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Has anyone heard that the replacement for the D3 series ie D4 is due later this year
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The number 4 is very inauspicious for the Japanese and the F4 was probably the least successful of all F series cameras and has the lowest secondhand value. Just as Alollo 13 was nearly a disaster. Perhaps this is why Fuji went from the S3 to the S5.
Yes the pictograms for the number 4 and for death are the same in japanese, so possibly '5' series?
Also because many Japanese thought it meant it didn't cost anything
The replacement for the D3 is already here the D3s
No word yet on a replacement for the D3x.
More to the point (maybe) is when is the D700s going to appear?
We now have the D300s and the D3s. Surely the D700 will be next on the list due for an upgrade. (Should be an easy one - a D300s with a D3s sensor and processor).
Quote: More to the point (maybe) is when is the D700s going to appear?
Speculation on my part but with the price drop on the D3x to £4,550 and no advertising of it, and new advertising for the D700 with no price drop the D3x could be the next body to benefit from Nikon's latest sensor technology.
Reading some of these posts, it seems that many are more concerned with having the latest bit of "jewellery" around their necks with an "s" or an "x" tagged on the end, than actually getting out and taking pictures with the gear that you've already got?
Perhaps it should be remembered that many of the most highly regarded photographers, use(d) equipment that would be considered to be years out of date.
for instance, Salgardo uses a Leica R6. ....Bailey still uses his Rolleiflex or Hasselblad.
It's pictures that count, not adorning yourself with the latest equipment.
When I'm taking pix for myself, I use old and scruffy, but very high quality, film cameras. Few people seem to take any notice. But when I'm on a professional shoot, everybody seems to take an interest.
Salgardo and Bailey are at the top for good reason.
And eco is at the bottom. For similar reasons
Quote: than actually getting out and taking pictures with the gear that you've already got?
This is normally a very valid comment - those who cannot get good pictures with what they have are unlikely to improve if they buy something more expensive.
I got the "s" because I could see a benefit for my wildlife work. Not the greatest video ever and only my second attempt at video but I think it makes the point for me video can be important
Nikon usually has a 4 year turn around for its' pro/ top semi-pro cameras:
D300s..2009 1/2 cycle keep the folks interested
D700s.2010 1/2 cycle (prediction for Nikon 2nd qrtr) needs video
D3s.2009 1/2 cycle keep the folks interested
D4....2011 (Nikon 2ns qrtr) more technically advanced than any D3x
Just an opinion, of course.
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