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Old Jan 1, 2008, 7:25 AM   #1
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Hi. I am looking to purchase a Nikon D3.
Does anyone have any suggestions or know any web sites to help my decision making?
I need a camera that can accept my older Nikor lenses and has full size image sensor

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Old Jan 1, 2008, 8:35 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any suggestions or know any web sites to help my decision making?
I need a camera that can accept my older Nikor lenses and has full size image sensor
Stephen,

What decision is there to make? The D3 is the only full-frame Nikon DSLR. or are you just looking for a place to buy it?
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Sorry. What I meant was other makes other than Nikon and that can accept older Nikor lenses.
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Nikon lenses only fit Nikon camera's, and as was mentioned the D3 is Nikon's only full frame camera. It's also $5000 and extremely hard to find. To be able to get one right away will take a good bit of luck.
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Nikon lenses only fit Nikon camera's,...
Not quite true. Nikon lenses also fit Fujifilm dSLRs.

But Fujifilm doesn't have a full frame dSLR yet, so it seems the OP would not be interested.

Which raises the question: Why does Stephen0523need a 'full frame' image sensor? The only consequences to having a dSLR with an APS-C size image sensor are increased depth of field and reduced field of view. Am I missing something?
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Am I missing something?
yep - more noise and less dynamic range in aps-c. And, you also toss out increased depth of field and reduced field of view as if they're not a big deal. To some people they ARE a big deal.
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Am I missing something?
yep - more noise and less dynamic range in aps-c. And, you also toss out increased depth of field and reduced field of view as if they're not a big deal. To some people they ARE a big deal.
Absolutely, but is that why Stephen0523needs a 'full frame' image sensor?
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Nikon lenses only fit Nikon camera's,...
Not quite true. Nikon lenses also fit Fujifilm dSLRs.

But Fujifilm doesn't have a full frame dSLR yet, so it seems the OP would not be interested.

Which raises the question: Why does Stephen0523need a 'full frame' image sensor? The only consequences to having a dSLR with an APS-C size image sensor are increased depth of field and reduced field of view. Am I missing something?
I'm aware of Fuji's DSLR's, but as you mentioned they are not full frame, so I didn't feel it was even relevent to mention them. You could also mount Nikon lenses to other bodies, via adapters, but you would lose most metering and AF functions.
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Thanks for all the help. I think I will be going for the D3.
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