Posts Tagged ‘fullframe’

Rumor: Nikon to Announce a 35mm f/1.8G Full-Frame Lens at CES

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Nikon already makes a 35mm f/1.8G DX lens but the equivalent isn’t available for its full-frame cameras, at least not yet. At this point, if you want a 35mm FX lens for your Nikon, you’re stuck spending $1,600+ on the f/1.4, but that might all change in a couple of weeks at CES. Read more…

Sony a7R: A Rising Tide Lifts All the Boats?

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I have to admit I didn’t get too worked up when the Sony A7 and A7R were released. The last time I wrote about Sony it was how there were so few lenses for the NEX system years after introduction. So now we’re going to a system requiring a whole new lens mount. Sure the camera’s specs were interesting. But the idea of yet another camera body good mostly for shooting lenses on adapters wasn’t very exciting. So I planned to ignore it.

But my friends over at Imaging-Resource/SLRGear were waxing poetic when they talked about their testing of the A7. Then they started claiming that the lenses were really good, too, and sent me some rather shocking test results. Plus, I will admit when it arrived I kind of liked the look and feel of the camera. It’s a very small camera for a full-frame, but with a nice deep grip that felt good in my overly large hands. Sort of a retro appearance. So even though we were a bit backed up, Aaron and I decided to at least run some preliminary testing in our Imatest lab with the A7R. Read more…

Nikon Officially Unleashes the Df: F-Series SLR Styling with D4 Power Inside

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The time has finally arrived to do away with terms like “rumored,” “soon-to-be-announced” and “expected” and replace them with the term “official” where the Nikon Df is concerned. After leaks so severe earlier today that they left nothing to the imagination, Nikon has finally unveiled its retro-styled full-frame ‘Pure Photography’ machine. Read more…

Amazon Accidentally Publishes Nikon Df Page, Reveals a $2,750 Price Tag

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It looks like Amazon made a major goof and accidentally (or maybe not) published the Nikon Df sales page momentarily before taking it back down again. In addition to confirming the specs we already expected were coming, the page also let the cat out of the bag in regards to how much the Df will cost… as it turns out, it’s an expensive cat.

If the sales page was accurate, the new Df will cost $2,750 for the body only… so much for hoping it would compete price-wise with the Sony mirrorless full-frames.

(via The Phoblographer)

First Leaked Photos of the Nikon DF Show Up Online

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If the Nikon “Pure Photography” teaser videos left you wanting a lot more in terms of info or pictures of the upcoming Nikon DF retro full-frame, you’re in luck. Less than 24 hours before we expect the camera to finally make its official debut, several press pics of the shooter have leaked. Read more…

Out on the Road: Sony a7 and a7R Sample Photos

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Over the course of my week in Nashville, I got to try out both of Sony’s new full-frame mirrorless cameras. And so, here is the promised sample image gallery, broken up into categories of photos taken with the a7, the a7R and the a7R with the E-Mount 24mm f/1.8 APS-C lens. Read more…

Funny Spoof Pokes Fun at Nikon’s ‘Pure Photography’ Teasers

Nikon has spared no amount of hype getting ready for the release of the rumored Nikon DF full-frame retro-styled camera. But all of this throwing around of high-brow terms like “pure photography” and five full teasers worth of mechanical whirrs and clicks and peeks at the camera’s design has also opened the company up to a little bit of mockery. Read more…

Nikon Teaser Videos 4 and 5 Offer Clearest View of ‘DF’ Camera Yet

Nikon’s rumored full frame ‘DF’ camera will soon be upon us, and this past week Nikon released the 4th and 5th installments of the teaser trailer series it has been releasing through YouTube. Here are parts one, two, and three.
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Overdosing on Hype: The Danger of Uncontrolled Expectations

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A Bohemian-looking man stands in a picturesque Scottish glen. Wild grasses sway in the wind, green hills loom to either side and moody, dark clouds drift along above. The man takes in the scene and fiddles with a camera around his neck. We hear satisfying mechanical clicks as he sets the aperture and shutter speed.

The shot cuts to a wide view of the man in the landscape, and we see him lift the camera to his eye, although it is still obscured from view. Another satisfying snap as he trips the shutter, and the screen fades to black. Then a brief flash of the front of a lens, and the words “Pure Photography” in dainty, white lettering. Read more…

Round 3: Nikon’s Third ‘Pure Photography’ Full-Frame Teaser Goes Live

The Nikon full-frame teaser campaign continues with yet another video of the solitary Nikon user making his way across Scotland — discovering himself as we slowly discover the rumored camera, supposedly called the Nikon DF. Read more…