their D3's as of last Friday.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-8745-9182

In the US are D3 buyers required to prove they are working photogs? Curious.

tjsnaps Dec 4, 2007 8:47 AM

DarkDTSHD wrote:
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In the US are D3 buyers required to prove they are working photogs? Curious.
Nikon has done this before with their flagship cameras.

DarkDTSHD Dec 4, 2007 9:17 AM

tjsnaps wrote:
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DarkDTSHD wrote:
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In the US are D3 buyers required to prove they are working photogs? Curious.
Nikon has done this before with their flagship cameras.
Does this mean they are doing the same thing in the US too? :)

.....Just talked to some one from B&H Photo. Found out that you don't have to prove you're a working photographer to pickup a D3 in the US. Funny how you DO if you're buying in Canada. Though, I don't yet know how strict Nikon Canada is about this. And if shops will sell you one anyways. Finding a way around needing to fill out a form. Hmmm...

musket Dec 4, 2007 10:35 AM

No such limitation in the UK, it appears to be in stock now and available

http://www.twenga.co.uk/prices-D3-NIKON-Digital-cameras-183924-0

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270193081163&i h=017&category=31388&ssPageName=WDVW&r d=1

:| .......................musket


DarkDTSHD Dec 4, 2007 10:52 AM

musket wrote: Interesting. So far, it looks like you can just walk in to a shop and buy a D3 in the UK/US without any stipulations. All you need is to pony up the $. Yet, you do in Canada. Or so the Nikon rep told me at the October phtography show I was at. As I said I haven't been to a local shop to confirm. Still waiting for some test reports. :)

JimC Dec 4, 2007 11:07 AM

I dunno about that. Scroll down in that Ebay listing and you'll see this:

UPDATE(02/12/07): FIRST BATCH OF D3s HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT,MORE UNITSEXPECTED ON THURSDAY(6TH DEC).


musket Dec 4, 2007 11:10 AM

I guess I didn't read down far enough.............musket

ps. still a long way to go before prices equal 6x7 medium format film camera's :-)

http://www.digitalrev.com/en/product...p?item_id=1387



DarkDTSHD Dec 6, 2007 10:29 AM

Full review of the D300 at Cameralabs.com...see here...

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D300/

JimC Dec 6, 2007 12:04 PM

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Full review of the D300 at Cameralabs.com...see here...

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D300/
Interesting. Looking at the image samples on the results page, it looks like the new Sony DSLR-A700 has noticeably better image processing using the camera's default settings (see the menu choices at the top fo this page for outdoor images, noise samples resolution charts, etc.), with less Moiré and artifacting in the lines on the charts from what I can tell from them, too. I'll admit that I'm biased (since I'm shooting with the Sony DSLR-A700 now). ;-)

That surprises me, since raw is much better than jpeg with the Sony from what I've seen so far. But, the Nikon default settings may be tuned to allow for more post processing, too (not as much sharpening, etc.).

I also don't know what firmware versions the reviewer used (and Sony did just recently release newer firmware for the DSLR-A700 to improve image processing). I wouldn't be surprised to see Nikon do the same thing. It looks like manufacturers are tuning the hardware design to allow for more firmware based image processing changes in some of the newer models now.


DarkDTSHD Dec 8, 2007 9:32 AM

Here's some D3 (Sandro) footage where a pro puts a D3 through it's paces at a raceway. See here....

http://www.stunningnikon.com/challen...mp;ATTR=img005

There are two other segments with two other pros (hate that word "pro" heh) but one deals with the Nikn Speedlight system and the other Nikkor lens.

Have a look! :)

guillermovilas Dec 8, 2007 3:13 PM

Just got my D300 yesterday , amazing DSLR , lots of new cool features and very well improved high ISO results makes it exceptional .

