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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 »

Nikon DSLRs over the years: From the Nikon D1 to the Nikon D4

ma_griz_32111I was fortunate enough to be able to shoot with a Nikon D4 on my recent Alaska photo safaris. It was a blast, and allowed me to get some great images that I probably wouldn’t have gotten with previous DSLRs – especially those requiring High ISO shooting. It gave me the chance to reflect back on the last 12 years of my photography of bears in Alaska, starting with film and progressing through the D1 and nearly every other Nikon DSLR since. I put my thoughts together in an article for Extremetech on how the improvements in DSLRs have enhanced our ability to photograph. Read more »

Details emerge on Nikon D800, Nikon 55-300mm now $247

Rumored Nikon D800 Full frame DSLRDetails continue to emerge about the expected Nikon D800. Reportedly a couple shooters have early versions and are confirming that the camera will indeed feature a 36MP full-frame sensor, while being smaller than the D700. At first this seems a little looney, as such a high-resolution camera is unlikely to be able to match the low noise capability the D3/D3s/D700 pack of full-frame sensor cameras have come to be known for. But maybe Nikon is crazy like a fox… Read more »

Canon EOS-1D X: Canon plays its trump card with insane new camera

After reading the specs on the newly announced Canon EOS-1D X I had to check the date on my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April Fools’ Day. Canon is packing every feature a photographer could want into a single camera body. For those who can afford the stiff $6,800 price tag and can wait until at least March, it may be their dream camera, … Read more »