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| p.1 #17 · Looking to buy a Nikon D3. |
Andre Labonte wrote:
A D3 is only 12MP ... for the same $ you can get a 24MP D600 that will be smaller and lighter to boot. D3 style bodies are nice if you shoot events and action, but for landscape, I would think a D600 is the way to go for $2K ... or save a little and get a D800 at 36MP. The D800 would be similar in form-factor to your F6 too.
I'm the first to say MP is not everything, but for landscape, more resolution is generally better and you usually have the time to set up the shot...Show more →
If you're looking for a good landscape both, for the money, I'd get a D600 or D800/D800E. With the current iteration of bodies (D700, D800), you really don't loose too much in terms of "hand-feel" when compared to the D3's. They are SOLID bodies. I came to a D800E from a D2h and D3, and I love it. I've also used my old boss' D700, and it's great in hand, basically a D3 in a smaller package, and less expensive.
And like Andre said, if you're doing primarily landscape, I'd skip the D3, and go for a D600, or save a little more for a D800 if you can. In landscape, pixels really do help, and keeping the weight down is important as well...
Since getting the D800E, I haven't really touched the D3 at all. Sad, but true.