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#121 pmooney

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 04:00 PM

Pure speculatiion - it will be interesting to see how quick housings get to market given the very similar dimensions ??

D200 147 x 113 x 74
D100 144 x 116 x 80.5
D70 140 x 111 x 78

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 04:19 PM

Nice work on the dimensions Peter. I hadn't realised it was such a little fella.
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:03 PM

Well, it is November 1st mid day in Japan already and I have not seen anything much posted yet. But I guess I am off the hook now as far as not saying anything much about the camera.
I don't really have much else to add since most of the important specs are pretty much covered already.
One nifty feature that has not yet been mentioned is the battery level. With D200, you can get the readout in % of battery power so you get much more precised reading than the usual 4-5 bars diagram.
Price in Thailand is expected to be around $us 2500. When D70 first came out, it was a couple of hundreds dollars more expensive in Thailand than in the US. D2X price was the same so I imagine the price to be in the low $us2000 in the US. 18-200DX VR is around $750.

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:07 PM

[snip] I imagine the price to be in the low $us2000 in the US. 18-200DX VR is around $750.

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I though the price in the US was supposed to be $1699?
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:26 PM

I am not sure, but $US2500 was the estimate I was given by Niks Thailand, the local distributer here but it was not yet finalized. If it is $1700 in the US, I will definitely have a chat with my friend :lol:

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:02 PM

The D200 was officially released in Japan.

Estimated Shipment: Dec. 16, 2005.

Street Price in Japan: 180,000 yen (approx. US$ 1,550)

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:42 PM

Now the race is on...

Who will be the first wetpixellian to have one of these beauties under water in ANY housing ?

Which manufacturer will win the race ??

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:09 PM

Ikelite! :lol:

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 12:58 AM

SSRA30 The official price was more expensive in asia but I found the D2X for under $4k in malaysia and a little over $4k in Singapore, and that was within 2 months of launch. I guess Nikon discounts a lot more than they admit? ;-)
Well this does up the ante in the DSLR world. Leaves me out of the pic though... I'm done with DSLRs until 2008.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 01:27 AM

I just got an email saying the Sea & Sea D200 housing will be out in February. Can't see how they can be so sure, but its a guide.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 01:37 AM

Nikon launches the D200

Tuesday November 1, 2005

http://www.nikon.co....ow.aspx?rid=190



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Posted 01 November 2005 - 02:33 AM

SSRA30 The official price was more expensive in asia but I found the D2X for under $4k in malaysia and a little over $4k in Singapore, and that was within 2 months of launch. I guess Nikon discounts a lot more than they admit? ;-)
Well this does up the ante in the DSLR world. Leaves me out of the pic though... I'm done with DSLRs until 2008.

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Wow, I was surprised at the difference in price. I did mention to Niks Thailand that I heard that D200 was supposed to be aroud $1700. They looked kind of skeptical. No matter, since I am on a good term with Niks, they do tend to give me pretty good discount. I ended up paying about $4000 for my D2X when it was first released.
At least now I have a bit more room to negotiate with Niks Thailand if I want a back up D200. Too bad, if the camera is $1700, I expect Subal housing to be around $2000+ so it would end up costing just as much as another D2X body :lol:

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 04:01 AM

Sounds like either there are real good deals on Subal in Thailand or your about to have a budget blow out.

Current pricing on Subal in the US indicates D2 - $4900 USD, 20D - $3100 USD , D100 - $3100 , D70 - $2700.

I wouldn't expect any great savings on housings for the D200 even if it was a direct fit ( which it seems not to be by the rear button layout ) .

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:35 AM

Sounds like either there are real good deals on Subal in Thailand or your about to have a budget blow out.

Current pricing on Subal in the US indicates  D2 - $4900 USD,  20D - $3100 USD , D100 -  $3100 , D70 - $2700.

I wouldn't expect any great savings on housings for the D200 even if it was a direct fit ( which it seems not to be by the rear button layout ) .

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I could not remember exactly how much Subal D70 is in Thailand, just know that it is $2000 something! I just assume that being similar size, hopefully the price would not be too different. May be I should have said $2000++ :lol:
Look like a 2nd D2X body will be a more economical way to go :D

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:23 AM

I just got an email saying the Sea & Sea D200 housing will be out in February.

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Thank you DrMustard, thank you :lol: :D

Now I don't feel so bad about having a set of unused Sea and Sea ports stashed in the garage.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 11:09 AM

So you're FINALLY going to house a DSLR eh Craig. Sheesh, took you long enough. ;-)

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 11:30 AM

I'm curious how you swap cameras once they are in utero! You clearly have some impressive surgical skills!

I heard that from "someone" rather than direct from Sea and Sea or from a dealer.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 12:29 PM

I'm curious how you swap cameras once they are in utero! You clearly have some impressive surgical skills!

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I don't, but my wife (as both the Chief Financial Officer, and as a board certified specialist in small animal surgery), does :lol:

The d200 hits a nice place that really works for me. I have been so close to pulling the trigger on a D2x for months, but now I'm glad I waited as I can afford two+ bodies for the price of one D2x. The one thing I am a little sad about is the pop-up flash and implied smaller viewfinder, but even that sounds like it is not going to be such an issue.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 02:18 PM

I don't, but my wife (as both the Chief Financial Officer, and as a board certified specialist in  small animal surgery), does  :D

The d200 hits a nice place that really works for me. I have been so close to pulling the trigger on a D2x for months, but now I'm glad I waited as I can afford two+ bodies for the price of one D2x. The one thing I am a little sad about is the pop-up flash and implied smaller viewfinder, but even that sounds like it is not going to be such an issue.

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Does the CFO know about the quad G5 that needs to accompany the D200 and the S&S housing? :lol:
Check out DPreview, the pics of the D2X and D200 shows a much smaller VF. Not cool to me. Popup flashes should be banned on DSLRs!

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 03:03 PM

Does the CFO know about the quad G5 that needs to accompany the D200 and the S&S housing?

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Indeed, and that's actually part of what makes the D200 quite compelling. The $1700 D200 makes the $2999 (before expansion ;) ) quadcore much more affordable. And as we have started to collect a sizable collection of intraop, postop and diagnostic workup digital video of our cases, she has no problem seeing that we need the horsepower for the video editing B) (particularly as we are thinking about going to hidef, got to have all the gore...).

Of course, this is all deductible :) :)
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