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Old Apr 12, 2006, 5:44 PM   #11
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Now you're making me feel bad

I still love my D2X though. I have a pic currently that was 6 frames shot vertically, with the D2X, and stitched together with PTGui to create a native 14"x38" print that I am entering in the county fair in a couple of weeks. It is a truly awesome (pardon my tooting my own horn) panorama of Yosemite Valley that I an pretty sure will be a winner.

I just consider myself blessed and lucky to be able to own both cameras. Now if I can just drum up some business to start paying for these toys I'll be able to sleep better at night.

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 9:16 AM   #12
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Sorry, wasn't trying to make you feel bad... I was speaking more for myself. You are lucky enough to own the two nicest Nikon camera's made!! :G You are a good person to compare the two camera's actually... what are your thoughts D2X vs D200 and take into consideration the huge cost difference and if those differences add up.
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 9:39 AM   #13
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The D2x will be better in the longevity department I think with a longer shutter life. When It comes to action photos 8fps is pretty awesome. The D2X also has way better battery life than the D200.

I think if the D200 had come out first though, I wouldn't have purchased the D2X. I would have purchased 2 D200s :lol:

At any rate it is great to have two great cameras to rely on for important shoots. I also have a D70 as an additional backup. I've heard of photographers having major problems even with 3 bodies when none of them wanted to work when it came time for the big assignment. I am moving into the realm of full time business with my photography so that makes it easier to justify the expense (especially to the little lady).
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 10:54 AM   #14
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Good points, the 8 fps is in the high speed crop mode right? When you switch it into that mode, doe's it change the image size? Heck, 5 fps has got to be fast enough for 99% of the people out there right? I'm just jealous you have both camera's.:|
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 5:09 PM   #15
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Yes, 8 fps is only at 6MP or so. I'm just showing off :blah:



5 fps is probably fast enough most of the time even for me. I haven't used that feature much on either camera. I tried once on my D70 (3 fps) with a Civil War reenactment and it didn't perform anywhere near that speed. The D2X sounds like a machine gun even at the full 12 MP.
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 1:33 PM   #16
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i ordered mine 3 weeks ago. The site said it was in stock, but i'm still waiting. Just the way things go with new equipment. Everyone wants one.
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 3:01 PM   #17
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Call National camera exchange in Burnsville, MN. They had five off them last week when I got mine. I've gotta tell you I went to a local duck pond/small lake that is full of Wood ducks and Hooded mergansers and when they launch out of the water I just get my focus sharp and hold the shhutter down while following the object and man does it present a nice sequence. I went out at lunch today and we had a nice sunny day and I got some Hooded mergansers bursting and flying low on top of the water that are awesome! I still am learning switching from Aperture Priority (depth of field shots) to Shutter Priority to make sure I'm stopping those wing beats. It's a learning curve but I'm getting there, I think. I also need to figure out what setting I need to turn on when I'm trying to have it lock on a subject and keep it in focus as it's flying.
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