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#1 james

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 08:26 AM

Check it out gang. From: http://www.robgalbra...cid=7-6337-6374

D2H Digital SLR Camera Set. Included in the set: D2H body, EN-EL4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, MH-21 Quick Charger, BL-1 Battery Chamber Cover, EG-D2 Audio Video Cable, BM-3 LCD Monitor Cover, AN-D2H Strap, Nikon View 6.1, Nikon Capture 4 (trial version). List price: US$3999.


Nikon Capture 4. List price: US$140.


WT-1 Wireless Transmitter Set for D2H. Included in the set: WA-S1 Standard Antenna and BL-2 Battery Chamber Cover. List price: US$449.


WA-E1 Extended Range Antenna. List price: US$119.


Speedlight SB-800. Supplied with the flash: SD-800 Quick Recycling Battery Pack, SJ-800 Color Filter Set (TN-A1 Tungsten gel and FL-G1 Fluorescent gel), AS-19 Speedlight Stand, SS-800 Soft Case and SW-10H Diffusion Dome. List price: US$420.


EH-6 AC Adapter for D2H. List price: US$109.


AF DX 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED Fisheye-Nikkor. Supplied with the lens: CL-0715 Soft Case, lens cap. List price: US$780.


AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor. Supplied with the lens: HB-31 Bayonet Flower Shaped Lens Hood and CL-1120 Soft Case. List price: US$1650.


AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor. Supplied with the lens: HK-30 Slip-On Lens Hood and CL-L2 Ballistic Nylon case. List price: US$6700.



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Posted 15 September 2003 - 09:28 AM

That 10.5 is a bargain!

Thing that impresses me about the camera most is how the VF/Optical system has been take more to the left than centre, making it more ergonomic... unless you have a glass left eye of course!
I do however wish they would have put in a nose slot.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 07:27 AM

A bargain??? This is about the same price as the regular fisheye. DX lenses should be cheaper!!!
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Posted 16 September 2003 - 07:48 AM

Hi Guys,

These are MSRP prices - read "way high." I have seen that retailers are showing prices of $3,000 and $3,200 for the D2h, which is about 80% of MSRP.

That would put the fisheye at ~$625 street price.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 02:58 PM

About DX lenses being cheaper ... if you believe the following, as has been attributed to Herbert Keppler of Popular Photography:

"Future pro-level digital Nikon SLRs will have full-size 35mm imagers, while
amateur digital SLRs will have APS-sized sensors similar to those in Nikon's
present DSLR lineup. So predicted Makoto Kimura, president of Nikon's
imaging division, speaking to the weekly Japanese Photo Trade
Express"

there will be a smaller universe of cameras for which DX lenses apply, so maybe they should cost the same, or even more?

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 03:21 PM

Wow! I am very intereste to see that Stephen.

Is there a website or an interview where we can read Mr. Makoto Kimura's announcement? Is that a recent quote, or a bit older?

There have been many conflicting messages from Nikon. The first one was "We have no plans at this time" to do a full frame sensor and that was only a few months ago.

But you know what "no plans at this time" means...

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 03:36 PM

A bargain???  This is about the same price as the regular fisheye.  DX lenses should be cheaper!!!

WE have to pay stupid money in Europe for camera equipment - One reason I go off-world!
This would instantly be 799.00 here.
We are talking Nikon and not Sigma.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 03:42 PM

James - The whole link to which I refered is at:

http://www.robgalbra...sb=5&o=&fpart=1

Very interesting concept as it pertains to future high res D-SLRs from Nikon.

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