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#21 james

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:18 PM

Houston, Nikon has a sports camera again! Very nice specs.

Wow, the D300 gets the 14bit A/D converter too. That's great.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:19 PM

This is the google translation of the press release which I have been looking at

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:22 PM

It's about time Nikon released a full-frame camera! Looks very exciting!! They managed to pack every modern feature into the thing.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:25 PM

Surprising ...

12.1 Mega pixel



Interesting ... 

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:32 PM

Now here is what it comes down to:

D300: US$1799.95 in the U.S

D3: US$4999.95 in the U.S

Both street prices, less than I thought. Lndr, the D3 is out as a sports camera, to compete with Canon's 10 megapixel 1D MkIII, which costs 5250 in the US. There will be a bigger brother to the D3 (D3x?) in less than a year time, with resolution closer to 20mp.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:48 PM

Wow is right! One can download 2-page brochures on the cams from the global site.
http://nikonimaging....ts/brochure.htm
There are webpages on each of new lenses too. Nikon really has their act together!
The D3 looks very much like a D2, it might be possible to retrofit D2 housings, the viewfinder eyepiece is rather low too - might work, just from quickly looking at the pix. :)

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:49 PM

Lndr, the D3 is out as a sports camera, to compete with Canon's 10 megapixel 1D MkIII, which costs 5250 in the US. There will be a bigger brother to the D3 (D3x?) in less than a year time, with resolution closer to 20mp.


Luiz, yeah, I can see the speed drool and FF lust in peoples posts :( Still I thought they would have had more MP with the larger sensor ...

Its interesting :lol:

Look forward to big brother :)

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:58 PM

Hmmm, I just looked at the picture of 14-24mm lens. It look like it is not possible to add a diopter. Closest focusing distance is the same as 12-24mm in 18-24mm range but don't know about 14-18mm range.
I don't need a diopter with 12-24mm lens with Subal FE domeport, hopefully it will work with 14-24mm :)

Edited by ssra30, 22 August 2007 - 09:01 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:04 PM

Hmmm, I just looked at the picture of 14-24mm lens. It look like it is not possible to add a diopter.


That's exactly what I thought when I saw the picture of the lens. I've been trying to get Nikon's official specs
but the links are still dead. Here are the new lenses:

AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED US$1799.95

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED US$1699.95

AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR US$8799.95

AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR US$7899.95

AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR US$9499.95

Only the first two will be useful underwater, of course, but they sure are expensive!

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:14 PM

There were questions about the D3 possibly fitting into a D2 housing, well, I don't think it will :) :

D3: 159.5W x 157H x 87D mm

D2: 157.5W x 149.5H x 85.5D mm

The D3 is larger in all dimensions, especially height. It is almost 1cm taller than the D2.

Now, except for larger LCD and a bit more curves around the prism, the D300 on the other hand has the exact same dimensions and button layout as the D200, so it is possible that it will fit in D200 housings.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:33 PM

There were questions about the D3 possibly fitting into a D2 housing, well, I don't think it will :) :

D3: 159.5W x 157H x 87D mm

D2: 157.5W x 149.5H x 85.5D mm

The D3 is larger in all dimensions, especially height. It is almost 1cm taller than the D2.

Now, except for larger LCD and a bit more curves around the prism, the D300 on the other hand has the exact same dimensions and button layout as the D200, so it is possible that it will fit in D200 housings.


More critical than overall dimensions is the placement of controls. The H difference could be fixed by using a different flash synch set-up assuming there is space above the shoe in existing housings such as in the Seacam housings.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:39 PM

Now, except for larger LCD and a bit more curves around the prism, the D300 on the other hand has the exact same dimensions and button layout as the D200, so it is possible that it will fit in D200 housings.


Yes this is interesting, there is one body measurement that is off the d200 by 1mm but I can't think that would matter. Depends on the curved shape differences as you say and the larger lcd..... Subal?????

Who will be on this first with answers? I bet some will be up all night! :)

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:45 PM

There were questions about the D3 possibly fitting into a D2 housing, well, I don't think it will :( :

D3: 159.5W x 157H x 87D mm

D2: 157.5W x 149.5H x 85.5D mm

The D3 is larger in all dimensions, especially height. It is almost 1cm taller than the D2.


Oh good, so the chance of its fitting into Subal ND2 housing is pretty much zero so I can just
concentrate on the 14-24mm and have money left over for a dish washer and a new stove (the
one in my apartment is now non functioning) :) and other life neccessity instead.

I hope the new D3 housing won't be out for awhile B)
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:15 PM

Finally... there is real competition between Canon and Nikon! So now Canon's big sell is megapixels and weather sealing.
D3 has the ridiculous 25600 ISO. Will be interesting to see what detail is left at that ISO.
To think I convinced 2 people to switch to Canon with the ol' hose down the 1D* trick. Now they can now taunt me with 51 AF points and 11 fps (no AF though). Wonder how the environmental sealing is like on the lenses?
What I dig most is what market NIkon wants to hit. Check out the literature:

...variety of options for sports, wildlife and surveillance photography.

The Paris Hilton/Celeb paparazzi market is HOT! :)

Boi, I'm coming in Nov... let's go shopping for your new D3. :(

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:17 PM

Hi,
D3 (FX sensor- Full Flame) & D300 (still DX sensor) announced in Asia
today. More spec will be followed...

Sam


BTW, Hi Sam! I noticed your sig - did you dump the Fuji S5 Pro in favor of the D80 in Patima? Or is Patima letting you put their D80 housing to the test? :)

Thanks for posting - it will be exciting if the D300 can fit in our existing housings although even if it does I can't see how the 3" lcd screen would work well - but maybe it would work well enough?

And what do you think of the proposed D300 live view? Will it be better than Fuji's?

Kind Regards, Carol

PS - Yes I'm still using the Patima BCs, currently I'm using one to "buoy" the camera up for under/over shots of the little dolphin I've been shooting almost exclusively lately. She is the one they have been working with a prosthetic tail for and I've been shooting a lot of natural light and under/overs of her and her caregivers etc. One BC on the bottom works perfect to help me buoy it in the water as I'm always moving, repositioning etc while swimming and trying not to bother her while they are working with her. Thanks again, those BCs have become so useful for me in different configurations!! :(

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:22 PM

http://press.nikonus...hanging_pro.php

http://press.nikonus...he_new_d300.php

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:32 PM

Boi, I'm coming in Nov... let's go shopping for your new D3. :)


Drew,
I was told that I can get D3 in December which means that there might be a demo camera
available for play a few weeks in advance (was the case with D200 but not with D2X). If that
is the case and you are nice to me, I might try to see if I can get you to at least touch a D3
before market release :( in November. However, I will be in Malapascua for a week in November though,
when are you planning to come over!
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:54 PM

I hope the new D3 housing won't be out for awhile B)



Roger that. If the D3 can't fit a D2 housing might as well wait for the D3X high res cam, possibly out next year, and see if the body is the same. No point in getting a D3 and then a D3X housing.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:15 AM

Im definately waiting for the D3x announcement to see what that'll be like.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:24 AM

Im definately waiting for the D3x announcement to see what that'll be like.

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Since the housings probably won't be ready until that time, there's no rush. If it's roughly the same camera with more pixels and more noise and lower dynamic range which would you choose?

Looks like Canon will have to adjust their prices on the 1DsIII in light of this new competition.
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