akochanowski Posted April 24, 2006 Share Posted April 24, 2006 I'm curious what effect the 10.2 MP Nikon D200 will have on the upcoming DM. The reason for that is that up to now, the only DSLR's that I am aware of that could meter MF lenses were the high end Nikons-- Canon's MF lenses were incompatible with the EOS line from the 1980's. Now Nikon has a DSLR with the same general specs as the specs for the DM, 10MP, a CCD sensor,and essentially the same MF capability with all Nikkor lenses going back to the 1980's. The street price for the D200 is about $1700, and a 24/2.8 Nikkor (for a 36mm equivalent) and a 28/2 or a 35/2 (for a 42-52mm equivalent) run about $400 for the pair. I've handled one and it's built like a tank-- it is built on the F100 chassis. Much as I like the 35/2 Summicron etc, there's no way that a DM body will be worth an extra $3000 just to be able to use it. Other than just the fun factor of having something different, is there any reason at all to buy a DM? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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