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D30 In The UK

Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:52 pm


Hi everyone.

For what it's worth...a little bird tells me that all 20 (twenty) remaining D30's in the UK were sold to Jessops yesterday (Wed 27th Feb 2002) at FOCUS 2002.

Expect to see prices around £1800 initially against the quoted launch price of the D60 at £2199, likely to drop after that (if there are any left) as the D60/D100 price battle develops.

As soon as the D60 hits £1800 or less I'm having one!  Smile

Regards,
Dean
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RE: D30 In The UK

Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:02 pm

Dean,

Is there any definitive word yet on whether the D60 will have the same focal length multiplier as the D30?

If that is the case I think I will hang on to my D30  Smile

Cheers

Garry
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RE: D30 In The UK

Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:09 pm

London Camera Exchange (southampton branch anyway) had D30s last Saturday at under £1700 ( I think it was £1670).

D60/D100 battle should be interesting - it looks like Nikon will come in at under 2K BUT everything, even the software(!) appears to be an "optional" extra - I'm interested to see what, if any, media is suppied with the D60 - the little 16mb card supplied with the D30 is gonna look pretty stupid in the context of 7mb+ RAW files.

In the US, I believe Canon were running a microdrive promo in conjunction with the D30 - that would be a nice little bonus if that was offered with the D60.

I'm missing my D30 desperately - I hope Canon can deliver on their "end of March" promise! But somehow I doubt it - even now 1Ds seem hard to get hold of.

Cheers,

Colin

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RE: D30 In The UK

Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:21 pm


Gerry,

Multiplier is still 1.6.

Regards,
Dean
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RE: D30 In The UK

Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:22 pm


Sorry Garry

Multiplier is still 1.6.

Regards,
Dean
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RE: D30 In The UK

Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:54 pm

If £2199 (or less!) is the street price, then that'll do me - all that debate over whether to buy a D30 is history as far as I'm concerned as the D60 will be worth the wait and the higher price.

Andy
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RE: D30 In The UK

Thu Feb 28, 2002 10:02 pm

Andy - yes, the delivery date does seem much better than I was led to believe. But Canon are already accepting orders from dealers (as of Monday), so get yourself on a list ASAP - I'm told that so called Canon Pro Dealers will get preferential treatment over Jessops and the like, so it might be worth locating one of these to place your order.

Cheers,

Colin
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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:31 am

Interesting! It looks like we can look forward to another "generation" of digital shooters in the UK. Can't wait! (My D30 is going to be with me for a good while yet)
 
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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:49 am

Good to hear it Chris - Some people just have to buy the latest camera all the time

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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:58 am

I think i'll be going for a second hand D30 in a couple of years, that is unless the 'Under £1000 digital SLR's' becomes reality. aaaaaaah.
 
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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:44 am

Form what I've read and seen so far upgrading from a D30 to a D60 doesn't seem particularly worth while. The AF is a little improved for low light, but I doubt this is a key factor for most of us. The 6mp CMOS is clearly a desirable feature, but unless you need VERY large prints (A3 +) then the D30 output upsizes remarkably well.

Personally, I'm trading up simply because I bought my D30 on the condition that if Canon released a replacement within 30 days, I could swap it for the new model ... seems silly not to  Smile

Cheers,

Colin
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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:53 am


I'm looking at becoming a proud father to a D60 simply because there doesn't look to be much chance of there being lots of cheap D30's around.

Of course come the time, if I have to choose between a 2K D60 and a (by then) D30 price of some £1500...well, then it might be a tough call.

Either way...I want one (a digital SLR that is) because I don't yet have one, and my opinions (and experiences) of simpler digital cameras are less than favourable.

Regards,
Dean
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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:56 am

Ive decided to upgrade...but to a better normal SLR. I have decided that the digital world is not for me (just yet) and for the price of a D30/D60 I can get a very very good nornal SLR

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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:04 am


Ben! Wanna buy my EOS33...I'll do you a nice price!  Smile

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Dean
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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 8:57 pm

Ive decided to upgrade...but to a better normal SLR

Wow Ben!!! What a revelation - digital user goes back to film!  Nuts

Next you'll be telling us you're converting to Kodachrome 64  Laugh out loud

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RE: D30 In The UK

Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:21 pm

How much Dean?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

K64? Never! Big grin

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