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Nikon Pure Photography video #2

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Nikon released video #2 of their Pure Photography campaign for the upcoming DF camera:

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  • mikeswitz

    Either he has very big hands or the DF is pretty small.

    • inteliboy

      Looks like a normal sized SLR to me… Specs seem to say it wasn’t exactly small as well.

      • Theodoros Fotometria

        It is reasonable for Nikon to aim for “empty” market, …this can be: 1. Ex D700 customers 2. Customers that find modern camera over specification obstructive… For a camera to be considered as D700 alternative, it must have (as with todays alternatives):
        1. Manageable files, still with great quality & top DR
        2. Top LL performance with respect to competition
        3. Great ergonomics and build quality.
        4. Being fast enough (as fast or faster than D700)
        5. Have at least a CF card or better (XQD ?) storage.
        Current rumours fulfil the above, but the card…, I hope they are wrong on the SD card, that first rumours claim.

        • eva

          This camera seems to be aimed at nature photographers. Those people like high resolution and no aa filter above the specifications of the D700.

          So far we haven’t seen any action. This indicates to me that this camera will not have a high FPS.

          • Theodoros Fotometria

            I believe that it’s the advertisement that “aims at nature photographers”, a good sensor applies to much more photography than that… An advertisement will always look to what the marketing judges will the “all around camera” consumer does most… OTOH, because I own both D4 and d800e (and MF with MFDB), I can tell you that you have the wrong impression, D4’s sensor is as capable as any to shoot excellent landscapes at all possible sizes of print…

            • Tyler Evert

              The D4 is the most capable of any Nikon

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              True… but most of it, is because of its absolutely superb sensor… So, if one doesn’t need its speed or extreme build… there you are!
              …Exactly as it was with D3 and D700 back then!

            • Joel Coulson

              My wish for the past two years is to see the 16mp D4 sensor placed into a D800 body for the folks who shoot a great deal of wedding and event work. We’d love a high ISO sensor in a large, ergonomically friendly body albeit without the $6k price-tag of the D4. The D800 does an absolutely sterling job, but it can struggle a little in dark environments where fast shutter speeds are required.

              The 16mp in a D800 body would be true D700 replacement. Based upon the reports, the DH doesn’t appear to be anything of the sort, but rather a mid-sized retro throwback with some interesting new tech in the form of the EVF.

              One can’t tell at this early stage obviously, but it’s starting to look like a body that isn’t going to be particularly useful for my purposes in a professional context, but damnit, I feel that I’m going to seriously lust after this body for the recreational photography.

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              It was my wish (to see a 16mp D800) too… and I believe it was the most shared wish we may have had with most others…
              Yet, we must admit that it may be wise for Nikon (from a marketing POV) not to put out a third D800 version but instead to use a different body… (as long as they don’t prove stupid to choose a single SD for storage)…
              OTOH, I don’t see any reason why some “traditional” dial design can make the camera inadequate to replace D700… In fact I believe ex-D700 users (even pros) would prefer that… Neither I believe that if build quality isn’t up to the D700/D800 level, it will seem too serious a reason for “prosumers” not to buy this camera… If build quality is as good as D6xx series, I believe they will consider that adequate. IMO it’s the storage media (if it is a single SD and less so if it is double SD) that may oppose this camera to have huge success…. If it has (even single) XQD, I believe it will be a major success, if It has CF it will be OK, if it has SD it won’t be considered as D700 (modern) alternative and it will loose many possible customers… just my 2 cents.

            • Spy Black

              Other than redundancy, which of course is certainly a good thing on a professional assignment, a single modern card slot will allow for a 64 or even 128 gig card, certainly enough storage for any situation.

              I think D700 owners never wanted to accept the memo, so to speak, that the D800 was indeed the D700 replacement. Just because it wasn’t what they expected or wanted, as this new model may wind up not being what we’re expecting or wanting it to be, doesn’t mean that the D800 isn’t the D700 replacement. It is OBVIOUSLY the D700 replacement.

            • patto01

              The D800 is not the D700 replacement. “Some may think that the D800 is the successor to the D700, but we were looking
              to bring the world a whole new category of camera” ~Shinya Hara, Design 1, Nikon Development HQ

            • Joel Coulson

              Well, it’s my D700 replacement and it’s doing a damned fine job in it’s role. Still wishing for that 16mp sensor in a $3k DXXX body though :)

            • umeshrw

              “Still wishing for that 16mp sensor in a $3k DXXX body though”
              Means you do not really think it is. However hard you may try to convince yourself. Heck even I try to convince myself that my 800 is a replacement to my old 200.(true . 200 is not same as 700 but the frustration is at same level)

            • desmo

              Expect the D700 replacement about the same time the D400 appears

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              Sure… Here is the one that can foreseen on the next century….

