Nikon D6 Let Me Down

Discussion in 'Nikon Cameras' started by Sanjeev Nanda, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. MartinCrabtree

    MartinCrabtree No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I tend to go back a bit as well.

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    Going back 1,2, or even three generations makes sense. I bought a used D3x in 2012, and a used D610 and used D800 in 2017...all three were four to five years behind the time, and i bought them for $5,000 , $1,000, and $2,400 below intro price.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Since 2012, the degree of improvement between each generation of camera has become fairly minimal. It's not as if it is 2003, or 2004, or 2009 even. Cameras have now reached the point of sufficiency. No longer do you want to upgrade every generation, which was the case between the years of 2001 and 2009.
     
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    Well said Derrel. They want photos no longer than 10 inches (long edge) and 170 DPI and they want them before the game is over. I HATE editing at halftime but you get used to it after awhile. I did miss a second half kickoff return for a TD once because I couldn't get a good wi-fi connection lol

    My D6 gets here tomorrow, unfortunately there won't be any sports to shoot for a bit but once there is I'll be ready to go ;)
     
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  5. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Let us know what you think of the D6.
     
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    For me it just comes down to good auto focus, especially in low light, and durability. I've had my 4s since September of 2014 and have over 200,000 shots on it. Now the 4s will be on my left hip while the 6 will be the main camera. That will make the 3s the spare for the spare.

    While bodies come and go my 400 f/2.8 will be with me till the day I die, and even then good luck getting that out of my cold dead hands. And I believe it was built in 1993 so it is older than some of the members here, it might weigh as much as some members too LOL
     
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    Yeah what a big let down, its not in my camera bag dang it.Nikon def knows how to build a pro Camera what could possibly be a let down. Camera would be a Overkill for most people includes me and waste of money but to each their own.
     
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    So far so good, I think this is the first Nikon where I was able to get the 3D tracking working and it worked well right out of the box. Love the custom focus groups, they put out a pdf just on suggested setups for sports. I'll give that a read tonight. So far just some shots around the bird feeders outside my office window. There is some serious cropping going on here on what was a mostly dreary overcast day. I was using a Sigma 150-600 @ f/8 1/640 and ISO 800 for the hummingbird. f/8 1/1000 and ISO 1100 for the Bee

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    Get this one and this one.
     
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    Derrel is spot on here, the folks who need this know who they are and this is an excellent camera for them. I'll also agree that the best deal out there for folks wanting a high res body at current is probably the D800. As long as you aren't concerned with higher frame rates, it's a fantastic camera for the prices they are going for now.
     
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    Derrel is correct there are many more fish (cameras) in the sea. Hope you find a camera that suits you better. =]
     

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