Best Nikon camera for landscapes?

1 year 11 months ago #579449 by Ziggy
Both my cameras are on their last leg and need to replaced.  My D70 I want to say I've had for over 10 years and my D300 is about 9.  Actually I think I may have had both longer. 

Regardless, I need a new camera and I want to get something that is considered the best now, if you haven't noticed, I tend to keep and use things for a long time.  

I'm open to full frame or crop.  I would like to know if you were going to buy a new Nikon camera for shooting landscapes.  

Which would it be?


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 11 months ago #579460 by fmw
Any camera can record landscapes.  Since some walking is usually necessary to do landscape images I would recommend whatever is smallest, lightest and easiest to carry.  Which model is truly trivial.  Buy whatever appeals to you.  Don't worry about what appeals to others.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #579462 by Screamin Scott
As noted, any camera can record landscapes. Any lens can shoot landscapes as well. Many people will get a super wide angle for scenics, but there is a way to use them and most people don't use them properly. Images of sweeping vistas are not good if the subjects are small in the frame. You really need to have foreground subject matter when using a SWA lens. Better to use something not as wide & take a panoramic shot, stitching images together. As for what format to get, well, that's up to you and what you expect to be shooting. Lenses made for the DX format tend to be slower and variable aperture as opposed to full frame lenses although that is changing. I have both formats and use the cameras for different subject matter, which format depends on what I intend to shoot. One point to consider is to stay away from base model DX-format cameras as they all require focus motors in the lens in order to have autofocus. FX & upper-end DX models will have a focus motor built into the camera & many will also meter with older manual  focus lenses (a good investment is there are budget concerns). I used to shoot with a D70s, went to a D300 (which I still have) and now use a D7100 and a D610 (plus an Olympus OMD EM-10)

Scott Ditzel Photography

www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 11 months ago #579468 by Scotty
Go as high res as you can, and the camera that has the most dynamic range.   You want to be able to push shadows to extend range.   My most used landscape  lens is actually a 70-200mm to echo what is said above.

What isn't mentioned is filters.  GND's and Polarizers are paramount and a good tripod.  Don't be afraid to go all out on a tripod, it's worth it's weight in gold.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 11 months ago #579475 by John Landolfi
+1 on the lens. I use the 70-200 f/2.8 when I don't have to fly, and 70-300 variable aperture when I travel. I find that the WA's are most useful in shooting urban landscapes, while the tele-zooms are more useful in shooting seascapes and wide open spaces.I think a 24-70mm and a either70-200mm or 70-300mm on an FX body would be an adequate place to start.


Photo Comments
The following user(s) said Thank You: Scotty

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 11 months ago #579699 by effron

Screamin Scott wrote: I used to shoot with a D70s, went to a D300.....


I as well used both of those, now shoot a D7100 and D800. Lost of good notes above, and I agree with Scotty, go as hi res as you can.....

Why so serious?
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 10 months ago #581789 by Happy-pixel
I still shoot with a D700, perfect camera IMO for landscapes. 


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 10 months ago #582229 by effron
Ziggy, any decisions?

Why so serious?
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 8 months ago #592379 by Nikon Shooter
I don't think there is a best for / in anything.

It all has to do with the end use, the user and the skills!

Light is free… capturing it is not!
This person is a posting maniac and deserves a #1 badge!Top Poster
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 8 months ago #592428 by effron
A used D800 can be had for a song, and I've seen nothing that makes me want to add two grand for an upgrade....Ziggy?

Why so serious?
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,

802.3K

205K

1.62M

  • Facebook

    802,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    205,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

The Sony a7S II might be almost five years old, but as you'll see in this Sony a7S II review, it still packs a mighty punch with a small price tag.

Mar 23, 2020

In this Nikon D780 review, learn about the D780's features, specs, video capabilities, and more. Also learn how to score a discounted price on a D780 and how you can extend your gear budget!

Mar 13, 2020

In the Sony a6000 vs Sony a6100 battle, which one comes out on top? One offers a lower price tag while the other has more updated features. Find out which camera is best for you in this buyer's guide.

Mar 13, 2020

The Canon EOS RP is an entry-level camera that has some excellent features. In this Canon EOS RP review, learn all about its pros, cons, features, price, and more!

Mar 03, 2020

Forum Top Posters

Latest Articles

This Max Art Pro canvas print review offers insights into the quality of Max Art Pro canvases, as well as a few things about Max Art Pro, like their products, promo codes, return policy, and more.

Apr 08, 2020

Dragging big, heavy, and complicated lighting gear around simply isn't necessary. With these portable lighting tips, you can get the light you need without the frustration and expenditure of money!

Apr 07, 2020

With these tips for photographing real estate, you'll learn how to prep a home for photos in the springtime for maximum visual appeal.

Apr 07, 2020

Shutterfly is a household name for photographic prints. In this Shutterfly metal print review, find out if this popular Shutterfly product is a must or if you should skip it.

Apr 06, 2020

The mirrorless vs. DSLR debate has raged for years. So which one is best for 2020? Find out in this camera gear comparison guide.

Apr 06, 2020

To create a vlog people want to watch, you need the right vlogging accessories. But you don't have to spend a fortune on accessories for vlogging...get some budget-friendly recommendations!

Apr 06, 2020

Mpix is a popular online printer. But the question is, are Mpix products like their metal prints worth the price? Find out in this Mpix metal print review!

Apr 03, 2020

Learn about Bay Photo Lab in this quick Bay Photo metal print review. We'll look at pros, cons, pricing, and the quality of the metal print we ordered from Bay Photo.

Apr 03, 2020