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

richardd300

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

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Mon 21-May-12 10:20 PM

I'm glad you've enjoyed the thread. The hype surrounding the new FX kid on the block was starting to dominate the forums. Mostly though because it is a major step in the dSLR world having an FX camera capable of producing around about D7000 sensor size images in DX mode. That got me thinking if this is the start of a new world in digital photography. Until Nikon satisfy those of us needing the x1.5 extra reach without having to stump up a big price for a D800 to achieve it, where does the future lie.

The upshot is surely that us DX sensor users want to either retain DX lenses without resorting to a smaller viewfinder segment afforded by FX in DX mode, or use their FX lenses with a DX small sensor to afford extra reach. I fall into this latter category.

On the basis that a D400 would hopefully satisfy this with the latest Expeed processor, between 16-24mp and basically D300s functionality and build quality, I want one now.

All this talk of a D800 lite in the form of a D600 is to me just a ploy to satisfy folks who cannot afford a D800 and even less likely a D4. OK, that could work, but without a motor, I think not. Perhaps that means Nikon can abandon the D700, then optimise its FX range to D600/800/D4!

My guess is that those of us waiting for a D400 are going to wait a while and perhaps in the end we end up with a D7001. That may be acceptable and keep DX alive and kicking.

Just some random thoughts. Anyway, I'm off cruising the Med for two weeks starting tomorrow. I'll play catchup on my return. Perhaps the D400 will be announced while I'm away.....I wish! Have fun.

Cheers

Richard

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