Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:11 AM
I am even happy with my little 10MP and the D200 and will probably hold on to it for another year until the dust settles and we see what Nikon really wants to do with its line.
The D3 files are pretty nice, though, I will admit.
Tim of the Deep
Even though my upgrade gene tempts me to do so on a daily basis, I am forcing myself to hold back. It's worse than being on a diet.
I think we are really reaching a plateau on this technology, where the incremental improvements with upgrades are getting less, or at least the improvements are undetectable to our eyes. There is an interesting (though not very scientific) comparison of the Canon 1DSMKIII and Nikon D3 here that actually gives the slight edge to the D3. http://photobusiness...nouncement.html
And whether you agree with it or not, there clearly is very little difference between the cameras.
I waited for the D200 before turning in my N90s, and I think when I do upgrade in the next year or so, It's going to be harder and harder to justify further upgrades in the future. I've reached that point with computers now with my MacPro and MacBookPro - The computer waits for me, rather than me having to wait for it, like before.
I'll still keep my D200, use it in the surf housing and the second body for infrared.
Maybe a walkaround rangefinder camera when they get to full frame....and then I think I'll be done.
Nikon D800, Nikon D7000, Nauticam, Inons, Subtronic Novas. Lens collection - 10-17, 15, 16, 16-35, 14-24, 24-70, 85, 18-200, 28-300, 70-200, 60 and 105, TC's. Macs with Aperture and Photoshop.