D2H Nikon


thrazt

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Hi everyone,

I'm really new to these hobby and hope to start somewhere. I am interested in getting my very first DSLR.
Looked around the market, ebay and chanced upon Nikon D2H which is affordable for me. Did some homework and found out that it is actually a professional quality camera in it's era. 2004? Around there~.

I would like to know if it's worth getting. It will be less than 200SGD.

I'm starting out, means most of the pictures won't be poster size =) just general online picture size you see in facebook.

With it's 4.1MP, does it affect the quality of the shot even even with such a small viewing size?

Please, voice our your opinion and help get someone interested in SLR! =)

Cheers all.
 

luna_sea83

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Less then S$200? are you sure?

Sounds abit too good to be true..
 

luckyorange

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hmm <$200 ts u better becareful.. get someone who are good in cam along with you if its cod.. if online better think twice,
 

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Its a v fast camera(really fast). but i wont recommend it if you re starting out. the white balance sensor and noise control aren't too good and the files require a good amount of post processing to reach their full potential. the sensor isnt the best at dynamic range either so you must be careful with that. the screen is not very useful, its neither accurate with colours nor sharp. at $200 theres not much to loose, but i would recommend a D40X instead. the 4.1 MP is not an issue. you should be able to print up the A3 with careful composition.

here're some shots for you re consideration:










one more thing to note. D2Hs are typically used as sports/action cameras so be careful with the shutter count. the shutter count of my unit was 182K when i got it. if you shop on Ebay, the prices hover around 300-400 USD for a complete boxed set. and i agree that $200 sing is really low. just becareful
 

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nightwolf75

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$200? way too good to be true.... :think:

within its limits, it is still a pretty darn good camera. i am using it as a backup camera. on CS now, it should be going for abt $600-$700 dollars.
 

thrazt

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Thanks for the input!

May I know what body will be considered a good starter which will last me for the next 4 years or so? low cost with all the basic functions included.. I don't wanna pay for professional grade body and use 5 functions out of it's 100+ functions. hope you all understand! =)
 

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Thanks for the input!

May I know what body will be considered a good starter which will last me for the next 4 years or so? low cost with all the basic functions included.. I don't wanna pay for professional grade body and use 5 functions out of it's 100+ functions. hope you all understand! =)
The most important question is, what is your budget? Remember to factor in other things that you might need such as tripod, dry cabinet etc etc.
 

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Well maybe by end of 1 year you would be thinking of upgrading further. If using nikon, D7000 is a good camera, you have your 4 years to learn how to master it anyway.
 

thrazt

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budget is 300 for a body with lens. Other factors are already in my sis' room =)
 

pandaze

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300 body with lens?it will be super hard
A normal 18-55vr is ard $120
U left with $180 for body.doubt u can get any.d50 is a good starter dslr.
 

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budget is 300 for a body with lens. Other factors are already in my sis' room =)
PM me to go for some shooting when you get yours. I am also a noob at photography. Shoot more! Lol as me along :)
 

thrazt

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hmm.. I'm actually only looking for 2nd hand.. will it be possible?
 

spree86

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thrazt said:
budget is 300 for a body with lens. Other factors are already in my sis' room =)
Wow, $300 for body with lens is rather tough. I guess you can get a 2nd hand D40 with kit lens at around $350.
 

Csboi

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300 body with lens?it will be super hard
A normal 18-55vr is ard $120
U left with $180 for body.doubt u can get any.d50 is a good starter dslr.
True. Unless you are good at bargaining. Then might be able to fit your budget. Like I bargain till I get 18-55mm for $105. :)
 

brapodam

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$300 can't get you much, tbh. You need to stretch your budget to get any DSLR with lens. It could probably get you a very old (maybe 3rd or 4th hand) 300D or D40, but the condition of the equipment may not last you for 4 years.

Photography is an expensive hobby. There are some things you can DIY to save money, but camera body and lenses are not one of those things.

If you really want to get something that lasts you for 4 years, stretch your budget to get something newer.
 

spree86

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brapodam said:
$300 can't get you much, tbh. You need to stretch your budget to get any DSLR with lens. It could probably get you a very old (maybe 3rd or 4th hand) 300D or D40, but the condition of the equipment may not last you for 4 years.

Photography is an expensive hobby. There are some things you can DIY to save money, but camera body and lenses are not one of those things.

If you really want to get something that lasts you for 4 years, stretch your budget to get something newer.
Yes agree, maybe you can stretch it to around $550 for a D3000 kit? Of course a higher budget would be better. Also, must it be Nikon?
 

Octarine

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May I know what body will be considered a good starter which will last me for the next 4 years or so? low cost with all the basic functions included.. I don't wanna pay for professional grade body and use 5 functions out of it's 100+ functions. hope you all understand! =)
Given the recent trends of packing more and more funky features into the entry level bodies I doubts you can avoid this. Especially the Scene Modes in the entry level bodies are packed with all sorts of things.. but soon many people stay in the 4 main modes P, A, S M (Canon: P, Av, Tv, M). Do not consider unused functions as a loss. Rather like 'freebies'. Use when needed, no loss neglecting them.
Regarding your body: look for something that is not older than 2 years (although that would mean you must increases your budget a bit). These cameras are of decent technology level that can still serve you well for the next years (provided you don't get infected by upgrade madness or BBB virus). For Nikon do pay attention to the topic 'in body focus motor'. Read up and decide whether it's relevant to you.
 

pandaze

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if really wan a cheap and good body and must be nikon...a good starter will be
D50 + kit lens..at least with D50 u can use ani lens...as it have a build in motor..to auto focus...

correct me if i am wrong :)

done:X
 

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Rashkae

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if realli wan a cheap and good body and must be nikon...a good starter will be
D50 + kit lens..at least with D50 u can use ani lens...as it have a build in motor..to auto focus...

correct mi if i am wrong :)
Gladly. It should be:

"If you really want a cheap and good body and it must be Nikon... A good starter DSLR will be a
D50 + kit lens. At least with the D50 you can use any lens, as it has a built-in auto-focus motor.

Correct me if I am wrong"

There you go. Even if you are saying "realli" and "mi" it makes no sense to replace the "y" and "e" with an "i" since it's not like you're saving any character count.

Oh, were you not referring to your grammar? Well in that case, a D50 is a good start, but you really need to think hard if you want to purchase a very old, out-of-warranty camera.
 

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