Nikon D850 Full Frame 4K!

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Aug 242017
 

Record 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) in full frame glory using the total widthof the D850’s back-side illuminated CMOS sensor. Take advantage ofthe large sensor size for clean output at high ISO and for shooting with zerocrop factor with full-frame NIKKOR lenses3, including wide and ultra-wideangle lenses.

 

I think this is just what I need… I have been a Nikon user but switched to Canon a number of years ago. I just may switch back!

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The new Nikon D850 is now available for pre-order. Expected ship date is 09/7/2017

Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Body – $3296.95

New Accessories:
MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack – $396.95
Nikon ES-2 Film Digitalizing Adapter Set for D850 – $139.95
AN-DC18 Strap – $24.95
FH-4 Strip Film Holder $34.95
FH-5 Slide Mount Holder – $24.95

Nikon D850 Announced

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Aug 242017
 

Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 is now official after quite a bit of anticipation following a development announcement just a few short weeks ago. Thankfully, Nikon has not disappointed and the new D850 houses some of the best specifications and features of any modern camera. Headlining the announcement is a new full frame 45.7MP BSI (back side illuminated) sensor with no low pass filter. We first saw this technology implemented in the Sony A7RII and it should allow for amazing dynamic range while still retaining great low light results, even with the higher resolution sensor. When the Nikon D800 first pioneered the high resolution DSLR, it did so with limited speed and performance. Thankfully the D850 matches the Canon 5D Mark IV’s ample 7fps shooting speed and can even exceed it by shooting up to 9fps when paired with the MB-D18 battery grip and EN-EL18a/b battery. Alright Nikon, you have my attention!

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Comparison Breakdown: The Lightest, Most Affordable, Professional Full-Frame System

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Jul 272017
 

In a world where less than a handful of brands are considered well-established in the professional full-frame camera market and where more than a handful of other brands have done a very healthy share of innovating to wedge their way into the market, where do we stand? If you’re going to buy a new system to start fresh or are just starting out and getting serious, this is for you. Here’s a thorough comparison of the major bodies and lens kits you’ll likely be considering. As long as you’re considering full frame, regardless of budget, here’s a comparison for it.

The DSLR establishment is extremely interested in the possibility of mirrorless cameras, and rightly so. They’re faster, cheaper, lighter, and more compact… or are they? If you’re thinking of Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras, you’d be right. And those might work for you. But for professionals coming from the top DSLR brands, they’ll be lacking in speed, versatility, and sensor size (not to mention ISO performance), as they’re all APS-C-based. But what about the full-frame mirrorless cameras? Of course, we’re now talking about Sony’s a7-series cameras.

YouTuber Duncan Dimanche recently published a video that compared the price and weight of an entry-level full-frame kit from four different brands, including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony. NikonRumors has a great summary of that video, but there were a few issues in there. First and foremost, none of the combinations of lens kits were anything that any reasonable person would purchase together. It was a good first effort, but with a number of the zoom ranges of the cheap lens kits overlapping and with the results slightly skewed toward Nikon with a few interesting and cheaper not-quite-equivalent options included (and I’m a Nikon fan, even), the video didn’t quite do it for me. Still, it more than piqued my curiosity. Let’s dive into a comparison based on what we’d actually get. Scroll down to the conclusion for the final advice, or read on to get all the details.

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Canon 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D810 vs Sony A7R II: Side-by-Side Comparison

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Jan 012017
 

If you’re in the market for a high-end full-frame camera, chances are good the Canon 5D Mark IV, Sony A7R II, and Nikon D810 are all contenders. Check out this side-by-side comparison if you’re having a hard time deciding which of the three is best for you.

This comparison was put together by JP Morgan over at The Slanted Lens, who enlisted the help of Kenneth Merrill to put all three of these cameras through their paces using native glass. They tested image quality, autofocus accuracy and tracking, dynamic range, and high ISO/low light performance to see where each camera excelled, or if there’s even a noticeable difference.

You should definitely check out the full video to see the comparison tests and judge the results for yourself, but if you’re in a hurry, you can read our summary below.

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Image Quality

Canon really fell short here, but then again it’s also the lowest resolution camera of the bunch at just 30.4MP compared to Nikon’s 36.3MP and Sony’s 42MP. Both the Nikon and Sony came out very sharp, but each exposed the scene a little differently, and the lower res Nikon seems to have generated the highest quality image.

Autofocus

Sony won tracking hands down thanks to the plethora of AF points going all the way to the edge of the sensor and its nifty Face Detection mode. As far as accuracy, Nikon seems to hit the mark more accurately than Canon (the Sony had to sit this test out).

