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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    As somebody who started out in photography back in the 1950s with a Brownie 620 camera and moved up to a 4x5" SPEED GRAPHIC, all of these digital cameras are mostly amazing. Back in the 1960s, as Wire Service NEWS photogs, we were shooting with Nikon F cameras loaded with Kodak Tri-X B&W film. If was tough in those days employing that 400 ASA film to get anything much bigger than an 8x10 enlarged print. Trouble was, the grain in that film was so large that it reminded me of golf balls. After that, we'd slap the lousy print down on the board of a view camera and shoot the picture with 150 line screen. That's 150 dots per inch for B&W offset printing plate use. And now . . . some miscreant is trying to tell me that my Nikon D2Hs camera with 4.1 MILLION pixels per square inch is too coarse, crude and is obsolete. Since all of my photos are used for situations such as WEB pages, book illustration use and Power Point type presentations, that 2005 vintage pro grade digital Nikon camera is perfect. After all, that low mileage (30K shutter clicks) D2Hs cost me under $300, so how can a person go wrong? The Nikon D2 cameras are BATTLESHIPS with hi-end, highly sophisticated 21st Century electronics. For most of we mortals, such spectacular bargain basement priced, heavy duty photographic equipment will never wear out.


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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    Quote Originally Posted by QUAHOG View Post
    As somebody who started out in photography back in the 1950s with a Brownie 620 camera and moved up to a 4x5" SPEED GRAPHIC, all of these digital cameras are mostly amazing. Back in the 1960s, as Wire Service NEWS photogs, we were shooting with Nikon F cameras loaded with Kodak Tri-X B&W film. If was tough in those days employing that 400 ASA film to get anything much bigger than an 8x10 enlarged print. Trouble was, the grain in that film was so large that it reminded me of golf balls. After that, we'd slap the lousy print down on the board of a view camera and shoot the picture with 150 line screen. That's 150 dots per inch for B&W offset printing plate use. And now . . . some miscreant is trying to tell me that my Nikon D2Hs camera with 4.1 MILLION pixels per square inch is too coarse, crude and is obsolete. Since all of my photos are used for situations such as WEB pages, book illustration use and Power Point type presentations, that 2005 vintage pro grade digital Nikon camera is perfect. After all, that low mileage (30K shutter clicks) D2Hs cost me under $300, so how can a person go wrong? The Nikon D2 cameras are BATTLESHIPS with hi-end, highly sophisticated 21st Century electronics. For most of we mortals, such spectacular bargain basement priced, heavy duty photographic equipment will never wear out.

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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    Quote Originally Posted by mannyt666 View Post
    does anyone what the best cf cards for the d2hs are? and what size thankss
    Well, you don't need a CF card with a write speed any faster than your camera is capable of writing too the card. The storage size should be whatever you think is enough for your needs. How hard can this be?
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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    Quote Originally Posted by QUAHOG View Post
    As somebody who started out in photography back in the 1950s with a Brownie 620 camera and moved up to a 4x5" SPEED GRAPHIC, all of these digital cameras are mostly amazing. Back in the 1960s, as Wire Service NEWS photogs, we were shooting with Nikon F cameras loaded with Kodak Tri-X B&W film. If was tough in those days employing that 400 ASA film to get anything much bigger than an 8x10 enlarged print. Trouble was, the grain in that film was so large that it reminded me of golf balls. After that, we'd slap the lousy print down on the board of a view camera and shoot the picture with 150 line screen. That's 150 dots per inch for B&W offset printing plate use. And now . . . some miscreant is trying to tell me that my Nikon D2Hs camera with 4.1 MILLION pixels per square inch is too coarse, crude and is obsolete. Since all of my photos are used for situations such as WEB pages, book illustration use and Power Point type presentations, that 2005 vintage pro grade digital Nikon camera is perfect. After all, that low mileage (30K shutter clicks) D2Hs cost me under $300, so how can a person go wrong? The Nikon D2 cameras are BATTLESHIPS with hi-end, highly sophisticated 21st Century electronics. For most of we mortals, such spectacular bargain basement priced, heavy duty photographic equipment will never wear out.
    You joined the forum just to post this?
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    Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 "D"
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm VR ED IF f/4.5 - 5.6
    Sunpak PZ40X II
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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    Quote Originally Posted by mannyt666 View Post
    does anyone what the best cf cards for the d2hs are? and what size thankss
    Check out the manual for the size CF cards...I think if you get them bigger then recommended they may not work...
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  6. #16
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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    "You joined the forum just to post this?"


    Perhaps! And maybe I'll never post on this forum anything again.



  7. #17
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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    Quote Originally Posted by mannyt666 View Post
    does anyone what the best cf cards for the d2hs are? and what size thankss
    I bought a D2Xs last year as my first DSLR (for a song). It doesn't seem to recognize anything over 32GB, and it gives errors with anything but UDMA I's. I use Sandisk and Lexar cards in mine. I can get around 1.5K shots in RAW on a single card.


    It has served me well thus far, but the ISO filtering is not that great, and I get noise starting around 400 ISO, especially if I crop a pic taken with a telephoto lens (and it doesn't have to be cropped much).

    They are tough cameras though. And they can be found in great shape at really good prices. Mine only had a little over 3600 shutter actuations on it when I bought it. I bought my wife one also that only had 32 shutter actuations on it. I think I paid around $450-$500 each for them. I will say that after a year of using them, I found myself wanting a little more out of them than they were able to provide. (ISO being a big factor).


    My early birthday present upgrade came in today, so I am quite anxious to get out and try it.
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  8. #18
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    Re: d2hs or d2xs

    Hey Manny seems a lot of people try to sell you on what they want and need. Not what you want. If it isn't the newest and greatest in their opinion the bash it. I still use my D2x, Heck I still us my D1x. For Web work I prefer smaller a megapixel count. Why waste computer memory and storage space on larger files if you don't need it. For me the cameras like the D3200 is less than useful compared D2x for my needs. I am still shooting with over 30 year old lenses from my old FT2 days. I have over a dozen manual focus primes lenses that cameras like the D3200 cannot meter with. I hate auto-focus. I'm not trying to earn a living with photography. I tried that back in the early '80s. And I'll never do it again. I enjoy taking my time and controlling every aspect of the shot. The D3200 has a smaller viewfinder which makes it more difficult to manual focus. The D3200 is no where near the built quality of any of the single digit DSLRs. It cannot take the abuse like the pro bodies. Don't let anyone bash the equipment you want. I heard for decades how my FT2 was outdated. But all the newer film cameras that came out during the '80s and '90 weren't anymore useful for my needs.

    As far as CF cards for the D2 series. I use Just a ScanDisk Extreme 16GB I picked up at Wal-Mart. The speed of the CF card isn't that important unless you shoot a lot of video, or you like constantly shooting in burst mode. I never do.
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