Friday, March 23, 2007

Nikon D40x review


Nikon D40x review
It is the same camera as the D40, only with slightly higher resolution and speed.
And it is true what the review says, it is amazingly light and compact with the kit lens. So this is countering my own bitching earlier.

The digital camera development is astounding. In 2000, the Canon D30 was introduced. It was a revolution in high quality for a low price... and yet it was four times the price of this camera, was near twice as big, and had one third the resolution! Holy cow.

Alex said...
I haven't touched my SLR since September. I had a fews days out this week and put 9 print films and 3 slide films through it. Total cost of film and processing at about $12 each is almost $150. 10 days like that and I can by a Nixon D80 and lens! Add that to the list...

You said it. That's something easy to forget in the equation.

Imagine what professional photographers can use in film! A pro can easily shoot twenty films in a day or more.

Also for Hollywood and small film makers, it's a revolution. Film cost in cinema is astronomical. And digital cinema cameras are just now maturing. (For instance red.com, pointed out by ttl.)

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Friday, March 23, 2007   7 comments links to this post

7 Comments:

At 24 Mar 2007, 02:31:00, Anonymous Holy cow said...

Moooo!

(Translation : "I get the picture!")

]8:)

 
At 24 Mar 2007, 07:15:00, Blogger Alex said...

I haven't touched my SLR since September. I had a fews days out this week and put 9 print films and 3 slide films through it. Total cost of film and processing at about $12 each is almost $150. 10 days like that and I can by a Nixon D80 and lens! Add that to the list...

 
At 24 Mar 2007, 07:36:00, Blogger eolake said...

You said it. That's something easy to forget in the equation.

Imagine what pro photographers can use in film!

Also for Hollywood and small film makers, it's a revolution. Film cost in cinema is astronomical.

 
At 24 Mar 2007, 10:51:00, Anonymous Monsieur Beep said...

You keep nagging me guys!
I've just bought a few more rolls of colour negative film, and still have a few slide films!
Darn it, am I really so 50plus-minded?!
I go digital when I've used up those rolls, I promise!
But memories memories: shall I simply throw away ( t h r o w a w a y ) my faithful SLR? And my mµ1? And my Minox? And the rest of the few, Instamatic50 and so on?? Don't laugh, as I said: memories memories.
I've made a compromise: I get my prints in a package with a CDRom.
But the money! This is even more expensive!


Welcome D40 or whatever (a Leika M8...)

 
At 24 Mar 2007, 11:37:00, Blogger eolake said...

Keep the old cameras around for the memories.
I have several old steel SLRs sitting around, I think they are beautiful.

Funny thing is, a Leica M8 does not even have more pixels than a Nikon D40x. The lens is better, buy you pay three times as much for a Leica lens as for a Nikon lens+body.

 
At 24 Mar 2007, 12:23:00, Anonymous Monsieur Beep said...

Oh yes, a Leika certainly is out of my reach, I was only dreaming ;-)

Yet my future will be digital sooner or later.

An off-topic compliment on your well-run domai site!
I've rejoined, with terry ;-)
I like those images which were taken in the woods, our in and around a cabin.
Very natural.

Have a good weekend!
Gen.

 
At 25 Mar 2007, 22:15:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

Beep,
Sure, keep the cameras, but not just for the memories. They'll become antiques before you know it. At worst, your heirs may make a bundle from them some day in the future.
A much better fate than becoming more nature-unfriendly trash!

 

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