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    Default Contax N Digital discontinued

    According to Robgalbraith's site, the Contax N Digital has been discontinued.

    A sad demise for what is/was arguably the first full-frame digital SLR.

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    Anyone used this cam before? Is the AF system RF or normal AF?

    How was it rated?

    The body & lenses are very expensive!

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    * togu send his condolence

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    wow that's fast... sad ending for Contax's digital offering...

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    Why am I not surprised?

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    This should have happened long ago.

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    Not the least bit surprising in my opinion.

    With the other makers churning out a new digital SLR every few months, with a hell lot more pixels, better specs to tackle noise etc and lower prices, the ND would naturally not be able to keep up in the very near future. Also, I don't think that there are many Contax N users out there to begin with.

    In any case, the D30 did probably did not last that long either, and I won't be surprised if this is not the last we hear of digital cameras with short product life cycles, and the beginning of fewer production runs for certain digital camera models.
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    So what was wrong with this 6MP camera? Slow AF, lack of lenses, poor pic quality?

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    Originally posted by cyrilng
    So what was wrong with this 6MP camera? Slow AF, lack of lenses, poor pic quality?
    PRICE?

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    Originally posted by cyrilng
    So what was wrong with this 6MP camera? Slow AF, lack of lenses, poor pic quality?

    Well the current news is that this may not be accurate - about the discontinuement.

    The AF on this is biased for accuracy over speed. Any ways like all USM type lens you could always just manual to rough focus and let the camera's AF to fine tune it.

    Have several test files using this body and the 2nd level standard zoom. The picture quality is hot hot hot - have files in bloody jpeg that show details and the accuracy and richess of colour straight out of camera that make this mouth watering - pity that was a demo unit .

    Main problem is the cost - at moment all full frame bodies are on the costly side. The Kodak's and the Cannon are not that much cheaper.

    There is a lack of fast lens but then I doubt if this was designed for a PJ in mind. Suspect at low light levels the CZ lens will outperform the fast focal length equalivalents from other makers.

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    Default N Digital is still under production

    > Dear Sir,
    >
    > Thank you for your email and concern on Contax.
    >
    > First of all we would like to say that the article on website you picked up is
    > wrong,
    > which our affiliate company in US is attempting to correct .
    > Therefore please understand that N Digital is still under production and is sold
    > through over the world.
    >
    > We sincerely take your other comments into our consideration and try to make
    > Contax more attractive for a long year royal user like you and to meet their
    > expectation by introducing various products so that our Contax & Carl Zelss lens
    > product line will be expanding and give much more possibilities.
    >
    > We sincerely hope that your interests and patronage towards CONTAX remain
    > unchanged from now on too and you will enjoy your photography with CONTAX.
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Kensaku Shimada
    > International Sales Div.
    > Corporate Optical Equipment Division
    > KYOCERA CORPORATION

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    Default Re: N Digital is still under production

    Originally posted by BigBelly
    > Dear Sir,
    >
    > Thank you for your email and concern on Contax.
    >
    > First of all we would like to say that the article on website you picked up is
    > wrong,
    > which our affiliate company in US is attempting to correct .
    > Therefore please understand that N Digital is still under production and is sold
    > through over the world.
    >
    > We sincerely take your other comments into our consideration and try to make
    > Contax more attractive for a long year royal user like you and to meet their
    > expectation by introducing various products so that our Contax & Carl Zelss lens
    > product line will be expanding and give much more possibilities.
    >
    > We sincerely hope that your interests and patronage towards CONTAX remain
    > unchanged from now on too and you will enjoy your photography with CONTAX.
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Kensaku Shimada
    > International Sales Div.
    > Corporate Optical Equipment Division
    > KYOCERA CORPORATION
    hmm, didn't know you're a ROYAL user, Your Highness?

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    not me that email. someone else. i just post the email he forward me.

    Originally posted by lavenderlilz
    hmm, didn't know you're a ROYAL user, Your Highness?

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