New Nikon Df Leaked!

Photos have finally leaked of the soon-to-be-announced Nikon Df.  The so-called full-frame hybrid camera was designed to pay homage to the old Nikon FM2.  The camera is reported to come with a 16MP sensor and a 39 point AF system similar to the one in the D610.  Nikon has been teasing the camera with a series of videos titled Pure Photography. It will be released on November 28th. What do you think?  Taking retro design too far? Pre-Order

Nikon’s New APS-C Compact Camera Features 28mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon have jumped into the large sensor compact camera market tonight with the launch of the CoolPix A.  Leaving the stupid name aside, this actually looks like a nice little camera.  The DX format sensor is mated with an 18.5mm f2.8 lens which offers a 28mm equivalent in 35mm terms.  An optional optical viewfinder gives you a decent framing option and a 16MP sensor will no doubt deliver decent images given Nikons recent success with DX cameras.  They also announced some other Coolpix camera which frankly I couldn’t care less about so I’ll skip that one 🙂 The Coolpix A

Nikon Announces New 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon has today announced an updated version of the 10-yr old 80-400.  All mod-cons as expected including 4-stop VR.  $2700 is a pretty hefty price tag but recent lenses such as Canon’s 70-300 L IS have proven that pro quality lenses can come in the form of wide ranging zoom using modern technologies. This will be an intriguing package for Nikon shooters , especially given modern ISO capabilities that render lenses with smaller maximum apertures a lot more useful…. Press Release MELVILLE, N.Y. (March 4, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, a versatile

Nikon’s New 800mm Monster Gets Official

This week at the Japanese CP+ show Nikon made their new 800mm lens official and set a whopping $17,899 price tag !  The 800mm has been a lens missing from the Nikon arsenal but one that has been popular with Canon shooters, predominantly wildlife professionals. The lens will be available , presumably in limited quantities due to the price, in April and you can pre-order it from B&H or Amazon right now. Note that the press release below also covers the dull sounding 18-35mm replacement…… Press Release MELVILLE, N.Y. (January 28, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the AF-S NIKKOR

Nikon November Rebates

Great stuff from Nikon this month. The D600 is a very impressive little camera !

Canon 6D Vs. Nikon D600 – Full Frame Wars

The full frame wars are hotting up and what used to be a feature confined to the pro marketplace has now found its way into the prosumer marketplace simultaneously from the top two manufacturers.  The high cost of CMOS sensor production was the catalyst for ‘crop’ frame APS-C cameras but now that these costs have reduced we can finally get back to the way things are meant to be, the way they always were with film cameras and a 35mm film.  This is an exciting time in the industry and I’m happy to say that both Canon and Nikon appear

Nikon Announces Development Of 800mm f5.6 Lens

Oh dear….. Nikon has started to do what Canon has been doing with these semi-announcements, or ‘development announcements’.  In other words we are told that this lens is coming but other than the fact that it has an 800mm focal length, an f5.6 aperture and VR we have no further info.  No idea on price or when it might be shipping and we’ll likely see a ‘proper’ announcement later in the year, most likely at Photokina where the lens will be on display. Canon have had an 800mm f5.6 for some time now and given that Canon has played catch

Nikon Launches Two New Lenses – AF-S 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 & AF-S 18-300mm F3.5-5.6

Nikon has release a couple of new zoom lenses today, one of which will become the new longest focal range ever for Nikon with a 16.7x zoom ratio!  Truly a ‘one lens does it all’ piece of kit, or at least that’s how it’s intended.  Both the new lenses feature the VR (vibration reduction) technology and should be in stores at the end of June.

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NIkon’s Buy Together And Save Rebates Run All Through June

It’s not just Canon users that can get some great deals this month, Nikon also have a series of rebates running until June 30th on both DSLRs and their Nikon 1 mirrorless system.   As usual B&H have a special page setup to help you understand all of the deals. Amazon also has a dedicated page setup to help you figure out the best savings.

Nikon Launches the 36MP D800

Nikon has unveiled the new D800 today which features a 36MP full frame sensor along with all of the video function improvements we saw on the previously announced D4.  In an interesting twist, Nikon will also be offering a D800E which is identical except for the omission of the anti-aliasing filter.  This should provide increased sharpness in that variation, but at the expense of possible aliasing on patterned subjects.  With the enormous processing power needed to deal with a 36MP image it comes as no surprise that the D800 is capable of a lower fps burst than it’s predecessor. 4fps

Videos From CES

I took some time at CES to chat to people about my favorite cameras there.  You might find out something you don’t know so take a look below.