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Best Nikon SLR?


Wilmot 6 338 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 11:25AM
What do you think the best Nikon SLR camera is?

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User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 11:32AM
Hi Steve

This is a really difficult question to answer as each of the cameras is targeted at different types of photographer. The D300, D700 and D3 cameras are probably the technologically most advanced but each one has a feature that sets it apart from the others even if that is 'only' the build quality.

For me, the D3 is the 'best' simply because of the work I do but that might not be the same for you or for any other photographer.

I've not been much help have I? Grin
Snapper 9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
12 Oct 2008 12:43PM

Quote:What do you think the best Nikon SLR camera is?


The one you can afford to buy. Smile You'll learn more from having the camera and using it than you will from saving up for a better one.
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 1:26PM
For me, as a macro shooter, it had to be the D300. Crop sensor benefits and all that. But I'd love to get my hands on an F6
13 Oct 2008 3:45PM
For an amateur shooting everyday things and not working at an advanced level the D90 has a lot going for it.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2008 4:03PM
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
13 Oct 2008 4:55PM
Really got no idea, owned a couple of fm2`s in the past for film use I would have thought the F5.
samfurlong 8 2.5k United Kingdom
13 Oct 2008 5:00PM
DIgital = D3
Film = F3HP
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
13 Oct 2008 5:03PM
Not forgetting the Nikon D3X of course........




Grin

Quote:Not forgetting the Nikon D3X of course........


lol. My general rule of thumb is to ignore anything Rockwell ways.

A D3x could be cool though...

For me its gotta be the D200. Its built like a tank. Mine gets thrown about, bashed into rocks, and occasionally dropped, and its still fine.
Great IQ too.
Although I'd love to get a D300 or a D700, I don't feel the need to get one. The D200's still plenty of camera for me, and I've got to know its little quirks.

D70 was a crackin' little camera too though.
smitbar 6 133 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 12:52AM

Quote:Quote:Not forgetting the Nikon D3X of course........lol. My general rule of thumb is to ignore anything Rockwell ways.

A D3x could be cool though...



i agree..
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
14 Oct 2008 12:52AM
Get your D3X rumours here . Smile
timbo 12 591 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 5:49PM
As you didn't state it had to be digital i'd go for the F3!
NEWMANP e2
6 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 10:36PM
F2 photomic for me, like new after 30yrs solid use
Phil
ks-2008 Junior Member 6 18 2 Afghanistan
16 Mar 2009 12:27PM
Inevitably the best Nikon/Canon/fill in as applicable camera is often the most expensive one you can afford to buy. A D3x is for me the holy grail, but we can't justify almost 6000.

We have at present a Nikon D50, D100 and D200 - all of which do their jobs very well indeed. We have others in our collection, my favourite of which is an old Olympus OM10.

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