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Old Jul 14, 2003, 3:40 PM   #1
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D2 rumour: :lol:

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Old Jul 15, 2003, 2:44 PM   #2
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There is no doubt about the Nikon D2 will be here soon to replace both of the D1H and D1X. I think the price will be cheaper than the Canon 1Ds, porbably in the same range with the Kodak Pro 14n. May be later this summer...
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Old Jul 18, 2003, 9:34 AM   #3
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Default Here it is: D2's Price & date

http://www.photim.net/Nikon-D2/Nikon-D2H.htm

... Now with wireless TTL flash as well!
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Old Jul 18, 2003, 2:20 PM   #4
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Kool... 3,900 euros? that about the same in america dollars...who take the pre-order?

here is the english translation:

Officially presented on July 22, Nikon D2H already was presented in tens of stores and was shown to salesmen who promised anything to say... but which did not always hold word!

And they are included/understood: what good is it, indeed, to yield to the whims of japonnais and to hide what everyone knows?

Images of the D2H circulate on Internet. Rather than to imply it in a hypocritical way and to let to you seek them, Chasseur of Images gathered in this document.

Thank you with our invaluable advisors and good discovery!

Here, initially, an interesting glance on the case itself. It is noted that its filiation with the D1H is obvious but that the apparatus nevertheless evolved/moved. The back, in particular, is very complete...

One discovers there an oversize screen, the double-screen for the parameters of catch of sights, the selector of beach AF (we will see that the D2H has a page of ultra-broad measurement AF... thanks to the particular provision of the 11 beaches of reference... and one sees the Wifi transmitter very clearly, materialized by an additional case screwed under the sole of the apparatus, a such booster rocket.

The sight is also full with discovered: the 11 beaches of reference are clearly seen there: 9 in cross and two verticals, laterally.

One also discovers barded infos the user will have, in more of this broad central zone...

Objectives

One knew already the 12-24, to come here:

- the 10,5 f/2,8 (attention, it is not a great angle... but a fish-eye!);

- the true zoom pro trans-standard: the 17-55 f/2,8 constant (!);

- the télézoom 200-400 constant AF-S VR f/4 (equivalent of one 300-600 f/4 in 24x36!).

A beautiful panoply, especially developed for the small sensors Nikon and one crowned snap with the system Olympus 4/3 which, between the option 24x36 Gun and the option "cuts APS" of Nikon will have well evil to find a justification!

The flash

It for a long time was awaited, Nikon leaves finally a system complete and professional flash. Based on a SB-800, it will especially make it possible to use distant flashs, without cord, by individually managing the preponderance of each one of them!

Price & times

The grouped shooting of Nikon, in full middle of the summer, will make the effect of a pretty fireworks: new case, new objectives, new flash... those which awaited the alarm clock of Nikon thus will be satisfied.

The questions which arise now relate to the prices and the deadlines. On this point, we are clear do not have official information: just assumptions. Moreover, Nikon was always a large specialist in the tariffs with multiple drawers and the prices of which we had echo do not specify the exact composition of the kit.

Lastly, the availability of these products is rather remote and one can thus think that Nikon will have any leisure to readjust them... in particular when Canon cuts down its new charts for the winter 2003.

For the moment, it would seem that the price of the D2H is at the neighbourhoods of 3.900 euros... but we do not know if this tariff will include the accumulators nor the associated software. DH2 will be, in its initial version, delivered with "Viewer" simplified, but one will be able also to supplement it by software of image processing (derivative of current Nikon Capture), which would be sold separately around 300 euros, but could also be delivered in kit with the module of remote communication.

As for the deadlines, it seems established that the D2H will not be available before very long weeks: some specimens will circulate in August for the championships of the world of athletics, of the testable models will be in circulation in September, but it will undoubtedly be necessary to wait until November for the first models available.

Lower price for D100

By then, Nikon will have to continue to fight against Canon with D-100, which continues its career without knowing the problems of availability of its competitor. The purchasers know that D100 is not very any more young, but they also know - because to them said it to us - that the career of this apparatus will continue until spring 2004.

To stimulate its sale, Nikon keeps a chart in hand: the fall of the price! They will to be made as of August, since tariff official of D100 could to fall to less than 2.000 euros (including all taxes, price catalogues), which means that one can hope to find it with less than 1.800 euros, "price of the street".
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A few automated computer translation problems...

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One discovers there an oversize screen, the double-screen for the parameters of catch of sights, the selector of beach AF (we will see that the D2H has a page of ultra-broad measurement AF... thanks to the particular provision of the 11 beaches of reference... and one sees the Wifi transmitter very clearly, materialized by an additional case screwed under the sole of the apparatus, a such booster rocket.
The sight is also full with discovered: the 11 beaches of reference are clearly seen there: 9 in cross and two verticals, laterally.
One finds an oversized screen supplemented by a 2nd camera's paramaters display panel (We found the D2 to have an extra wide AF thanks to the location of its 11 AF's sensors... One can clearly observe the WiFi transmitter attached to the bottom of the body just like a booster drive.
The viewfinder is also full of discoveries: one can see 11 focus points, 9 in cross-pattern and 2 vertical, laterally.

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A beautiful panoply, especially developed for the small sensors Nikon and one crowned snap with the system Olympus 4/3 which, between the option 24x36 Gun and the option "cuts APS" of Nikon will have well evil to find a justification!
... an impressive array developed especially for theses small Nikon sensors and a slap to the Olympus 4/3 system, which will be hard to justify between the Canon 24x36 and the Nikon APS size options.

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It for a long time was awaited, Nikon leaves finally a system complete and professional flash. Based on a SB-800, it will especially make it possible to use distant flashs, without cord, by individually managing the preponderance of each one of them!
It's been a long wait, but Nikon finally comes out with a complete professional flash system. Based on the SB-800 it will allow for the use of remote flashes, without wire, and the control between individual unit.
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We'll be able to tell you all about the new SLR on 7/22, watch the News page after 1am EST.

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