Inspirations from older cameras: the Nikon D3, part two

Part two of of this series. Part one was here.

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Exclamation mark. D3, 300/2.8 VR

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Untitled. D3, 24-70

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Rest. D3, 105VR

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Satay man. D3, 14-24

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Suggestions of a watch. D3, 105VR

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Tour de Langkawi 2009. D3, 24-70

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The ‘hollywood’ shot. D3, 24-70

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Virtual buildings. D3, 24-70

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Blending in with nature. D3, 24-70

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The proverbial rose. D3, 24-70

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It can only be Fuji. D3, 24-70

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Sunset. D3, 50/1.4 AFS

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Children, Bangkok. D3, 14-24.

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Live retouching. D3, 24-70.

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Inspirations from older cameras: the Nikon D3, part one

For me, the Nikon D3 is one of the cameras that revolutionized the way I shot – no longer was the camera the limitation in any way. It almost made things too easy; it forced me to rethink the way I shoot and stop trying to capture ‘everything’ in hyperreal detail and light (that was the previous challenge) and start moving myself to a more selective way of seeing. This was further reinforced by the Leica M8 that followed…

The D3 and D700 share the same sensor and much of their innards; the latter camera is still in service with me today, and used for things where I either don’t need the resolution or have to shoot under more demanding conditions than would be convenient with the D800E. And for anybody thinking of upgrading from an older DX camera, do it – you’re in for a treat.

Part one of the reinspiration is here. MT

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Fushima-inarii, Kyoto. D3, 24-70

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Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. D3, 70-300VR

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Rain. Kuala Lumpur. D3, 70-300VR

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Scarlet ibis. D3, 70-300VR

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Joy. D3, 24-70

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Detective in the city. D3, 24-70

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Stamens. D3, 105VR

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Imperial Palace moat, Tokyo. D3, 24-70.

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Shadows, Tokyo. D3, 24-70

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Omega Dynamic. D3, 105VR

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Daibutsu, Nara. D3, 24-70

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