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It's a joy to watch this D400 fan club thread. Something like an AA group meeting, each one supporting the others with uplifting statements to generate fresh hope and motivation to continue with their chosen path, even right after yet another low cost FX body was announced
Anyone else want to share this morning?
Sure, dr. Burke
I for one am not able to imagine that the D7100 is meant to be the top of the DX line.
Its noticeably limited buffer capacity so strongly indicates that there will actually be some kind of another more full-blown DX successor to the D300
So let's just be patient.
The longer we have to wait, the more of an upgrade it will be.
The successor to the D300/D300s will have EXPEED 4, USB 3, no blurring-filter, autofocus and metering directly on the sensor, at least 51 focus points, 1/8000 sec. max shutter speed, a generous buffer, top of the line handling with e.g. AF-ON button, 100% magnified playback by center button and the whole shebang (nothing like the deliberately crippled D600/D610).
Judged by the time it has taken to develop and judged by the times it has been postponed it will most likely be the first F-mount camera to take the jump into the mirrorless future.
Personally I'm going to miss the optical viewfinder.
An optical viewfinder is like looking at a wonderful scenery through a clean window pane or through a nice binocular.
An electronic viewfinder is like looking at a picture of the same scenery on a television, and you have to turn on the TV before you can see the picture at all.
But we all know that it is going to happen at some point, both for cost and for focus accuracy.
And I'm finally prepared to accept it, so let's get it over with.
My guess is first quarter 2014 which only means we still have some time to save some more money for it.
I have just had my D800E stolen by a burglar so for the moment I'm back on my good, old D300.
I'm impressed by again experiencing how well it works for me.
I did get most of the insurance money so I am of course somewhat in the market for a new FX camera and contemplating either buying back into the D800E (however so darn expensive where I live), or the D610 (however filter-blurred and artificially crippled in silly ways), or simply wait for the next disruptive development, like e.g. the D300 DX successor.
Meanwhile I enjoy my D300 as well as shooting film with my two old F3s.
I'm not in a hurry.
April 2014 I may start getting impatient ...
Until then, André et al, stay patient, good things come to those who wait