A&P Does anyone know of a used D3 for sale?

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Because why not, Right?
     
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    Also,

    Because Ive never really looked into it too much, aside from the...
    • Dual CF
    • 1 FPS faster
    • Higher rated shutter life
    • Single piece body (no additional grip)

    are there any other major differences between it and D700? The D700 isnt weather sealed like the D3 is, right? That would be a deal breaker...
     
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    if you liked the 1 series over teh 5d, then you'd have to be looking at the d3. d700 wouldn't meet your needs
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    get the d3, i have been considering it myself. d3 with d300 with grip for backup.
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Explain some more.

    I was under the impression that the D700 has the same AF as the D3? Is it slower? Not as responsive as the D3? I suppose I could really just get one through work instead of getting a used one. I dont know why I didnt think of that to begin with :hsugh:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    D3 or bust. Based on what you're saying, D700 wouldn't be for you.
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Right, but why?

    I thought the AF was the same? And I dont care about 9vs8 FPS...
    However, if its actually slower to respond, then yeah...the D700 would be a no go. If the 700 is also not good in bad weather, itd be another deal breaker.
     
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    No D3X no care :hsugh:
     
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    I suppose itd be neat...but not really what Im interested in :hs:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    not the same weather sealing.
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Well that kinda nixes it right there. Are Nikon lenses weathersealed like their Canon counterparts?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Pro D3 Differences
    5:4 crop mode
    100% viewfinder
    Second memory card slot
    Voice annotation
    Extra secondary LCD on back
    screen handling
    Faster frame rates (9 fps, 10-11 with DX crop)
    Better weather sealing
    Integrated grip
    Smaller size than D700 with grip
    Dedicated bracketing, lock buttons
    300k rated shutter
    No sensor cleaning
    More effiecient Battery
     
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    D700 is weather sealed quite nicely, but yes, the D3 has better sealing.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Well, the D3 has higher shutter life for one. The secondary card slot is a definite plus, and the sealing is a bit better. In order to get the 700 to 9 fps, you need 1 of 2 things... Either lithium ion rechargables in the grip, or the D3's expensive battery. Otherwise, 6 to 7 fps is normal (which is cool with me).

    The sensor, focusing, viewfinder, and basic guts are D3. The body, shutter, and mechanical is D300. I guess it comes down to you deciding on what you want. I think the D700 would work for you, but I guess it all depends on if you think the upgrade to a D3 is worth the extra money.
     
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    I honestly wouldn't purchase a D3 right now, it is almost a year and a half old, as is bound to be replaced soon. Hold off and possibly get the D4, or wait for the D3 to drop in price and then get it :dunno:

    BTW, long nikon glass is hella more expensive than canon. shooting sports makes me want to go canon :hs:
     
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    I dont need a D4 though. The D3 is amazing and will continue to be amazing for years to come. What are you gonna get, better ISO performance? If scenes got any darker, people wouldnt be able to do stuff in them! Hell the camera probably couldnt focus anyways. 12MP is cool with me.

    Nikon more expensive? Yeah...I guess so. Except I can get anything and everything Nikon at 40% off MSRP...
     
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    Seriously, can you order me a 300 2.8 VR :x:
     
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    17-55 for 24-70 for me thanks :big grin:
     
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    Haha I knew this was coming
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    While we're at it, I'll take a 200 f2 VR :x:
     
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    trade canvases for discount??? :naughty: :x: :p
     
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    Seriously guys, I would if I could. Go pick up a part time job at a camera store! Thats why Im there :o
     
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    Haha thats actually looking good right now. Those other two I wanted to have you print are gonna have to be put on hold. We have a few expenses that have to be taken care of first before our wedding and thats making things a little tight right now :( If youre still doing it later though, I would really love to have them printed.
     
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    Yeah, I was just kidding anyway. We're in the same boat, but for the addition of a master suite and bathroom, so if I bought anything else right now, no one would ever find my body....

    But I can't imagine I give this up any time soon, so take your time. I know how things get around wedding time.... :nono:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    You know I'm just kidding :)

    I think I'm good with the lenses I have now. Not even thinking about the next thing yet, although down the road, itd be nice to run two full frame cameras at all time.
     

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