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#61 acroporas

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 06:56 AM

So perhaps the D200 will follow the D50 and be SD media.

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Seems unlikely to me. On the picture of the back it clearly says CF next to the indicator light.
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:28 AM

Hmm, it is a good thing I am holding out on buying 70-200 VR or the 55-200DX lens. Not sure if the 18-200DX VR will be as good as the 70-200VR but it looks quite a bit smaller and should make it a nice walk around lens. If it can focus to about 12 inches, it might be an interesting lens to house as well.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:28 AM

The front of the camera has a 10-pin connection. This is a VERY GOOD THING for folks that like to remotely control their camera, or for folks that want to see a new Light and Motion still camera housing...:-)

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:01 AM

Exciting news. Looks like a great camera. I'm still enjoying my D70 and don't really need more. But I'm sure those that upgrade will have loads of fun with this. Hope the rumors of the AF module are correct.

The 18-200 VR deserves a good look though. This looks like an excellent walk around lens. I don't expect it to be nearly as good as the 70-200mm VR though. The zoom range is much too wide for it to have such good optics. Its also not a fixed 2.8 lens either. That's not a bad thing though. This lens covers the normal range as well as telephoto so its much more practical to leave on the camera. If it turns out to be sharper than the 18-70mm I may pick one up and use it for most of my topside shooting. This could be the perfect lens for hiking/backpacking. You could shoot landscapes, portraits and long distance animal shots all with one lens.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:37 AM

Seems unlikely to me.  On the picture of the back it clearly says CF next to the indicator light.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:13 PM

For what's its worth, my local Nikon distributer told me that D200/18-200DX VR will be out by late December. They got in a sample of the 18-200DX VR already (not sure about the D200 though) so if I have time tomorrow, I will go in and take a peak at it.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:05 PM

It will be great if the new Nikon D200 will fit on the D100 housing :blink:

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:20 PM

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The 18-200 VR deserves a good look though. This looks like an excellent walk around lens. I don't expect it to be nearly as good as the 70-200mm VR though. The zoom range is much too wide for it to have such good optics. Its also not a fixed 2.8 lens either. That's not a bad thing though.  This lens covers the normal range as well as telephoto so its much more practical to leave on the camera. If it turns out to be sharper than the 18-70mm I may pick one up and use it for most of my topside shooting. This could be the perfect lens for hiking/backpacking. You could shoot landscapes, portraits and long distance animal shots all with one lens.

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I hope this one is OK optically as I agree it could be an OK all-purpose topside lens with VR, and WA to tele covered. The main plus, however, is that one would not have to swap lenses, which could be a good way to prevent spray from getting inside the camera where it could find its way to the sensor. :blink:
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:41 PM

Looking at the picture comparing the back side of the D100 with the D200 above, I think the CF card is loaded on the side of the D200 instead of the back like the other Nikons. I hope there is a way to design housings that allow users to replace the card without completely removing the camera from the housing.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 09:28 PM

One can remove current camera CF cards with no problem from SEACAMs. The battery, however, requires camera removal! :blink:
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:33 PM

Looking at the picture comparing the back side of the D100 with the D200 above, I think the CF card is loaded on the side of the D200 instead of the back like the other Nikons. I hope there is a way to design housings that allow users to replace the card without completely removing the camera from the housing.

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A side door for the CF card will be great for Ikelite users :blink:
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:18 PM

A side door for the CF card will be great for Ikelite users  :blink:

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:56 PM

Why?

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In Ike's housing the camera is mounts to the back plate, when I want to take out the CF card from the camera I have to unscrew the camera form the back plate, If the card door will on the side its will save this operation.
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 01:07 AM

Thanks Arnon - my F80 housing works differently, so I didn't understand why it would be an advantage. Much appreciated :blink:
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:02 PM

Looks like Chasseur d'Images have posted a story about the leak and some specs. No mention of the focussing module. Some rumours indicate only 1-3 cross-type sensors, rather than the 9 on the D2X.
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:32 PM

This seems official from Nikon:

http://www.nikondigi....html?page=d200

EDIT: Quick! Look before they remove it! :blink:

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:35 PM

It seems like a great deal, 10mp at 1700!

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:39 PM

Official (not complete) specs from Nikon:

http://www.nikondigi....html?page=d200

Look quick before they remove it! Here is a summary:

Price: US$ 1700
10.2 mp CCD
5 fps
11 area AF (doesn't say if it is CAM 2000 or another type, should be good anyways)
2.5'' LCD

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:24 PM

Looks pretty good to me.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:31 PM

Kind of funny! It looks like they are in the design process of this stuff. Some links don't work, some features are not described yet. But I managed to get a couple of screen grabs in case this page disappears.

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