D2X Really Not Required

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    These were all captured with a D2H....I'm pretty darned happy with them as they printed beautifully to 13" x 19"....

    For you folks lamenting that you need an X...DON"T!. If you're not printing huge or doing a ton of cropping, you can absolutely produce stunning images with the H.

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  2. Yes they are (stunning) and you make all of us D2H owners proud.
     
  3. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Jim,

    What a great testimonial for the D2H. Wonderful pictures!

    Now have to ask which lens --I'm guessing the 200-400.

    Thanks for these,

    Gaye
     
  4. So Jim, all things being considered, $5K is better spent on filling the frame with bigger glass?
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    More great shots Jim. Guess I should save my pennies for that 500 f4 huh??

    :lol:

    Frank
     
  6. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Multiple Responses:

    A) Gaye.....yes...200-400

    B) Harris...get the longer glass. I can't fathom that for your shooting the D2X would buy you anything other than a slower fps in full mode :) You know as well as I do that the H can produce spectacular images.

    C) Frank.....I am currently negotiating either a sale or a straight up trade with my 200-400. I'll end up with either an AFSI or II by he end of the week hopefully.

    Would you have a preferences over the I or the II?????
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Re: Multiple Responses:

    Jim,


    According to Ron, the II is lighter. That would be important to me assuming that there is not a big $$ difference.

    I can't believe that you are getting rid of your 200-400VR, after all of the spectacular images that you've gotten with it. I can however, relate to wanting the 500 f4. 8)

    Frank
     
  8. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Frank

    Don't make me cry...the 200-400 is GONE.

    I have seen a substantial difference in price between the AFSI and II versions used.

    I found a mint used AFSII, but the damn thing is light gray and black (sort of canon colored) AND it's gray market to boot. From what I understand.....besides being ugly, I wouldn't be able to get it fixed if need be?????
     
  9. Re: Gray market lenses

    Nikon USA won't touch a gray market Nikkor lens, but you could still get it repaired (for a price) at one of
    Nikon's independent authorized repair centers. Here's a link to a list of them. There's one in Boston :) :wink: :


    http://nikonusa.com/fileuploads/pdfs/Nikon_repair_list.pdf
     
  10. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Man you are one quick moving dude.... 8) I love my 300 2.8, but I would really love to get my hands on a 200-400VR.

    Now that you've sent yours away, how about updating your equipment list in your sig. :wink:

    Good luck on the 500 f4. Looks like you have several good leads.

    Frank
     
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