The word from CES 2018 is that Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless will have an entirely new lens mount. At least according to Nikon Rumors. Despite simply being a rumour, I can’t believe that this isn’t true. At least the technical specifications, if not the name, which NR suggest may simply be a working title for the new system. It just makes no sense for Nikon to keep the current F-mount system in a new mirrorless design, even if it is the same full frame as their DSLRs.
People seem to have been switching over to the Sony A7RIII faster than I can blink. I’ve seen quite a few switching from both Nikon and Canon since its announcement. But it seems there’s one area where Sony still falls somewhat short. Weather sealing. It’s always been their Achilles heel, but people had been hoping it’s improved with the A7RIII. As this weather sealing test from Imaging Resource shows, it hasn’t.
We’ve seen several different ways of creating double exposure photos in Photoshop. Photographer Leo Rosas shares an interesting tutorial on how to do it on a digital Nikon camera, in-camera. Well, sort of. You take the individual photos and blend them in-camera to create a RAW file. You can later fine tune it in Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw. Take a look.
I have to admit, “What happens when you microwave a DSLR?” wasn’t a question that ever really entered my head. But when I heard of this video from Daytripper Photo, I had to know the answer. Even though I felt pretty sure I knew what the answer would be. It turned out that my guess was correct. Yes, that’s right, it melts. It turns into a black gooey molten puddle of plastic. But it’s still fun to watch.
As part of the brand’s 100th Anniversary celebration, Nikon have established The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship. It is designed to help support the next generation of visual content creators. To kick things off, Nikon are offering $10,000 scholarships to 10 lucky students in the USA or Canada.
Not too long ago, switching brands seemed a silly expense. Bouncing back and forth between Nikon and Canon was just far more cost and hassle than it was worth. Some photographers simply bought into both brands (it worked out cheaper than swapping every couple of years). Others stuck with their brand through thick and thin.
Joe Edelman is one such photographer and stuck with Nikon for 42 years. But as technology developed and more manufacturers came back into the fray, Joe’s needs changed. So, he started playing the field to see what the others had to offer. Now, he’s finally made the switch to Olympus, and in this video, he explains why.
Introduced with the Nikon D500, SnapBridge is Nikon’s proprietary system for communicating with its recent DSLRs using your mobile device. When it was first announced, I was quite excited over the possibilities, but ultimately underwhelmed with it finally released.
Now, Nikon say they’ve listened to user feedback and have released SnapBridge 2.0. The new version of the app comes with a new UI, better battery life, and more remote control options.
In this, the second in our series of gift guides, we’re taking a look at lenses. After all, what good are cameras without them?
We’ve looked through some of our new favourites from the past year, as well as a couple of classics which consistently withstand the test of time.
With Black Friday and Christmas on the way, there’s plenty of things out there begging for our money. Whether we’re buying a gift for somebody else or for ourselves, we want to get the best bang for our buck.
So, in this first part of our 2017 Gift Guide series, we’re going to cover cameras. There’s quite a variety here, from instant to medium format, but here are ten of our current favourites.
Back in August, we reported that NASA had ordered 53 unmodified Nikon D5 cameras. Some of them were meant to be used in the astronaut training facilities, while the others were intended to go to the International Space Station. And now it’s official: the first set of Nikon D5 cameras is sent to their first space mission.