Nikon marketing updated mirrorless DS-505A -- Reuters!

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Nikon marketing updated mirrorless DS-505A -- Reuters!

Post by Ross_Alford » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:38 pm

No kidding, this appeared in my Google news feed this morning, and it isn't even April 1.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/09/0 ... 3720110908

Have a look quickly before it disappears. I saved it into a pdf file, just in case. Be sure to hover your cursor over the image so you see the caption.

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Re: Nikon marketing updated mirrorless DS-505A -- Reuters!

Post by Stan Disbrow » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:43 pm

Hi,

I don't think that a brick of an E2 is what Nikon would have chosen to illustrate a lightweight mirrorless DSLR!

And, if they did, they probably would not have chosen the joint-venture partner variant (DS-505) of it!

Just saying! :P

Where in cyberspace did they dig that old press photo up from anyway??

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Re: Nikon marketing updated mirrorless DS-505A -- Reuters!

Post by Stan Disbrow » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi,

Thanks for inserting what we are chatting about (before it goes away and no one will ever figure this thread out again)!

I should have thought to do that! :P

I just noticed something. The caption under the photo leads one to believe that the DS-505A was announced on August 21?? No year given, but most folks would think '2011'.

Just which day and month did they announce this thing back in 1998?? I'm now curious if the date is somewhere near correct, and so this went unnoticed that it was really so long ago. Or, did someone pick up one of these old things on August 21 2011 and have her photo taken holding it?

The mind boggles! :P

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Re: Nikon marketing updated mirrorless DS-505A -- Reuters!

Post by nikonnl » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:37 pm

Hi Stan (and others),
At the Photokina 1994 the E2 (DS-505) was introduced, but became for sale on February 15, 1995; together with the E2S (DS-515). The E2N was introduced on September 2, 1996 and the E2Ns on November 7, 1996.
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