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New DRF's via rumour mill
Old 08-20-2008   #1
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New DRF's via rumour mill

I will believe it when I see it.

http://nikonrumors.com/2008/08/06/ad...ngefinder.aspx
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Old 08-20-2008   #2
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The more the merrier.
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Old 08-20-2008   #3
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I agree with the Nikon prediction and have said it all along ....

Because they have THE sensor.
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Old 08-21-2008   #4
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Prototypes have been seen around Tokyo, so something is afoot!
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If Nikon did introduce one based on the D3/D700 sensor at a D700 price...that would be the kiss of death for Leica.

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Old 08-21-2008   #6
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If Nikon did introduce one based on the D3/D700 sensor at a D700 price...that would be the kiss of death for Leica.

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And the kiss of life for me regarding digital photography
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Old 08-21-2008   #7
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I would stand in line to buy one, too.

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Old 08-21-2008   #8
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That would be too cool for words...
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Old 08-21-2008   #9
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The "M" mount is always the 800 pound gorilla in the room.
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Old 08-21-2008   #10
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Prototypes have been seen around Tokyo, so something is afoot!

Tom, your killing me.
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Old 08-21-2008   #11
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i'm starting to save my pennies now... if no dRF materialiizes the money will go towards a D700 to replace my D200 in the next few months...
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The idea excites me, but until I see some real hard proof that such a camera exists (or will exist), I won't hold my breath.
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If Nikon did introduce one based on the D3/D700 sensor at a D700 price...that would be the kiss of death for Leica.

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Wouldn't it be more likely that they use a 1.5x sensor?
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Wouldn't it be more likely that they use a 1.5x sensor?
Who cares what they stick in it, if it looks like the new SP people will fall over themselves to get one.
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let's just pray it is m-mount!
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If Nikon is going to market a dRF, why would they want to cripple it with an M mount. I would suspect it would be something completely new.
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I'd still rather have the Fuji folder.

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"What do I base my Nikon prediction on? Nothing...I just like to dream."

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Crap!
You're not going to let a little thing like that ruin the party, are you?
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M mount would make sense, so many legacy lenses. But Nikon could always update the mount, they did it several times for the F-mount as well...

Oh, it goes without saying that I'd sell my granny to own one.
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d700 looks nice by itself.
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d700 looks nice by itself.

has a 5mp mode, which gives area around the framelines like a rf vf. I have several ~$20 Nikkor lenses, that no Leica lens comes close to.

Nikon equivalents of M-mount lenses, while larger, are usually better, and 1/50th or so the price.

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The M mount is an albatross around Leica's neck as it moves into the digital age. I can't imagine that a company producing a new, from scratch, dRF would do anything but create a completely new, all electronic mount.
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The M mount is an albatross around Leica's neck as it moves into the digital age.
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yes, pretty unfathomable
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yes, pretty unfathomable

perhaps next year they will roll out a 7-bit coding scheme

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