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Nikon D3 announcement due 5th March

 
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Mar 03, 2007 15:54 |  #1
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So says:

Attended the D3 Sales Rep seminar last night. Confirmed: D3 announcement on Monday

Jim Seaholm, Mar 03, 2007; 02:30 p.m.

Last night I attended a Nikon sales rep seminar in Los Angeles, where Nikon's D3 was unveiled to an audience consisting of L.A. area Advanced Systems Dealers and myself.

Courtesy of my cousin, who is a salesperson at a major Los Angeles Nikon retailer, I was able to get credentials and attend the 45 minute meeting with him.

All camera cell phones were checked at the door, as we entered the meeting room. The LA sales rep revealed the D3 which was partially wrapped in black gaffers tape so as to disguise key elements of its appearance. For about 30 minutes, the sales rep talked to the assembled audience about Nikon's latest offering which is to be unveiled on Monday, March 5th at PMA:

- Full Frame (no 1.1 crap) - DX mode at 1.5x - High Speed Crop - VERY fast motor drive (can't remember the number he quoted, but when he fired it, it sounded at least as fast as my F5 on CH. - 18.7 MB - MSRP $7999 - No H and X models anymore, just the one D3 - D2xs will continue to sell. - Dimensions and weight were mentioned, but I don't remember the minutae. Suffice to say, the camera looked to be roughly the same size as the D2 series.

The camera was fitted with another new release: an undisguised 50mm 1.2G AF-S lens, which looked to be quite large and sturdy. Also mentioned but not present was a 24-120 2.8G AF-S. The rep said no new DX lenses were forthcoming in the near future.

So there you have it. End of rumors. We'll all see it undisguised on Monday. So relax, its here.

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$7999, so around £5000+ in the UK.

Ouch.


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Mar 03, 2007 17:50 |  #2

like this ???
we'll see...
anyway i'm on the canon side, but competition is a good thing :)

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Mar 03, 2007 19:48 |  #3

Forget the camera, did anyone else see this little piece of joy - "24-120 2.8G". Oh man, that sounds like a perfect walk around lens on a full frame. Wonders why they didn't include VR in it ? I can only hope that Canon takes notices, and decides to merge the 24-70 and 24-105 lines.


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Mar 03, 2007 19:49 |  #4

Oh, and that is one UGLY camera.


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Mar 03, 2007 19:50 |  #5
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BigBlueDodge wrote in post #2809906 (external link)
Oh, and that is one UGLY camera.

its a cartoon ;)


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Mar 04, 2007 01:38 |  #6

24-120 2.8??! Wow, Canon better get on that.


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Mar 04, 2007 01:44 |  #7
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The 24-120 is rumoured to be VR - that's going to be one HUGE lens.


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Mar 04, 2007 02:52 |  #8

wow, will this bring down prices of nikons other pro cameras or pretty much not affect it since it's in another league of its own for nikon.


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Mar 04, 2007 03:28 |  #9

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #2809902 (external link)
Forget the camera, did anyone else see this little piece of joy - "24-120 2.8G". Oh man, that sounds like a perfect walk around lens on a full frame. Wonders why they didn't include VR in it ? I can only hope that Canon takes notices, and decides to merge the 24-70 and 24-105 lines.

Three things are certain (if true) - 1, it will be very large; 2, it will be very expensive; and 3, it will have significant barrel distortion at the wide end.


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Mar 04, 2007 03:37 |  #10

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #2809906 (external link)
Oh, and that is one UGLY camera.

I think it looks pretty cool, and looks aside I ber it feels really comfprtable to use!:D


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Why would nikon show it to dealers instead of just at PMA so close to the show? This is another wishful thinking made up post.


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Mar 04, 2007 10:29 |  #12

Great, now we can have phony Noink rumors too! :lol:


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Mar 04, 2007 15:06 |  #13

Hellashot wrote in post #2812309 (external link)
Why would nikon show it to dealers instead of just at PMA so close to the show? This is another wishful thinking made up post.

To be better prepare for Q&A during PMA




  
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Mar 04, 2007 15:56 |  #14

Wouldn't AF-S lenses also be for crop bodies and not FF??


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Mar 04, 2007 16:10 |  #15

Lol, a Nikon Photoshop rumor lacking detail.

I actually like the shape of this, seems like it would fit one's hand well.

I hope it is a great camera, competition is a good thing for us all!


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