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D2H..NOW THAT YOU OWN IT, WOULD YOU BUY IT AGAIN
Lee Weissman, Photographer
PLAINVIEW | NY | USA | Posted: 1:23 PM on 06.23.04
->> I have been reading the threads concerning the D2H and I am curious if now that you own it, given the choice, would you still own it, or have bought another D1H. I have been holding off to see if Nikon corrects the issues, in the next generation, as they have been known to do. (Please don't make this into a Nikon vs Canon thread..we've had enough of those!!)
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Tony Donaldson, Photographer
Sherman Oaks | CA | USA | Posted: 1:37 PM on 06.23.04
->> I have the 2h and 1x, love them both and would buy both again. Each has its strengths, are solid cameras. I've heard some bad stories on the 2h, but can't say mine has thus far suffered any of the issues. Guess I didn't get one made on a Monday or Friday.

BTW, what's with the yelling in the subject header?
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Peter Aiken, Photographer
Manhattan | KS | USA | Posted: 1:56 PM on 06.23.04
->> I have a D2H and a D1X and love both camers and would love to get another D2H. I've had my D2H since early December and I've been very impressed with the camera.

I keep reading about how people are upset the camera doesn't have the quality they feel it should and a number of other issues. I'm an old film guy and I'll tell you the D2H blows film out of the water, especially when shooting basketball indoors and night games. The quaiity is fine, I've printed many 20x24 and 20x28 posters with images from my D2H and they look super and my clients have been very happy with the posters.

The camera may have a few problems here and there but name a camera the doesn't have problem or two?

That's my two cents!
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Dave Rossman, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 2:26 PM on 06.23.04
->> No, I would buy two.
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Dave Amorde, Photographer
Lake Forest | CA | USA | Posted: 3:21 PM on 06.23.04
->> I've had a D2H since shortly after their release. I will be buying another one soon. Like any other camera, it does have its own personality. However, as I expect from a professional tool, I have found that personality to be consistent.
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Jan Langsner, Photographer
Lloydminster | AB | Canada | Posted: 3:24 PM on 06.23.04
->> Simple answer to the question. YES!
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Louis Lopez, Photographer
Ontario | CA | USA | Posted: 3:27 PM on 06.23.04
->> I am counting the days when my account balance allows me to purchase another one asap. I am very happy with my D2H and I have not had any of the issues.(knock on wood).
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Mike Brice, Photographer
Northwood | OH | USA | Posted: 4:05 PM on 06.23.04
->> I bought one back in November the week they were released. I bought another in February after selling my D100. Great camera.
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Noah Bryant, Photographer
Lakewood | CO | US | Posted: 4:50 PM on 06.23.04
->> I have a 2h and a 1x and they compliment eachother perfectly. I would gladly buy another D2
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Mike Strasinger, Photographer
Nashville | Tn | USA | Posted: 5:05 PM on 06.23.04
->> yes
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Michael Myers, Photographer
Miami Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 5:29 PM on 06.23.04
->> I was 10th on the waiting list at B&H, and finally got my D2h late last year. I've just bought a D70 this past weekend (and on the same day my D2h later on developed a problem, so the D2h is now back at Nikon).

If I already had the D70, knowing what I know now, if I could afford it, I'd almost certainly buy the D2h. It's everything I've always wanted in a camera. If the D2x was also available, for roughly the same price, I'd get the "x" instead, if it meant a trade-off between "speed" and "quality". ....although if the "x" was a thousand dollars more, I'd be back at the "h", not the "x".


Anyway, my answer is "yes".
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 6:45 PM on 06.23.04
->> so..IF and WHEN the D2X comes out, anyone care to guess what the difference will be between it and the D2H, other than a few megapixels?

Debbie
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Chris Schwegler, Photographer
Brighton | MI | USA | Posted: 6:45 PM on 06.23.04
->> yes...
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Scott A. Schneider, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | USA | Posted: 6:52 PM on 06.23.04
->> yup
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Bill Ross, Photographer, Assistant
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 6:54 PM on 06.23.04
->> Ask me later... I'm still figuring out all the stuff in it. :)
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Josh Anderson, Photographer
Nashville | TN | United States | Posted: 8:00 PM on 06.23.04
->> if anyone would like to buy one used, im selling. check the classifieds.
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Chris Lekhavanija, Photo Editor, Photographer
Silver Spring | MD | USA | Posted: 8:11 PM on 06.23.04
->> Own both 1X and 2H. Both are great and the answer is "yes, I would like to have another 2H."

Chris L
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Michael Troutman, Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA | Posted: 11:25 PM on 06.23.04
->> I was so blown away by the first one that I got a second. Still waiting for the D2x (and the mythical F6), however...
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Michael Fischer, Photographer
Spencer | Ia | USA | Posted: 12:11 AM on 06.24.04
->> I'm sitting on my D1H til they announce the D2X or F6. I absolutely love my D2H.... Then it's bye bye to the D1H...

