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Today’s recap (updated)

No announcement today. Last chance on Monday before Photokina. Besides the earlier hoax, those are the rumors for today:
  • Photoextract (a photo sharing site) has Nikon D800 listed on its camera list.

  • Source reported that Nikon D60 Black Gold could be a Ritz-only package and not a Nikon sponsored campaign.
  • Someone is claiming that a Nikon D3x service handbook exists: “By the way, I'm sure I saw a service handbook for Nikon D3x at Nikon's service facility today, next week we'll see if all rumors are correct.”
  • Cnet is speculating that Photokina will bring us a new D40 and D3x (keyword is speculating).
  • WPPI has updated their website with the BIG ad. No additional information so far. The event is sponsored by Nikon (and others):
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  • Pablov

    If there is no announcment on monday at Photokina, could it be another day of the week?

  • Blog Admin

    I don’t think they will announce something during the show – they may not get enough attention from the press. Who knows.

  • Pablov

    mmm, I don’t like waiting until february 2009 !! :(
    (Big waiting indeed)

  • F3

    I don’t know Nikon D55. New Model?

  • Anonymous

    maybe we will see iD… sponsored by apple and a nikon D with ipod and iphone built in and… 3MP! :D

  • David Olsen

    If they don´t announce before they may announce or give better hints at the end of the show .. Although everything I am hearing says before the show

  • tm42

    The D60 FatBox is available in Germany:

    http://www.nikon.de/home/de_DE/homepage/broad/site.html

    D60, Bag, 2x2GB SD-Card

  • alex

    there was never a similar report about hotpixels and bugs with service software. or anything similar about d700

    i don’t think that’s a true story. or about d3x service handbook.

    it’s a typical post after 5dmk2 was released to cause some talking about bad quality of d700. that’s all. canon’s marketing at work

  • Pablov

    I suppose the “Big” thing is only related to medium format and not DSLRs…

    I would like DSLR news…

    I wonder (also) why there is not any Good (Pro / f2.8) zoom lens within the 24-120 (or so) range … ?
    Is it so difficult to make?
    Would be a Best-Seller…!!

    Canon has one (24-105mm f/4L IS USM), not superb but at least have the choice
    (I wouldn’t call the Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IF-ED AF-S VR as a choice.. because its too poor Image Quality. I don’t understand why Nikon didn’t make a “Pro” version to offer with D700, etc.)

  • David Olsen

    ” I don’t understand why Nikon didn’t make a “Pro” version to offer with D700 “

    Maybe they did :-) photokina

  • D

    Photoextract has also a D55 !

  • alex

    24-70 2.8 not good?

  • David Olsen

    When was the B I G add printed ? It says ” we really shouldn´t say anymore , but we will next month “
    When is next month , september or october ?
    http://images.quickblogcast.com/3/2/2/2/2/130718-122223/BigNight.jpg

  • JB

    This “BIG!”-writing gets really annoying! Reading thourgh that ad it started p#ss#ng me off after the fourth time. If it is NOT the holy grail they’ll be unveiling I’d be disappointed.

  • Pablov

    yes, 24-70 f2.8 is Good !, but I was talking about the range: 24(or 28)-105(or 120)mm

    In that range there is no good option.
    Even from 3rd party. That’s why I don’t understand if it is so difficult to make or what, because a Good zoom 24-105 f4 (or 2.8) would be Very useful for Lot of Professionals (lot of photojournalist, for instance, weedings, portraits, also amateurs, etc), and thus it would be a best-seller without a doubt

    That is a Very common and useful range!!
    Today you have to switch lenses from 24-70 to 70-200 to cover 24(or 28) to 105(or 120)…

    For several photographers that means more weight to carry, much more money to invest on such high expensive 2 pro zooms, more missed pictures, more dust in the sensor, more risks of damage when changing lenses in the middle of action, etc…

  • Blog Admin

    it was suppose to be September, but they did not give more info in their latest magazine

  • David Olsen

    The 24-105 L is not a pro class lens ..
    First it is F/4.0 and should be F/2.8
    Second it is very weak and soft on the corners with FX ( 5D and 1 Series ).
    An equivalent 24-105 f/4 from nikon would be a good holiday zoom for the D300 but not a pro class lens. The 14-24 and 24-70 are superb on the D3/700 but the 70-200 is weak at the corners.. this is what should be replaced with a true pro class lens that works fully on an FX unit.
    If you want F/2.8 you have to accept the limitation of price and size will not allow a 24-105 version ( take the sigma 200-500 f2.8 as an example – it is hardly what you would call portable )

  • Pablov

    what you say is true.

