D3X Buzkashi Crop-- UNREAL

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  1. wildpix

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    Buzkashi 3 (2nd link from bottom)


    Untouched, no manipulation, Its big, nearly 5mb, but I think its incredible (talking about the quality not the shot! the shot might please or not, personally i like it :) handheld, D3X with 200mm f/2--1/1250s f/5.6 200iso, subject moving quite fast oncoming at about 30-40m

    let me know what you think? appreciate any comments.

    ps: prob with the D3X is that the screen just doesnt do justice to the full image. But the prints are amazing.
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Link says.... Page not found.
     
  3. wildpix

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    sorry, hadnt noticed the site had truncated the link, thanks for the info!!
    martin
     
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    Sorry, but I personally don't see what is so incredible about the quality of that shot that makes it say "whoa" about the D3x. I'd expect the same shot from a D3 or even D700. Maybe I'm just missing something. Oh, and I'm talking about quality, not the shot itself.
     
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    Yeah I mean, a high megapixel camera can make close crops... I'm not sure that that is a particularly revolutionary development.
     
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    very nice indeed!
     
  7. wildpix

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    You would expect the same shot from a D3 or D700? how do you work that out?, similiar quality at a much smaller size? if so. agreed? is that what you mean? But if you apply that logic my D2H is pretty good too, f we keep the images at 640x480 i doubt you could tell which was which. But as this crop is 6.9mp or just over 28-29% of the image area of the sensor, the same image with a D3 would be less than 4mp? (3.54mp?) so how you would expect it to be the same Im unsure?. reason I put this up is because some think the D3X is a Landscape or studio camera not for handholding.
     
  8. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wildpix, I think that the nit-picking that you're seeing is due to the price of the camera.

    A small percentage on this forum could see themselves with a D3, a couple have even bought it. The number who can even be bothered to "run the numbers" for a D3x is Very small. Jealousy is fueling the fire. ;)

    And you are right, 72 dpi is hard to use to show the quality of a crop, I'm sure that the prints are great.

    Not $8K great, though. LOLOLOLOL. ;)
     
  9. wildpix

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    Hi Mike, I agree 8K is far too much for a camera, no matter how many pixels,:) I wouldnt have jumped in reality, 8k just seems a lot! however due to some exceptionally good luck, which is rare for me i must admit, if you accept i paid full price for my 24-70mm, the D3X was only $6500 (the 2 combined with delivery resulted in $8072 being debited from my US account,) and delivery was 74gbp, approx $100?, i work out cost of the 24-70 at approx $1400? Oh an that included an extra 2year warranty (3total) AND worldwide coverage re theft and accidental damage for the 3 years of the warranty. (142.50 gbp).

    Luckily I was in UK at the right time when the dollar was strong, pound weak, Nikon hadnt upped their prices to reflect the difference at the time, and as i live outside the UK it was taxfree, (and even more importantly I actually found one available!!) all in all, a bargain...... well nearly :) Not that much more than the D3 when it first came out.

    for info all of this suddenly dawned on me whilst reading a camera mag around the 26 or 27dec whilst home with my children, and after a few calls found one available, and as santa hadnt brought me anything, i thought why not? ordered thru Mifsuds Uk,only to find i had exceeded my Card allowance over christmas, (kids are expensive!!) however once they made a debit of 2k gbp, they shipped the body and lens on trust for the rest. brilliant service! was delivered to the house on the 30th!

    Im a happy camper I must admit!
     
  10. Mike_E

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    LOL Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to have one!

    I have a hunch that the camera would rival the H3 for most apps. And yes, it sounds as though you found a stellar deal, congrats.

    Do keep posting, the scenery there is very interesting to someone half a world away.

    thanks

    mike
     
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    Sorry, I thought you said quality not size/resolution. So all you are talking about in here is the size of the image.....okay, but that's no new news. Double the megapixels is clearly going to be a larger, higher resolution image. I don't necessarily consider high resolution and quality to be the same thing....so yes, I would expect similar QUALITY from a D3 or D700. If you are printing billboards, then maybe the D3x is better for you, but of course, everybody already knows that and I don't see how a large web image tells us anything new.

    Sorry I misunderstood you....we clearly have different definitions of what quality applies to.
     
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    I think the image describes the quality of the 200mm f/2 more then the D3x.

    I think it's a great image nonetheless. 1.3 or so fps though is way too slow for me.
     

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