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Anyone know of Nikon replacing D-90 with newer model?

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 10:39 PM

I have a real interest in getting a Nikon D-90 but somehow I think the Christmas season will bring a new version, thus resulting in really good sale prices of the D-90.

Anyone have some advanced information?


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D-7000

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/...

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 11:16 AM

I will check it out. Thanks.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 3:11 PM

Yup, found an article that said it was in the D90 succession. Apparently it was originally going to be a D95. The announcement was September 15th so you were right on the cutting edge with your info.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 3:42 PM

This is known as planned obsolescence.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 5:58 PM

A camera store salesman just told my daughter that they do not think the D90 will be discounted much if at all. Mixed opinion on this.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 7:58 PM

Steve,

I see very little reason to upgrade from a D90 to the D7000.

My opinion would be to wait for the D10000ish. That upgrade would be more pronounced. But this is just my opinion. I just got a new camera, went from a 5MP to a 12MP, that's called a upgrade;)

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 2:00 PM

Most people with dSLR's don't know half the stuff on them. I've got a d60 and after almost 2 yrs am still learning things about it. It's very basic, but it does everything I need (and more) and occassionally makes me some money! A camera is only as good as the person taking the picture. My brother liked mine, so he went out and bought the better model Nikon, spent $700 more than I did and his pictures are usually pretty blah. Good luck...I rarely see discounts, but you may luckout with some type of discounted "addon".

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 3:54 PM

I sure hope your brother does not read the blogs!

The biggest reason we want to go to a D90 is the ability to use our existing Nikon lenses of which we have many. Plus, I like to be able to make more decisions on exposure, shutter speed, etc. Old school I guess.

Neighborhood mom, I understand what you are saying about "A camera is only as good as the person taking the picture" Our daughter has a very talented eye for composition, lighting, etc.

I'm OK but I used to rely on my darkroom talents to make up the difference. Now it is Photoshop or something similar.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 5:33 PM

Did anyone get a picture of the harvest moon. It was a beautiful view. Lots of fluffy clouds and Venus close to it.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 5:34 PM

Oh I have no problems with telling my brother his pictures stink! :) And one of these days his camera may just turn up missing! But using photoshop or any other post processing software should "enhance" a photo also. My camera puts a slight grey "haze" on photos and a slight contrast will do away with that and really pop the colors. I've always been interested in photography, but I doubt I would have gotten into it as much having to use film. I love the little delete button! And most people do what you are doing by sticking with the same brand to be able to use the same lens'. There's a few I'm wishing for, but way out of my price range!

Chereokee, by the time I saw it, it was too late to go chase it down to find a good "spot" to take the picture.

Does anyone know where a "good" spot to take a decent sunset is (around here.) There's been several beautiful ones in the past week and I just can't find a good location. (I'm out in Bell Buckle, so lots of hills.)

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 8:43 PM

I would love a DSLR, but I just can't find the time to learn most of the functions and nuances. I got a camera for a gift recently, and every weekend I have been going out a taking pictures while learning more and more each time.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Sep 25, 2010, at 7:04 PM

I keep wondering why Nikon keeps changing the battery with each new model. We have a handful of chargers in the newspaper office for the different model Nikons used by staff.

I prefer Canon and really love my EOS 40D, but it is beginning to get dated.

If money were no object (Hah!), I'd go with an M-series Leica. I love the optics and the virtual silence of operation. And it is hard to beat the Leica heritage of quality.

-- Posted by kentflanagan on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 2:27 PM

Kent, Do you have a good site to refer us for the Leica M? I went looking and did not really find a good detail site.

I saw the price is about 4 times a Nikon & Canon, but did not get much information. (Not that I can afford it, but I am curious)

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 6:25 PM

Hi Kent,

I prefer Canon also, especially since they carry the L lenses...which in my opinion [and much of the photography world's] are superior to Nikon lenses. Jimmy started with a Nikon D70 at the paper, then bought a Nikon D2H. Meanwhile, I upgraded my Canon EOS-1 [film] to a Canon 20D about this same time (keep in mind this was about 6 or 7 years ago, when the 20d first hit the scene).

After comparing our indoor/low-light pictures, Jimmy finally made the switch to Canon less than a year later...the Canon CMOS sensor was visibally superior to Nikon's sensor in that day. I know he's never regretted it, and it made more sense to spend $4,000 or $5,000 for a series of Canon lenses, rather than $8,000 or $10,000 trying to buy two brand lines, lol.

I've since owned the Canon 30D, 40D, Rebel xti, and have been using my Canon 5D for about 4 or 5 years now. I will eventually upgrade to the 5D Mk II for the video capabilties, but my 5D is great for stills, so I'm in no rush. Like you, I still have my 40D, which I use for action shots, since the 6fps is more workable than my 5D's 3fps...it's the camera I recommend most to those not in a professional field, as they say "invest your money in glass, not body."

Jimmy shoots the Canon 1D Mk II-N...an outstanding camera for sports, and still able to compete against all the newer models available. We prefer to spend $3,000 to add to our line of lenses rather than upgrade our cameras. Of course, if I had a spare $20,000 to throw down on a camera, I would definetely jump at the Mamiya DM40...now that's a digital camera!

Steve,

You might start with these 2 sights for some info on the various Leica M lines (personally, I prefer to invest in glass rather than camera body, unless I could afford a Mamiya).

http://www.cameraquest.com/mguide.htm

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicam8/

-- Posted by shawna.jones on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 12:33 PM

Lenses are the main reason I keep looking at Nikon. We have over 20 Nikon lenses plus numerous filters and accessories that can be used with the Nikon D-90.

I would never get even close to replacement money to sell them and buy new.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 9:56 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.