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Nikon D3 with 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 @ISO 25,600Attendees of the Jay Maisel seminar at The Luminous Landscape Gallery watching a video slide show.The illumination in the gallery was so low when this shot was taken that it was too low to read.

BackgroundRegular readers will have noted that I shoot primarily with Canon cameras and lenses.

Why? Because I have to shoot withsomething– right? In about 1996 I switched from 30 years of shooting Nikon because I was attracted to lenses which Nikon didn't offer at the time, the Canon's T/S and IS lines.

I had few regrets at the switch through the first 7 years of this decade during the transition to digital, because it's my opinion that with its full frame sensors and superior high ISO noise capabilities Canon had a clear edge. Many other pros apparently thought so as well, and as a consequence Nikon lost some market share in this segment.

But with the introduction of the D300 and D3 a few months ago, and the commencement of their...

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Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.
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