Copyright 2011 by Samuel Poromaa
All that tech talk has almost dampened my playful spirit. (almost but not quite) Kudos.
That full CCD panel is magic.
I’m not sure what you mean by a full CCD panel? If you are talking about the camera I use, then it is not a full CCD (if you mean the size of the sensor). Nikon D300 has an APS-C sensor and not a FX. I am in the process of getting the D700, with the full format sensor, but for now it is the smaller APS-C
I should have remembered that the D300 wasn't yet an FX user. I own a D90, which uses CMOS. This may be close to the same size as APS-C, though I suspect that the D300 still puts out a finer image overall, as more of the area is exposed. The D700 is magnificent. Thanks for the clarification.
The D300 is a wonderful camera I think, not only for the dynamic range of the sensor, although it is only an APS-C, but also for the overall quality of how the camera is built. I love it and have been using it for almost three years now, but now it is time to step up a notch I think, and the D700 is almost identical to D300 regarding how it is built, but the sensor and the image processor is the same as in D3, so I really looking forward to getting my hands on that one…
The D3 is really the camera I was thinking of, but nevertheless... The D90 was what I bought, and I have learned a lesson from that: buy where you are, and don't save money. It's a good camera and can do a bit of everything, but the full sensor on the D700 amazes me every time. There's simply a qualitative difference. I actually got more out of the D70, although the output was a little too small for professional use at work (posters and so forth).
Although I really do love my D300, I need, and want to step up for the sake of quality when it comes to high quality print, and prints in bigger sizes. I have tried the D3 and it is wonderful, but too expensive, so the D700 will do…