D200 - now official

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by DD (Rox), Nov 1, 2005.

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    DD (Rox) Guest

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    deryck lant Guest

    The message <T9K9f.16744$>
    Yep. My buzz needs plenty of stimulation!

    The D200 does seem to be a digital F100 plus pop-up flash. You can be sure
    it will be in short supply for a long time. Some cameras are going to find
    themselves overpriced.


    deryck lant, Nov 1, 2005
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    ThomasH Guest

    So it is there: http://nikonimaging.com/global/news/2005/1101_01.htm

    Good, end with speculations, Leakvertising and such...
    I was about time, and I am happy that we finally get a
    device with decent resolution and accepting the old manual
    focus lenses. My PC shift will continue to serve me!!
    This baby flies with me to Tahiti!

    ThomasH, Nov 1, 2005
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    no_name Guest

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    no_name Guest

    If Tahiti is after Christmas. Deliveries begining Dec 05.
    no_name, Nov 2, 2005
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    DD Guest

    I normally like to reserve judgement until after I have held and used a
    camera, but this one really looks like a winner I could place a pre-
    order for.

    Now what can I sell to supplement the cost?
    DD, Nov 2, 2005
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    ThomasH Guest

    Tahiti is after Christmas, but I just saw an email by Henry Posner
    (B&H) in the digital group. He said that Nikon will deliver in
    "Spring 2006." :-( I guess, I shoot film on the Islands after all!

    ThomasH, Nov 2, 2005
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    deryck lant Guest

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    Bjorn Rorslett states the D200 has a slightly larger finder than the D2X!


    I'll get mine for hiking. A lighter weatherproof camera will be a big plus.

    deryck lant, Nov 3, 2005
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    no_name Guest

    I couldn't even find it on B&H's site when I looked on the first. It's
    still not there this morning.
    I'm sure B&H'll have it up there as soon as they start to get info from
    Nikon, but ...

    And, I think Adorama just put a place holder on their web site until
    they get REAL info from Nikon. But theirs did have the "deleveries
    BEGINNING ..."
    no_name, Nov 3, 2005
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    Joe Makowiec Guest

    BuyDig (http://buydig.com/) lists it priced at US$1,699.95 and
    availability as 'Pre-order yours today! Shipping December 20th'.
    Joe Makowiec, Nov 3, 2005
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    Robert C. Guest

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    RobGN Guest

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    Robert C. Guest

    Robert C., Nov 3, 2005
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Just out of curiosity, why would you buy that lens?

    It was SQF tested by Pop Photo, and IIRC one owner said on this newsgroup
    that it performs much worse than its test results would indicate.
    Bill Tuthill, Nov 3, 2005
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    RobGN Guest

    I'm new to this technology, so I may have read the designators wrong;
    correct me if I am wrong:

    ED : Extra low Dispersion glass
    IF : Internal Focusing
    AF-S : AutoFocus Silent Motor
    DX : Digital Lens

    And the price seemed right.

    RobGN, Nov 3, 2005
  18. it is a good lens and will be sold at a discount when purchased in a kit
    bundled with the d200... that is when the d200 starts being sold... it is
    sold in a bundle with the d70 kit at a savings of about $50 off the $350
    price making it a good value. but i think that the comment that you
    received was trying to say that if you are spending $1700 on a camera body
    then a better (sharper/faster) lens like the $1200 17-55mm 2.8f may be a
    better match... there is something to be said that is the 18-70mm f3.5-4.5f
    is good enough for your needs then perhaps the d70 or d50 is too. i don't
    mean this in a bad way, but i do believe that often too much emphasis is put
    on the body when the lens is ultimately most important

    you are correct on your terms too... one to add to the list is 'g' which
    means no aperture ring (not compatible with older bodies).
    Christopher Muto, Nov 3, 2005
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    Robert C. Guest

    Look at my post above as to what Nikon recommends. I think that for the
    price it's worth it.
    BTW, have you seen the MSRP for Canada? $2150. Vistek in Toronto
    same price.

    ~Robert C.
    Robert C., Nov 3, 2005
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    By all evidence, D200 would have to have rather bad image quality not to
    be a good seller. The other features more than make up for say a
    10% underperformance compared to D70.
    Sander Vesik, Nov 5, 2005
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