I want…

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 14:47

On the quiet, because everyone here at G Media is a Canon user, I want a Nikon D3x!

Released back in December 2008, the 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor provides a resolution of 24.5 megapixels imaging area equivalent to 35mm film. Compared with its baby brother, the D3, it’s a massive jump up in resolution, though D3x users do have to accept a smaller range of sensitivity (ISO 100 to 1600 extendable to ISO 50 to 6400). But hey, who wants to shoot sports when you can shoot detailed work that includes beautiful women?

The only downfall I guess is the price. At first release they were around US$8,000 and haven’t dropped too far off that mark as yet. You can pick one up on eBay for around US$7,000… Yes, I suppose some may argue that is the price of a small car but then they’re probably not a photographer! In the grand scheme of things where photography is concerned that’s quite a reasonable price to spend on a camera… If anyone out there is in the mood to buy me a US$22,000 present, I won’t knock a Hasselblad H3D-39II, another medium format digital slr. I think you see my point.

As for the D3x, it’s a sure thing I’ll be picking one up soon…

What are the chances of converting the G Medians too? I say a Hasselblad for all! The finance department say no.

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