I think you'll find that Nikon's policy is substantially at odds with reality. Most of us are by now using much newer - and technically unqualified - cards. In fact, I'd guess that most if not all of the qualified cards are now out of production, and very possibly completely out of the retail channel. This is particularly true of the older D3.
_____ Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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