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Second body ( just because I'd like one... )

NikLG 11 1.7k England
11 Nov 2008 8:12PM
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.. )

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Paul Morgan 16 18.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2008 8:15PM
Maybe the S5 as mentioned in another thread.
CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 8:16PM
What about This little beauty ...and quite a reasonable price. Wink
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
11 Nov 2008 8:17PM

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

lol now that is funny
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 8:19PM
Does it take Lee filters?
CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 8:20PM
I don't think so ....but you can throw it on the floor and it won't break.....
cameracat 13 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
11 Nov 2008 8:35PM
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 11 1.7k England
11 Nov 2008 8:41PM
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 ?

User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
11 Nov 2008 9:16PM
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.
NikLG 11 1.7k England
11 Nov 2008 9:20PM
I wasn't thinking of an S5, but an S3....
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
11 Nov 2008 9:40PM
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 11 1.7k England
11 Nov 2008 10:13PM
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 12 1.6k 37 England
12 Nov 2008 8:11AM
If you can get the S3 for under 160, which is the general price for them now, then go for it.
PWhittle 10 176 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2008 9:13AM

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 13 247 1 Scotland
3 Dec 2008 11:16PM
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


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