'Nuf Said.
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Josh Anderson, Photographer
Nashville | TN | United States | Posted: 12:20 AM on 06.24.04
->> i noticed someone felt my comment was inappropriate. im not kidding. really. im selling one. if anyone would like a second d2h body.........let me know.
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Nick Adams, Student/Intern, Photographer
Friendswood | TX | usa | Posted: 1:14 AM on 06.24.04
->> YES, I will have $$$$ for it next month.. I can't wait.. It will be coming along with my new friend the Nikon Af-s 300mm 2.8.
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christopher koutsis, Photographer
huntington | ny | USA | Posted: 10:11 AM on 06.24.04
->> Just a quick question... Does anyone else wonder how a high school student has picked up a D2H AND an Af-s 300 2.8? What ever happend to the overpriced Play Stations and Xboxes, or even a new mountain bike... or college? But hey, more power too ya buddy, I wish I picked up on the camera thing earlier.
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 10:54 AM on 06.24.04
->> what's the F6? I haven't heard about this one

Debbie
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Pat Farrington, Photographer
Ft. Collins | CO | USA | Posted: 11:11 AM on 06.24.04
->> The F6 is the mythical successor to the F5. Some believe that it will be a modular system, similar to medium format, with interchangable film and digital backs.

Thom Hogan has this description on his site: "Essentially, the F6 will be like a medium format camera in 35mm size. The main component will simply be a light-proof box with lens mount, shutter, and mirror mechanism. Perhaps that part will also have a power supply in it. But everything else (and perhaps the power supply) will be modular. You'll have your choice of bolt-on film or digital backs and your choice of viewfinders. Backs and viewfinders can be interchanged mid-roll/mid-card. I'll go further and point out that Nikon will use the Olympics in Greece to launch this hybrid. If I had to guess at price, I'd guess US$2000 for the base, US$1000 for the viewfinder/metering; US$500 for a film back, and US$2500 for a digital back. The interesting thing will be whether Fujifilm also provides a digital back for this camera, as they have a full-frame 11mp sensor that would be perfect for it (and, of course, interpolated up to 22mp in finished images). Even more interesting will be that at least one digital back choice down the road (probably not 2004, though) will be a dedicated high ISO back. And, the whole thing will do 8 fps on film and whatever the digital sensor can handle (up to 8 fps). Medium format camera makers, such as Mamiya, will be cringing when they see this product. Kodak will, too, as it means that they'll have to consider making a back for it, but with a much lower price point than their current MF backs to stay competitive."
http://www.bythom.com/2004predictions.htm

Personally this is really one of those "I'll believe it when I see it" items.
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Greg Ferguson, Photographer
Scottsdale | Az | USA | Posted: 11:32 AM on 06.24.04
->> Of course, missing from Thom Hogan's site is this ...

<humor>

"The downside to the F6 is it will use six D-cell batteries limiting it to 40 frames per set of batteries. Standard batteries were chosen as a cost-savings to the buyer.

With no slot for digital media, image storage will occur using the well-tested SCSI disk interface and a user-supplied external hard disk. Additional I/O will be via the complimentary parallel and RS-232 ports.

Finally, due to the complexity of the digital back, and unhappiness with the various LCD screens utilized in the past, Nikon will go with a standard RGB video monitor output allowing the photographer their choice of viewing technology from standard CRT to large plasma displays."

</humor>
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Michael Troutman, Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA | Posted: 12:59 PM on 06.24.04
->> My guess is that the D2x will have a 10MP LBCAST chip with the 1.5 crop factor and 4FPS. If there ever is an F6 (next year?), I'd think it would have a "full-frame" version of the D2x chip and therefore 16 MP or so. The D2h/x/F6 would make for a great pro line of bodies. The modular F6 sounds like a chimera to me; truly mythical.

We'll see.
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Chris Williams, Photographer, Student/Intern
Rancho Cucamonga | CA | USA | Posted: 7:36 PM on 06.24.04
->> Don't own a D2H, but thinking about making it my first camera when I can afford one. After seeing Louis' up close at the So-Cal bash, I might be leaning towards the dark side for my own personal Digi-SLR. I've shot plenty with the 1x and enjoy that camera a lot, but I don't like the fact that it doesn't have an AI servo. Everything is laid out pretty nicely for my likeing and I love the large LCD.

