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I am christmas shopping for me and am thinking of getting the D200. Is it much better than the D100. I read the specs and it sounds nice but adds are supposed to be. Anyone have the inside track? Also what is up with these DX class lenses? Is there really a noticable difference? Are they worth upgrading to? Any help would be great!
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First off if you don't already have one in your hands or on pre-order, good luck finding one before Christmas. They are quite difficult to find if I'm to believe what I read over on DPReview. I received mine last Friday and am just now getting used to using it. I've been shooting a D70 for over a year and there is a steep learning curve with the many options and menus. It seems to shoot images that are very sharp when used with 'good' glass. I've gotten great results with my 70-200mm f/2.8 VR, but am struggling a little hand holding my 28-70mm f/2.8 beast. Again it could be technique or some camera settings.
I'm also a bit hamstrung since my workflow depends on Adobe Camera RAW which doesn't support the D200 yet. I'm learning Nikon Capture for RAW processing, but it's slow (and slow going) so my results aren't up to what I can do with the D70 and the same glass (as of yet). I do see the silver lining though. As soon as Adobe comes through and I get more accustomed to shooting with the body, my results should be there.
I think it's a bargain at $1700 but that's JMHO.