D700 At Nikon USA :)

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    none Guest

    I guess I just need to wait on the price ...
    none, Jul 1, 2008
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    Frank Rytell Guest

    Available late July - $2995.00

    I'm sticking with my D300.....:) At least for now.....:)

    Frank Rytell, Jul 1, 2008
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    Jake Guest

    Anyone know whether it's weather sealed, or what the RAW fps is? Also, if
    the view finder is 100%?
    Jake, Jul 1, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    it has dust seals, but i don't think it's as sealed as the d3
    5 fps, or 8fps with the battery grip, 14 bit images.
    Guest, Jul 1, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Curious about the 100% viewfinder.
    There is no Inkjet Paper size that match the proportions of digital
    so why would anyone need a 100% viewfinder?
    Frank Arthur, Jul 1, 2008
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    Jake Guest

    For in camera framing.

    Who said that it was coming off an inkjet?
    Jake, Jul 1, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Sorry, but you'll probably never know why. It's a closely held
    secret that members of the Pro Photographers Guild are loath to
    divulge. They've been carefully guarding this secret since the early
    mists of time when Pro Film SLRs cameras had 100% viewfinders,
    consumer SLRs didn't, and inkjet printers didn't yet exist.
    ASAAR, Jul 1, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Why would you need a 100% viewfinder?
    Wouldn't a 95% viewfinder show at least as much as the lens recorded?
    My thought was, since nearly every image is cropped after it is taken
    why would a 100% view accuracy be needed?
    Frank Arthur, Jul 1, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Viewfinder issues and paper sizes are not related at all. Whether I
    choose to make a 3:2, 1:1 or 5:1 image, it is best that I see all of
    what is captured in the viewfinder. For that matter, a 115% viewfinder
    with proper magnification would suit me fine.

    It's always best to see all of the scene and it allows even closer
    framing which improves the captured image.

    I have two cameras with 100% VF's and I prefer that over my other
    cameras smaller views.
    Alan Browne, Jul 1, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    "This is a new item and not in stock yet. Currently we do not have a
    scheduled delivery date from the manufacturer
    Please Note: You can place this item on order and as soon as it arrives
    we will ship it
    We do not charge your card until we actually ship the product"

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Jul 2, 2008
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    Jake Guest

    I am also interested why they have released it so early before Photokina?
    Jake, Jul 2, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    because something else might be released then...
    Guest, Jul 2, 2008
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    Chris H Guest

    Chris H, Jul 2, 2008
  14. Alan Browne wrote:
    Good point - seeing beyond the scene edges and therefore what is /about/
    to come into the field of view would indeed be handy.

    David J Taylor, Jul 2, 2008
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    Toby Guest

    I had a D200 with 95% and now have a D300 with 100% viewfinder coverage. I
    much prefer the 100% coverage, as I send my images to a photo agency
    uncropped. With 95% view I always had little unintended bits in the final
    frame that I could not see in the VF and which I had to crop out.

    It's a shame the D700 is only 95%, but I understand that it is costly to
    achieve the accuracy for 100%. This is obviously a cost-saving factor for
    the little brother of the D3.

    Toby, Jul 2, 2008
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    Paul J Gans Guest

    I agree. I'd like to see a border in the viewfinder indicating 100%
    though. It isn't as if this is a technical challenge... What we have
    now is just custom.
    Paul J Gans, Jul 2, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    And size reducing. It will still be much bigger than a D300 viewfinder.

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Jul 2, 2008
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    Bruce Guest

    Has anyone noticed that the relationship between the Nikon D700 and D3
    DSLRs is uncannily similar to the relationship between the Nikon F100
    and F5 35mm film SLRs?

    D3/F5 have 100% viewfinders. D700/F100 have 96/95% viewfinders.

    The similarities go even further. The D700 is a smaller and lighter
    version of the D3, sharing most of its features and all of its
    performance. The F100 was a smaller and lighter version of the F5,
    sharing most of its features. Performance of the film cameras was the
    same as long as you used the same film in both. ;-)
    Bruce, Jul 2, 2008
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    Dev/Null Guest

    Nikon Canada says $3,299.99

    typical NCI gouge-up
    Dev/Null, Jul 2, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Or the business cost of social benefits that have to be paid by the
    company for each employee v. the US.

    Further, I'm not sure if Nikon products come into Canada via the US.
    This would add brokerage fees and transport to each shipment.
    Alan Browne, Jul 2, 2008
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