More on the Nikon D3

One of the first things that hits you over the head is the gigantic LCD screen on the D3. The brightness and crispness is shocking especially to a D2x user accustomed to a much smaller screen. But…it takes energy to run that screen and although I haven’t done a side-by-side comparison, the batteries don’t seem hold the charge as long (the D2x and D3 use the same battery model).

Also, that huge D3 LCD screen seems like an equally large accident waiting to happen. Reportedly, the LCD is a hardened, scratch resistant glass screen. Still, I have covered mine with a thin, film-like protector until something more substantial becomes available.

Images made with the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR zoom and the D3 have a significant amount of vignetting. Even though Nikon’s software reportedly will easily correct this, the edge fall off was problem for me. I use Adobe Lightroom in my workflow and did not want to send frames shot with the 70-200 through another piece of software. But I was able to easily and globally remove the vignetting in Lightroom. So far it appears to not be a problem.



~ by keithphilpott on December 24, 2007.

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