D2X versus D2H

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Just a tought after seeing a lot of picture on the site.

I find the D2H has better tones renditions and smoother contrast than the D2X. What do you think?
 
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My Opinion

I find that the D2X definetly has smoother contrast areas but I do agree that out of the box, the D2H and D2Hs have better tone rendition...not that I can't achieve the same within my image processing anyway.

As I shoot RAW anyway, I don't use out of the box except for non important stuff.
 
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Interesting post.

I am a bit surprised by this though, I would have thought the D2X would be better.

I have the D2H and get wonderful photos from it, I never print over 8 x 10 so I have no point in "upgrading" and dont intend to

I guess I'm surprised by the words "tone rendition" as I would have thought more res and CMOS sensor of the D2X would have given better tonal gradation etc.
 
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This has to depend not only on the cameras, but also on the software used to process the NEF files.

Personally I find the D2X files to be almost perfect when they are run through BibblePro (4.2.6) whilst D2H images may be a bit oversaturated. Nikon Capture 4.3 shows a similar behaviour, but D2X may come out a little on the dull side and some colour saturation often has to be added.
 
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Bjorn when I open your site there's a superb photo that appears, what camera and lens did you use, and I looked in your photos to see if i could see an example or two of pictures taken with the 85 f2.8 PC micro-nikkor, do you have any?
 
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You mean the red and green ferns? That's an EIR shot with the 24 mm f/2.8 on an F2 T. The black-and-white spider on a tiled background is with the 85/1.4 and F4.

If you look into the 85 PC review, there is an accompanying shot there. Nothing particular, but at least it shows the clarity of the lens.
 
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Bjorn I know that you have an extensive Nikon collection; do you have a Nikon SP and how does it compare to a Leica camera.

I have seen one only once during the years my brother was a camera repairman. It is supposed with the Nikon F to be the best mechanical cameras they ever made, is that true.
 
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I certainly have an SP. And a Nikon S3 as well. Both are beatifully made and work perfectly 45 years afterwards. I prefer S3 to the SP for personal reasons some of which are described in my Nikon S3 review.

Personally I would rate an F2 Titan as the best made mechanical camera ever. But the SP and S3, together with the Nikon F, are not far behind.
 
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Thank you very much Bjorn for taking time to answer my interrogation point as i like to buy things that will last for a long time.
 
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