Posts Tagged ‘nikon’

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 2: Nikon Releases Another Teaser for Its Upcoming Retro Full-Frame

Whether or not the camera will live up to the hype, we won’t know until we’ve gotten our hands on it. But if there’s one thing Nikon is doing right regarding the soon-to-be-released retro-styled full-frame, it’s building a crap load of hype.

We’ve already had one teaser trailer (which you can watch here), and now, Nikon has released another, this one giving us tantalizing split-second glances of the camera that we didn’t see at all in the previous ad. Read more…

Nikon Teases New Retro-Styled Full-Frame in Mysterious ‘Pure Photography’ Ad

Shortly after Sony announced the mirrorless a7 and a7R full-frames, rumors broke that Nikon had a new full-frame of its own coming in short order. As release dates and spec lists have begun to fly, anticipation has understandably grown; and now, Nikon is adding fuel to that fire by releasing a short teaser video for a “pure photography” camera. Read more…

Rumor: Nikon to Announce a Retro-Styled Full-Frame in the Next Three Weeks

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There’s no denying that the Sony a7 and a7R made quite the splash in the photographic industry both before and after their official arrival. With full-frame sensors, a mirrorless design and price tags that make at least the a7 cheaper than even the most affordable full-frame alternatives, Sony hit the trifecta.

But a new rumor seems to indicate that Nikon, at least, wants to get in on some of the action by releasing a new retro-styled full-frame that will compete directly with Sony’s offerings. Read more…

Nikon Introduces a New 58mm f/1.4G Lens, Harkens Back to the 58mm f/1.2 of Old

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In the midst of all these camera announcements, Nikon has taken the time to unveil a new piece of high-end glass as well. Paying homage to a lens discontinued 15 long years ago, Nikon is bringing back the 58mm prime lens, this time with an f/1.4 aperture. Read more…

Nikon Announces the D5300, Its First DSLR with Built-In WiFi

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Adding to the deluge of camera announcements this month, Nikon chose today to release an update to its D5200 consumer DSLR. The new camera, the D5300, isn’t a huge breakthrough, but Nikon managed to pack in a few new features that’ll help the shooter keep up with competitors like the Canon 70D. Read more…

Nikon Sues Polaroid, Claims the iM1836 Infringes on the Design of the 1 Series

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It’s not uncommon for cameras to look similar in this day and age. Even the Sony A7 and A7r, which haven’t even been released yet, are being described as “OM-D-like” by rumor sites. But at what point does “similarity” cross the line to “infringement.”

Well, if you need an example, just take a look at Polaroid’s iM1836, because Nikon is filing a lawsuit against the company and camera manufacturer Sakar International over just that. Read more…

Nikon Officially Announces the D610, Adds Quiet Continuous Mode and Not Much Else

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Those who loved the D600 (and why wouldn’t you, it’s a great camera) will have no reason to dislike the D610, but Nikon might not have given you enough reason to upgrade either. The new shooter, which was unveiled at midnight last night, is a marginal improvement on the D600 that adds just a few new or improved features. Read more…