I have received quite a few emails now regarding my opinion on the new D3 and D300 cameras from Nikon. I haven't had a chance to shoot with one yet so I know about as much as everyone else from reading the info available on the interweb. While I am very interested in both cameras, they both offer some new tools and fixes that are going to revolutionize digital shooting, I won't be able to get my hands on one for a while. As soon as I do I will post a report on the new cameras and some settings to take advantage of all the new features.
Will I rush out and buy one? Well I am super interested in the D300. It incorporates the same 51-area autofocus system, 3-inch (diagonal), 920,000-dot rear LCD, Picture Control options, 14-bit A/D conversion, LiveView, HDMI video out, AF calibration adjustment, UDMA CompactFlash card support, real-time lateral chromatic aberration correction, Active D-Lighting, compatibility with the new WT-4/4A transmitter as the D3. But the full frame (FX) sensor on the D3 leaves me wondering. I loose some length when shooting wildlife and although my 12-24mm DX lens will work on the larger sensor it automatically switches the camera to high speed crop mode. Nikon is offering a new 14-24mm f2.8 lens that looks awesome but it weighs twice as much as the 12-24 and I am all for a light camera bag! Either way these cameras are good news for all digital photographers and will open up a whole new world of photographic possibilities. Oh well time to reaccess what goes in the camera bag.