Does anyone still use the D2 series?

Matt_TaylorMatt_Taylor Posts: 1Member
edited January 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Just out of curiosity, does anyone still use the D2 series? (D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs)

I am an amatuer out of Australia, and have recently shot 2 weddings using just my D2X. I find it very reliable, and at 100ISO, just as good as anything else. Obviously there are more advantages, but I'm not gonna list them.

Just keen to know if anyone still uses these?

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  • SkintBritSkintBrit Posts: 79Member
    Not me, but you have my deepest respect in taking one on a wedding shoot nowadays!
    D3s's D700 F100 / Trinity 2.8 Zooms & 1.4 Primes / 105 micro. SB900s with Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 / Mini TT1s. Camranger remote control system.
  • framerframer Posts: 489Member
    I still use a D2hs for product shots for the web and documenting valuable art that comes in for framing.
    Its a better camera in use that most realize. If I still did wedding's, I'd use it as a backup body without question.

    framer
  • kenadamskenadams Posts: 222Member
    not to hijack this thread, but what with the D3X thread and this one... I stopped by a local camera store on my way home from work, they sell all kinds of old/used equipment, and they had a real used D1 there... for 130 bucks... never thought I'd ever see one of those... can you hear Doc Brown say "*two* point *seven* jiggaw.. I mean, *mega*pixel!!"

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    I have always wanted a D2H or D2Hs. If people were not asking $600-1000 for them I'd consider it.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    Under good or controlled conditions D2x shots can be excellent.

    17-55 is an outstanding wedding lens for D2x, flash at F4 - f5.6 will vbe excellent.

    ISO 200 is also fine if properly exposed and you don't have to boost them in Raw processing.

    Wedding customers rarely order very large prints today, and up to 11 X 14, a well handled D2x with good printing technique is probably indistinguishable from anything else..

    I have seen plenty of Canon D20's and 30's, Nikon D200's etc. recently at weddings, these are tools for professionals.

    I mostly use a D700 w / 24-120 f4 for mobile and a D3x (24-70 f2.8) for formals. The D800e stays at home, files are too large for weddings.

    If you and your customers are happy, why not.

    The D2x is good enough, that Your skill and technique matter more than the tool.

    Regards .... H
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • framerframer Posts: 489Member
    I have always wanted a D2H or D2Hs. If people were not asking $600-1000 for them I'd consider it.
    D2h are in the $350 range on fleabay...last time I checked completed listings.

    framer
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    Not north of the 49th. I could order from the US, but the import duties would nullify that advantage.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    " Not north of the 49th. I could order from the US, but the import duties would nullify that advantage. "

    I do not know Canadian law, but the US has no import duty for items labeled as 'used'.

    .. H
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    edited January 2013
    Yeah, no such restrictions on import duties, new or used doesn't matter.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
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