New Nikon D-SLR coming out

So the news came out that a new Nikon D-SLR is coming out. The rumor is that it is going to be a 10mp version. Some say it is going to be the successor of the D70s, others something between the D70s and the D200. Something like a D80 or a replacement for the D100.

I don’t know. It all seems a bit odd. With the D50, D70 and D200 (not counting the D100) Nikon already has a lot of choices in the low and mid and higher-end range segment. Replacing the D100 with a D80 seems possible but that would be a direct competition for the D70s which is still selling OK, despite the 6mp sensor.

I would rather have seen Nikon entering the Full Frame market. But I don’t think that will happen nor is it technically required in order to reach the high quality standards Nikon is known for.

Summer in Eindhoven

Picture of the ‘prosessierups’ in an oak tree. Since a couple of year the Netherlands is being plagued by this creature. High temperatures during the winter and early spring didn’t help eradicating this creature.

Should I buy a Nikon D200

Some time ago I blogged about the then to be released D200 from Nikon. I was speculating about the specs and whether I would buy one. At the moment I have an analog F90x which is still very good. I also have a film Nikon filmscanner so I already made a move from film to digital.

My F90x is more than 7 years old and clearly technology has moved on. Digital is the future. Just watch what Kodak is doing, it is closing factories where they produce their films. The same goes for Fuji. Canon will stop producing analog camera’s, Nikon has already announced to do so.

The only problem I have with buying a D200 (besides the money) is all the lenses I have. I have stuff ranging from 20mm to 200mm. All that changes with the 1.5 crop factor. It will mean I will have to buy some new lenses and dump some good old ones like a 28-70mm/f2.8.


I will have to think about it. I want to go digital but I am also thinking about the money.