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    Stated on the Nikon website:

    D3s
    Nikon FX-format digital SLR flagship for fast response and high light sensitivity

    D3x
    The world is your studio

    But well in my opinion, the D3 series are all flagships.

    Loving the camera. If there's any reason I'll use the pop-up flash, it's for Commanding the remote speedlights. Nevertheless, D3s can always use the SU-800, or SB900/800 to act as the commander. Solves the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post


    i always thot it was Corridor Lighting System...

    anyway, can't go wrong with D3s. best low-light camera in the nikon lineup... for now.

    but, the weight is a b1tch... the older you get (and the more kids you have), the smaller the camera i have... heh...
    Second that... the older one gets, the more likely the person's getting a compact... Took the D3S to Hong Kong recently and it felt like a burden until I just slap a 50 1.4 onto it...

    But still love the D3s for what it does best - low light and fast action shooting.

    Still looking for a suitable travel camera but not DSLR

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    Quote Originally Posted by useruseruser2010 View Post
    Second that... the older one gets, the more likely the person's getting a compact... Took the D3S to Hong Kong recently and it felt like a burden until I just slap a 50 1.4 onto it...

    But still love the D3s for what it does best - low light and fast action shooting.

    Still looking for a suitable travel camera but not DSLR
    perhaps u should bring along your walking stick (monopod) for your "D3S" when u go out

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    CLS = Creative Lightning System (not CLubSnap LOL)
    Quote Originally Posted by Irvine View Post
    err... u spelled it wrongly lol.
    I was too hurry in typing.

    Not that "Lightning" during the storm ...
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    Anyone using the AF-C (51 points 3D tracking) of the D3s? Seems like pretty useful but probably need more practice on it, considering I had been an AF-S guy for the longest period of time before D3s.

    Shot a short demo of how the AF point moves around in this 3D tracking mode, which I find pretty interesting!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXbEYbkNDXY

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    Quote Originally Posted by uranium2k View Post
    Anyone using the AF-C (51 points 3D tracking) of the D3s? Seems like pretty useful but probably need more practice on it, considering I had been an AF-S guy for the longest period of time before D3s.

    Shot a short demo of how the AF point moves around in this 3D tracking mode, which I find pretty interesting!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXbEYbkNDXY
    I think the tracking mode is too slow to be used in real life shoot ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    I think the tracking mode is too slow to be used in real life shoot ...
    I have used this Tracking mode on mine D700, every shot turns out properly focus. Specially useful if you are shooting from a moving object such as train or airplane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    I think the tracking mode is too slow to be used in real life shoot ...
    In what sense it's slow? Well actually the photographer plays an important part to track the subject as well. As far as possible, the photographer will have to keep the subject within the frame (even though it's ok if it leaves temporarily). Certainly if the subject dashes in and out at breakneck speed, 3D tracking won't work so efficiently...

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    Perhaps I am still the old school photographer, I am more used to the AF-S.
    point, focus, recompose.

    although my D700 has 51 pts, i only use 1 pt.... ahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by uranium2k View Post
    In what sense it's slow? Well actually the photographer plays an important part to track the subject as well. As far as possible, the photographer will have to keep the subject within the frame (even though it's ok if it leaves temporarily). Certainly if the subject dashes in and out at breakneck speed, 3D tracking won't work so efficiently...
    In what sense ...

    If I was shooting a car racing or sport event, definitely I would not use this 3D tracking, it's too slow.
    I would use AF-S and 1 focus point is enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    In what sense ...

    If I was shooting a car racing or sport event, definitely I would not use this 3D tracking, it's too slow.
    I would use AF-S and 1 focus point is enough.
    Well I was actually thinking that AF-C would turn out to be much more useful in a situation like a race or sport? Haha.

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    bros, I just got the D3s - still pretty overwhelmed by its features.

    Quick question - i think there is a catch within the camera itself to put a plastic protector over the 3" LCD but i can't find this accessory in the nikon website. Google does shows a few 3rd party ones, but does any shop in singapore sell them?

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidic View Post
    bros, I just got the D3s - still pretty overwhelmed by its features.

    Quick question - i think there is a catch within the camera itself to put a plastic protector over the 3" LCD but i can't find this accessory in the nikon website. Google does shows a few 3rd party ones, but does any shop in singapore sell them?

    TIA
    I bought it over eBay. Perfect fit, and seems like pretty good material too.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by uranium2k View Post
    I bought it over eBay. Perfect fit, and seems like pretty good material too.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWNX:IT
    Thanks for your prompt response bro. So how long does it takes for that to be delivered to your premise?

    Anyway for the top and bottom rear LCD do you put on any screen protectors as well?

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    how to afford a d3s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggiolee View Post
    how to afford a d3s?
    How to afford a d3x?

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    Low light king for sure:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Low light king for sure
    Bro, what flash do you couple with your d3s? I have a SB-900 but considering SB-400 which seems to be EOL. I need something light and small for traveling - coming from a d700 that small built in flash does comes in pretty handy at times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidic View Post
    Bro, what flash do you couple with your d3s? I have a SB-900 but considering SB-400 which seems to be EOL. I need something light and small for traveling - coming from a d700 that small built in flash does comes in pretty handy at times!
    I use SB900... But with the D3s + 24-70mm f2.8, the weight is a killer! I had since begun making good use of the low-light capabilities of the D3s, and I must say, the results are pleasing! Most of the "clients" I encountered prefer the natural light photographs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidic

    Bro, what flash do you couple with your d3s? I have a SB-900 but considering SB-400 which seems to be EOL. I need something light and small for traveling - coming from a d700 that small built in flash does comes in pretty handy at times!
    I use the SB900 and the Quantum Trio (www.qtm.com).

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