Two fantastic pieces of news!

December 18, 2012 § Leave a comment


The first piece of news is that Nikon has filed a patent on a digital back, that can be applied to old film SLR cameras. Making a once analogue film SLR into a DSLR  More information can be found here.

 

The second piece of news is that Harman Technology has  invested over 350,000 in bringing back production of film cassettes to the UK, which are being manufactured now! So long live Ilford black & white film!

Nikon D800 & D800E Announced!

February 7, 2012 § 1 Comment


It is now official, the D800 & D800E has been announced.

Ready to be shipped by the end of March, the 36.3MP Full frame Nikon D800, now replaces the D700. And whilst it has more or less the same ISO as the D700. The D800 looks to be a different camera altogether, with it almost bordering on the medium format territory and perhaps geared more towards studio use.

The Nikon D800 and D800E differences are that the D800E will have the anti-aliasing filter removed, allowing the raw light to make direct contact with the sensor. This should improve the image quality but will come at a premium of £200-300 more than the D800 body.

Jessops are now accepting pre-orders at £2399.95 for the D800 and £2689.95 for the D800E (Priced on the 7th Feb 2012).

For photographer who are looking to make the jump into Full Frame, the second market for D700 should be pretty amazing from now in. However if you are hoping to make a living from photography and video is also high on your list then the Nikon D800 should be considered. I would not expect the price of a new D700 to drop much, so don’t expect massive discounts from retailers on a new D700, but the second hand market yes expect some great deals.

Full D800 Spec: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/

2012 A fine year for photographers!

January 15, 2012 § 7 Comments


2012 promises to be a fine year for new and second hand cameras.

We can look forward to:

 

New Flagship DSLR’s:

Canon 1D X

Nikon D4

 

New Flagship compact / mirrorless:

Canon G1 X

FujiFilm X Pro 1

Nikon 1

New Fullframe Professional DSLR’s:

Canon 5D Mkiii      To be announced 1st week of March

Nikon D800

 

New Fullframe Rangefinder:

Leica M10?

 

As well as all these exciting new camera each with their own strengths and weakness, we can also look forward to a drop in the price of second hand quality cameras. And remember it is never too late to try out Analog film photography to with great cameras of the past, that can still produce stunning photos.

The two cameras I am personally excited about it the Canon 5D Mkii replacement and the FujiFilm X Pro 1.

What are your thoughts and plans in regards to camera bodies, new or second hand in 2012?

Or are you just satisfied with what you have?

2 new Pro DSLR’s soon to be announced.

October 13, 2011 § 2 Comments


It looks like October will be the month. 🙂

The very strong rumours suggest Nikon will be announcing the D800 and Canon announcing a new body for the 1D series in October.

Are you excited? Do you care? Are you happy with what you have got?
Or are you like me and waiting on the 5D MKii replacement?

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