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  1. #1
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    D200? Ok I'll get the ball rolling.

    How many people are starting to save up their money for a Christmas with the D200?

    We (Nikonians) were hoping for 12MP for $2000 and we got 10MP for $1700. Not a bad trade-off considering the rest of the story. Pay special attention to the 10 exposure and frame overlay features. With photoshop DRE this allows up to 16 stops of dynamic range! And then there is the 18-200 VR...

    ... looks like I will be seriously in debt... but happy.

    Makes me happy that I didn't squander that money on a 20D.

    Now to convince the CFO...
    Last edited by D70FAN; 11-01-2005 at 05:06 AM.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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  2. #2
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    I am so there. Just waiting for the insurance check. Katrina really has the insurance company backed up. I figure I'll just be patient. I'm pretty sure my little burglary is a lot less important than the people who've had everything they own destroyed by the storm.

    If that 18-200 is optically as good or better than the 18-70, that'll be the everday lens.

    Cheers,
    Eric

  3. #3
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    Add in 5fps, magnesium alloy body, and Nikon ergonomics, and I would say Canon is going to need to go to town on the 30D to come even close!

    I am going to have one of these babies the day they come out!

  4. #4
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    Dilema

    What a dilema. Do I sell my 20d & D100 for the new D200. Then have a Canon 5d and d200? Specs on the D200 do look very impressive. Or stick with the CANON's. Too many choices and not enough money!
    Nikon D3, Nikon D300, Hasselblad 501c, Canon SD550, Canon G10

    20 f2.8 AF-D, 28 f/2.8 AI-S,35 f2 AI-S, 50 f/1.4 AIS, 50 f1.4 Sigma HSM, 24-120 AF-D, 24-70 F2.8 AF-S G, 12-24 F4 ATX Tokina, 70-200 F2.8 Sigma HSM II, 80-400 F4.5-5.6 AF-D VR

    Nikon SB-900, Lowepro Slingshot 100, Tons of lighting and metering equipment

  5. #5
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    After all is said and done, I've calculated that my wish list (body + 50/1.4 + 70-200/2.8) for Canon comes to $2200. The Nikon equivalent (with D200) comes out to $2770, so there's a $570 difference. It's pretty tempting given what the D200 has.

    Pre-Order here:
    http://www.adorama.com/INKD200.html

    Hopefully it arrives before Christmas (they quoted the 15th as the shipping date).
    Last edited by Rex914; 11-01-2005 at 02:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex914
    After all is said and done, I've calculated that my wish list (body + 50/1.4 + 70-200/2.8) for Canon comes to $2200. The Nikon equivalent (with D200) comes out to $2770, so there's a $570 difference. It's pretty tempting given what the D200 has.

    Pre-Order here:
    http://www.adorama.com/INKD200.html

    Hopefully it arrives before Christmas (they quoted the 15th as the shipping date).
    Rex, You can save a few bucks on the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 as the 1.8 is just as good (if not better). Both are a little soft wide open and until about f/2.8, so the extra half stop is not a big deal, and the f1.8 is a lot less expensive.

    Where did you find a Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR for less than $1600? Even the Canon runs $1200 for the non IS version and $1700 with IS. This class of lenses are rentals for me. For my day-to-day shooting needs the new 18-200 VR looks pretty good, if it is as good optically as my Sigma 18-125, then I'll be a happy camper.

    So does that mean that you pre-ordered the D200?
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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  7. #7
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    With an 8 Megapixel XT plus some lenses, I can't see my needing to change. Besides, the XT takes AA batteries in the grip and Canon has a full-frame camera for when I feel I wish to buy a FF camera.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    Where did you find a Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR for less than $1600? Even the Canon runs $1200 for the non IS version and $1700 with IS.

    So does that mean that you pre-ordered the D200?
    Sorry for the ambiguity there. I was referring to the C 70-200 f/2.8 and the N 80-200 f/2.8. VR would be nice, but it costs twice the money in the case of Nikon ($800 after rebate vs. $1550 after rebate).

    In the case of the f/1.4 or f/1.8, just like the Canon, I'm more interested in the upgraded build quality and better focusing mechanism than the difference in optical quality and aperture. $170 is a difference I'm willing to take. The extra $750 for non-VR to VR for the 70-200 isn't a difference I can stomach.

    I haven't preordered the D200 yet, but I will be making my final decision around early December and ordering around then. Hopefully, that will give time for some reviews to come out although I'm sure that the D200 will do very, very well. In the event that I do decide on a D200, I'll conduct a formal review of it and let you all know how it goes. I guess I'm in a unique position from the rest of you because I haven't committed to either system yet, so I have the liberty of being able to take either path with no cost to my current gear.

    - Rex914

  9. #9
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    just a question...

    Hey,


    Just a question on the D200. If it uses a CCD like the D70s/D50 and not a CMOS like the D2X, why the 1/250 flash sync? Just wondering why they would leave the pro 1/500 x-sync out.


    Andrew S.

  10. #10
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    I have the same question regarding the flash synch.
    When will this camera be available?
    US Navy--Hooyah!

    Nikon D700/D300|17-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, Sigmalux, 80-200 f/2.8, 16 f/2.8 fisheye,

    Lots of flashes and Honl gear.

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