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#1 sdingeldein

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 07:14 PM

Dang, Nikon hit it right on the head and my Nikon D200 arrived at my local camera store this afternoon. It is a sweet looking solid feeling camera, but, unfortunately due to the funeral of my mother in law, I haven't been able to play with it much yet! Good thing the weekend is coming up.

Now I need a D200 Ike housing.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 08:23 PM

Sweet! Looking forward to hearing more about it once you get a chance to play around

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 04:47 AM

Just wondering if any one has had a D100 & a D200 side by side, or if they have done the obvious and tried to put a d200 in a d100 housing ?

I am happy to give it a try but D200 is not scheduled for delivery Down Under until mid January
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Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:25 AM

D100___D200.jpg I did, the D200 is more akin to a D2 serie camera, it's chunkier and for those manufacturers who don't use a generic shell for housing, it will mean a new housing design, usually not as fast a turnover <_< but a more tailored fit to the camera's controls and functions ;) .

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:18 PM

The D200 IS chunkier than the D70 or D100.

My first impression:

I generally test a camera out on my cat: willing subject who doesn't mind a camera stuck in her face. But most importantly she is jet black with white paws and a white belly and she sleeps on a white towel.

Wow! The D200 handles the white and black areas better than any camera I've had. I can see more detail in her paws and her black coat than I have seen in a digital camera. On top of that, some of the pink in her skin shows through the fur on her paws. And this with just the pop up flash. I'll try the SB800 later.

Ike, get crackin' on that housing, LOL!

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 05:22 PM

Here is a picture of my cat. It is a tad bit out of focus but I can tell you that she is a hard critter to photograph without losing detail in the black or blowing out the white. I am impressed that this camera gets the white fur well, including some pink that shows through from her skin and the light dirt that darkens some of her fur.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:05 AM

Can't wait. I think I was 4 or 5th on the list with Underwater Photo-Tech. Hopefully they'll be shipping soon.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:23 AM

Hi,

Here's a picture of my cat (BIG TIGG !) ;) ;)

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:53 PM

Great cat. That is one of the universal cat positions. I'll bet he (she) is also tough to photograph with the wide range from white to black.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 02:08 PM

Can't wait. I think I was 4 or 5th on the list with Underwater Photo-Tech. Hopefully they'll be shipping soon.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 06:05 PM

That's disappointing. I'm not sure how 4th on your list didn't make the first allocation. Oh well, I guess this camera is going to be difficult to get. Any ideas on who might be getting larger quantities from Nikon?
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 06:49 PM

Nikon is required by law to send at least ONE camera to every dealer in the USA. Most get very very few cameras in the first shipment.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 08:07 PM

My local camera shop only got 3.....luckily I'm #1 :)

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 08:37 PM

That's the thing - try your local camera shop! They get just as many units in the first shipment as MOST of the big-boys.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 04:30 AM

Big Tigg.. AKA Tigga.. AKA Titan !!! (male)

Is a lazy git who loves to be photographed.. This was taken with a 300d auto settings.

Ahem,, Sorry gents.. Back to the subject !!!

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 04:43 AM

Just wondering ? Has any one tried to fit a D200 in to a D100 housing.

If so - which housing , what worked , how'd it look , when are you getting it wet !

Comm'on you guys - get on the pace, PLEASE !

Peter the impatient.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:02 AM

Nikon is required by law to send at least ONE camera to every dealer in the USA.  Most get very very few cameras in the first shipment.

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Yes, I got an email from the store explainging that's exactly what happened.
I'm just being impatient and need to suck it up and wait my turn.

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From what is being written about the added bulk of the D200 body I can't imagine how it would work in a D100 housing. The tolerances on my Light and Motion D100 housing seem very tight.
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 11:30 AM

D-200 camera installation is easy, but finding room to install the iTTL conversion circuitry with its push buttons and LEDs is proving to be a problem..........

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 12:25 PM

D-200 camera installation is easy, but finding room to install the iTTL conversion circuitry with its push buttons and LEDs is proving to be a problem..........

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How about a non-TTL version first... :) I bet it would sell a lot, especially with no other D200 housings to compete with.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 12:59 PM

Our Nikon sales rep came in today and I got to spend some more time with the D200. I took a couple of shots with the full sun in the top left corner using the 18-200 at the widest setting. I was really impressed, the sun area was not completely blown out and had a great ray pattern, the midground and forground areas were still properly exposed. The menu system looks very much like the D2X. The 18-200 was very impressive with lightning fast AF.

No word on the next allocation, he said it may be the kits with the 18-70 next.
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