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Best Nikon SLR?


alarsen07 3 3
28 Jan 2011 4:13AM

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.



Wow that is a really great comment. I never thought if it that way Smile

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1 Feb 2011 11:49PM
The one you have with you
dlegros 12 217 England
2 Feb 2011 10:09AM
Maybe not the "best", for me the most significant was my F50.

I started photography with a no-name 110 camera, then graduated to my mother's hand-me-down Yashica Super 35 rangefinder.

All the time I lusted after a Nikon, I thought about SLR flexibility whilst playing with my little rangefinder with add-on finders and lens adapters.

As I grew up, she passed on her Pentax SLR to me which I used until I finished my Nurse training and had a "proper" job.

A trip to the nearest shop and I had a spanking new F50 (albeit in dodgy gold plastic!) and I adored it.

It stayed with me as a backup when I picked up a second hand F90X and this pair served me well until I decided to jump to Digital in 2007.

Ultimately, my F50 was consigned to eBay where I practically gave it away :-(

Ahhhh, memories Smile
imajery21 6 9 Wales
2 Feb 2011 11:05AM
I'm with Simon - its no good if its sat at home when your out.
filmlover 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 8:21AM
For "ME", black & white ~ F4s, colour ~ F6.
Sooty_1 4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 6:02PM
The F. It is the one that started the range back in the 50s, and the ethos has not changed since. Plus, I have got much sharper pictures from my F and F2 than with any other Nikon, and I have owned lots.

The D70 gets a few mentions, but it is very dated now. With the pace of digital advancement, are the current DSLR crop going to be usable in 10 years' time? 20 years'? My F is quite a late one, but it is still working perfectly 40 years' on, and I can still get lenses for it. They were built to last in those days.

Nick
thewilliam 6 4.8k
4 Feb 2011 6:48PM
My latest optical investment was the 100mm Zeiss Makro-Planar - used every day on a D3 in the studio and it works just as well on my 30something year old F2. It's a lot better than any of my old lenses and built like a brick privy.
Sooty_1 4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 8:48PM

Quote:The F. It is the one that started the range back in the 50s, and the ethos has not changed since. Plus, I have got much sharper pictures from my F and F2 than with any other Nikon, and I have owned lots.

The D70 gets a few mentions, but it is very dated now. With the pace of digital advancement, are the current DSLR crop going to be usable in 10 years' time? 20 years? My F is quite a late one, but it is still working perfectly 40 years on, and I can still get lenses for it. They were built to last in those days.

Nick

BigRick 9 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 11:58PM

Quote:The F. It is the one that started the range back in the 50s, and the ethos has not changed since. Plus, I have got much sharper pictures from my F and F2 than with any other Nikon, and I have owned lots.

The D70 gets a few mentions, but it is very dated now. With the pace of digital advancement, are the current DSLR crop going to be usable in 10 years' time? 20 years? My F is quite a late one, but it is still working perfectly 40 years on, and I can still get lenses for it. They were built to last in those days.

Nick



unfortunatly i am one of those people that doesn't care, because in 4 years time my D300s will go and i will upgrade, as i do every 4 years. It is now a (sad) fact that unless you keep replacing equipment, you dont get the latest advances, and the "best" performance. Laptops/PC are one of the worst culprits, due to software updates that the PC cant keep up with. Smile
nishchal 4 5 India
23 Feb 2011 10:22AM
D3x and D700
nishchal
Arrem 8 8 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 8:25PM
Perhaps I missed seeing other references to it, but my old D50 is a cracking good camera and as reliable as they come. Which is just as well because I can't afford to buy another anyway Wink .
petrnikl 4 1 Czech Republic
25 Feb 2011 8:09AM
For me it is the D200 and D3x. But it's a question of money ... Smile
Petr
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6 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 11:40AM
the d300 blows the socks off my d200 but ill never love anything like my old f2 photomic
Phil
peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 1:04PM
D3S and FM2; there both mediums covered Grin; however to contradict a post I made in 2009 definitely NOT the D700 as the wretched thing got wet, let in water and cost me 600+ to get put right conveniently NOT covered in the guarantee so the D700 is my most unfavourite and worst (D)SLR of all time.

Peter.
davey_griffo 5 213 165 England
25 Feb 2011 6:13PM

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


A Sony. Smile

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