There is a lot of talk right now about some of Nikon’s new cameras, the D4, D800 and D800E. Like the rest of you, I went and read the specs on these cameras and was quite impressed. They all sound like very good pieces of equipment. Also like some of you I am not in the position to purchase any of these new toys. Does that bother me? No.
Three years ago I made the switch from my D2Hs to the D3. Both cameras do a great job, the D3 does a better job. The 12.1 Megapixel FX format is far better than the 4.1 Megapixel DX format of the D2Hs. You might be saying,”yea that’s a no brainer, why are you talking about this?” It’s quite simple. Every day a new piece of technology comes out that is better. That’s the way the world works now. That doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy it. It’s an argument that I’m tired of hearing that you always have to have the newest. Well the newest is not always going to be new. If you have a camera that gets the job done and the results that you want then that’s all that matters. Would I like a D4 to play with? Sure who wouldn’t. If I get one does that mean that I’m going to stop using my D3 I bought, no. The D3 came out in 2007, the D3x and D3s came out in the two years that followed all still good camera bodies, all worth the price.
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