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New D3 Owner

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR Forum' started by asphoto, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. asphoto


    Aug 18, 2007
    Cibolo, TX
    Just picked up my D3 today along with the 24-70mm f2.8 lens and the SB-900. Batteries are charging as I type and cannot wait to play.
  2. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Good choice. You are going to enjoy that camera.
  3. very up to date set up you have there. I have the pieces but I might not be putting all 3 together at the same time too much, it gets to be a pretty heavy combo.
  4. allen,
    great camera/lens choice
    i can't wait to see your pictures.... and to hear how you like your SB-900...
    not sure i'll opt for THAT "upgrade."

    good luck
  5. I need to pick up an SB-900, nice flash!
  6. My dream setup! Have fun and lets see some pictures!
  7. D3 and the Beast! Great platform to build off of, congrats!
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 8, 2008
  8. Congratulation!
    A very good setup...
  9. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Congrats! Looking forward to future postings of your images.
  10. Awsome set up, you are in for some fun. Please let us know how you like the sb900.:smile:
  11. I thought the 28-70 f2.8 was the "beast." In his post asphoto is referring to the excellent and probably superior 24-70 f2.8.
    William Rodriguez
    Miami, Florida.
  12. My bad, Your right. I guess I got excited The 28-70 f2.8 (AKA The Beast) is my next acquisition. Maybe by years end.
  13. asphoto


    Aug 18, 2007
    Cibolo, TX
    Well, I got some good use of the D3 today. Spent most of the day at the race track and then a fashion show late in the evening. The D3 was awsome and I will post some photos. I used the SB-900 at the fashion show as it was very dark and boy does the SB-900 have a lot of power. I had to regin it in a little.

    I used the 70-200 f2.8 VR, the 105 f2.8 Micro VR and 24-70mm f2.8 on the D3 at the track and only the 24-70 f2.8 at the fashion show.
  14. FosterG


    Dec 5, 2007
    Great combo you have there, congratulations, price notwithstanding, I am sure I will be getting a '900, I too would love to see some shots with it.
  15. Hi Allen

    Please post some photos. I would like to see your 24-70 shots.
  16. asphoto


    Aug 18, 2007
    Cibolo, TX
    I will post up some tonight when I get home.
  17. Congrats my D300 just came,can't wait to get home.
  18. asphoto


    Aug 18, 2007
    Cibolo, TX
    hopefully I can get to them tomorrow night, just so busy right now.
  19. dL302


    Aug 7, 2008
    Very nice! Take a pic of your D3 with the 24-70 and SB-900 mounted on :) 

  20. asphoto


    Aug 18, 2007
    Cibolo, TX
    Here are a few I took the first weekend with the D3, 24-70mm f/2.8, and SB-900.

    1. D3 | R1C1 | 105mm VR | 1/200 sec | ISO 400 | f/45.0 (f/45, that is what it said)
    NIKON D3    ---    105mm    f/45.0    1/200s    ISO 400

    2. D3 | SB-900 (on camera) | 24-70mm @ 44mm | 1/250 sec | ISO 400 | f/5.6
    NIKON D3    ---    44mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 400

    3. (Both untouched; straight out of camera)
    Left: D3 | 24-70mm @ 24mm | 1/8000 sec | ISO 6400 | f/5.6
    Right: D3 | 24-70mm @ 24mm | 1/640 sec | ISO 400 | f/5.6
    NIKON D3    ---    24mm    f/5.6    1/8000s    ISO 6400
    NIKON D3    ---    24mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 400

    4. D3 | SB-800 & SB-900 (both off camera) | SU-800 (on camera) | 24-70mm @ 66mm | 1/125 sec | ISO 400 | f/8.0
    NIKON D3    ---    66mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 400

    5. D3 | SB-800 & SB-900 (both off camera) | SU-800 (on camera) | 105mm VR | 1/160 sec | ISO 400 | f/8.0
    NIKON D3    ---    105mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 400

    6. D3 | 24-70mm @ 38mm | 1/800 sec | ISO 400 | f/4.0
    NIKON D3    ---    38mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 400

    7. D3 | 24-70mm @ 70mm | 1/160 sec | ISO 400 | f/5.6
    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 400
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