Nikon Pro Digital SLR with full 35mm frame sensor in the works?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by J. Sm, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. J. Sm

    J. Sm Guest

    Am a dyed in the wool Nikon fan wanting to move up a full frame digital pro
    SLR - but alas, only Canon and Kodak have them at present - anyone known
    anything about when Nikon will meet the competition?
     
    J. Sm, Oct 8, 2003
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  2. J. Sm

    Gavin Cato Guest

    Some Nikon head execs said theyy will develop a full frame DSLR for the pro
    market "in the future".

    Whether this means the not far off D2x or a future D3x is anyones guess.
     
    Gavin Cato, Oct 8, 2003
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  3. wolverlei photography, Oct 8, 2003
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  4. J. Sm

    MarkH Guest

    Really?

    I didn’t realise that Nikon had released a range of special lenses for the
    digital SLRs. I have only heard of the 12-24. Could you list the range of
    lenses for those of us that are woefully uninformed?

    BTW
    Unless the entire Nikon D-SLR range was replaced by full frame models, then
    wont there still be a market for the special lenses?
     
    MarkH, Oct 8, 2003
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  5. these are designed only for digital NOTfullsize, useless on other camera's:
    Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24/4.0 G ED
    Nikkor AF-S DX 17-55/2.8G IF ED
    Nikkor AF-S DX Fisheye 10,5/2.8 ED

    Brandnew expensive lenses so i think that there will be a full-size in
    future but the "common"size digi's will remain.
     
    wolverlei photography, Oct 8, 2003
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  6. J. Sm

    Gavin Cato Guest

    I agree, though I wish it was with the D2x.


     
    Gavin Cato, Oct 8, 2003
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  7. J. Sm

    MarkH Guest

    Thanks for the info.

    Personally I would be reluctant to buy a 17-55 for small sensor only,
    unless it was very cheap. I don’t expect to own my current D-SLR forever,
    if I replace it in 5 years with one that has a full frame sensor I want to
    be able to use my current lenses, especially the expensive ones.

    I can understand buying the 12-24 because you can’t find that wide in a
    normal zoom.
     
    MarkH, Oct 8, 2003
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  8. You do know that that Kodak model takes Nikon lenses, right?
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Oct 8, 2003
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    Mark Roberts Guest

    The industry insiders I know say Nikon is at least a year behind Canon,
    possibly two. I'd guess we might see a non-working prototype at PMA in
    Feb. They need to *show* that they've got something coming ASAP.
     
    Mark Roberts, Oct 8, 2003
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