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Fstoppers Reviews the New Best Portrait Lens, the Nikon 105mm f/1.4, By Quentin Decaillet

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Nov 302016
 

Canon has always been known for its fabulous portraits lenses: the 85mm f/1.2 and the 135mm f/2. I used to own and love both of them, with a preference for the first. When I bought into the Nikon system, I was afraid I would miss these two optics. But truth be told, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 is at least as good as its Canon equivalent if not better! Regarding the 135mm, that’s a whole different story as the Nikon’s is quite old now. However, they recently announced the 105mm f/1.4, and I had the chance to put my hands on it for a few weeks! Let’s see how it compares with other portrait lenses and if it could potentially replace a 135mm.
Many people regarded the 105mm f/1.4 announcement as very bizarre. The new portrait lens is not extremely different from the 85mm in terms of focal length and most people probably expected a 135mm replacement instead. Nonetheless, the 105mm in itself is an interesting focal length for many uses, especially for someone who owns a 58mm even though they don’t share the same image quality or look at all.

Build Quality
When taking the lens in your hands for the first time, you immediately notice its weight and size. It’s not small by any means. For someone used to the Canon 85mm f/1.2, it’s nothing very surprising, but for Nikon users, it might feel beefy.

Canon 5DII with 85mm f/1.2 vs. Nikon D810 with 105mm f/1.4

Canon 5DII with 85mm f/1.2 on the left and Nikon D810 with 105mm f/1.4 on the right

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Nikon Awards Prize to Badly ‘Shopped Photo, Hilarity Ensues

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Feb 102016
 

Nikon Singapore posted an announcement on its Facebook page yesterday, congratulating a photographer named Chay Yu Wei for capturing a perfect shot of an airplane framed by a ladder in Chinatown.

Photographers quickly pointed out that the photo is clearly the result of editing, and sarcastic comments soon flooded the post.

“Yu Wei chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk with his friends in Chinatown, and thought the view above would make an interesting perspective,” Nikon wrote. “Little did he expect to catch an airplane in mid-air. We’ll try looking up too, Yu Wei.”

For the photo, reportedly shot with a Nikon D90 at f/2.8 and 1/1600s, Chay was gifted with a Nikon-branded trolley bag.

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Jul 312015
 

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It appears that Nikon is on the verge of announcing three new Nikkor lenses. Newly leaked photos and specs received and published by the Japanese website Digicam-inforeveal an upcoming 24-70mm f/2.8 VR, 24mm f/1.8, and 200-500mm f/5.6 VR.

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Jul 292015
 

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Last month, I took the Nikon D810 out on the Sierra High Route — one of the toughest adventures around. It got dirty, wet, and constantly banged around. Here’s how it performed.

Three years ago, my roommate bought a D800E. I’ve always shot Canon, but he let me borrow his Nikon for a couple of shoots. It was impressive to say the least. I vowed that when it was time for me to upgrade from my 5D Mk II, if Canon hadn’t released a comparable body, that I would give the D800 a shot.

Fast forward to this past April. While riding a $450 motorcycle through Vietnam, I lost my backpack with everything in it — including my trusty, dusty Canon 5D Mk II, and the only piece of glass that mattered. I started doing research on the current SLR market. Nothing out there seemed that impressive or able to meet the intensive demands of adventure photography — including the (at the time) recently-announced 5DS. That is, until I ran across the recently released 36 megapixel Nikon D810 ($3,000 Body Only.) It was time to give it a shot.

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Jul 052015
 

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Did you know that a Nikon F3 still photography film SLR was used to shoot the 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? The mine cart chase scene in the film would have been too expensive if the track were built to scale, so George Lucas and Steve Spielberg turned to the special effects team at Industrial Light and Magic. They modified a Nikon F3 to shoot the chase scene in miniature using stop motion.

By adding a large film magazine and motor drive to the back of the camera, the team created a stop-motion camera that could expose 50 feet of motion picture film for just 15 seconds of action. In total, the scene took 4 months to shoot, with 24 still frames going into each second of action.

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Jun 252015
 

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The Nikon D4s‘ first birthday was only a few months ago, but rumors are already emerging about an upcoming D5 DSLR that’ll succeed it. Some of the specs being discussed are intriguing: the D5 will supposedly offer 4K video recording and an impressive native max ISO of 102,400.

Nikon Rumors reported these rumored details yesterday after hearing them from sources. If they turn out to be correct, then the D5 would be the first Nikon DSLR to offer 4K video recording capabilities. 4K “kind of” appeared in the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera earlier this year, but that 4K recording is limited to a frame rate of 15fps.

A 102,400 native ISO would also be a significant leap up from the 25,600 native maximum offered in the D4s. The D4s has an expanded ISO of up to 409,600, so one can only imagine what kind of expanded ISO the D5 would offer.

Other rumored features include a 20 megapixel FX sensor, 173 autofocus points, 15 fps continuous shooting, and a body design that’s similar to the current D4s.

The expected announcement date for this camera is currently said to be late 2015 or early 2016, so stay tuned.

