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When I try to think about whether the D30 or new "D60" (if it is that) is worth what it costs to me, I wonder, among other things, how long it will be before its successor is released. How long has it been between the D30 and the D60 or the last two competitors from Nikon? And is that span thought to be increasing or decreasing? Sam >No, Jerry, these are not gray market. They are >'refurbs' direct from Canon who is evidently >clearing them out. A bunch of retailers got them, >such as Sammy's and Canoga, and several others I >have forgotten. they come in a Canon box like off >the shelf cameras, and have all the goodies in >them. There is no microdrive and the other stuff >with that special rebate. Canon guarantees them >for 90 days, and in some cases the retailers added >another X days. > >This is all moot now, since I think they are all >sold. The point is that there *IS* a new camera >coming, and by the activity, it should be fairly >soon after the PMA. > >If you follow the dpr forums, you already know >that the new d30 cameras are not being restocked >when a retailer is sold out. This seems to be >worldwide. > >I only wish I knew what kind of price tag it will >have! Some well connected *guessers* have said >that it will retail for about what the Canon D30 >started at, i.e., $3000 or so. Who knows! > >bob snow - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.