One big Nikon Dilemma

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Hi all, so i've been doing research and research but i still am not sure on what i want to do. Basically i have a big budget, one which mean i could buy a D4 brand new. The type of photography i'm into is very much PJ, Travel, bit of people photography, and even a bit of sports and wildlife. The question i want to ask though is, wether i should buy a new D4, a used D3, or a new D800... if i bought the latter i'd be able to get some more good glass and a few accessories, but even if i bought the D4 i'd be able to. Is there a massive difference between the D4 and D3? and as such i may be better going for the used D3 as it'll be cheaper. I do know that the d800 packs in 4 fps and i fear this might be too little for they type of PJ and travel photography i like to do, yet there is a massive 36MP it has, which would be amazing for travel etc. I currently have a D90 with a few lenses as can be seen in my signature, would these still be able to work swell on these 3 bodies as well?

But would the best bet for me be a new D4, a used D3 or a new D800?

i know there are a few similar questions, but i am really in a massive dilemma and would be extremely grateful for any feedback!

Tom
 

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The d4 is the single best dslr that Nikon has ever produced, hands down. If you can afford one, get it and don't look back.

If you're buying used, get a d3s, not a d3. It's better in low light by about a stop and is just slightly newer, better technology.
 

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I wouldn't buy electronics on Ebay...
 

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The d4 is the single best dslr that Nikon has ever produced, hands down. If you can afford one, get it and don't look back.

If you're buying used, get a d3s, not a d3. It's better in low light by about a stop and is just slightly newer, better technology.


and don't forget to get the 50 1.8 to put in front of it :lol:
 

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Bossy said:
I wouldn't buy electronics on Ebay...

I have and do buy cameras on eBay. If your careful you'll be fine.
 

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Yup. Probably even then. But Best buy and Adorama sell used on their website, if that was the route I was going to go.

OP, does your big budget include some decent lenses? That usually adds up faster than the body.
 

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Without coming off like a jerk why buy a Ferrari and drive 55?

If you are planning on producing pro images and don't care about the $ buy the D4
If you just want a capable body for personal use I can see no reason to buy more than a D300 (S) or the yet to be announced D400.

Again, if it was me, I'd buy the D4 regardless but ONLY because I always have to have the very best I can afford ;)
 

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The d4 is the single best dslr that Nikon has ever produced, hands down. If you can afford one, get it and don't look back.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This!
 

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Without coming off like a jerk why buy a Ferrari and drive 55?

If you are planning on producing pro images and don't care about the $ buy the D4
If you just want a capable body for personal use I can see no reason to buy more than a D300 (S) or the yet to be announced D400.

Again, if it was me, I'd buy the D4 regardless but ONLY because I always have to have the very best I can afford ;)


D4 might not be better than D3
 

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