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mave_the_rave
01-25-2006, 07:52 AM
I am looking to treating myself. and fancy the new Nikon D200
Anyone lucky enough to have one.

I went to Jessops and they have 315 on order, so there is a long waiting list.
I really want to see the goods before I order it.

Any comments

robbmcaulay
01-25-2006, 09:33 AM
http://www.jessops.com/search/viewproduct.cfm?PRODUCT=CANEOS20D1855&BRAND=CAN&CONTINUE=false&FEATS=&FIRSTPRICE=0&KEYWORD=&LEVEL=&MODELNUMBER=&NEWQUERY=True&NODE=481&ORD=ASC&ORDERBY=&QUANTITY=10&RECENT=0&REFINE=&SEARCH_FOR=&SEARCHNODE=0&SEARCHURL=dointellisearch.cfm&SECONDPRICE=999999&SHOWCASEID=&STARTROW=1&SUBS=&WORD_SEARCH=N&

admedia
01-25-2006, 09:43 AM
Wow, it looks very nice!
I like dpreview (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond200/) info.

Compared to 20D here (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond200/page12.asp).

alty29
01-25-2006, 09:55 AM
I would wait. It is still super new.

this should be in the photo forum ;)

Sybersnake
01-25-2006, 12:07 PM
at $1700ish, i'll wait.

EVPohovich
01-25-2006, 02:58 PM
Thread Moved.

frex
01-26-2006, 12:04 AM
I would by the much cheaper Nikon D70S...if a Nikon is a must. There really is not that much of a difference between these two cams that makes it worth to spend such an awful lot of money on the body.
For the money you save on the D70S you can buy some nice glasses :-)

Btw...Nikon always is a good choice!...am I right EV? :yarr:

alty29
01-26-2006, 01:32 AM
Btw...Nikon always is a good choice!...am I right EV? :yarr:

yes.

Big Up Ya
01-26-2006, 05:34 AM
buy canon

el-Ignoramus
01-26-2006, 06:09 AM
buy canon


Yep, go D!gic II and thank us later

ctranter
01-26-2006, 07:41 AM
come on 20d replacement....

EVPohovich
01-26-2006, 12:33 PM
Btw...Nikon always is a good choice!...am I right EV? :yarr:Look closely at my avatar.....

Canon 20D ;)

alty29
01-26-2006, 12:50 PM
Canon is like my butt. Expensive, shapely and beautiful, but only crap comes out of it.



(that was pretty good for an on the fly analogy)

EVPohovich
01-26-2006, 12:51 PM
are you calling my photography "crap" then ?

robbmcaulay
01-26-2006, 01:54 PM
And mine and Ct's? :D

robbmcaulay
01-26-2006, 01:56 PM
come on 20d replacement....

Have you heard/seen something? I thought they'd treat the 5D as the 20D replacement, they have been advertising the 5D and 350D in photography magazines but nothing for the 20D...

Maybe they'll phase it out and lower the 5D price?

WannaBe_80z
01-26-2006, 05:26 PM
I would choose a 20D over a 5D

nordberg
01-26-2006, 05:31 PM
and mine too! :p

i actually am not that happy with my plastic princess.
dreaming of upgrading, though i can't do it right now...

aversion
01-26-2006, 05:59 PM
The 20d and 5d bodies are in different markets for different people, I imagine an updated 20d will be announced at the upcoming photography trade show. I don't think there's any need to 'replace' the 20d, I'd be annoyed if they made a few small changes and called it a 30d for example.

You certainly can't compare the d200 to the 5d, other than the price the 5d is aimed at a different type of user than the 20d and d200. The full frame, relatively slow shooting and lack of flash should make that obvious.

The d200 is certainly the latest technology, and has some nice Nikonesque features that canon really need to think about adopting, such as treating ISO on a digital camera in the same way you treat speed and apeture. I have however read a few magazines that still give overall image quality to the canon 20d. The d200 is a great ISO performer though.

In the end the camera you prefer should come down to two things, whether you have an existing investment in one brand or not (lenses, flash, etc) and which camera feels 'right' to you - the Nikon ergonomics are quite different to Canon's. I think the latter point is often over-looked when people sit around and look for stats on the internet. Personally I use a camera a lot more if it just feels right to me.

ctranter
01-27-2006, 07:21 AM
Have you heard/seen something? I thought they'd treat the 5D as the 20D replacement, they have been advertising the 5D and 350D in photography magazines but nothing for the 20D...

Maybe they'll phase it out and lower the 5D price?

Much speculation. Here is something:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=16842540

Has some d200 related reviews and some hearty canon/nikon bashing too.

As mentioned the 5d and 20d are very different beasts. Personally I love the 1.6x crop.