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  • Comment Link dr frank Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:30 posted by dr frank

    Personally, I think a great budget camera is the Nikon D300s but it might be slightly more than most could spend.

  • Comment Link Jim Apps Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:34 posted by Jim Apps

    Great!! I just bought a D200 and a couple of lenses. Really looking forward to the series. Thanks Matt.

  • Comment Link John Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:39 posted by John

    For a series of videos on "budgetography" wouldn't it be more appropriate to use a "modern" camera that is only one or two models old? If you are addressing the "mainstream" for the past few years I would assume most people have been buying the Nikon D3200 or the D3300 (now replaced by the D3400).

    From my point of view, anyone watching "Budgetography" is seriously interested in photography so a $100 to $400 camera is reasonable (totally not the same as something like the D810 at a price range of over $2,500).

    By using a D200 it seems like you are teaching / demonstrating "ancient history".

  • Comment Link Dr. el Wilner Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:42 posted by Dr. el Wilner

    Matt, Welcome to the Big Apple
    I am a dedicated amateur photographer and have followed your career forever. Your video is excellent as usual.
    I am 84 years old and a retired dentist, born and bred in NYC. although I no longer practice dentistry , I would have been fu having yours a patient. I shall have to settle with you as a photographer.
    Good Luck in New York City.

  • Comment Link Steve Solomon Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:52 posted by Steve Solomon

    Nice video, Matt! Are you limiting this Budgetography series to older Nikon gear? If not, I'd consider some of the older Fujifilm X-Series cameras, since they're compatible with the newer (and superb) Fujinon XF lenses! Plus, I think the AF accuracy wouldn't be so much of an issue, since, in mirrorless systems, obviously AF is acquired directly off the sensor, plus you have great flexibility in terms of setting the AF point location and size. Thank you, and best of luck in your New (York) home!

  • Comment Link Nick Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:54 posted by Nick

    Looking forward to it Matt! How about Brian?

  • Comment Link Patrick Attridge Wednesday, 15 February 2017 19:48 posted by Patrick Attridge

    Speaking as one of life's awkward squad (usually only making life difficult for myself): why not feature some Pentax! After all it was once what all the cool kids had.

  • Comment Link David Ruiz Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:40 posted by David Ruiz

    I would like to see you shoot with the D3000 because it's probably a camera that more people have and, being the start of the 3000 series family, it fits perfectly to show what an entry-level DSLR can do that isn't too old. Love the series and looking forward to it!

  • Comment Link David Haddock Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:40 posted by David Haddock

    How about calling your second budget dslr "Tonto" as in The Lone Ranger.... A great side kick name :)

  • Comment Link Paul Sutton Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:34 posted by Paul Sutton

    Personally i would look and use Canon over the Nikon, despite having a personal leaning to Nikon gear, because they ensured backward compatability for their lenses.
    Having said that, and being a m4/3 user, the Canon is the better budget camera. The reason is I lurk in a number of for sale and trade groups, there is about a 3 to 1 ratio of Canon gear for sale to Nikon, with nearly nothing of anything else.
    So if you are interested in budget, second hand is very budget oriented, and there simply is more Canon gear available in my experience, than other brands, hence the "better" budget option.

  • Comment Link Lew Berghoff Thursday, 16 February 2017 01:05 posted by Lew Berghoff

    Matt, man. Great video. I think I understand the budgetography mission as not being so much about specific equipment as it is about using less expensive equipment, so this should be a great series with the D200/D3000 pairing. For names, how about a lady friend for SCAL..."Miss Focus" Huh? Huh? Get it?

  • Comment Link Ed Duffner Thursday, 16 February 2017 01:13 posted by Ed Duffner

    Hi Matt,

    I still have and use my D200, purchased from new. It's my main camera (hoping to ugrade in the next year or so). It will be interesting to see what you do with your D200. Did you have high ISO noise reduction selected for that photoshoot with Alexis?

    All the best and good luck in your new home/studio.


  • Comment Link Jonathan Bennett Thursday, 16 February 2017 02:32 posted by Jonathan Bennett

    Glad you choose the D200, i started my DSLR life with a D3200, went and bought my first pro lens, a sigma 70-200 and the camera felt very light, the pair together was front heavy, and one day i dropped the pair in the living room and landing on the bottom edge of the camera, the D3200 broke open, and the metering mechanism died, so you had to judge light exposure yourself, I replaced it with a D200 due to needing a replacement camera pronto, and them only being £150 at the time it seemed right

    I fell in love with my first ever pro camera, and i still have it today, its not worth it selling it on as its worth so little, and has high sentamental value!

    look forward to seeing you use sir clicks alot mk2!

  • Comment Link Humberto Perez Thursday, 16 February 2017 03:02 posted by Humberto Perez

    I'm a retired Master Tog, and still use my D200 as my main camera, (without issues so far). For me , one of the best built bodies from Nikon ever, "rugged and bullet proof". Great selection... Just simple and efficient without any fancy and rarely needed "expensive features"...You'll enjoy every minute working with it, guaranteed !

  • Comment Link Bil Arnold Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:23 posted by Bil Arnold

    John Curtin School of Medical Research have recently "rationalised" the photography lab. Sold nexcess on eBay. I have now 2 x D1x with batteries and one charger for $A100.00, and an F with motor drive anda 55mm 2.8 Micro Nikkor for $A100.00. Haven't had time to play
    yet, but all low mileage and good working order. And, with manuals.

  • Comment Link Graham Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:12 posted by Graham

    My old D3000 suffered the same ISO problems - I tried never to go above 400-800. Sorry it didn't get to be Sir Clicksalot the second, but nice to know you'll be keeping it around. I think you could call it D3K-0, like the little sidekick robot C3P0 in the Star Wars movies.

  • Comment Link Bob Gray Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:39 posted by Bob Gray

    Hi Matt,

    Welcome to our side of the world. That being said I was wondering will you be coming to Montreal to do some work since you are now only a hop away from us. I would be interested. I love your videos and learn a lot from them call me sir learns a lot lol. I would love to see some DIY stuff on lighting I am fascinated by long exposure and light painting so much I am actually building a led light stick (sort of a light saber thing ) so if you had anything on this I would love to see it.


  • Comment Link Terry Chadban Friday, 17 February 2017 08:35 posted by Terry Chadban

    Hi Matt,
    Believe it or not, I was going to email you this week about re-starting the Budgetography classes! Great to see you read my mind.

    I have a Sony a58, but am looking at buying another budget(ish) camera, so will be following your classes closely to see whether I should switch allegiances and take your advice to go Nikon.

    Good luck with the new series, and your 'defection' to the Big Apple!

  • Comment Link William Bannier Friday, 24 February 2017 01:00 posted by William Bannier

    Between the two cameras, the D200 seems like the clear winner to me even though it is older. It appears to knock the D3000 out of the park in every way. That is my vote!


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