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New camera!

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by beatnik69, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Compared to £2,300 I think £490 is affordable, not that I would buy one, for what I hope is an obvious reason. However, you are right it isn't everybody who can spare £490 for what is an occasional use item.

    It is indeed a very nice camera, I know someone who shoots weddings with a pair of them and she is very happy with the results.
     
  2. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    I agree it is a nice camera
     
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  3. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I looked this up on Nikon's website - perhaps a bit heavy, but if that's fine with you I can't see any reason to 'upgrade'. A 16 mp sensor is more than adequate for 40x60 cm, or sometimes 50x75 cm, prints if you used a decent lens and didn't crop the image much.

    https://www.nikon.co.uk/en_GB/product/discontinued/digital-cameras/2016/d4s
     
  4. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath


    Well I bought it new with an 810 and I'm still happy.
     
  5. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

  6. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

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  7. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Well you now what I mean :)
     
  8. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I still have a D40. Great little camera in its day.
     
  9. IanG1957

    IanG1957 Well-Known Member

    Why?
     
  10. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

  11. IanG1957

    IanG1957 Well-Known Member

    Actually, no it doesn't.

    The few camera bodies I have actually sold went happily without being wrapped, and without boxes too. I'm guilty of keeping pretty much everything I purchase and don't buy bodies second-hand (call me a snob, but I actually prefer a manufacturers guarantee, particularly as I earn money from my cameras)

    Ergonomically my camera bodies fit my hands - I fully realize these silicone 'skins' are not very thick, they're just not for me.
     
  12. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    It was pretty much inevitable that having a D750 and a 750D would cause some confusion.
     
  13. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Imagine the problems I have had trying to find lenses for the Nikon D60 and D30 I bought :( try googling them
     
  14. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Look at pages 34-36 in the 11th of July issue (the one with the Editor's Olympus obituary) and notice that this professional uses a D40.
    I believe she's been featured in AP before - I didn't remember her name, but did remember her CV and camera.
    A 6 megapixel sensor is probably more than adequate for a full page image in AP.
     
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  15. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    At first glance it looks like a good idea but putting a cover over the illuminated buttons does seem to negate one of the advantages of the D4/D5/D6. I went to manufacturers site and looked at the yellow one (I wouldn't buy one but it is easier to see the details than it is on the black one) I don't think I will be buying any of them, too chunky and incompatible with some accessories.
     
  16. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath


    Absolutely, in fact I would rather (my own choice and personal want) have a Canon EOS S10D DSLR than a small new cheap compact

    EOS 10D 6MP DSLR all metal c/w lens £30
     
  17. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath


    ??

    How many times has anyone here used their illuminated buttons on their camera, me never
     
  18. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I have. Especially on a shoot and I'm in a dark place and need to quickly double check the settings or how many shots I have left on a card.
     
  19. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I have too, which is why I mentioned it.

    Just because you don't use a facility doesn't mean that others don't find it helpful. You use manual, I use aperture priority.
     
  20. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    The new camera came yesterday and it's a beauty. Size wise, it's not much bigger than the D7000, so feels comfortable enough in my hand. The control layout is also very familiar, so it's easy to use. I haven't tried the WiFi yet and to be honest, I'm not sure I really will. My biggest problem is that I'm using Lightroom 4 and PSE 10, neither of which support the raw files, so I've had to upgrade. I've subscribed to Lightroom CC for a year so I'll see how that goes.
     
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