From: Alfred Molon on
In article <xLvak.2867$bX6.590(a)news1.pds.libertysurf.fr>, says...

> 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...

You missed my irony...
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Alfred Molon
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From: RichA on
On Jul 1, 2:20 pm, Alfred Molon <alfred_mo...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> In article <_riak.636$zv7....(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.

Takes a special kind of people to let their governments decide how to
spend 60% of their income for them.
From: ASAAR on
On Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:11:44 +1000, Mr.T wrote:

>> 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.

Two reasons come to mind. First, more camera-cropped images can
fit on the card, and second, it allows Nikon to advertise a
'feature'. Namely, that you can still use your old, DX lenses with
the FX body. Which isn't to say that (as you said) a little
cropping on the computer wouldn't also allow the DX lenses to be
used.

From: Chris Malcolm on
In rec.photo.digital.slr-systems RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2:20 pm, Alfred Molon <alfred_mo...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>> In article <_riak.636$zv7....(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.

> Takes a special kind of people to let their governments decide how to
> spend 60% of their income for them.

Since most people live in the country they were born in I doubt it
very much. But I would agree that sneering at the weird ways of
foreigners is a matter of choice.

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IPAB, Informatics, JCMB, King's Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK
[http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/homes/cam/]

From: Roger Moss on

"RichA" <rander3127(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:246310d7-e72a-4db2-aa4f-1eed4fad6767(a)b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> On Jul 1, 2:20 pm, Alfred Molon <alfred_mo...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>> In article <_riak.636$zv7....(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.
>
> Takes a special kind of people to let their governments decide how to
> spend 60% of their income for them.
>

Not a figure I recognise, but then I've only lived and worked here for six
years...

One thing I do know, however, is that if and when you get sick, old or both
in France, you'll be grateful to find out where much of your taxes went.
Care and compassion can't be discounted - which is one reason we don't tend
to vote for someone who simply promises to cut taxes.

[Now let's get back to cameras.]

RM