Instead I expect a D3 by mid next year, with its features trickling down into a D300 no sooner than early 2008 (announcement late 2007 if competition gets too fierce).
You could be right about that. D300 or D3. I just want more megapixels. They're getting close to the limits of what can be done with the current technology. Let's see what they'll come up with. Foveon sensor anyone ?
Must resist clicking on the s**m button.
Do it do it! Just kidding, do the lenses you two are talking about only work for Nikons? What about Olympus?
[ Edit: Edited on Dec 10, 2006, at 11:50 AM by Brendan ]
Olympus has a different type of lens mount for their cameras, so all of the Nikon lenses we were talking about would be incompatible, although the Sigmas might be available for that mount as well. (?? No idea really, but it'd be conceivable.)
I remember that when I was looking for which DSLR to buy for the first time, Olympus had just come out with their current lens mount system, and the lack of a wide range of lenses meant that it fell off almost immediately. There should be a wider range available now, including probably a few lenses that'd be more or less equivalent to those we mentioned.
It'd also be conceivable for there to be adapters to make Nikon lenses work on the Olympus mount. It's just not a subject I know very much about...
Out of curiosity, I just took a look at the Olympus website. The closest to what Sander and I've been talking about are the following:
There's nothing that goes up to 300mm or more. That's a pretty limited range. The 11-22mm looks interesting. It's even brighter than the one Sander (and me to some degree) are interested in. The 50-200mm is also nice and bright.
And surprisingly Sigma doesn't appear to make lenses for the Olympus mount. The sigma I just bought is closest to the 14-45mm. Same brightness, not as wide of a zoom range.
I imagine Olympus will be adding to their product lines. As it stands for a intermediate novice they have a decent line up.