I don't care much about the new bodies that are coming out because I won't have the money for them and I don't feel like I need to upgrade yet. I am however kind of excited about an updated 85 F1.8G. It will be nice if they keep in the same price range as the other 1.8G lenses that have come out. Would be a nice addition to have instead of the 50 F1.8
Upcoming anouncement(7 posts) (4 voices)
Don't worry Tcole, this announcement is about the new V2 :)
Just kidding !…
My crystal ball tells me that the World needs three new Coolpix models in very cool colours, a Nikon Panama hat and a very powerful leaf blower. But the joy does not end there, the CX range is getting a very interesting 15mm macro lens as well. Rejoice and be content.
Big add buys past Christmas only mean one thing - big product release. Nikon doesn't do that much on advertising with smaller products and being past the new year I think is significant.
Last time they released the D3 & D300 - maybe they are going to do a trifecta with the D4, D800, D400? Olympics are coming - Nikon & Canon always try to get their new higher end gear out so they can use the shots for the next 4 years. Rumors on both have been streaming in large amounts.
Kicker will the the prices. $6000, $4000, & $2,500 (D4, D800, D400) will be my guess. Japan is playing with their currency and Nikon seems to play that game fairly well so they don't loose on exchanges.
Just like last time, good luck on getting your hands on anything till next Christmas.
Although I would love to see an 85mm 1.8, I'm not sure what if any lenses would be released. There are not too many old models or focal lengths left that do not have a corresponding lens released. 18, 20, 85, 105 & 135 DC, 200 macro, 300 f4. A 20 & 24mm 1.8-2.8 DX would be great to see.
Tao I also wouldn't mind a 20 or 24 F1.8. I would really love an updated 300 F4...this is the one I am really waiting for. I was very close to getting the old version and changed my mind and got the 12-24 instead. It is really the only focal length I am missing...something longer than my 18-200. I kind of wish I had it for our Colorado Christmas trip.
I don't doubt there is something bigger in store though...all those who had to switch to Canon because they just couldn't wait any longer might be kicking themselves. If you waited this long what is another month or two? Although I don't have the money it will be cool to see some new blood out. Maybe I can pick up an old D700 or D300S for cheap in a while :) or not.
I picked up a Tokina 300mm f2.8 this week and have determined I don't really need AFS but the VR is very helpful. If your body has the screw drive, other than adding VR on lenses updated to AFS is not a big deal breaker to me. I would like some more small primes though as that is what I mostly shoot with.
I really would like to see what a D400 is so I can start planing on which direction I will upgrade on next year. FX or DX. I actually wouldn't mind staying on DX if the ISO can hold up. D7000 isn't good enough yet for me to warrant an upgrade.
I don't believe anyone "switched to Canon" or anyone really does.
A) They had a D70 and one lens and have money up the wazoo (No prev. investment) or
B) Is a successful Pro wanting/needs video who can afford a $10,000 to add another system or has existing Canon glass in the back.
Anyone with a full set-up is not going to sell everything for 50% just for a couple of options. In the big picture, it is cheaper to get a D3s and smarter to get a D5100 and upgrade as they come out.
At this point nobody "needs" the video options that are posted (that are ironically the same as Canon's #s - can someone say marketing hype envy?).
If someone really does have the immediate need, they have the money to buy whatever they need - and they don't post on blogs wining about it.
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