Tempting myself? Nah, its worth every penny of it!

In one of my previous post in January, I said that I was poisoned but the more and more I read about it, the more the cost justified the equipment. No, I am not going to go out and buy one but after playing with one over the weekend, this time I knew that what I read online were not lies. Yes, the Nikon D3 is as amazing as everyone claims to be.


Image source: Dpreview.com

This amazing feat of engineering is what I always wanted since it was announced by Nikon and still I get some laughs from Andrew saying that after a few sessions with him that I don’t need to drool over this machine. It was at one of his sessions that I managed to try out the Nikon D3.

I took out my 85mm f/1.8 lens and quickly turned up the ISO to 6400 and shot straight from the camera onto my CF card. Here are the amazing results.
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Shot taken @ 85mm f/2.2 ISO 6400 1/1000sec

Of course since this photo is resized and is rather small, you might not be able to see the fine details of how good the D3 is at 100% crop.
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Now isn’t this just awesome? Man do I wish I had two of these babies with loads of f/2.8 lenses with me. Then I guess Andrew might just try to poison me to go full on CLS.

If I wonder how many side jobs I can take with only 24 hours a day….