One big Nikon Dilemma

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  1. ThornleyGroves

    ThornleyGroves TPF Noob!

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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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    d4 no doubt.
    D3 is a great camera but keeping the sensor clean is a bear.
     
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    Buy the D800, or the used D3, then take the difference between that and the D4...and send it to me. :lmao:

    No. I'm serious. ;)
     
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    ThornleyGroves TPF Noob!

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    this is the used d3, i might get... Nikon D3 Body only | eBay , but then would a d4 do everything the d800 can do but more? apart from the massive 36mp pictures?
     
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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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    ThornleyGroves TPF Noob!

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    thank you! haha i might just do that!
     
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    I wouldn't buy electronics on Ebay...
     
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    and don't forget to get the 50 1.8 to put in front of it :lol:
     
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    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have and do buy cameras on eBay. If your careful you'll be fine.
     
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    Even when the seller is Dell, Adorama or Bestbuy on ebay?
     
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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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