Nikon D3 is apparently released today?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Floyd L. Davidson, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Not verified yet, but it appears that Nikon is releasing
    the D3 model today. At least two of them have been
    listed on eBay this morning, and the one with a
    Buy-It-Now price was sold in minutes (I was the 13th
    viewer, and it was already gone). The going price tag
    was $5650, shipping from Boston.

    It will be interesting to see, as the day goes on, if
    major outlets around the country will be shipping their
    first batch today.
    Floyd L. Davidson, Nov 30, 2007
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  2. They are sending me one for test report today to reach me Monday. Looks
    like all the production stock is now arrived and ready to ship here in
    the UK. They have had two or three pre-prods on trial with photographers
    for the last month, and one of our leading photojournalists has switched
    from Canon.

    David Kilpatrick, Nov 30, 2007
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    Robert Brace Guest

    OMG, say it ain't so!!!
    Robert Brace, Nov 30, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    Canon can start singing Auld, lang syne....
    Rich, Nov 30, 2007
  5. At that price the aggravation and low profit is not worth the eBay and
    PayPal fees. I would have started this auction out with a $6,500 Buy It
    I'm on three wait lists and no word of any of my D3s being shipped. Some
    outlets got them, but in small quantity.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 30, 2007
  6. A lot of pros are jumping over to Nikon. The 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8 lenses
    are pure killer. Combine them bad boys with the high ISO performance of the
    D3 and it is all over for Canon. Sadly, "G" lenses won't work on the EOS

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 30, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    There's some whining going on about field curvature of the 24-70 @ 24mm,
    and soft edges wide at 70mm on the d3.
    Seems Bjorn's "5" rating (based on testing on a D2x) may have been a
    little premature?
    frederick, Nov 30, 2007
  8. You're always going to have whiners. I haven't tried the 24-70/2.8, but it
    supposed to be better than my 28-70/2.8. We shall see. Come to think of
    it, Bjorn shouldn't have foolishly jumped to conclusions testing an FF lens
    on APS-C. I take a lot of what these internet "gurus" have to say with a
    grain of salt.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 30, 2007
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    C J Campbell Guest

    That, and the 400mm f/2.8 VR, the 14-24mm f/2.8G, and the 24-70mm
    f/2.8G were all supposed to be released today. The 500mm f/4 VR and the
    600mm f/4 VR have no announced ship dates yet, other than "early 2008."
    C J Campbell, Dec 1, 2007
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    Tien Guest

    Yes, I confirm shipments of D3 nov 30 in Canada. About $4850 can. +
    14% tax.
    Very good noise control. Smooth tones, some pre and post-processing
    options which are quite nice such as Active-D Lighting. I think its
    3200 ASA is comparable to 800 ASA on the D200. Haven't figured out
    the difference between its EN-EL4a vs the D2's EN-EL4 yet but both can
    be used on the D3. Getting the EL4a is more difficult. The new
    lenses cannot be found where I live in Canada. Still reading the
    manual. Pretty nifty camera. Can't wait to shoot portraits and sports
    with this tool.

    Tien, Dec 1, 2007
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    dwight Guest

    I always praise internet reviews that say what I want to hear and call them
    stupid when they don't. Human nature, I suppose.

    dwight, Dec 1, 2007
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    Viperdoc Guest

    I picked up my D3 and the 24-70 and 14-24 lenses yesterday. Initial
    impressions are that the LCD is fantastic, and the reduction in noise is
    outstanding. The noise at 6400 is less than the D2X at HI-2 by a long shot.
    Viperdoc, Dec 1, 2007
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