Fri 08-Feb-13 02:21 AM | edited Fri 08-Feb-13 02:25 AM by William Symonds
I personally think that the reluctance to upgrade the D300 (and D7000) may have something to do with the Nikon's desire to move "semi-pro" consumers to FX, thereby selling a new body and also most likely a lens or two.
It certainly worked that way for me and also for a friend who just bought a D600. We are both delighted with the move to FX, though there are plenty of downsides, especially if you've lots of DX glass. Vignetting is significant and it takes some time to adjust to the relatively smaller focus area. And what you gain on the short end, to an extent you lose on the long. If I had used the long end a lot I would not have moved to FX.
Another friend just upgraded her D80 to a D7000 and is absolutely delighted with the D7000, and its bargain pricing. She is not in the least bit interested in going FX.
I hope that Nikon gives those DX users a continuous upgrade path, there are lots of them out there and it must be very frustrating waiting for developments.