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  1. #11
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Your audience might consist of some shooters like me, who don't agonize over any kind of lists or tables ever. I bought F4 back in the day, then F5, then D1H and D1X, then D2H and D2X, then D2HS, then D3S and D3X, then D4S and a few weeks ago I got D5 because I got bored waiting for D5S. I'll upgrade my D5 to D5S the same day the "facelift" is out the factory door. One noteworthy thing, all of my cameras still work perfectly. That's why I opt for the facelift (S or X or H version) instead of the first edition. Not a single glitch since in 30 years.

    All tables are moot for people like us who just buy a new camera every 4 years, instead of running after the latest and greatest specs. Probably cheaper too in the long run.


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    9 Nikon single-digit pro bodies from D1H to D5.
    12 Nikon three-digit consumer bodies from D100 and up.
    56 Nikkor prime lenses from AIS 8/2.8 to AFS 400/2.8VR
    4 Nikkor zoom lenses: 14-24/2.8, 17-35/2.8, 28-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8VR
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  2. #12
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    An optical viewfinder is the main reason I like DSLRs over mirrorless or point-and-shoots. My Sony RX-100 is a great little camera with a one inch sensor, but having to look at an LED screen to make my shot does not work, especially in the sun. I also prefer the genuine optical viewfinder instead of the electronic viewfinders on mirrorless bodies, or the approximate viewer on rangefinders.

    This feature might be presumed, but you did not mention that this comparo was exclusive to DSLRs.

    ETA: I was just notified this was my 1000th post on Nikonites. Hope it was a good one...
    Last edited by Blade Canyon; 06-06-2018 at 07:31 PM.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    A lot of good things have been mentioned already but one feature I REALLY APPRECIATE is the "MY MENU" allowing me to customize and organize my own menu eliminating much of the headache of going through tons of menus to find what I use and need regularly.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Dual card slots

  5. #15
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Built-in timelapse. I went nuts on those with my first D600. You don't need a separate intervalometer.

  6. #16
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    You might find this handy:
    Features Table
    haha - quick look and my work is almost done! Thanks for this
    Nikon D7100
    EX Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
    AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
    AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
    Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 Di Macro 1:1
    EX Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 APO DC HSM OS
    Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 D
    2 x Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites
    Yongnuo YN 560-TX Manual Flash Controller
    4 x Yongnuo RN603N remote control and OCF controllers
    Giottos YTL9353 Tripod with Giottos MH 1300 Pro Series Ball head
    Lowepro Slingbag
    www.myphotoskills.com

  7. #17
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Good point
    Nikon D7100
    EX Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
    AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
    AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
    Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 Di Macro 1:1
    EX Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 APO DC HSM OS
    Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 D
    2 x Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites
    Yongnuo YN 560-TX Manual Flash Controller
    4 x Yongnuo RN603N remote control and OCF controllers
    Giottos YTL9353 Tripod with Giottos MH 1300 Pro Series Ball head
    Lowepro Slingbag
    www.myphotoskills.com

  8. #18
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    A discussion comparing FX vs DX features may be interesting.
    Andy I am pretty certain this will come up with the majority being DX owners and a percentage of those tempted to go FX - should be a lively debate.
    Thanks for your comment
    Nikon D7100
    EX Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
    AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
    AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
    Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 Di Macro 1:1
    EX Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 APO DC HSM OS
    Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 D
    2 x Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites
    Yongnuo YN 560-TX Manual Flash Controller
    4 x Yongnuo RN603N remote control and OCF controllers
    Giottos YTL9353 Tripod with Giottos MH 1300 Pro Series Ball head
    Lowepro Slingbag
    www.myphotoskills.com

  9. #19
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    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Quote Originally Posted by pforsell View Post
    Your audience might consist of some shooters like me, who don't agonize over any kind of lists or tables ever. I bought F4 back in the day, then F5, then D1H and D1X, then D2H and D2X, then D2HS, then D3S and D3X, then D4S and a few weeks ago I got D5 because I got bored waiting for D5S. I'll upgrade my D5 to D5S the same day the "facelift" is out the factory door. One noteworthy thing, all of my cameras still work perfectly. That's why I opt for the facelift (S or X or H version) instead of the first edition. Not a single glitch since in 30 years.

    All tables are moot for people like us who just buy a new camera every 4 years, instead of running after the latest and greatest specs. Probably cheaper too in the long run.
    I would be confused with which to use but what a nice problem to have.
    Your point about tables is a valid one and for that reason I want to keep it to a "Practical use" type table rather than a technical specs table. I think most photographers would want to know what the camera can do for them (sadly, of course some think the camera will do everything and all they have to do is press the shutter).
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    Nikon D7100
    EX Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
    AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
    AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
    Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 Di Macro 1:1
    EX Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 APO DC HSM OS
    Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 D
    2 x Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites
    Yongnuo YN 560-TX Manual Flash Controller
    4 x Yongnuo RN603N remote control and OCF controllers
    Giottos YTL9353 Tripod with Giottos MH 1300 Pro Series Ball head
    Lowepro Slingbag
    www.myphotoskills.com

  10. #20
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    Lawrence's Avatar

    Re: Your most important features when looking for a camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
    An optical viewfinder is the main reason I like DSLRs over mirrorless or point-and-shoots. My Sony RX-100 is a great little camera with a one inch sensor, but having to look at an LED screen to make my shot does not work, especially in the sun. I also prefer the genuine optical viewfinder instead of the electronic viewfinders on mirrorless bodies, or the approximate viewer on rangefinders.

    This feature might be presumed, but you did not mention that this comparo was exclusive to DSLRs.

    ETA: I was just notified this was my 1000th post on Nikonites. Hope it was a good one...
    It was a good one and I am honoured that you did it in my post.
    The table will be limited to DSLRs but I suspect the discussion will spill over to mirrorless as it does these days and I will welcome that too.
    Nikon D7100
    EX Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
    AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
    AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
    Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 Di Macro 1:1
    EX Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 APO DC HSM OS
    Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 D
    2 x Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites
    Yongnuo YN 560-TX Manual Flash Controller
    4 x Yongnuo RN603N remote control and OCF controllers
    Giottos YTL9353 Tripod with Giottos MH 1300 Pro Series Ball head
    Lowepro Slingbag
    www.myphotoskills.com





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