Nikon D3 vs. D3s

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dele

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1,270 posts

196 months

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Morning,

I'm in the market for a new SLR body to replace the venerable D2X I used to have, I cant justify going mental and getting a D4/D4s so I'm looking to go used again and found that there's quite a disparity between the D3 and D3s prices

I guess I'm asking if anyone here can confirm if a used D3s is worth twice as much as a used D3? as a wildcard, I've also noticed the D750 is within budget (Not really interested in a D800 as I've owned one already)

GetCarter

29,443 posts

281 months

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Slightly O/T but I have D2X, D3 and D800 and the D3 'res quality wise' is about half way between the other two. It does of course have most of the low light and full frame benefits of the D800.

www.DPreview.com will almost certainly have reviews of the D3 v D3s.

Pickled

2,052 posts

145 months

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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dele said:
Morning,

I'm in the market for a new SLR body to replace the venerable D2X I used to have, I cant justify going mental and getting a D4/D4s so I'm looking to go used again and found that there's quite a disparity between the D3 and D3s prices

I guess I'm asking if anyone here can confirm if a used D3s is worth twice as much as a used D3? as a wildcard, I've also noticed the D750 is within budget (Not really interested in a D800 as I've owned one already)
D3 owner here, main difference between 3 & 3s is video and slightly higher ISO ability, so unless you 'really' need that higher ISO ability I'd save the money - or maybe look at a D3X if it fits your needs.

D750 is a bit consumery (if thats a word hehe) and will feel tiny & toy-like compared to a D3

Or save even more money and get a decent secondhand D700...

Mermaid

21,492 posts

173 months

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Pickled said:
Or save even more money and get a decent secondhand D700...
Excellent choice - a classic sort of.

budfox

1,510 posts

131 months

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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I typed out a post earlier and never bothered, but it pretty much said buy a D700 as well. I absolutely adore mine and they can be picked up used for around £600.00 now.

The D750 does very much interest me, but not at it's current price. I don't work cameras very hard but the noise performance of the thing seems to be truly staggering. It looks like 4 stops for free making low-light stuff an absolute breeze.

I'll probably sell my D7000 when the D750 comes down in price, and go with two FX bodies.

Pickled

2,052 posts

145 months

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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budfox said:
The D750 does very much interest me,
http://nikonrumors.com/2015/01/14/nikon-d750-is-being-silently-recalled.aspx/

budfox

1,510 posts

131 months

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Pickled said:
Yes I did see that mentioned in a couple of reviews and I noticed that Nikon were fixing the problem. Of course we've been here before with D600 problems so they aren't doing themselves any favours.

dele

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1,270 posts

196 months

Thursday 15th January 2015
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Thanks all

Ended up getting a D3, it just feels so right in the hands

Pickled

2,052 posts

145 months

Thursday 15th January 2015
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dele said:
Thanks all

Ended up getting a D3, it just feels so right in the hands
Can also double up as a makeshift hammer hehe



GetCarter

29,443 posts

281 months

Thursday 15th January 2015
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Pickled said:
dele said:
Thanks all

Ended up getting a D3, it just feels so right in the hands
Can also double up as a makeshift hammer hehe
You can also drop it from 30 feet and pick it up and continue to use it. boxedin

Pickled

2,052 posts

145 months

Thursday 15th January 2015
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GetCarter said:
You can also drop it from 30 feet and pick it up and continue to use it. boxedin
I know a guy who is an ex-army tog, did 18months in Afghanistan with his (well the MOD's) D3 they looked like they had been shot blasted, but still worked perfectly, went through a lot of UV filters though...