D3 info as per Michael Corrado

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cleanmaxx brian Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
D3 info as per Michael Corrado

Hi all,

I just had a wonderful opportunity to speak to Michael Corrado Senior Product Manager SLR System Products at tonights NWPLI meeting. ( http://www.nwpli.com/photo/index.php )
Living only minutes from Melville, Nikons head courters has it's benefits!

First let me say that he gave a wonderful presentation on the new D3 and D300 along with all of the new lenses. Not only is he a great photographer, but he seemed like a really nice guy! He showed us this image from the Bronx Zoo printed at least 20 by 30 at ISO 1600 from the D3 and I was floored by it's sharpness and lack of noise!Here is a link to the original...just put a .jpg at the end of the link.
http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/D3_sample_07/images/D3_image_004

He also showed us the cover of a horse racing magazine and it was his shot...D3 at ISO 2500 and let me tell you, it looked stunning! He had a bunch of shots in that magazine and most were high ISO!

When asked why was the firmware slow to be finished on the D300, he said that they were so unhappy with images on Japans Nikon D3 web site, they felt it was important to finish the D3 and get images posted to show what the camera can do. When asked when we can expect some high ISO D300 images, his replay was about 2 more weeks. That tells me they are still tweaking!

We got to play with all the gear (Still not allowed to put our cards in!) and talk with other Nikon reps. They are giddy with excitement on this new stuff and they say it feels great to be one up on Canon for a change... When I said I went to the Photo Expo and saw the crowds in the Nikon booth and the lack of people in the Canon booth, one rep said yes it was nice but the tables were turned 180 degrease only a few years ago. It's just our turn now...
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davidpowell Forum Member • Posts: 63
I like the monkey pic.

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ZoetMB Contributing Member • Posts: 886
Re: D3 info as per Michael Corrado

I'm a Nikon user and I'm sure both the D3 and D300 are great bodies, but at the PDN Photo Show in NYC, the Canon booth was just as crowded as the Nikon booth. Let's not get carried away.

tiago rohrsetzer Regular Member • Posts: 111
Re: D3 info as per Michael Corrado

I agree with the PDN photoplus thing, both brands had the same amount of ppl, at least when I was there, Canon was kind of split and open, Nikon was all turned in, which could make you think that it had more ppl there...
anyway, D3 rlz ;D
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trend1 Contributing Member • Posts: 979
Re: D3 info as per Michael Corrado

ZoetMB wrote:

I'm a Nikon user and I'm sure both the D3 and D300 are great bodies,
but at the PDN Photo Show in NYC, the Canon booth was just as crowded
as the Nikon booth. Let's not get carried away.

I was about to post the same thing...I was at the show on the first day and that day the Canon booth was just as packed as the Nikon booth, lets be honest.

knickerhawk Veteran Member • Posts: 6,535
About the D300...

cleanmaxx brian wrote:

Hi all,

When asked why was the firmware slow to be finished on the D300, he
said that they were so unhappy with images on Japans Nikon D3 web
site, they felt it was important to finish the D3 and get images
posted to show what the camera can do. When asked when we can expect
some high ISO D300 images, his replay was about 2 more weeks. That
tells me they are still tweaking!

You might consider posting this information in the D300 forum. There's been a raging (silly, actually) debate about the lack of "official" D300 images. Interesting to learn that they may be behind on the D300 firmware, particularly because it appears that the D300 is slated to be released a week or so prior to the D3. Just curious, did Corrado show any D300 images or just the D3 ones?

The photography club you're a member of looks interesting. Do you have any Westchester County members or perhaps know of anything similar in Westchester? I'd love to get involved in something like that but driving out to LI from Westchester isn't a particularly appealing thought.

Thanks for the info.

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optical_illusion Senior Member • Posts: 1,029
Re: D3 info as per Michael Corrado

cleanmaxx brian wrote:

http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/D3_sample_07/images/D3_image_004

It says, "The page you requested was not found on this web server."

Grevture Veteran Member • Posts: 4,188
Re: D3 info as per Michael Corrado

To quote the OP:

"just put a .jpg at the end of the link."

optical_illusion wrote:

cleanmaxx brian wrote:

http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/D3_sample_07/images/D3_image_004

It says, "The page you requested was not found on this web server."

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optical_illusion Senior Member • Posts: 1,029
Thanks (n/t)

Grevture wrote:
To quote the OP:

"just put a .jpg at the end of the link."

optical_illusion wrote:

cleanmaxx brian wrote:

http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/D3_sample_07/images/D3_image_004

It says, "The page you requested was not found on this web server."

OP cleanmaxx brian Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
Re: Thanks (n/t)

I did that because it was such a large file...(not including the whole link)

As for the Canon side being full too...well I am only talking about the DSLR counters.

Canons booth was very full around their printers and point and shoot cameras. No argument there...

And Nikon's point and shoot area was pretty quiet as well. Sorry for the confusion...I did not mean to ruffle any feathers around here. You have to be so careful making posts here...

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Brian

Nikon D200, 200-400 f4 VR, 70-200 2.8 VR, 105 VR macro, SB800, Tamron 17-50 2.8 Sigma 10-20. Panasonic DMC-fx01
My picture page:
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My 91 Nissan Sentra SE-R
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randy jk Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Re: D3 info as per Michael Corrado

RE lack of D300 high ISO images indicates to me that the results aren't that great; I anticipate they will be no better and likely noiser than the 40D.

cleanmaxx brian wrote:

Hi all,
I just had a wonderful opportunity to speak to Michael Corrado Senior
Product Manager SLR System Products at tonights NWPLI meeting.
( http://www.nwpli.com/photo/index.php )
Living only minutes from Melville, Nikons head courters has it's
benefits!
First let me say that he gave a wonderful presentation on the new D3
and D300 along with all of the new lenses. Not only is he a great
photographer, but he seemed like a really nice guy! He showed us this
image from the Bronx Zoo printed at least 20 by 30 at ISO 1600 from
the D3 and I was floored by it's sharpness and lack of noise!Here is
a link to the original...just put a .jpg at the end of the link.
http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/D3_sample_07/images/D3_image_004
He also showed us the cover of a horse racing magazine and it was his
shot...D3 at ISO 2500 and let me tell you, it looked stunning! He had
a bunch of shots in that magazine and most were high ISO!

When asked why was the firmware slow to be finished on the D300, he
said that they were so unhappy with images on Japans Nikon D3 web
site, they felt it was important to finish the D3 and get images
posted to show what the camera can do. When asked when we can expect
some high ISO D300 images, his replay was about 2 more weeks. That
tells me they are still tweaking!

We got to play with all the gear (Still not allowed to put our cards
in!) and talk with other Nikon reps. They are giddy with excitement
on this new stuff and they say it feels great to be one up on Canon
for a change... When I said I went to the Photo Expo and saw the
crowds in the Nikon booth and the lack of people in the Canon booth,
one rep said yes it was nice but the tables were turned 180 degrease
only a few years ago. It's just our turn now...
--
Brian
Nikon D200, 200-400 f4 VR, 70-200 2.8 VR, 105 VR macro, SB800, Tamron
17-50 2.8 Sigma 10-20. Panasonic DMC-fx01
My picture page:
http://www.pbase.com/cleanmaxx_brian/

My 91 Nissan Sentra SE-R
http://www.jbl.com/car/featured/installs/sentra.aspx

thomas2279 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,876
Re: D3 info as per Michael Corrado

thk's for info....
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