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  1. #21
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    Some of those prices are a bit painful,

    70-200
    1999 and €2430
    versus $2399.95 US

    18-200
    729.99 and €887.00
    versus $849.95 US

    And if I'm reading the news correctly, I don't think the US dollar is particularly strong at the moment
    Nikon D40|Nikon D5100|AF-S 50mm f/1.4|AF-S 18-105mm DX|SB 900|SB 400|AF-S 35mm f/1.8 DX|AF-S 10-24mm DX

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  2. #22
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    Yikes that is pretty bad, and I thought the Sony 70-200mm G SSM was expensive at $1750 USD. The Japanese Yen isn't even doing that bad.... these are crazy. I was also suprised at the 18-200mm. VRII is just so pricey. Do they really think they could sustain $2400 though? I'm thinking street will be more like $2100, then again maybe not. Camera bodies seem to be getting cheaper as lenses get progressively more expensive.
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  3. #23
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    OK... I'm liking the D3000 after shooting with the 70-200 for 10hrs straight... I'm back to every 1/2 pound counts. lol Seriously the 11 focus points will be appreciated I can see picking up one at it's end of cycle to replace my beloved D40.

    But over all it's a really dissappointing announcement... except considering the 70-200mm is a workhorse lense and the advent of the D3 & D700 this lens will have a market, no doubt! D300s drives down the price of the D300 I think that's a good thing... The 18-200mm unless it's stellar who cares lol.
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  4. #24
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    I have nothing more to say on this subject.
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  5. #25
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    Disappointing that the D3000 still carries a CCD sensor... Nikon has leapt over a divide in high-ISO image quality with their CMOS sensors, now if they'd only drop the CCD sensor altogether. Max ISO of (probably grainy and ugly) 3200 isn't an improvement on the D40, heck, it sounds like the D40x sensor.
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  6. #26
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    The D3000's sensor is the same as the D60. Main improvement was the 11-point 3d-AF tracking (think I read that on DPR).
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  7. #27
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    Yeah, enhanced AF is good. Higher quality sensor would be even better.
    Nikon D40 + kit lens

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  8. #28
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    Nice incremental improvements but nothing for me to get excited about or want to upgrade to.

    Rooz-
    35 f/1.4 - I'm with you and have been considering picking up a manual focus AIS copy.

    85 f/1.4 - I'm pretty happy with the current version and don't need faster AF

    200 micro - I just bought 200 micro and will be using it strictly for macro where it will be used with manual focus and tripod mounted atop macro rails. Do you want the AFS/VR for handheld macro or for other uses?

    300/4 afs VR - makes sense along with many other f/4 lenses

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  9. #29
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    To sit back and think about today's new releases from Nikon makes you see that the current lineup of Nikon paraphernalia currently available on the market it pretty good. I don't know about you, but I'm loving the D700 + 14-24 combo, and even if they come out with a D700s or x version, if you are using your camera to its potential and know good lighting when you see it, there are few instances where not having the latest and greatest will leave you wanting.

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichNY View Post

    200 micro - I just bought 200 micro and will be using it strictly for macro where it will be used with manual focus and tripod mounted atop macro rails. Do you want the AFS/VR for handheld macro or for other uses?
    handheld. i rarely shoot macro on a tripod. sometimes a monopod.

    to me nikon should have a range of top of the line glass with top of the line features. God knows they charge for it. so it almost becomes a situation where its not about what i need, its about what i get for my money.
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