            • Ken Elliott

              You should qualify that statement with “except for well-lit video and large format printing”. The D800 has sharper video and – well, you know…

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              Lets face it… This camera has so much attention on to it, because….

              1. It has the best sensor in the market today
              2. It promises to be more “user communicative”

              We really know nothing about it (other than the sensor and that is a minimal design), not even the price which can be anywhere between 1500 and 3500…
              We all have to wait and wish…
              I only wish (no matter the price) that it will have better than an SD card…

            • Erik

              Yes, maybe all this thread is doing is to convince me that the D4 is my next camera

            • KnightPhoto

              I was just thinking the same thing, the DF may trigger 2 things; DF sales, and a wave of D4 sales as well ;-)

            • patto01

              I don’t think the ad is targeting nature photographers. I think the overall theme, like the camera, is about getting back to basics. What could be more basic than nature (no buildings, cars, utility poles, etc.) He’s not shooting nature, he’s shooting fishermen. Fly fishermen, to be precise, which is, again, getting back to basics.

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              Good spot… Some people forget that the target of an advert is not to sell… It is to create the wonder on a product so that it will attract interest and thus sell…

            • patto01

              Oh my God! I think this is the first time you didn’t disagree with me. (me: picking up the phone) “Hello? Mr. Ripley…” ;-)

            • Theodoros Fotomotria

              Glad it brought so much happiness into your life!

            • patto01

              Happiness? No. Laughter? Yes.

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              Here is a man than laughs without being happy… I guess its called “the always happy syndrome”… I really don’t see why you create irrelevant posts to subject… I guess its part of the syndrome ..eh?

            • patto01

              Actually, I was laughing at my reaction to your agreement; not your agreement.
              As far as relevance is concerned, I think you must be confused. Nothing that you, or any of us, say is relevant to Nikon’s products or even photography in general. This forum rarely informs anyone of anything. It’s just a bunch of guys who have something in common talking about stuff. When people get together, the best result is entertainment and comaraderie. People like you, however, seem to think it’s a forum for you to display your intellect, knowledge of photo gear, and general superiority to those of us that make up the unwashed masses. When you post, I think it surprises you that the rest of us don’t bow down, praise you for the light of your brilliance, and beg for more pearls of wisdom. Even your posting name exposes your ego. You should go back and read your own posts. You’re an asshole! Better yet, get one of your friends to do it for you. Oh. Never mind. You don’t have any real friends, just like-minded individuals who are also preoccupied with congratulating themselves and each other for their wisdom.

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              Still I don’t see the relevance of your reactions… I guess there is more to the syndrome than being a clown.

          • Thom Hogan

            Nature photographers use 50mm f/1.8 lenses?

            • Teodorian

              According to the Nikon logic everything is possible:
              We release a FX DSLR and a DX lens at the same time.

            • Thom Hogan

              True, though it would probably be another 18-xx zoom ;~). But it’s already been verified that we’re getting another new 50mm f/1.8 FX lens with the camera, and that’s what the fellow in the videos is using.

            • Vin

              Thinking back is there a time when you
              Felt Nikon did a better job of product management, and overall distribution of many levels of equipment creation to many users?
              Just curious, I think maybe late 80’s ? Or 2005ish?

            • Thom Hogan

              There have been a number of times when I’ve felt that Nikon got all the basics right. The whole D3/D300 launch in 2007 was backed with very strong advertising and product management campaigns. They were able to drive that through a few other products as well at the same time.

              Nikon also executes the dealer coop program in the US about as well as we’ve seen such programs perform, and it’s one of the reasons why they do so well in the US. Those ubiquitous yellow flyers drive people to stores, and for the most part they always have a theme that ties the Coolpix and DSLRs together (at times that’s been D-Movie, megapixel counts, focal length choice, etc.).

              The Japanese management structure tends to guarantee that things will and do change, though. The constant promotion upwards into a manage-by-consensus team is a bit like the US Congress: it can get combative behind closed doors, is highly politicized, and you have this constant drift as different leaders temporarily emerge. When they fail, as with the D2h, they get quickly shoved aside and the drift goes another direction. There’s also the problem that all decisions eventually have to become Japan-controlled. Even when a subsidiary finds something that resonates–the D40 ad campaign comes to mind–if it didn’t originate in Japan it will eventually be controlled by Japan, and in most cases that hasn’t worked. For a global company, Nikon isn’t very global.

            • Vin

              I see the spectrum of your scope, agreed the D3/D300/D700 period was a resurgence that was all encompassing.

