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How Many D30 Uses Are There  
User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Hi,

Its a great time to get a D30 right now I just got one brand new for $700. I was just wondering how many d30 uses are on Airliners.net. And what you think of the camera? And if you have any suggestions that would be great.

Thanks
Andrew

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User currently offlineWork4bmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Hey!

I went from a Fuji2800z to a D30 with no experience at all. With a little hands on and a quick flick through the manual, it soon became easy to use. I have good response from my photos too. I have a full page spread in "baby onbaord" magazine - the inflight magazine for bmi baby. Just last week a photo in "Aviation News"...

So, for me (anyway) the D30 is a great buy. Obviously the launch of new Canon range helps reduce the D30 price, but I cant complain one bit.

Am not gona hype my own photos, but if you wish to view a "sample" then check out below:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Aaron%20Lupton&distinct_entry=true

Thanks,

Aaron  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAtco From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 277 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Some examples you might want to search for:

Chris Sheldon
Andrew Hunt
Gary Watt
Ben Pritchard

And of course myself, Garry Lewis.

I can't remember any more, so apologies if I missed anyone out.
It's a great camera, I am sure you will love it. Do remember though a great camera cannot cover up the defects of bad lenses, so it's worth getting a good lens (The Canon 75-300 is a good starter), for your D30.

Enjoy it !

Garry



AirTeamImages
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Hi,

I use a D30, I know also of Gary Watt, Jason Taperell and a handfull of others.

It is still a great machine

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Garry,

Sorry forgot you in my list Embarrassment

By the way, Chris Sheldon now uses a Nikon D100 since a few months ago I think and also Andy Hunt uses a Fuji S1

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

I'm still using a D30, but don't know for how much longer.

Its a great camera, I feel its really helped me improve and with the price dropping a little I wouldn't hesitate in buying one again.

For samples search for: Danny Hill


User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Andrew, I love the D30.

It made a huge difference in what I was able to try.

In terms of A.net of course, if I upload crap, D30 or not, the screeners will send that back at me in a heartbeat as neccesary.

I don't think you'll be disappointed if you are getting the D30 to shoot aircraft.

If you are looking for multi-use/other stuff, you might want to do more research.

Tom Turner


User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

Thanks for the help. I think I will be very pleased once my camera comes in the mail. Cant wait to get it.

Thanks

.


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

I went from an EOS Elan to the D30.

My poor old Elan has remained in a dark corner of my camera bag ever since.

It's a wonderful camera! Enjoy it.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Andy Vanderheyden



Cheers, Dripstick



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User currently onlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 3451 times:

Yes, I have one too. All my 2002/2003 photos are from D30.

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Is it worth spending the extra $350 for the D60?



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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

If you can afford the 350 go for it...I never tried the D30, but I am in love with my D60.  Smile

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 740 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

I briefly had a D30, but an understanding dealer let me return it for the D60 when it was released. There is really nothing in terms of image quality between the two cameras - the D30 might even have a slight edge in sheer smoothness. The main advantage of the D60 is that quality is held to larger output sizes. So whereas a D30 image is limited to about 6x9 @ 300dpi, the D60 will cover a full page without interpolation.

Of course, you CAN take a D30 image up to full page with a bit of processing, but, in general, the D60 will do the same job as a D30 but a bit bigger. Depends what your requirements are. If you don't need large prints, the D30 will let you get twice as many images on your CF card.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

Paul Paulsen of Los Angeles also uses a D30. If I sell some more pics I may just go ahead and buy one if they're only 700$!!! Big grin

-Clovis


User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Thanks for the replies and the names. Many nice photos from all of you.

Thanks


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

I've just joined the ranks myself.

Brian - SPOT THIS


User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Brian:

Hurrrray!!!! Good for you!!! Welcome to the home of D30 users. I hope you got a great deal on it. Looking forward to seeing some more of your shots.
P.S: You got to be a little bit more patience before our website goes up and your website links to us.


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

I got the kit and a gig drive for $920, so I think I got a good deal.

Ebay you know, so I'll be happy once it's in my hand and I find out it works properly.  Big grin


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