New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

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Dan Brenner Regular Member • Posts: 378
New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

I don't know if it's true but here it is anyway: Nikon will have a new annoucement this coming Wednesday, August 6, 2008. I have no idea what they will annouce. Might be a new D3X or maybe a new D90 or some other camera or lenses. Let's hope it's true and some new equipment is coming.

bloomoose
bloomoose Veteran Member • Posts: 3,224
Dan ...

Exciting rumor! Let´s hope, it´ll be the D90 and the D3X (whatever it may be called).
I´m anticipating some interesting lenses, i.e. primes ...

Dan Brenner wrote:

I don't know if it's true but here it is anyway: Nikon will have a
new annoucement this coming Wednesday, August 6, 2008. I have no idea
what they will annouce. Might be a new D3X or maybe a new D90 or some
other camera or lenses. Let's hope it's true and some new equipment
is coming.

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Morbius Contributing Member • Posts: 674
Re: New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

Dan Brenner wrote:

I don't know if it's true but here it is anyway: Nikon will have a
new annoucement this coming Wednesday, August 6, 2008. I have no idea
what they will annouce. Might be a new D3X or maybe a new D90 or some
other camera or lenses.

I think you've got all the bases covered there. Certainly sounds like it will be some kind of photographic equipment.

satish_varma Regular Member • Posts: 110
Re: New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

Since its just a couple of days before the start of Olympics, I think the announcement would definitely be about a high end pro cam. May be an upgrade to D3 as Thom Hogan predicts or may be a high megapixel Model but not a D90 IMHO. Ofcourse all this pure speculation.

NikonProArtist Contributing Member • Posts: 541
Re: New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

What is the source of this rumor? Can you tell us more? It could be nothing more than a well-timed wild guess.

As far as new equipment is concerned, let's hope there is nothing new announced or released for a while. It is time for Nikon's customers to use what they have, rather than trying to catch another wave of gear refresh.

Anthony Veteran Member • Posts: 5,104
Nikon could use some new glass.

Hopefully, a new FF zoom, and an upgrade to the oldie but goodie primes.

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Kael New Member • Posts: 3
Re: New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

Nikon will announce their 2nd quarter financials on Aug 6th.

nikhgan Senior Member • Posts: 1,552
Re: New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

What does camera announcement have to do with olympics? By the time the new camera reaches the store, the olympics is already over.

satish_varma wrote:

Since its just a couple of days before the start of Olympics, I think
the announcement would definitely be about a high end pro cam. May be
an upgrade to D3 as Thom Hogan predicts or may be a high megapixel
Model but not a D90 IMHO. Ofcourse all this pure speculation.

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High end camera gear needs a "professional stamp of approval" to get the market to take out their wallets. The Olympics are just one of a few events that camera manufacturers often use to make a splash with new gear - or to stoke the rumor mill by having a bunch of photographers using gear that doesn't have model numbers or that has model numbers that don't match the size and shape. Places like dpreview become positively insane from things like that.

Doesn't matter if it's in the stores or not - waiting lists are also great marketing tools.

nikhgan wrote:
What does camera announcement have to do with olympics? By the time
the new camera reaches the store, the olympics is already over.

satish_varma wrote:

Since its just a couple of days before the start of Olympics, I think
the announcement would definitely be about a high end pro cam. May be
an upgrade to D3 as Thom Hogan predicts or may be a high megapixel
Model but not a D90 IMHO. Ofcourse all this pure speculation.

lightmagic Senior Member • Posts: 1,410
Re: New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

What? you hope for no new gear? Nikon has the biggest hole in its lens line. No prime for 3004 VR, 400/5.6 vr or 500/5.6 or 6 vr. The 80-400 is so old... I can go on. But some new light prime lenses will be more than welcome.

NikonProArtist wrote:

What is the source of this rumor? Can you tell us more? It could be
nothing more than a well-timed wild guess.

As far as new equipment is concerned, let's hope there is nothing new
announced or released for a while. It is time for Nikon's customers
to use what they have, rather than trying to catch another wave of
gear refresh.