I had a D40 , would you believe it , what an upgrade :lol:
My D40 did produce very good results but it` more the lens compatibility which made me change. :mad:

Got at the same time one of those SanDisk Extreem IV 4gb memorycard , blistering fast results (40mb per sec) :O



DarkDTSHD Dec 8, 2007 3:25 PM

guillermovilas wrote:
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Just got my D300 yesterday , amazing DSLR , lots of new cool features and very well improved high ISO results makes it exceptional .

I had a D40 , would you believe it , what an upgrade :lol:
My D40 did produce very good results but it` more the lens compatibility which made me change. :mad:

Got at the same time one of those SanDisk Extreem IV 4gb memorycard , blistering fast results (40mb per sec) :O


You think the SanDisk is fast? Get a Lexar UDMA card! :) The D3/D300 (and one other...which DSLR? Escapes me at the moment) are they only ones supporting UDMA cards right now. Supposed to be the fastest on the market right now.

Congrats on your D300! :) Might be getting one myself. Or possibly a D3. Though, as I mentioned in Canada and in the UK, Nikon Canada/UK are taking it upon themselves to allocate supplies only to working photographers initially. They say this will last throughout the winter. But anything can happen. The demand is too great.

guillermovilas Dec 8, 2007 4:10 PM

DarkDTSHD wrote:
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guillermovilas wrote:
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Just got my D300 yesterday , amazing DSLR , lots of new cool features and very well improved high ISO results makes it exceptional .

I had a D40 , would you believe it , what an upgrade :lol:
My D40 did produce very good results but it` more the lens compatibility which made me change. :mad:

Got at the same time one of those SanDisk Extreem IV 4gb memorycard , blistering fast results (40mb per sec) :O


You think the SanDisk is fast? Get a Lexar UDMA card! :) The D3/D300 (and one other...which DSLR? Escapes me at the moment) are they only ones supporting UDMA cards right now. Supposed to be the fastest on the market right now.

Congrats on your D300! :) Might be getting one myself. Or possibly a D3. Though, as I mentioned in Canada and in the UK, Nikon Canada/UK are taking it upon themselves to allocate supplies only to working photographers initially. They say this will last throughout the winter. But anything can happen. The demand is too great.
The SanDisk Extrem IV is UDMA and another user and i have tested the difference , the SanDisk came on top and well on top .

Testing method :

Nef 14bit RAW(uncompressed) shooting 4 frames in a row ( so 4 pics make 100mb) , shooting at 1/250sec f/2.8 manuel mode , timing starts when pushing first time shutter and finishing when green light turns off ( that`s when the pics are all recorded)

Results:

Lexar 4GB Professional UDMA 300x = 5 to 6sec
SanDisk Extrem IV = 4 sec


guillermovilas Dec 8, 2007 4:28 PM

And to confirm the test have a look here :

http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/b...ory-cards.aspx


Conclusion is the same

1st Sandisk Extrem IV

DarkDTSHD Dec 8, 2007 4:36 PM

guillermovilas wrote:
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And to confirm the test have a look here :

http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/b...ory-cards.aspx


Conclusion is the same

1st Sandisk Extrem IV
Thanks for posting the article. But if you look again you'll find that the Sandisk only beat the Lexar when it cam to writing JPEG. Not when it came to RAW and RAW+JPEG. :)

What I found funny is how they got different results with different cameras. With the Canon 40D the Lexar UDMA beat the SanDisk E4 across the board. As close as the numbers were.

In the end you couldn't go wrong with either and will come down to which one is selling for less.

Tell us how it goes when you get around to shooting pics at ISO 800 or greater. Interested.

guillermovilas Dec 8, 2007 4:42 PM

DarkDTSHD wrote:
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guillermovilas wrote:
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And to confirm the test have a look here :

http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/b...ory-cards.aspx


Conclusion is the same

1st Sandisk Extrem IV
Thanks for posting the article. But if you look again you'll find that the Sandisk only beat the Lexar when it cam to writing JPEG. Not when it came to RAW and RAW+JPEG. :)

What I found funny is how they got different results with different cameras. With the Canon 40D the Lexar UDMA beat the SanDisk E4 across the board. As close as the numbers were.

