From: ASAAR on
On Tue, 01 Jul 2008 09:46:39 -0700, Paul Furman wrote:

>>> You don't have to keep the D200 for telephoto. Nikon gives their FX
>>> comeras a DX mode. Just flip it on for telephoto.
>>
>> And lose 4MP.
>
> Hmm, 8MP is not as bad as I was thinking. I do a lot of time lapse also
> and it would be nice to have a camera to use while the other sits on the
> tripod working away for an hour.

It's probably as bad as you were thinking. The D700's Large,
Medium and Small resolutions in FX mode are 12, 6.75 and 3mp. The
corresponding resolutions in DX mode are 5.1, 2.9 and 1.3mp. So
only about 4mp are lost when switching from FX to DX in Medium
resolution mode. For Large resolution, the loss is almost 7mp.


http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-SLR/25444/D700.html#Tech%20Specs

From: Paul Furman on
Paul Furman wrote:
> Paul Furman wrote:
>> Alotta Fagina wrote:
>>> In message news:bXiak.20474$co7.9631(a)nlpi066.nbdc.sbc.com, Paul
>>> Furman <paul-@-edgehill.net> done wrote:
>>>
>>>> don't want a huge D3.
>>>
>>> D700 is 35 oz, about halfway between the D200 (29.3) and D3 (44).
>>
>> What about size? Is that just internal differences? I guess it does
>> have to be a whole different design, not just dropping a bigger sensor
>> in a D300 body. $2,000 less is also a pretty big deal.
>
> Looks much smaller than a D3:
> http://a.img-dpreview.com/previews/nikond700/images/d3d700.jpg

Better comparison: http://edgehill.net/1/temp/d300-d700-d3.jpg

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From: Alfred Molon on
In article <_riak.636$zv7.519(a)flpi143.ffdc.sbc.com>, Paul Furman says...

> What does a D3 sell for in Euros?
> 2800 Euros = 4400 U.S. dollars

That is because Europeans are stupid and will happily pay 50% more for
cameras than Americans. All camera manufacturers know that.
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From: Roger Moss on

"Alfred Molon" <alfred_molon(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In article <_riak.636$zv7.519(a)flpi143.ffdc.sbc.com>, Paul Furman says...
>
>> What does a D3 sell for in Euros?
>> 2800 Euros = 4400 U.S. dollars
>
> That is because Europeans are stupid and will happily pay 50% more for
> cameras than Americans. All camera manufacturers know that.
> --
>
> Alfred Molon
> ------------------------------
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> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MyOlympus/
> http://myolympus.org/ photo sharing site
>

As, I'd remind you, do American software companies' pricing policies for
sales to those outside the US - oh, and don't confuse stupidity with lack of
choice...

RM - France

From: Mr.T on

"ASAAR" <caught(a)22.com> wrote in message
news:gspk645r5mu4kt0kdlu006f3ilbcmsv56u(a)4ax.com...
> On Tue, 01 Jul 2008 09:46:39 -0700, Paul Furman wrote:
>
> >>> You don't have to keep the D200 for telephoto. Nikon gives their FX
> >>> comeras a DX mode. Just flip it on for telephoto.
> >>
> >> And lose 4MP.
> >
> > Hmm, 8MP is not as bad as I was thinking. I do a lot of time lapse also
> > and it would be nice to have a camera to use while the other sits on the
> > tripod working away for an hour.
>
> It's probably as bad as you were thinking. The D700's Large,
> Medium and Small resolutions in FX mode are 12, 6.75 and 3mp. The
> corresponding resolutions in DX mode are 5.1, 2.9 and 1.3mp. So
> only about 4mp are lost when switching from FX to DX in Medium
> resolution mode. For Large resolution, the loss is almost 7mp.


Why I wonder. You lose a lot less than that by simply cropping later in
Photoshop. That would be my preferred option in any case.

MrT.