According to a report on Nikon Rumors, the presentation slides of the recently announced Nikon D850 have leaked in China earlier today. They show photos of the camera itself, as well as the sample images and additional specs to those we already found out.
Last year, Yongnuo launched a budget 100mm f/2 lens for Canon mount. There was a word then that Nikon version would come soon – and it seems the time for that has finally come. Not only they will soon present us with the 100mm f/2 lens for Nikon, but they’ll also introduce a pancake 40mm f/2.8. Both lenses will be for Nikon F-mount, aimed primarily at full frame cameras.
This is something that bugs the crap out of me, too. Ever since Nikon’s SnapBridge protocol got out into the wild last, it’s been criticised. To the point of one German customer taking Nikon to court over false advertising claims. It’s certainly not been the breeze Nikon led us to believe.
Now, one guy’s had enough. And that guy is Gunther Wegner, author of the very popular LRTimelapse app. Gunther has been working with and teaching timelapse for many years. Nikon have been the leading DSLR for many timelapse shooters. So when Nikon started advertising that the Nikon D850 was particularly suited to shooting 8K timelapse, he called them out in an open letter.
I don’t suppose this bit of news will be much of a problem for most people. A limited edition 100th anniversary Nikon D5 is either going to be way over budget or just not that interesting to the majority of Nikon shooters. As for the 6D Mark II, it’s proven to be surprisingly popular. Surprising when you consider the early reviews and disappointments.
Regardless, both Nikon Japan and Canon Japan have announced that these DSLRs are being hit with shipping delays. Nikon released a statement that the 100th anniversary edition Nikon D5 has been delayed by a couple of weeks to “early August”. Canon’s statement cites the number orders surprissing their expectations.
Nikon D850 has been announced as the successor of Nikon D800 and D810. However, according to some reports, it may be the actually be the “baby version” of Nikon D5. In other words, as Nikon Rumors writes, the latest addition to Nikon family may actually be based on D5 rather than the D810.
This would be absolutely amazing if it turns out to be true. Nikon have filed a couple of patents for hybrid viewfinders in the past, but eagle eyed Flickr user, Anankhepi believes it may be on the way. Two dark circles above the viewfinder in the leaked Nikon D850 photos are the clue.
On first glance, one might simply believe them to be screw holes, but they don’t exist in any other camera in Nikon’s lineup. And never have. He believes these holes contain sensors to detect when the camera is being held up to your eye. This video from Angry Photographer goes into more detail about how this may work.
On their 100th anniversary, the company launched a teaser video for the newest camera model. The announcement is pretty vague this time. Instead of learning the full specs of the camera, we will learn only a few. But nevertheless, they’ll leave Nikon shooters in expectation.
This could be the biggest indicator so far that Nikon are actually starting to take mirrorless seriously. Yes, they did mention recently that they plan to launch a mirrorless camera that can complete with medium-to-high end DSLRS. But talk is cheap. This new patent, though, makes things rather interesting. It also suggests that Nikon’s re-entry into the world of mirrorless may even be full frame.
Nikon’s new patent describes a 35mm f/2 full frame lens designed for cameras with curved sensors. While a curved sensor doesn’t preclude a new DSLR, mirrorless is the more likely outcome. Could this be the future of Nikon mirrorless?
After two recall notices of Nikon D750, the company is now expanding the recall to include the cameras manufactured in 2016.
In July 2015 and with an update in February 2016, Nikon announced that the shutter in some Nikon D750 cameras had malfunctions. This included the cameras manufactured between October 2014 and June 2015. However, now it seems that the shutter malfunction affects the newer cameras as well, and the period covers those produced over a period longer than a year.
Last week, an excerpt from an interview with Nikon’s president got us all stirred up. In this interview, Mr. Kazuo Ushida said that Nikon is developing a new mirrorless camera, but the non-Japanese speakers could only rely on Google translated text. Good guys from DPReview asked Nikon for an official statement, and they confirmed – they are indeed developing a new mirrorless camera and planning to raise the bar in the field.