Nikon has just signed a multi-year deal to become the "Official Camera" of both Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Expect to see Nikon-branded photo booths at both popular theme parks and Nikon equipment being used by park photographic services. Press release.
Photographer Jimmy Nelson chronicles the 3 years he spent photographing 30 different tribes and cultures on the verge of extinction in this amazing book and beautifully crafted website. Many of the photos were shot with Nikon equipment (D3x) and the project provides a beautiful and captivating visual testimony to these vanishing cultures.
The new Nikon Df, official promo video:
There were lots of teasers and rumors in the last few weeks and the official announcement should be released by tomorrow (November 5). There's even a Facebook fan page already!
Yes Nikon seems ready to ride the "retro camera" movement (pioneered so successfully by Fuji) with its new Df DSLR. While the price seems high ($2,750US for body only), we think there will be strong demand for this camera and it should do well in the marketplace. For that price you also get a 16MP D4 sensor, Expeed 3 processing, and a choice of black or silver. Should be built like a tank too. Still waiting for the full specs. Right on Nikon!
Nikon just announced a brand new high-end prime lens, the AF-S 58mm f/1.4G. Touted as a successor to the famous 58mm f/1.2 Noct lens, this new lens is one-half stop slower but promises to deliver much better sharpness, bokeh quality and coma correction (among other improvements), even wide open. It's not cheap at $1,699US, but should offer outstanding low-light capability and performance among the best NIkkor lenses available.