What to do with my Nikon D1x?

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  1. mergetrio

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    Currently, I own a Nikon D1x, Nikkor 24-120mm, Nikkor 60mm and SB-28DX Flash. I bought them back in 2004 and they are in fantastic condition. Fast forward and digital cameras have advanced and the prices have come down quite a bit.

    Should I upgrade? Which Nikon? I'm assuming my lenses will fit all Nikon SLRs. Or, should I just keep it?

    Thanks for your opinions.

    PS I sent it to Nikon today for a software update.


     
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    Convert your old camera to IR and purchase a D700. Boom clap.
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Or, if don't already have one, get an AC power cord & intervelometer remote for it ($60 total) and use it as a dedicated camera for long-term time lapse photography..... plants growing, fruit rotting, set it out in the back yard for a day and catch the clouds going by, etc.
     
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    Liking the idea of IR conversion.
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    IR, as in infrared? How would I do it? Kit or professional? How much? I think this is a great idea!
     
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    This is also very creative and cool.
     
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    You can do it at home with a kit, but I'd definately go with professional. Around $400. Go 830nm.

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    So, is D700 the hot camera from Nikon?
     
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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The D700 seems to be Nikon's hottest camera overall, yes. But it's not the one that sells the most, by far, because of the price tag ($2700). It's not quite a beginner camera, but it's definately something to learn on! It's really a beast of a camera. Of course Nikons D3/s/x line are supposed to be considered their best, but they're being replaced on the 24th (the D700 may as well, but I personally doubt it). The D700 has been out of stock pretty much everywhere lately. The D7000 is Nikon's hottest camera on the consumer/prosumer market. Both will do you great for a long, long time to come. The D300s (slightly above D7000, I'd say) and D90 (below D7000) are also amazing cameras. I love both of mine.

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    I traded in my D1X body and got $175 off the price of a new D7000. The lenses I kept.
     
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    How long do you think is D700's product life cycle before a major improvement comes along? I want to make sure that it keeps its value for awhile, unlike the D1x. Since, my purchase of D1x the technological improvements in the digital technology seems to be exponential.
     

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