Chris
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Michael Ferron, Photographer
Oakland | ME | USA | Posted: 8:38 PM on 06.24.04
->> Yes. My D2h is everything I hoped for and more.
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Michael Springfield, Photographer
Smyrna (Atlanta) | GA | USA | Posted: 8:42 PM on 06.24.04
->> Like many others here I also have a 2h and 1x. I love my 1x and my only regret on the 2h is I did not buy one sooner!
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Denny Medley, Photographer
Kansas City | MO | USA | Posted: 12:31 AM on 06.25.04
->> If I could afford another one, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I find it increasingly more difficult to even pickup my D100 since I've had my 2H...although my wife made me remove it from the bed and place it on the dresser at night. I think she was a bit jealous...
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Louis Lopez, Photographer
Ontario | CA | USA | Posted: 1:19 PM on 06.25.04
->> Did anyone else do the "D2H Dance" when they got it home?
I can't be the only one.:-)
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Matthew Knight, Photographer
Cedar Falls | IA | usa | Posted: 1:31 PM on 06.25.04
->> I danced so much my kids started in with me!
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Eric Hagen, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 4:24 AM on 06.28.04
->> D2H Dance? What's that? Spinning around whilst shooting high speed continuous mode? Tried that. Felt like i was in the army killing badguys with my new machinegun. :-) hehehe

Seriously though, I've used one and have seriously been considering the purchase for sports. I'd keep using my S2Pro for high-quality portrait/landscape/still life stuff and as a backup for everything else.

i think I'll wait until the D2X comes out and the price for a slightly used D2H drops a bit.

Eric
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Nic Hume, Photographer, Photo Editor
Victoria | BC | Canada | Posted: 4:59 AM on 06.28.04
->> I just got mine in a couple of days ago... Yes I did the D2h Dance, then read my manual cover to cover while the battery charged...

I'm still not tired of the HS shooting mode... though I think the novelty will wear off soon enough... I still haven't had a chance to seriously put it through its paces yet... just shot my girlfriends cats playing etc...

I think I'll take it out later in the week for our SS.com student competition ... YAY for Canada Day being 3 days BEFORE July 4 (and thus decidedly BEFORE the deadline for the gallery post :)

--Nic
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Scott Walstrom, Photographer
DeKalb | IL | USA | Posted: 10:18 AM on 06.28.04
->> I have two D2H's. I love using them. I have not experienced the problems that others have written about on the message board.
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Lee Weissman, Photographer
PLAINVIEW | NY | USA | Posted: 4:31 PM on 08.05.04
->> Just an update...I bought it and would buy it again!
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Lawrence Giberson, Photographer
Woodbridge | Va | USA | Posted: 5:31 PM on 08.05.04
->> As a Canon 1D shooter I have to chime in with a word or two.
Nikon makes on hell of a nice camera and after seeing a friend's images from his D2H I'll say that if I wasn't a Canon guy...I'd buy the D2H
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 5:36 PM on 08.05.04
->> I have heard that it gets very noisy for anything over 800 ASA. True? I shoot a lot of concerts and the conert shooters are not happy with it.
Deciding whether to get one, or to wait wait wait for the D2X

Debbie
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Kevin Martin, Photographer
Augusta | GA | USA | Posted: 6:10 PM on 08.05.04
->> Debra,

The D2H I use does get noisy over 800 ISO. It's like using a D1 again.
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Carl Schnepple, Photographer
Madison | CT | USA | Posted: 7:25 PM on 08.05.04
->> I love the two that I have, except at the higher ISO's. Noisy with mine from 800 and up - above 1250 seems almost unusable. Handling and battery life are great, the LCD cover sucks.
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William J. Crane, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | United States | Posted: 7:32 PM on 08.05.04
->> D2H-Love It!!!!
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Matt Strasen, Photographer
Stillwater | OK | USA | Posted: 8:01 PM on 08.05.04
->> Nothing could ever compare to the noise of a D1 over 800 ISO. While the D2H is a tad noisy, it does not hold a candle to how frustrating high ISO's with the D1 were. I have been able to use shots at 1600 +1 with the D2H and been happy with their newspaper reproduction.
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Colin Mulvany, Photographer
Spokane | WA | USA | Posted: 3:14 PM on 08.06.04
->> My issue with the D2h is that I can't get a correct exposure on auto with both of my cameras. All our papers D2h's (10) want to underexpose a half stop or more. I jacked the compensation dial to +. 03, but it doesn't help. It's a drag to have to look at histograms every time my light changes. That is something I never had to do with the D1h. Anybody else notice the under exposure bias with the D2h?

The noise issue comes and goes with my cameras. If I have great smooth arena light, I can shoot at 1250 ISO and it looks great. But, try shooting a window light portrait at 640 ISO in RAW and the shadow transition areas turn to a clumpy reddish black noise. Go figure. There are a lot of things to love about this camera, but I can't trust it. That is a feeling I've never had with a camera before.
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Chris Lekhavanija, Photo Editor, Photographer
Silver Spring | MD | USA | Posted: 2:52 AM on 08.09.04
->> Just got my second D2H last week.
:)
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