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Photography Life - The D400 is definitely coming!

no57

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"RE: Photography Life - The D400 is definitely coming! "

no57 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2004
Mon 03-Jun-13 10:00 PM

>I'll believe it when I see it. I still believe that Nikon
>has decided that "pros", and amateurs with pro
>money, should upgrade to FX,...and buy expensive FX glass if
>they want to shoot wildlife or sports with a pro body. All of
>Nikon's recent moves point in this direction. After all, when
>was the last "pro" caliber DX lens upgrade?

I'll believe it when I see it also.

>For the rest of us, we get the D7100 for DX, and the D600 for
>full-frame. The D600 is a hell of a camera that is 95% of
>what a D400 would be, for probably less than half what a D400
>would cost. We should probably count our blessings.

Why in Hades should we be grateful that Nikon delivers less than expected and wants to divert D300 upgraders towards D7100 and D600? It is "our" money they are after, they better deliver what we ask them rather than blatantly trying to "bait and switch". And to make it even more insulting, many have "upgraded" to both, which is even more money than the D400 is purported to cost. Of course after that there will be no money for a D400.


>Even if it was possible to put the D7100 sensor in a D400 body
>and give it 8-9 FPS and a massive/super fast buffer, and then
>layer on a superior AF system to the current Cam 3500 system,
>it would have to cost $2,500 or more. At that price, for a DX
>camera, I just don't think there would be enough takers (and
>this site would disproportionately contribute to that number)
>to justify the investment/development/marketing cost.

That is what some would like us to believe, but it is a silly assumption.

>If I'm not mistaken, when the D200 came out, there was no
>full-frame. When the D300 came out, there was no D700, and
>the full-frame D3 cost four times as much. Now, you can get
>full-frame in a compact body for under $2,000, and full-frame
>will serve you better than DX for everything but wildlife,
>sports, and other extreme tele needs. IMO, that limits a
>D400's appeal to a very small market. I'm not saying those in
>that market don't have a need, but just that there aren't as
>many of us as we think there are,...and probably not enough to
>matter to Nikon.

When the D200 came out, there was no FX and that was fine with me. When the D300 came out, there was no D700 and that was fine with me. Why assume that everyone wants FX? When I was shooting film, I did not spend my days aspiring to get a 120 format camera.

As for me, give me a D400 or go away

JC

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