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#1 Rocha

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:12 AM

There is a lot of discussion among various photography forums regarding a PDF supposedly leaked from Nikon with the D200 specs. I've never seen it, but among other things it lists the D200 as having the same sensor as the D2x. It will be a really great camera if this is true (like the F100 was compared to the F5). Here is a link with detailed specs:

http://alpseb.free.f...ngNikonD200.htm

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:20 AM

from the specs this looks like a superb competetion to the (true?) 5D, especially if they charge less to meet the 100D's price class. I envy you Nikon guys, simply DX for all, no EF / EF-S / 1.3 hassle when switching bodies.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:23 AM

http://images.google...ttp...6lr=&sa=G

Check this (photoshoped) images, it's probably phony but the sizing look proper to speculation
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#4 Rocha

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:25 AM

Hi Julian, I like the DX format and invested big on it (I just bought 10.5 and 17-55 lenses). If there is one thing that Nikon does is try not to mess with the lens format too much (see the F mount). About the rumors, I don't know if either camera will really be real, but both look *very* good on paper.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:32 AM

Probably wont look like any of them in the end ;) , meanwhile I just bought a poor man version of the D2x, the D2h, at least I can start using the housing and when I have somebody to buy one of my kidney I can upgrade :D Amen to Nikon and the stabillity the offer its user, they are slow to come out but long lasting.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:50 AM

Hi Luiz,

that's true. On the other hand fullframe has its advantages too and no hassle so far if you went with the 1D Series including no body change until now. But Canon never made clear from the beginning where the journey would end in the sub 1D lineup.
In the beginning, the guess was fullframe for lower end cameras too. Then the 300D came along with the cheapish EF-S kit lens. But this was considered as an exception. With the 20D and more EF-S lenses it seemed to be clear that FF is limited to the 1Ds and 10D,D60 etc. were obsolete due to lens choice (no short mirror for EF-S). And now we seem to have a sub 1Ds FF camera line ... . This all wasn't exactly Canon's finest hour on honest sensor size and lens mount policy. I hope the 5D finally ends this dilemma for me, if it is real ;)

But disregard my post, this is a D200 thread :D

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:30 AM

This looks very dubious to me. I do think that there is a good chance that the D200 will have the D2X sensor. But this webpage seems the sad work of a Nikon-lover wanting to answer the 5D PDF and create his (its not going to be a her) dream camera.

Alex

p.s. If I were and Canon UW shooter and not using a 1dS Mk2 I would rather Canon made a EFS fisheye than a FF camera. FF digital does cause problems with corners on wide angle (particular Canon's zooms). It would be cheaper too.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:33 AM

Julian, I have no F@#$*& idea ;) , the underwater photographer is nothing but a grain of sand on the grand beach of the photography market. I doubt it will be "standard" size, but surely hope it is in the D100 kind of size. That would make many of the manufacturer happy and most important help keep the price at a reasonable level; it is not that the manufacturer wants to clean your pocket, but designing and producing housing is a costly affair. Starting from the ground up well ... $$$$ it is better when you can readapt some tooling to the business at end, less expense for us manufacturer = less expense to you consumer. In the end, we want the same thing as you people, pay the bills, get some decent food and board and some free time to go diving :D. but hey I'm going all philosophical here, I just want the bloody camera to be out ASAP, so everybody can get to work on the new project and all you people can start putting pressure on us as when, how much, how heavy, how light, what color ... ;)
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:48 AM

I don't think Canon/Sigma FF fisheyes on FF are a problem as their not bad at all. Rather the wideangle zooms and sub 20mm primes (don't like this old poor and overpriced Canon 14mm). But I don't expect to much high end EF-S glass if the 5D is real. And I can not see fast EF-S wideangle primes on the horizon.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 12:41 PM

Oh, man...I sure hope it's true and soon! I'd make Jean, Norma & Blake very happy because I've already told them the D2X is too big, too heavy for me to handle and I won't upgrade til the D200 is available! ;)
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 04:08 PM

This looks very dubious to me.

