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

Floridian

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"RE: D400"

Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007
Thu 17-May-12 07:00 PM

>...I have no intention of 'upgrading" to a D400 from my D300...

Like you, I use a D300 and don't expect I will buy a D400. But I'm very interested in it, and the D500. Most of my lenses are DX lenses, and my real interest is in the higher end of DX. While I probably wont' upgrade my camera soon, I do want to see that Nikon is committed to an upgrade path for DX shooters. While I may upgrade cameras in the future, Nikon's DX plans affect what lenses I might want to add/upgrade right now. My lens plans would be significantly different if high-end DX is on the way out, compared to if Nikon showed a strong commitment.

When I bought my first DSLR, a D50, it was Nikon's entry-level DSLR, and I bought a fair number of lenses to go with it, thinking I'd eventually upgrade cameras, which I have. When I bought the D50, there was an upgrade path from D50, D70s, D200, D2x. Most of my lenses are DX, and a fair number are AF, not AF-S, so a camera compatible with the lenses I own would be DX, with an in-body focusing motor. Right now that is the D7000 and D300s.

The lenses I have now aren't really compatible with FX, and aren't really compatible with cameras that don't contain a focusing motor. That's why I'm interested in the D400 even if I don't get one. I'm more likely to get a D500, should that ever come to pass. I'm guessing there are many others in a similar situation.

Randy

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