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And it's star feature will be a bigger LCD and AF that works?
Come on, they havnt even got the 1diii working right yet, they can't be bringing out a replacement.
That would be rather stupid and just kick pro's in the teeth who've shelled out and spent a lot of money on the mkiii and had all these problems.
They did the same thing when folks complained of soft pics from the new 1D2 at the Athens Olympics. Out comes the 1D2N, minor upgrades announced, yet no real logic for the expense required to release a new body; but then reports of improved AF /picture sharpness started appearing.
Canon is a creature of habit and a 1D3N would fit their mould. My guess, modest handling upgrades touted as 'listening to users', a slightly lower fps to gain better control over the sub-mirror (or because of a new sub-mirror linkage design) and talk of how the EXISTING 1D3 AF improvements have been incorporated. Then the reports of radically improved AF vs. supposedly 'fixed' up-to-date older models will start trickling in.
Sadly, they are getting predictable. That said, they have no real choice but to release a modified model if, as many suspect, the 1D3s issues are not fixable by simple firmware tweaks and sub-mirror massages - and they want to keep the APS-H line alive.
If they pull this stunt without offering rebates to existing 1D3 users (), Nikon should send them a 'Thank You' card.
Edited by Conner999 on Apr 30, 2008 at 09:54 AM GMT
Edited on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:54 PM