In this episode, Canon and Nikon have announced mirrorless camera systems. Both systems comes with high price tags and a limited number of lenses. What's not to love?
As one of the big camera makers, Nikon has been absent from the mirrorless market for serious photographers.
The Nikon 1 line of cameras appealed to novice photographers with some of the later models introducing a few features to broaden its appeal, but the one-inch sensor was clearly a limiting factor in broadening its appeal among enthusiasts.
Nikon’s latest telephoto zoom goes after a very particular audience – those in need of more reach and not concerned about size or cost.
The AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4 E TC1.4 FL ED VR certainly has a long name and a lot of technology inside, plus a trick up its magnesium sleeve.
Nikon's newest full-frame digital SLR brings increased resolution and 4K video.
The Nikon D850 uses a full-frame 45.7-MP DX CMOS back-side illuminated sensor, its first DSLR to incorporate BSI technology. This model replaces the D810 in Nikon's lineup.
The sensor has an ISO range of 64-25,600, which can be extended lower to 32 and upward to 102,400. Nikon has removed the low-pass filter in front of the sensor, which should provide for sharper photos.
What's new in photography:
- Nikon announces the 70-300mm zoom lens
- Nikon says it's working on the D850
- Leica unveils the Leica TL2
- Light Co. begins shippings its debut camera - the Light L16
Nikon announced it is developing its next FX full-frame digital SLR, the Nikon D850.
Nikon released no technical details about the camera but says it is being developed based on user feedback and will have “new technologies, features and performance enhancements.”
The D850 succeeds the D810, which was released in July 2014.
Nikon has updated its popular 70-300mm zoom with some of its latest advancements.
As can be seen by its name, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR has quite a bit going for it and manages to do this while losing about two ounces.
FULL FRAME OR APS-C
One of the nice things about a so-called bridge camera is that many of the recent offerings are fitted with superzooms that offer very long telephoto focal lengths.
The Tamron f/3.5-6.3 18-400mm Di II VC HLD brings the bridge camera concept to Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with APS-C sensors. This translates to a full-frame equivalent range of 27-600mm for Nikon cameras and 28.8-640mm for Canon bodies.
Sigma hopes that its new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art will make you think differently about kit lenses. After all, the kit lens is seen by many as something that is thrown in by camer makers without much thought – it gives most photographers a lens to use, even if it’s not the best lens in the lineup.
Sigma's intent with this lens is to provide a premium all-purpose zoom with excellent optical performance and "beautiful circular bokeh."
Nikon’s latest trio of lenses celebrates wide-angle photography end with two zooms – one of them a fisheye – and a high-speed lens.
The 8-15mm and 28mm lenses are intended for Nikon’s FX full-frame sensor bodies, while the 10-20mm zoom is for bodies fitted with the smaller DX APS-C sensors. Note that these are branded as Nikkor lenses, which signifies a higher-quality product.