Nikon announcement at 10am tomorrow ( UK time )

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Just been chatting to my Nikon dealer. Apparently there is going to be an announcement at 10am tomorrow, and they will be taking pre-orders and deposits at 10:01am.

He said they will be announcing the *cough*D700*cough*

This dealer was accurate about the D3 so for me it would seem to be accurate.
 
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Just been chatting to my Nikon dealer. Apparently there is going to be an announcement at 10am tomorrow, and they will be taking pre-orders and deposits at 10:01am.

He said they will be announcing the *cough*D700*cough*

This dealer was accurate about the D3 so for me it would seem to be accurate.
Did he give you any details on specs?
 
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Basically a D3 sensor in a D300 body, larger pentaprism but otherwise like a D300. Price in the region of £2k. Puts me in a 'maybe' to buy one. If it's £2k or over then I don't see any reason not to get a second D3 instead. Between £1500-1700 and I will get a D700.
 
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Basically a D3 sensor in a D300 body, larger pentaprism but otherwise like a D300. Price in the region of £2k. Puts me in a 'maybe' to buy one. If it's £2k or over then I don't see any reason not to get a second D3 instead. Between £1500-1700 and I will get a D700.
Ok thanks, the Fx is not for me as Dx does all I need at the moment.
 
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If there will be Nikon product announcements in UK at 10 AM UK time I think the news are already published a few hours earlier over the Internet. I believe 10 AM in UK is 6 PM in Tokyo.

One rumor originated in Germany claims that the print version of the German publication ProfiFoto has a feature of D700 and SB-900. According to this preview the viewfinder coverage is only 95% which is a bit disappointing.

Anyway I'll check back at lunch time tomorrow if there is any news. Not holding my breath.
 
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From the link Radiohead gave right above:

5 B/s statt 9 B/s - allerdings kann das mit Batterieteil auf 8 B/s gesteigert werden), Sucherbildfeld 95 statt 100 Prozent, dafür aber ein eingebauter Blitz (auch zur Drahtlos-Blitzsteuerung), ein Sensor-Reinigungssystem (dazu morgen mehr) und ein interessantes Preisschild: knapp 2600 Euro soll die Neue kosten und ab Ende Juli 2008 erhältlich sein
5 FPS, with grip 8 FPS, 95% viewfinder, built-in flash, sensor cleaning system, about 2600 euros.

The D300 costs about 1600 euros in Europe at the moment, which makes one believe the US pricing might be between $2500 and $3000.

The only gripe I have about this Digital F100 is the viewfinder.... its coverage is one percent smaller than the F100 (96%). If I cannot come up with anything bigger, I think this will do for a while. Let's hope there are not many dead-battery-syndrome, BGLOD, banding, etc problems.
 
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Well at £2000 I don't see a reason to get a D700 over a D3, especially if you consider getting the battery grip. I guess by Christmas they will be down to about £1800 which is probably more like it.
 
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Well at £2000 I don't see a reason to get a D700 over a D3, especially if you consider getting the battery grip. I guess by Christmas they will be down to about £1800 which is probably more like it.
I don't like the bulk of the D3 so I wouldn't add a grip, but the price is higher than I thought / hoped, I was guessing at £1799.

I'll wait for the price drop, the D300 went down in price very quickly.
 
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I find the camera more comfortable with a grip, so I have one on my D300. I would think by Christmas the prices will be closer to what we were both thinking, but by then there may be a D3x which will knock the D3 down a little further as well... Maybe, who knows, we don't really know the typical price the D700 will be selling at yet until tomorrow.
 
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Did you notice how the picture of the SB900 goes off the page though?

Good point!!! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I guess I just don't get the mindset of those who'd want to spend all the time and effort to perpetrate a hoax. A desire to manipulate people while safely remaining anonymous? :confused:

While I'd be happy to see an actual D700 with the rumored specs, my personal preference would be for an announcement of the 5D successor. :eek: Unless, of course, Nikon also unveils an updated 135 2 with AF-S to match Canon's. :wink:
 
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D300 + D700 - 1000% awesome

These two could be an unbeatable combo together. Plus they use the same battery and grip.
Too bad I don't have a gold bar laying around to sell.:confused:
 
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