Nikon D3 Samples

First published on: Sunday, 15 February 2009

Last update (Apr 27, 2009): Engagement photos.

This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Nikon D3, image galleries, user pictures and other examples that I’ve come across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites. This should help in determining if the image quality of the D3 meets your expectations.

Bear in mind that the majority of these photos are resized, and may have gone through postprocessing, retouching or other edits. I just thought that it would be interesting to see, at a glance, what Nikon D3 owners and users are shooting with their camera. Full-sized images, where available, will help with judging the image quality

Full attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Engagement photos

Visit this forum post for six examples of engagement images shot by Yuriy Nutsa with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor wide angle zoom lens mounted on the D3.

Sport bikes in action

Dave mounted a Nikon 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF II AF-S plus 1.4 TC on a Nikon D3 to shoot these stunning ISO 800 images:


  1. Image #1.

  2. Manx Norton bike.

  3. “Knee down” image.

  4. Two more.

Dave remarked how effortless AF (autofocusing) was with the combination.

Nikon 200-400 and 70-200 VR samples

Tony Oaten shared some photos of aircraft in flight (presumably from an airshow) and from the racetrack.

The Nikon 200-400mm f/4 G AF-S VR lens was used to shoot the aircraft, and I like the three-quarter portrait of the racetrack girl taken with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR lens.

High-ISO excellence in this Photo-Cafe.jp set

These photos were taken with the Nikon 14-24mm lens.

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