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An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400...

F2AS

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"RE: An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400?"

F2AS Registered since 23rd Nov 2005
Sat 28-Apr-12 11:35 PM

>Richard,
>I think 16mp is plenty for a DX camera, and that there may
>never be a D400. I also think that many are in the trap
>brought on by the computer revolution that as soon as they get
>a camera, they are almost immediately looking to upgrade--many
>have to have the newest model with the most bells and
>whistles.
>
>I think Nikon and Canon are in a Pixel War, and I wouldn't be
>surprised to see a D900 in a couple of years with 48 or 56
>megapixels somehow crammed onto a sensor. And then probably a
>D1000 with 72 mp. After all, I remember buying a computer
>eight years ago with a HUGE 80mb hard disk drive. Photography
>is now on the Computer-Style Obsolescence Track, much to the
>delight of camera manufacturers, who will keep turning out
>newer and more desirable models as long as there are plenty of
>folks who don't mind dishing out thousands of dollars every
>couple years for a new camera.
>
>I will happily keep making pictures with my D300 and watch the
>wheels go round and round.

James, you are absolutely correct. I have a cousin who takes absolutely beautiful and creative photographs better than any photos I've ever seen posted here on Nikonians, with just her 5 year old Nikon D80 and an 18-135mm lens. I have never heard her once talking about camera equipment, worrying when the D300s or D7000 is going to be replaced, is it going to be FX or DX, how many pixels will it have, will the DR be better. Instead she is out taking pictures. I do think we have gotten into this mentality where we constantly have to upgrade to the latest model, and are never happy with what we have. As a consequence, we never really learn to get the most out of the camera we have. And I'm as guilty as the next guy.

Mike

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