It’s no secret that the past year has been difficult for Nikon. We’ve mainly heard about their financial troubles, layoffs, gear delays, and most recently about the killing of the DX lineup. On the other hand, the company’s been pretty quiet when it comes to new announcements. However, the company has now spoken, convincing fans that there’s plenty of new gear coming up.
Well, this wasn’t much of a surprise, really. With the expected announcement of the Nikon Z30 and DX-format Z mount lenses already a thing, it was only a matter of time before Nikon started killing off their DSLR gear. Well, that and the fact the rumours of it happening started almost two years ago.
Now, though, that disappearance seems to be becoming official, with the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens (the typical entry-level kit lens) listed as discontinued on the Nikon website and virtually all of their DX-format DSLRs being out of stock, at least in some camera combinations if not completely.
The rumours have been coming thick and fast on the Nikon Z50 lately, but now it’s official. Nikon has today announced the new Nikon Z50 DX format mirrorless camera. They’ve also announced two new DX Z Mount lenses along with it, The Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR.
The Z50 appears to be more of a D5x00 series continuation than a D7x00 series follow up, although it features a similar (perhaps the same) 20.9-megapixel sensor to that found in the Nikon D500, shoots 11 frames per second stills, 4K UHD video, and supports High Speed Sync flash.
After some rumors about announcing Nikon D7500, it’s now officially here. The latest Nikon camera from D7x00 series is available for preorders, and it’s the update of the Nikon D7200, released two years ago. Let’s see what are the novelties and key features of the new member of Nikon family.
The crop vs full frame debate will never end. Of that there is little doubt. The truth is, for the vast majority of people out there, there’s really going to be virtually no practical difference between the two. But there are times when one definitely shines over the other. Wildlife is one such case. Camera resolution being equal, the extra reach of a crop body can be a valuable asset.
The alternative is teleconverters. They’ve been around for years. Common in the days of film, and still used today by those wanting a little more reach out of their lenses. They do have their drawbacks, though. In this video, wildlife photographer Steve Perry talks about the advantages and disadvantages of shooting a Nikon D5 with a 1.4x teleconverter vs the cropped sensor Nikon D500.
The D300s was released back in 2009 and ever since then people have been anxiously looking forward to a real upgrade from the dated D300. It took so long that many people gave up and announced Nikon’s DX line is dead, but six and a half years later it finally happened – Nikon just announced a new DX flagship DSLR, the D500.
Back in the days, when we were still capturing images on sheets of plastic, ISO (also known as ASA) was not a button on the back of a camera. It was a chemical property of the film. Some cameras could read the encoding on the film can and set the ISO accordingly. But sometimes you wanted to get more out of a film – to set it to a higher (or lower) ISO. This process is called pushing/puling the film, and if the camera you had could only do auto ISO decoding, you had to hack the film.
Even today, if you still roll your own film, you may find this technique useful. We present – The Full Guide To Hacking DX Film Annotations