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Jun 032015
 

When we consider the economic gap between the have littles and have way mores, the average photographer falls under the former. For those of the have way, way more persuasion, today is a good day. Phase One has released a much anticipated new camera system called the XF, which is accompanied by the new IQ3 series of digital backs, new 35mm and 120mm leaf shutter lenses, and an updated version of Capture One. That’s a big day of releases for any manufacturer (even Nikon, who likes to put out 63 variants of essentially the same camera), but it’s tremendous for a company like Phase One.

The line has been described as, “robust, aerial-grade mechanics, advanced electronics, a new autofocus platform, new modularity options, new software and customizable touch controls,” and President and CEO Henrik Håkonsson wagers it’s like a, “Stradivarius in the hands of an expert.” High praise, but then again from what we can tell so far, deserved.

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Jun 012015
 

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Pentax turned a lot of heads towards the end of last year when they announced that they would be developing and releasing their first full frame DSLR by the end of 2015. Details on the new camera have been scarce, but a new rumor has shed some light on the possible sensor to be used in this new camera.

According to a report over on Sony Alpha Rumors, the Pentax full frame DSLR will feature none other than a Sony sensor. To be more specific, the camera is expected to feature the same 36MP sensor found in the current Nikon D810 and Sony A7R. It is a sensor that we know is capable of good things as results from the D810 and A7R prove that.
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May 292015
 

Photo by Robert Caplin

Dear friends,

As you know, there has been great destruction in Nepal due to the massive earthquake that hit the Kathmandu Valley towards the end of April. It is clear that help is needed now and will be needed well into the future so this beautiful country and its people can recover.

Adorama in collaboration with The Photo Brigade and AdoramaPix has launched a campaign entitled “Prints for Nepal” to support the non-profit organization GlobalGiving in raising funds for the relief effort in Nepal.

Adorama thanks Canon, Nikon and Intel for helping us raise $22,000 so far through their direct corporate donations. We now need your help to raise awareness and drive our charitable cause.

There are 5 prints included in this fundraiser, available in a variety of sizes. These images, created by The Photo Brigade founder Robert Caplin and Adorama representative Joshua Wright prior to the disaster, showcase the heart and soul of Nepali culture and landscape:

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AdoramaPix will graciously provide their superior printing service to make these photographs available for purchase. Each image is printed on premium Luster paper and comes with a hand-signed thank you card from Adorama. Shipping is free.

Prints for Nepal will be donating 100% of proceeds from the sales of these select images to GlobalGiving, and the fundraising effort will run through June 30, 2015.

 

Apr 202015
 

At NAB this week Manfrotto announced the Digital Director, a real-time monitoring solution for Canon and Nikon DSLR’s. Digital Director connects to the DSLR’s USB port and sends a live signal to an iPad running the Digital Director app.

But it’s more than just a monitoring solution. Users can interact with the camera and remotely change parameters. There are two main modes: Photo and Video. All camera settings can be adjusted, including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and focus. The Interactive Focus feature allows a focus point can be set simply by touching the screen, and a digital zoom feature ensures it’s set accurately. The controls also include a histogram and audio meters, and they can be moved anywhere on the screen. Photos can be edited on in the app and then uploaded from the iPad’s camera roll.

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Jan 272015
 

Nikon and The Telegraph recently partnered up for a campaign titled “I Am Different.” It’s a series of short videos showing how 5 different photographers are using their Nikon DSLR in various niches of photography.

Dec 012014
 

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Nikon D7100 $300 Instant Savings: Brand New $900, Refurb $800

Currently going on over at B&H, you can get your hands on Nikon’s flagship DX camera, the D7100, for $896.95 brand new. This is an incredible deal, and $300 instant savings on a camera that normally sells new for over $1,100.

For those of you looking for an even better deal, and don’t mind that refurb tag, you can get your hands on a refurbished Nikon D7100 for just $799. That is bordering on insane value for a very high quality body.

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For more info please click the link below:

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Nov 182014
 

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Need a piece of gear but can’t find a reasonably priced option? Perhaps 3D printing could help.

That’s what photographers Patrick Ludolph and Christian Steinkrüger. After not finding an affordable filter solution for his Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Ludolph approached Steinkrüger — a 3D printing hobbyist — with the idea of creating a custom filter holder themselves.

For more info please click the link below:

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Oct 092014
 

“When I first read the details about the new Nikon D810, I already knew we had a winner on our hands. Yes, incremental update cameras like this are usually not very well received, however, the Nikon D800 and D800E were already reigning champions in the DSLR world. Their claim to fame being their stunning image quality, and the fact that their sensors rank the highest on DXOMark’s overall sensor rating. (Even compared to some medium format digital cameras!)  Most notably, they hold a downright shocking lead over any other competitor (especially Canon) in the specific category of dynamic range.”

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Sep 242014
 

 

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