    But even though a 24/28-105mm would be more than useful, and would cover the range several photographers daily use without having to switch lenses, etc.
    Even if it’s f4 instead of f2.8

  • t-anom

    I wonder if BIG is an acronym.

  • Yo

    its a BIG printer. what else is BIG? BIG enough for them to use the word BIG a bunch of times. maybe theyres a new wide format printer coming out thats like 7 feet long BIG. i would consider that BIG. would any of you BIGree with me?

  • Amanda Maier

    BIG are the words and ads, but not the facts. I hate this style. Look to LEICA, they came out with a medium format SLR. Let´s see what prices they want for it. From Nikon – nothing … except a 50 mm lens. I don`t understand their marketing and product policy. Canon´s D5 Mk II shows the way (probably it has not the build quality of the Nikons I presume). We hear rumors and rumors …

  • Blog Admin

    price will be between 10000 and 20000 Euros – http://www.leicarumors.com/

    I think Nikon can do it cheaper.
  • http://nikonrumors.com/2008/09/19/big--new-wideformat-printer.aspx Nikon Rumors

    If you don’t like Ken Rockwell skip this post

    Ok, I will compromise: if you care to know what Ken Rockwell has to say about the BIG ad go to NikonRumorsage2, otherwise ignore this post.Fair enough for everyone? …

  • http://nikonrumors.com/2008/09/19/big--new-wideformat-printer.aspx Nikon Rumors

    If you don’t like Ken Rockwell skip this post

    Ok, I will compromise: if you care to know what Ken Rockwell has to say about the BIG ad go to NikonRumors Page2, otherwise ignore this post.Fair enough for everyone? …

  • http://nikonrumors.com/2008/09/19/big--new-wideformat-printer.aspx Nikon Rumors

    If you don’t like Ken Rockwell skip this post

    Ok, I will compromise: if you care to know what Ken Rockwell has to say about the BIG ad go to NikonRumors Page2, otherwise ignore this post.Fair enough for everyone? …

  • http://nikonrumors.com/2008/09/19/big--new-wideformat-printer.aspx Nikon Rumors

    If you don’t like Ken Rockwell skip this post

    Ok, I will compromise: if you care to know what Ken Rockwell has to say about the BIG ad go to NikonRumors Page2, otherwise ignore this post.Fair enough for everyone?In the future I will continue to post rumors from Ken Rockwell. From now on I will label them accordingly and if you can’t stand him – it’s very simple: don’t read them.I also would like to know what % of our readers can’t stand him. Based on those results I may decide to change my plans for the future. Here is the poll, let democracy prevail: Should I post rumors …

  • http://nikonrumors.com/2008/09/19/big--new-wideformat-printer.aspx Nikon Rumors

    If you don’t like Ken Rockwell skip this post

    Ok, I will compromise: if you care to know what Ken Rockwell has to say about the BIG ad go to NikonRumors Page2, otherwise ignore this post.Fair enough for everyone?In the future I will continue to post rumors from Ken Rockwell. From now on I will label them accordingly and if you can’t stand him – it’s very simple: don’t read them. There are a lot of readers that do care what he has to say.I also would like to know what % of our readers can’t stand him. Based on those results I may decide to change my plans …

  • ckr

    I’m not saying that it’s NOT a new camera system, but consider how large an undertaking this would be for Nikon. New viewfinders, lenses, camera body (or bodies), developing a new lens mount…the list goes on. I’m not old enough to remember when the Nikon F came out, but I have a feeling that if the internet existed back then *someone* would have leaked it out, and given the nature of our hobby, leaked it with photos.

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