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#61 anthp

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:57 PM

In addition to the Nikon D50 and D80, there are quite a few in the low end of the market:
All Pentax models (K100D, K110D and DS/DL series)
Samsung GX series
Panasonic DMC-L1

High end of the market. Nikon D2/D200 and Canon SLRs remain CF.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 01:16 AM

For those wanting a closer look at its exact size - and a chance to win the camera - check this:
http://www.nikon-d80.com/explore.html

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 08:39 AM

I really wonder if SD won't overtake CF in the near future. All the high-end cameras still use CF and I'm sorry to see CF go since I've invested a bunch in CF cards (which is now not that much as CF card prices have plummeted).

Yesterday at Cotstco I noticed that 1GB Sandisk Ultra II CF cards and SD cards were exactly the same price ~$43

To think I coughed up $300 for a "bargin priced" 40x 1GB card two years ago.

Now the new SD cards are capable of up to 32GB --that should last us for a while. They have less pins to worry about and some of them have built-in USB connectors! They are also smaller too, which seems to shrink the size of the camera a bit.

I also like that the door is now on the side. I usually press with my thumb right on the D70 CF door and it is a bit flexable there. The side has got to be better. This of course is not an issue UW. :guiness:

Too bad it won't be compatable with my other cameras or with my $300 cards. But the change seems inevitable. I wouldn't be suprised if even high end cameras go SD in a year or two.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 06:03 AM

Has any body actually held one of these camera's yet ?

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:31 AM

Just got to play with the one I got for my bro this morning. After playing with it for a few hours, I'm not so sure I want to give it to him, after all...

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:21 AM

its out?!?!?! wow... i thought Sept 30.. cool!

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:02 AM

It's out alright, but it's already so popular, the local distributor can apparently hardly keep with the demand. :)

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:57 AM

I played with one too today in the shop and nearly bought it. Tomorrow I'm bringing in my Seacam D70 housing to see how well it fits. From rough eyeballing I hope the lens, shutter release and command dials fit. The menu and other buttons certainly will not be accessible, but this won't be crucial!
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:02 AM

HI Marcus,

I am interested in how you get on with the D80 in the D70 Seacam housing

as I have one my self as this camera is cheaper than the D200 & also I the

housing is about £3000GBP it will be good to know how close the controls

of the housing are.

Andy :) :( :) :)

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:59 AM

HI Marcus,

I am interested in how you get on with the D80 in the D70 Seacam housing

as I have one my self as this camera is cheaper than the D200 & also I the

housing is about £3000GBP it will be good to know how close the controls

of the housing are.

Andy :) :( :) :)


Alas nothing fit. Not even the shutter release. Sigh. ;)
In the pic a 60mm lens is mounted and it is clearly off centre also.
Looks like a D50 housing may be a better bet.
May need to resign myself to getting a D200 housing for my D200, since I don't like the D70 for wide angle shots especially including sunbursts.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:07 AM

Marcus, did you try to simply shim under the camera to raise the centre line of the lens to line up with that of the port? It could be a quick and cheap fix...