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I no longer believe it either. I did some searches and it turns out that only one person afirms that he saw the leaked PDF, and there are no copies of this PDF anywhere. Too good to be true?

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 02:52 PM

Sigh...I wish they'd just make an announcement. I don't really want to drop the cash on the D2X but I desperately want to upgrade from the D100 and eventually I'll just have to pull the trigger.
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:24 PM

David.....your website is excellent :) :D

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 07:11 AM

Thanks for the kind words Karl. I'm a better graphic designer than photographer. :)

btw. I've taken the time to explore the photos on your excellent site more than once. Inspiring portfolio!
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:33 PM

Unknow sources from beyond the grave :) say that Nikon will announce new products on september 1st. Keep your fingers crossed...

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 11:37 AM

Well, no D200 on sep/01, but here is some interesting news:

Members of Finicon, the Nikon importer for Spain, have confirmed a new dSLR for this year today during an event at Sonimagfoto (Spain's leading image and photography fair). Technical director of the company Carlos Ormazabal said its specs are different than those circulating on the net. No name was said but according to Ormazabal the new model is a PRO level camera and it will be a "bomb".

Link to the article (in Spanish):

http://www.quesabesd...oto-2005,1_2070

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 02:32 PM

Para los todos que no hables espanol:

Finicon confirms the one arrival

Finally réflex "of professional range" of Nikon for end of year, yes will be new réflex digital of east Nikon year. Thus they have confirmed it three of the maximum people in charge of Finicon during a celebrated press conference this morning in the Barcelonian fair Sonimagfoto 2005. Although they have not given to details on its name nor its specifications, yes have assured that the new camera "will be a explosion".

Barcelona. Writing. - The import company of Nikon in Spain, Finicon, has returned to today put the meat in the spit in the fought sand of the digital machines réflex. Three of its main people in charge - Jose Ramon Camps, Antonio Garrido and Carlos Ormazabal- has confirmed to the means that, indeed, Nikon is working to put in scene a new digital camera réflex at the end of year. The people in charge of Finicon have not kept awake the characteristics of the futureible camera, of which they have not said his name either. Yes they have made specific that is a camera of "professional range".

In reference to the persistent speculations on the next launching of one réflex of Nikon, Ormazabal, technical director of Finicon, has assured that the characteristics of the successor réflex nothing have to do with the rumors that have been circulating for already months. The representative of Finicon, that yes, has recognized to have had a prototype of the camera between his hands, and he has not doubted in affirming that "it will be a explosion". Finicon exhibits these days the effective digital supply of Nikon in the Sonimagfoto fair, whose eighth edition is celebrated until the next Sunday in Barcelona.


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Posted 06 October 2005 - 06:43 PM

I just want the bloody camera to be out ASAP, so everybody can get to work on the new project and all you people can start putting pressure on us as when, how much, how heavy, how light, what color ... :D

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LOL, how light or heavy! not an issue. Just keep the same port disign!

What I would like to see is a ( big Eye ) viewfinder like you used on the old A80. I was happy to see that you went back to the old hangle design on the D70 housing I tested for Tim Rock.

Color, how about uncoated aluminum!

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 04:18 PM

I visited my camera guy yesterday. It was his last day working at the camera shop before going to work for himself. The last thing he was doing was ordering himself a D200. Says it will be a 10 mp sensor and a new body between that of the D70 and that of the D2X.

The Nikon rep was standing behind him as he was doing this.

I know nothing that I didn't write above. I got the impression the camera would be announced before Thanksgiving.
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 04:21 PM

Yes Dave, the rumors are flying all over the place. I think the announcement will be in mid to late November. AF should be similar to the D2x (if not the same), but no high speed crop, and as you said with a 10.X mp sensor. Hopefully a digital F100.

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