Upgrading...Any Nikon Recs?

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  1. gabelimom

    gabelimom TPF Noob!

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    Hi all-

    I'm upgrading from my D70, after my camera crashed to the floor during a shoot (damn sync cord!). What would be your recs for a good Nikon used primarily for portraits and fashion? I want to make an investment now and not have to upgrade in a year. I'm looking at the D3X, but I've seen reviews that read that it's good for landscape and such.

    Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!

    P.S. And yes, I'm investing in a wireless system, too. Learned the error of my ways. :(
     
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    If you can afford that hefty price tag then that is the ideal body for that type of work. Are you going to throw down about $5000 - $10,000 on glass as well?
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you buy the D3X i hope you have top of the range lenses because if you don't it's a waste of money
     
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    What about a D3s? With the money you save you can put some toward my lens fund :lol:
     
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    How about a d90. The picture will look the same in a studio setting....
     
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    Gripped D700 + some good glass?
     
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    So you are wanting to upgrade?

    Go with this
    Canon | EOS 50D SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body) | 2807B006

    /runs
     
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    So for someone who has a nikon kit but needs a new body a canon body is recommended.



    good call
     
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    Yup, I'd second that...D700 with grip, handy for shooting all those fashion "talls", and two top-line zoom lenses, like the new 70-200 V-II and the 24-70 AF-S, plus the 85mm 1.4 AF-D, and you've got a good starter kit.
     
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    For portraits and fashion the D3X is probably the best 135 format camera available today.

    Go look at the May entry of Yuri Arcurs www.arcurs.com for some D3X testing info.
     
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    For fashion type photography I don't know why anyone would recommend a 12mp D700/D3s when a D3x is affordable for the user. It's hands down the better choice.
     
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    User moving from D70 to D3x.....hmmm.
     

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