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Old Jan 1, 2009, 4:31 AM   #1
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I am thinking of moving from a Canon 1D MkII to a Nikon D300, so my question is does the D300 have the Canon function "Safety Shift" which works in the Av or Tv modes only, where the camera corrects for the correct exposure instead of flashing out of range, when the subjectss exposure changes erratically.

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Hi Andrew and welcome to Steve's.

I don't have the answer to that but wonder why you are looking at moving from one manufacturer to another. If you are shooting with a pro level dSLR I'm guessing you mush have quite an investment in lenses, flash etc so it's likely not to be a cost effective move.

What is the mkII not doing that is making you think of jumping ship?

Not saying you shouldn't do this but I'm intrigued.

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Hi Andrew and welcome to Steve's.

I don't have the answer to that but wonder why you are looking at moving from one manufacturer to another. If you are shooting with a pro level dSLR I'm guessing you mush have quite an investment in lenses, flash etc so it's likely not to be a cost effective move.

What is the mkII not doing that is making you think of jumping ship?

Not saying you shouldn't do this but I'm intrigued.

Happy New year,

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The 1dII is old now, a lot of back-focus, the odd red dot in the viewfinder from the foucus pointsand dust visible after a few shots say 20 after cleaning the sensor plus it's heavy. The main reason is no new suitable replacement.
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I am thinking of moving from a Canon 1D MkII to a Nikon D300, so my question is does the D300 have the Canon function "Safety Shift" which works in the Av or Tv modes only, where the camera corrects for the correct exposure instead of flashing out of range, when the subjectss exposure changes erratically.
Like you I have a 1DMrkII and bought a D300 last year...
The D300 (like all Nikons) has an Auto-ISO feature that you can enable which will help the camera expose correctly when the set shutter/aperture is "out of range"

-> i.e. the ISO will automatically shift to compensate (even in Manual if enabled)



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That was exactly my same need - This was what I used to carry for my birding trips:

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Notice how the D300 and Bigma replaces the 100-400L within the same amount of space inside the ThinkTank bag?
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