Nikon D3s official owners/users thread, anything related to the D3 D3s D3x

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I noticed a post for the D700 which having read all the posts looked very interesting so I thought it might be a good idea to have one for the D3 family.

Just taken delivery of my D3s and so far very pleased with the results. Not got to grips with the video yet.

Any D3 users especially the D3s who may be able to pass on some tips they have picked up whilst using the camera could prove useful.
 

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The only dramas that may occur with these is that they're not quite as well-sealed as the older D2x was, according to the guys at Calumet who do all our servicing.
They're seeing more coming back with water-damage than previous models.

If you're (like me) used to just letting the rain pour all over your kit, it might be wise to keep an eye open and wipe them down occasionally.
 
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Just had a look in here and surprised to find so few a posts as I know a number of togs still using D3 D3s cameras including local press guys !
Perhaps they rarely go wrong as mine has proved to be a very reliable work horse?
 
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My d3 recently soldiered past 400k actuations. I noticed one on eBay yesterday with over 800k on original shutter. Work horse is the right term.
 
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I have 2 x D3 bodies - both 8 years old now and still going strong. Also still have a D2Xs and D2Hs which still get occasional use but I'm using my Fuji kit more and more these days.
 
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Another one here, D3 from first release as new and a D3x added later as a studio cam. Wonderful cameras. Weight is no problem. In fact it stabilises situations that otherwise might be flaky. Love it with the f2.8 70-200mm attached - really well balanced.
 
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I had a D3 for four years. 300k shots on it and still going strong, especially considering the conditions it shot in - rainy Welsh forests through to sandy Dubai deserts. The only reason I changed it to the D4s was I was feeling flush. Nothing wrong with the camera (although the early ones like mine had smaller buffers) and they produced amazing images which I still printed at A1 using 1600ISO.
 
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I'm still using mine even though I have a number of newer Dslrs.
The weight is the main problem for me these days and the preference of fast prime lenses doesn't help :(
With osteoarthritis taking hold these days even carrying & holding a camera is becoming a big problem for me.
A tripod or monopod helps but it's just more equipment to have to carry.
Hence I posted else ware asking about Fuji and Olympus options
 
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I recently acquired a D3 mint boxed with less than 13K on the shutter count
I like the solid reassuring feel , Not been out with it yet due to work commitments
Boo!
 
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