I recently received an email from a complete stranger subject "New Nikon Digital SLR" and went on to say that she just went to japan, and talked to a "Nikon Man" who brought up Nikon implementing a completely NEW Nikon Digital SYSTEM, not just cameras, and made reference to a 180mm F/1.8 VR, among others, and said it would be announced in Feb.2003.
I REALLY have to question the credibility. Did this individual explain WHY she was contacting you. Was there an ultimate motive? Did she want you to invest in a partership for an exclusive distributorship?
Yeah, but what little there is to chew on is pretty tasty.
Can't blame the die-hard Nikonians who are always hoping for that revolutionary "thing" that will absolutely smoke C*****!!! (Either that or the fact that my judgement is clouded because it's 3:00 AM right now in the chilly Chicago 'burbs. )
My motto - keep hope high and expectations low - you'll never be disappointed.