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    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:12 PM

    Hello everyone. I would like to tap you all for some advice if I may...
    I have, for a while, been thinking about getting a second body so that I can have a couple of lenses on the go at a time.
    Currently have a D200, which I generally use with my battery grip on because I like the weight and feel of it when taking pictures...so would like something in a similar vein / feel.
    I was thinking of an S3 pro...because they are relatively cheap ( and I am tight.. ), are a similar size and will take all my lenses of course.
    Anyone have any opinions / experience of said camera ?

    Cheers dudes... ( and dudettes.. )
    Nik

    Last Modified By NikLG at 11 Nov 2008 - 8:13 PM
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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315616 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:15 PM

    Maybe the S5 as mentioned in another thread.

    CathyT
    CathyT e2 Member 87281 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:16 PM

    What about This little beauty...and quite a reasonable price. Wink

    User_Removed
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:17 PM


    Quote: What about This little beauty...and quite a reasonable price.

    lol now that is funny

    Paintman
    Paintman e2 Member 8869 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:19 PM

    Does it take Lee filters?

    CathyT
    CathyT e2 Member 87281 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:20 PM

    I don't think so ....but you can throw it on the floor and it won't break.....

    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:35 PM

    S5 Pro is a stupid price right now at W/E and postage is free if you spend over 50 quid.....!

    S5 Pro

    Or spend a tad more on a used D2X/s.....Or go mad and treat yerself to a D700.........Well ! It's almost Christmas........!

    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    11 Nov 2008 - 8:41 PM

    Thanks you lot. I knew I could rely on you.
    Cathy, I don't think you are taking this too seriuosly...Smile You wait, I'll get one and bring to the South Wales GTG....
    And I would LOVE a D700, but like I said, I am a tight git ( when I try to be.. )

    Anyone got anymore to add, you know, to help me even more than all the above ?

    Smile

    Last Modified By NikLG at 11 Nov 2008 - 8:47 PM
    User_Removed
    11 Nov 2008 - 9:16 PM

    Looked at an earlier thread re the S5 - and following the supplied links by the contributors therein - the S5 is excellent at portrait work and 'pants' for everything else. This is borne out by several reviews Nik.

    Across the board the results are not sharp. Period. A second D200 is the better bet - from what I read.

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 11 Nov 2008 - 9:17 PM
    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    11 Nov 2008 - 9:20 PM

    I wasn't thinking of an S5, but an S3....

    User_Removed
    11 Nov 2008 - 9:40 PM

    Vince suggested the S5 and you replied...


    Quote: Thanks you lot. I knew I could rely on you.

    Forget what I said Nik Smile

    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    11 Nov 2008 - 10:13 PM

    That was more a response to the banter about the Fisher Price cam...sorry for the misunderstanding...
    The S5 is a D200 body with Fuji guts isn't it ? I could get a D80 or soemthing for the same price I think ( which might be to much for me.. )

    riprap007
    riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Nov 2008 - 8:11 AM

    If you can get the S3 for under 160, which is the general price for them now, then go for it.

    PWhittle
    PWhittle  8176 forum posts United Kingdom
    12 Nov 2008 - 9:13 AM


    Quote: What about This little beauty...and quite a reasonable price.

    got my 4 year old daughter the old version for 25 - it's great! PQ is very poor (shame they didn't put a better sensor in), but it's dropable and dead easy to use. And we can hook it up- to her wireless laptop...
    As an aside, I recently had a model in the studio, and popped out for a drink. Little 'un goes in, shuts the door, signs (she can't speak) to the model to sit down, and procedes to take an interesting range of photo, (mainly of feet), while bossing the poor obliging model about.
    She never goes in there when I want to take photos of her....

    dragarth
    dragarth  10247 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2008 - 11:16 PM

    LOl
    no real advice except to say I love me old D80
    I just loved the title...
    I'd love a second body too or even a replacement for the decrepid one I have lol

    Sean

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