In the end you couldn't go wrong with either and will come down to which one is selling for less.

Tell us how it goes when you get around to shooting pics at ISO 800 or greater. Interested.
Yes , the results are pretty amazing at high ISO.

When you think that the reviews state that the D3 gives very astonishing results at 6400 ISO ,waouw.... I`m quite happy with my D300

DarkDTSHD Dec 8, 2007 4:48 PM

guillermovilas wrote:
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DarkDTSHD wrote:
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guillermovilas wrote:
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And to confirm the test have a look here :

http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/b...ory-cards.aspx


Conclusion is the same

1st Sandisk Extrem IV
Thanks for posting the article. But if you look again you'll find that the Sandisk only beat the Lexar when it cam to writing JPEG. Not when it came to RAW and RAW+JPEG. :)

What I found funny is how they got different results with different cameras. With the Canon 40D the Lexar UDMA beat the SanDisk E4 across the board. As close as the numbers were.

In the end you couldn't go wrong with either and will come down to which one is selling for less.

Tell us how it goes when you get around to shooting pics at ISO 800 or greater. Interested.
Yes , the results are pretty amazing at high ISO.

When you think that the reviews state that the D3 gives very astonishing results at 6400 ISO ,waouw.... I`m quite happy with my D300
That's partly why I'm vaguely entertaining the thought of picking up a D3. Among many other reasons. Would have been interesting to see them test the memory cards with the D3 too. Oh well. :)

guillermovilas Dec 8, 2007 4:54 PM

So what do you have at the moment ?

musket Dec 8, 2007 5:09 PM

Another review of the D3, or at least first impressions.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...meras/d3.shtml

...................:|...........musket.

DarkDTSHD Dec 10, 2007 2:19 PM

Here is a "lighthearted" comparison of the D3 and the Canon 1DsM3. Have yet to read it but I thought it might be interesting for any prospective D3 buyer. See here....

http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.c...roduction.html

Andrew Waters Dec 10, 2007 10:30 PM

Off topic for a minute.

guilllermovilas, are you the Guillermo Vilas former tennis staror just a fan of his from way back then?

guillermovilas Dec 11, 2007 1:41 AM

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Off topic for a minute.

guilllermovilas, are you the Guillermo Vilas former tennis staror just a fan of his from way back then?
:lol: Just a fan , use to be my idol in the late 70ties :cool:

DarkDTSHD Dec 11, 2007 10:48 PM

The D3 & D300 brochures are now available for download. See here...

http://nikonimaging.com/global/twofl...id=IJD78BJZIJ0

They also have 2 wallpaper files each for download. Though if your monitor or laptop screen can do 1080p like mine you're out of luck. The closest resolution is 1600x1200. I'll pass for now. :)

Andrew Waters Dec 11, 2007 11:10 PM

One last off topic.

I watched Guillermo masterfully dissect Jimmy Connors' game at the US Open Championship in 1977 (on television). :)

guillermovilas Dec 12, 2007 2:59 AM

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One last off topic.

I watched Guillermo masterfully dissect Jimmy Connors' game at the US Open Championship in 1977 (on television). :)
So did i , he was unbeatable on clay in 1977 , that`s because he never met Bjorn Borg that year (injured).
That`s also why he gave Connors such a bad time , Forest Hills was on green clay. :-)

He never beat Borg though , in all he`s career :cry:

DarkDTSHD Dec 16, 2007 10:04 AM

High ISO noise comparison. D3 versus the: D300, 40D, 5D and 1DM3 (new version? didn't say).

http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/b...ory-cards.aspx



DarkDTSHD Dec 28, 2007 12:34 PM

Another D300 review. Overlooked this one for some odd reason. Good read! :)

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ni...ew/index.shtml

Looking forwards to seeing Steve's and Phil's.


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