That's alright. You'd have had trouble holding your breath until November anyways...
Just looked and D3 samples, hosted by IR from Nikon USA. I see banding in flat white areas. First one I saw was in swan, lower left quadrant. But closer look at Monkey and Hockey pics, have same banding. ? Where might these come from?..
...in Los Angeles Samy's Camera has the D300 at least...I got to check one out and was told they had several "upstairs" and I have no reason to doubt that, which should mean that they are not hard to get now...this was late November (07).
(I was very impressed with this camera, but then, what do I know...I'm shooting film with Leica R cameras and have zero experience with digitals, other than when people ask you to "take a pict of us" type of situation...)..
Hi, I've just picked up my D300 from the first batch delivered here in NZ. I'm really impressed with all the xtras that Nikon have added over the D200 these are most numerous in the extra software/interface/control aspects of the design and will take some time to learn, let alone use with dexterity. This is still an excellent dSLR in terms of build and image quality. The expanded feature set, however, just shows what we will need to become accustomed to as these cameras evolve. We ain't seen nothing yet!! Cheers, John..
John, do you know if the D300 uses the same image processor and in-camera processing software as the D3? (other than the full-frame difference). I have heard about the virtual lack of noise in the D3 and wonder if I can get that same lack of noise with the D300. I have both the D2x and D200 now in our business. Thanks, Tom..
Ok, it's now January and not August, but I had no problem getting my hands on a D300 recently...what you are seeing at the "major outlets" is a shift in the way they are dealing with DSLRs. They are not taking them to the stores, they are shipping from warehouses on web order. If you just go to pricegrabber you can find plenty of places that have them in stock. B&H for one, Adorama...most of the well-known camera stores have them. Tom, the D300 definitely has noise. "virtually noise-free"? that depends on what you expect to see, at a given setting...