Posts Tagged ‘fullframe’

Rumor: The Nikon D4s Will be Announced on February 25th

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Alright, the rumor sites are giving this another shot. After getting the announcement date wrong the first time — it seems that February 11th event was not related to the D4s at all — Nikon Rumors is confidently reporting that the camera will get its official announcement on February 25th. Read more…

Hasselblad Launches the Hasselblad HV, a Tougher Sony A99

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Hasselblad today announced the next camera in its line of Sony re-makes: The Hasselblad HV. Unlike the Lunar and the Stellar before it, this one has neither an astronomical name nor a particular focus on rare materials, although the differences between the HV and the full-frame Sony A99 it’s based on are still minimal with the exception of price. Read more…

LensRentals Cracks Open the Sony A7R, Gives Us a Peek at the Electronic Goods

The usual warnings apply:

  • Do not try this at home. This post was made by semi-trained, semi-professional repair technicians who sort of know what they’re doing.
  • The following blog post contains graphic images of the inside of a very nice camera. If such things make you squeamish, don’t read further.
  • No cameras were harmed in the making of this blog post. The camera has been fully reassembled and is functioning normally.

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Ever since we here at LensRentals first tested a Sony A7R, we were dying to take a look under the hood. Say what you will about Sony as a company, but they create some of the most elegantly-engineered camera bodies we’ve seen. Plus, the A7R is something of a groundbreaking camera, and we wanted to see how they crammed all that stuff into its little body.

Oh, and finally, we’ve wanted a closer look at how thick the cover glass over the A7R’s sensor is, since there is some evidence that it may affect the edge performance of certain adapted lenses. Read more…

Photos of the Nikon D4S That’s on Display at CES

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One of the most simultaneously exciting and vague photography announcements to come out of CES this year was the official confirmation that Nikon’s new flagship D4S is on the way. And even though very few details were revealed — find out about those here — attendees were given the opportunity to stare longingly at a D4S that the Nikon folks had brought with them to their booth.

As you already know, we weren’t there to ogle ourselves, but Chris Gampat over at The Phoblographer was kind enough to let us share the photos he took of the D4S. Read more…

Fashion Photography With the Sony RX1, A Little Beast of a Camera

Why my Nikon D800 is now collecting dust

Jan 04, 2014 · Isi Aakahome

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…