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thomas2279 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,876
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Yep agree 50 1.4/1.8 & 85 1.4/1.8 to name a few more and how about comparible F4 zoom lens to Canon Equivalents 17-40, 24-105,70-200, etc
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douglas d Regular Member • Posts: 478
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NikonProArtist wrote:

As far as new equipment is concerned, let's hope there is nothing new
announced or released for a while. It is time for Nikon's customers
to use what they have, rather than trying to catch another wave of
gear refresh.

I have been using what I have for a few years now. The latest equipment didnt interest me. I would love to see something new announced.
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PhotoRecon Veteran Member • Posts: 4,032
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No.

As Joseph Spina has already made clear, Nikon is expected to announce the recall of the D700 on August 6th - because there are too many things wrong with it.

It's just that Joseph has not yet finished his tests with the thing; as in, his copy is not yet fully broken.


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Mel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,716
Re: Nikon could use some new glass.

Completely agree Anthony, and hopefully a mid range 2.8 with VR to cover a variety of things such as the 24-120 re-due.

I would also like to know the source though? Always lends to the credibility of such rumors.
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J Mankila
J Mankila Veteran Member • Posts: 4,234
I heard another rumour...

Dan Brenner wrote:

I don't know if it's true but here it is anyway: Nikon will have a
new annoucement this coming Wednesday, August 6, 2008. I have no idea
what they will annouce. Might be a new D3X or maybe a new D90 or some
other camera or lenses. Let's hope it's true and some new equipment
is coming.

I don't know about that and I'm not interested.. But I heard autumn colours are coming out next... autumn, I guess. First press conference will be held in Lapland. That's what I heard, anyway.

I mean, what a great opportunity to record the nature in the middle of a huge change.

Can someone corroborate this? Am I missing something? I know I'm not a great photographer... Just my two cents.

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NikonProArtist Contributing Member • Posts: 541
Re: I heard another rumour...

J Mankila wrote:

Dan Brenner wrote:

I don't know if it's true but here it is anyway: Nikon will have a
new annoucement this coming Wednesday, August 6, 2008. I have no idea
what they will annouce. Might be a new D3X or maybe a new D90 or some
other camera or lenses. Let's hope it's true and some new equipment
is coming.

I don't know about that and I'm not interested.. But I heard autumn
colours are coming out next... autumn, I guess. First press
conference will be held in Lapland. That's what I heard, anyway.

I mean, what a great opportunity to record the nature in the middle
of a huge change.

Can someone corroborate this? Am I missing something? I know I'm not
a great photographer... Just my two cents.

Rumors abound that autumn color changes might be postponed due to bug reports.

opherian Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: New rumor about Nikon annoucements!!

Is anyone else as sick as I am of Nikon's close-to-the vest marketing?

I would REALLY like to know what's on the horizon so I can plan buying decisions. Remember last year when no one even knew whether the coming D3-? was going to be FX or DX? And then tyhere was the oh-so-clever holdup of D700 until everyone wanting a FX camera bought a D3.

Mel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,716
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Please name one company producing professional DSLR's that informs you "ahead of time" about it's intentions of products coming?

Being sick of Nikon doing so makes it seem like you have experienced better sharing of such infiormation with another manufacturer?
I sure would like to know who does this? I might give them a whirl.
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J Mankila
J Mankila Veteran Member • Posts: 4,234
That's bad news...

NikonProArtist wrote:

J Mankila wrote:

I don't know about that and I'm not interested.. But I heard autumn
colours are coming out next... autumn, I guess. First press
conference will be held in Lapland. That's what I heard, anyway.

Rumors abound that autumn color changes might be postponed due to bug
reports.

Let's hope winter's not cancelled. Oh well, back to shooting macros of my rumoured Nikkors...

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Thom Hogan
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Mel wrote:

Please name one company producing professional DSLR's that informs
you "ahead of time" about it's intentions of products coming?

Actually, Olympus provided a two-year forward look at their projected lens lineups when they went to 4/3 and announced the E1.

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