DSLR

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Nikon Df: Retro design DSLR packed with performance

Nikon’s poorly kept secret of its classicly-lined Df photo-only DSLR is finally out in the open. The Nikon Df, harkening back to Nikon’s flagship “F"-Series” pro SLRs is now available for pre-order, and the specs are head-turning. It isn’t for everyone, but serious street photographers, classic photojournalists, collectors, and hobbyists should take a look.

I wrote up the camera and its features, along with new 50mm lens for Extremetech, so see what you think. If you decide to buy, you can pre-order in either Silver or Black for $2750, or in Silver with the new 50mm lens or Black with the new 50mm lens for $3000 from B&H.  Read more »

The smallest, lightest "pro" camera rig & digital darkroom ever?

large_David Cardinal mirrorless rig and digital darkroom.jpgThe drudgery of carrying lots of heavy, complex, gear is a bane for any type of photography that involves travel. Camera bodies, lenses, accessories, tripod, chargers, a laptop, and of course cables. Add the padded cases needed to safely stow all the gear and you've got anywhere from 30 to 70 pounds for just about any really serious photo travel.

So I'm always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler. This month I've assembled a new travel photo outfit that may set some records for how light and how small it is, while still allowing for "pro" grade photography. Now, I'm not recommending everyone junk what they have and go with it -- I'll talk about the shortcomings later -- but it is pretty amazing what is becoming possible. Read more »

Nikon stirs things up with new 24MP 6fps Nikon D7100 DSLR with no anti-aliasing filter: all for $1199

Nikon D7100 product shotNikon has announced its expected update to its venerable Nikon D7000. The Nikon D7100 features a fairly predictable resolution of 24MP, very respectable for a prosumer camera, and as much or more than most users need. What will surprise most people, though, is that Nikon has left off the anti-aliasing filter (which they refer to as the OLPF). Previously the only Nikon camera with this modification – that allows slightly sharper images at the cost of increased danger of moiré artifacts – was the specialty Nikon D800e…. Read more »

Nikon bolsters DSLR line with D5200, ups its game in Mirrorless with Nikon 1 S1 and Nikon 1 J3 models

Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only, Black)This being CES week, there is no shortage of new camera announcements. Nikon finally released its long-anticipated Nikon D5200, a 24MP update to the D5100 that (in typical fashion for camera makers these days) jumps over the imaging performance of the Nikon D7000, but at a lower cost and with a couple bells and whistles missing. Nikon has also refreshed its initial mirrorless camera offering with two new models, the J3 and the S1, along with an appealing new 10-100mm lens for its compact sensor format… Read more »