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Old Dec 11, 2007, 8:47 AM   #1
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Please note I am / was a Canon guy until I got my D300.

I went into a local camera store to buy a remote cord for my D300.

The store owner asked me what I thought of myD300.

I responded without hesitation "It is a photographer's camera"

My response just 'popped' out of me, I guess this was my gut felling about my D300.

So, there is not much I can add to my 'review'.

Without dissing any other camera, I can state my D300 is a camera made for photographers ( and very likely designed by photographers ).

I have decided to trade all my Canon gear.

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All of my Canon gear is being sent to my kids, now that I have a D300 in hand. it is a dream camera. This is one of my first real shots with it, and I expect to do nothing but improve on it.


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Old Dec 11, 2007, 6:24 PM   #3
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How do you say 'Smile' in Pelican?

Great shot.

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Thanks, Nicholas, I appreiate it! ISO 200, 2.8, 1/200th had held, spot meter, with a 60mm (90mm effective) lens. Spot meter is fast to lock on, and hold.

Here is another one from the same shoot.
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"Thanks, Nicholas, I appreiate it! ISO 200, 2.8, 1/200th had held, spot meter, with a 60mm (90mm effective) lens. Spot meter is fast to lock on, and hold."

Please correct me if I'm wrong but I thought there was no 1.5 multiplier with a full frame sensor. With full frame won't a 60mm lens be just 60mm's?



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I do not know the answer to that question.. This is a film lens, so I thought it applied. The new DX lenses I know are designed to take advantage of the full frame sensor. Sorry I cannot answer this better. Can someone else please help out?
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Hi All,

The D300 is not a full frame sensor.

A 1.5 crop factor aplies to labled 'MM' focal lengths.

My 18-200 VR povides me with a 35mm film equivalent of +- 25.7mm-300mm.

So the 60mm prime would be a 90mm prime on the D300.

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Thank you Nicholas! I forgot that my D300 was not full frame! only the D3 is..

Not awake, and not thinking yet.... One should never answer questions in such a state!
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nickphoto123 wrote:
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Hi All,

The D300 is not a full frame sensor.

A 1.5 crop factor aplies to labled 'MM' focal lengths.

My 18-200 VR povides me with a 35mm film equivalent of +- 25.7mm-300mm.

So the 60mm prime would be a 90mm prime on the D300.

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So I'm correct, if I put my question to a D3 and not the D300. Thought both were full frame cameras but after reading the fine print (third line down in spec's)at the Nikon site I see that it is not full frame.

Thanks Nick for the answer, great looking pictures BTW.:G

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Old Dec 12, 2007, 11:38 PM   #10
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:GPictures were mine, Craig!At least these were.. Nick has some great shots in other parts of the forum - like his hawk..

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