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    Roger and I got together down at the Jupiter pier to shoot some surfers and kiteboarders and this pelican just floated down in front of me. Had about 2 seconds to aim, focus and shoot. This is where the D3 really delivers performance wise. Looks like I may have oversharpened this a bit...

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    Local surfer...

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    The next generation surfers... these kids were really good.

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    Smashing shots David
    but, I thought, all over sharpened.
    should I buy a D3? are the greens okay in the evening? Does the 24-70 focus close enough?
    Life is full of these difficult (and expensive) questions!

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    Jono, with your interest in landscape photography, I think maybe the answer to that question should be a "wait with patience" for the likely to come high Mp version of the D3 - or the already announced 24Mp Sony sensor (Sony "A900" or whatever the camera name will be) ?

    Mark Welsh (hubsand) has some good thoughts about the Sony DSLR here:
    http://www.16-9.net/sony_in_2008.html

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    Jono,

    Got to recheck my settings... they look oversharp to me too, but didn't before I posted them??? And yes, you should buy a D3. Everyone that I know who has bought one is thrilled with it. YMMV, but I doubt it.

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    DAVID:
    Love your third shot
    The Swirl of the Waves is Pure Magic!!!!
    All the Best,helen

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    Thanks Helen, I really liked that part of the capture myself. Here's one more, properly converted, that really shows the beauty of the waves...

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    Fabulous shots, really great !

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Jono, with your interest in landscape photography, I think maybe the answer to that question should be a "wait with patience" for the likely to come high Mp version of the D3 - or the already announced 24Mp Sony sensor (Sony "A900" or whatever the camera name will be) ?

    Mark Welsh (hubsand) has some good thoughts about the Sony DSLR here:
    http://www.16-9.net/sony_in_2008.html

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    Hi Steen
    Thanks for the link - of course, you're right, but I have wedding shooting to do, and i could do with the low light abilities.
    As far as the Sony is concerned, I've thought hard about it, the fact that it isn't going to be huge is a real attraction, but the problem is the lenses (I know that sounds mad). The difficulty is that, despite the link with Zeiss, the lovely Zeiss ZF lenses are not available for Sony/Minolta fit. The new lenses sound attractive, but they are new, and nobody has used them!
    So the temptation is to buy a D3 with a 24-70 for wedding and low light work now, and then buy the D3x when it appears (and perhaps sell the D3).

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    Re: Jupiter Pier

    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    Jono,

    Got to recheck my settings... they look oversharp to me too, but didn't before I posted them??? And yes, you should buy a D3. Everyone that I know who has bought one is thrilled with it. YMMV, but I doubt it.
    Hi David
    That's MUCH better.
    I doubt whether my milage will vary either, but the worry is the lack of a decent 24-120 f4 VF AFS zoom (why?) and whether I'll be irritated by the longer end of the 24-70 . . . and it doesn't focus closely enough.

    Anyway, I'm going to play on Tuesday, and I WILL have my credit card with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi David
    That's MUCH better.
    I doubt whether my milage will vary either, but the worry is the lack of a decent 24-120 f4 VF AFS zoom (why?) and whether I'll be irritated by the longer end of the 24-70 . . . and it doesn't focus closely enough.

    Anyway, I'm going to play on Tuesday, and I WILL have my credit card with me!
    Have the D3. A seriously good camera as far as I can tell so far ... but lack of lenses for full frame is a serious deficiency. Canon's range of modern AF optics is still an excellent reason to consider them for DSLR work.

    I have both, so that is a unbiased opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Have the D3. A seriously good camera as far as I can tell so far ... but lack of lenses for full frame is a serious deficiency. Canon's range of modern AF optics is still an excellent reason to consider them for DSLR work.

    I have both, so that is a unbiased opinion.
    Thank you Marc - I've been following your grief/ecstasy with interest

    How do you feel the image quality compares with the M8 (as this is a comparison I can really understand).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Thank you Marc - I've been following your grief/ecstasy with interest

    How do you feel the image quality compares with the M8 (as this is a comparison I can really understand).
    Don't have a clue. I haven't shot a single D3 frame below ISO 4000 yet ... LOL!

    Different I suspect.

    I got this camera to shoot low light and/or fast shutter speeds.

    Here's a grab shot of my Russian photo pal Irakly committing slow suicide ... ISO 4000, 1250 shutter speed with 85/1.4 @ f/1.4
    Last edited by fotografz; 25th June 2008 at 16:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Don't have a clue. I haven't shot a single D3 frame below ISO 4000 yet ... LOL!

    Different I suspect.

    I got this camera to shoot low light and/or fast shutter speeds.

    Here's a grab shot of my Russian photo pal Irakly committing slow suicide ... ISO 4000, 1250 shutter speed with 85/1.4 @ f/1.4
    I do love to see somebody enjoying a cigarette with conviction (I haven't had a puff for over 2 years, and I feel so much better, but I DID enjoy it!).

    Actually, you couldn't have posted anything more convincing, Irakly has had a big effect on my photography; he once told me that I needed an alligator in the top right hand corner of a shot, it was a real wake up call!

    I'm going to spend a couple of hours with a D3 and the 24-70 on Tuesday afternoon, I'm convinced by the image quality, so if it turns me on I'll buy it. (it's worse than useless if it doesn't do that).

    Thanks again Marc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I do love to see somebody enjoying a cigarette with conviction (I haven't had a puff for over 2 years, and I feel so much better, but I DID enjoy it!).

    Actually, you couldn't have posted anything more convincing, Irakly has had a big effect on my photography; he once told me that I needed an alligator in the top right hand corner of a shot, it was a real wake up call!

    I'm going to spend a couple of hours with a D3 and the 24-70 on Tuesday afternoon, I'm convinced by the image quality, so if it turns me on I'll buy it. (it's worse than useless if it doesn't do that).

    Thanks again Marc
    Actually Irakly doesn't smoke much. Those darn Europeans can smoke socially and then walk away from it cold turkey.

    Where can you get one of the new 24-70/2.8s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Actually Irakly doesn't smoke much. Those darn Europeans can smoke socially and then walk away from it cold turkey.
    Well, he looked like he was trying to finish that one in one drag!

    I'm one of those darn Europeans . . . . I'm an expert on giving up, must have done it 100 times (this one IS for real though)


    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Where can you get one of the new 24-70/2.8s?
    From Dave at LCE in Norwich

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