07-30-2005, 10:47 PM
I have been using a few digital P&S in the past few years but I just can't seem to frame the shot that I want looking at the LCD screen. The pictures always come out needing some adjustment like cropping, rotation or perspective correction. Before the wave of digital photography hit the market, I used to use my trusty Nikon a lot and I love the WYSIWYG by framing and focusing the subject through the lens. I tried the D70 and D50, neither felt good for my hands. I played with D1X couple years ago and loved it since it feels similar to my F5, which I would expect the D2X would be too. However, I am not keen on loosing my wide angle lens due to the field of view crop. I have considered jumping ship to Canon but the EOS 1DS Mark II is too expensive for an hobbist like myself. Hopefully I can score a second hand model when the Mark III rolls out.
It's not as slick at the 1DsII, but it's a great camera and still better than anything Nikon offers.
They'll just always be a few years behind Canon, as they raised their collective noses at digital in it's infantcy. Now, they'll always be playing catch up.
Though, now that 35mm digital can out resolve MF film and also the lenses made for it, it's got to slow down soon.
Bottomline is, a P+S camera will never give you results of a high end SLR.
As the old addage says, " you get what you pay for ".....
08-02-2005, 07:07 AM
That lens would be equivelent to a 18-32 in 35mm. I have an F100 and bought a D100 two years ago. I worried about the same thing as far as feel of the camera but the convenience and flexibility of any DSLR vs. film more than makes up for the D100 being a bit plasticky. I'll be upgrading the D100 in about 6 months.
The D2X is <b>VERY</b> nice and, if anything, is nicer to use than an F5.