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A little long in the tooth...

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Ben Casper, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Ben Casper

    Ben Casper

    Feb 12, 2018
    image. My D300 still in use with mid to late '60s 85mm f1.8 Nikkor-H Auto

    Taken with the above combination 1/100 @ f4 iso1600
    Does anybody still have one in use?
  2. I sold my D300 ages, if not eons, ago. I wonder how many owners it has had since.
  3. I still have and use my D300 along with the D700. I've even still have my D80, and they all do everything I want...
    Not to say that I wouldn't mind a D850 or maybe a D500, but at the moment these camera's still do a great job, for what I use then for... :) 

    D300 & 16-85 f 3.5-5.6
    NIKON D300    16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6    58mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200

    D300 & 16-85 f 3.5-5.6
    NIKON D300    ---    16mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 200

    Even the old D80 works OK for me...
    D80 & Nikon 28-200 f 3.5-5.6...
    NIKON D80    28.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6    28mm    f/3.5    1/320s    ISO 125
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  4. Nice examples. I took my 300 to Victoria with me, does great work in the lower ISO and the shutter spreed and focus works well for BIF, it still gets regular use it. If my 70 had not gone swimming I would be using it with its remote for a few things or have converted it to IR. My daughter is making light use of a 200. Yesterday I was looking for my D1-X to play with, never did find it. My other 200 died last year. Lots of paper weights here.
  5. I still use my D50 for 'special' shoots. So that when people ask me what camera I use I can show them it doesn't really matter.

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  6. barry lloyd

    barry lloyd

    Jun 12, 2007
    RnriwmA. Still got my D300 and only 29,000 clicks on it ,also the battery pack etc. Only replaced the rubber had grip on the camera, the bit below the red line that is. Fitted GGS glass on top and rear screen. Only the buttons a bit worn
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
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  7. Still shoot with my D300s (actually it is my only digital body), but I have been looking at upgrading one day - debating D7200 or D7xx, since I only have 2 DX only lenses. The trouble is I am still very happy with what I can do with the D300s.

    Heck I still wish I kept my D200 when I bought the D300s!
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  8. ahinesdesign


    Mar 14, 2017
    NC, USA
    I have seen a number of photojournalists using D300/D300s (and older!) bodies in the last 6-7 month, and they do not seem to have any issues getting the photos they need.

    We have a D200 at work, but I go out of my way to avoid it most of the time. The CCD sensor produces very pleasing colors that are not easy to replicate with a CMOS sensor, and it does get used when that will benefit a particular project.
  9. Nothing wrong with that at all! :) 
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