              I can see how the Japanese management of Nikon can be falsely democratic and undercutting in what should be done and is not done, or followed up on. Quick management shifts, I did follow your synopsis.
              Thanks for replying.

            • fred

              What was wrong with D2H? For the time I owned it I thought it took nice pics. I bought a D200 after that though.

            • Thom Hogan

              Over promise, under deliver, basically. The 4mp D2h ran into the 8mp 1D and all those that Nikon had won over with the early D1 thrust suddenly were headed back to Canon.

            • desmo

              Including many Nikon shooters as well,
              unfortunately,
              Nikon still hasn’t recovered from that era,

              even considering how much better the D3 was
              many didn’t return

            • Ronan

              Most professional colleagues of mine (we are all photographers) shoot Nikon and Hasselblad.

              Not that many shoot Canon here in Montreal and in New York…

              Not sure what Nikon needs to recover from…

            • http://www.mikekobal.com/blog mike kobal

              I don’t agree. Just take a look a the rental houses here in NYC and it will be obvious Canon has it wrapped up, as for myself, a die hard Nikon shooter who has been forced to switch to Canon -temporarily- industry demand- and now back with Nikon (D800E)

            • guest

              Not die hard then. Nothing wrong with that, just sayin’

            • 2353453

              Maybe there is no logic or it’s a disco-pop-logic when good educated engineer from Japan who work maybe second generation on cameras but this time for public company with old name beeing hold by investors from other world and he must “design a camera” once every year to fullfill some poser “bestbuy nerd” or another poser armchair photographer or some free-internet-press camera “reviewer” or better “camera tester” who wants more megapixels and lock on mode-dial for perfect idiots becouse his emplyer, ammmazon wants more megapixels to push “new” product.

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              That depends on the …nature of the …nature!

            • http://www.gordonmoat.com/ Gordon Moat

              If a Nikon takes a picture in the woods, and no one was there to chimp it …….

          • Bayou Bill

            “This camera seems to be aimed at nature photographers”

            Or those whose breath is taken away at the sight of two guys fishing in a stream, LOL.

            • Spy Black

              Hmm, you might be on to something here, it is after all aimed at a specialty market: http://tinyurl.com/2dbmes

            • patto01

              I don’t get it.

            • Michele Perillo

              I was afraid some one would come out with this one :-)) let us hope our fellow doesn’t meet anyone with a banjo

          • Aw

            Blah blah aimed at whoever propaganda….today there really isn’t such thing as a wildlife, sports or wedding DSLR. The lenses are what makes it fit. People are shooting sports, weddings, studio and wildlife on a D4 for example.

          • Joel Coulson

            The D800E seems to be a better suiter based upon those requirements.

        • MyrddinWilt

          The new camera is certain to have an SD slot. CompactFlash is an obsolete format that the memory suppliers will stop supporting in the near future. SD cards have a more robust form factor, do not require easily damaged pins and are more than fast enough to keep up with 4K video so will have no difficulty with still pictures.

          I have no idea why people fetishize a crap format. I have a dozen compactflash cards but I can’t imagine using my 4Mb cards from my Coolpix 950 ever again. Seriously, you can get a pair of 16Gb SD cards for $30 at CostCo.

          • umeshrw

            You wrote SD instead of XQD by mistake. If not please google advantages of CF over SD.

          • Frank Wickertsheim

            Well for one reason I have many of them. Last one I bought for 300 Euro…

        • Frank Wickertsheim

          D700 users (like me)will only buy it, if their focus isn´t sports or fast objects (or children, btw. like mine.). Why should I downgrade fps and autofocus. And still I love the idea of a retro camera. Enjoing to ocuss manually now and then again take pictures of my childs doing sports is no contradiction. At least not to me.

          I continue to sit and wait and squip that camera.

          Still, I love the short-films and really enjoy them. :-)

          • jsvfoto

            Frank,
            I’m with you. For my main work I use AF and a D700. My main focus is children. I used to work with MF lenses, but have had much better outcomes with AF. For my personal pictures, my more artistic endeavors, for travel, and just for the sheer joy of using manual focus again without constraints of any sort this camera seems to be a godsend.
            Cheers,
            JSV

      • Theodoros Fotometria

        It is reasonable for Nikon to aim for “empty” market, …this can be: 1. Ex D700 customers 2. Customers that find modern camera over specification obstructive… For a camera to be considered as D700 alternative, it must have (as with todays alternatives):
        1. Manageable files, still with great quality & top DR
        2. Top LL performance with respect to competition
        3. Great ergonomics and build quality.
        4. Being fast enough (as fast or faster than D700)
        5. Have at least a CF card or better (XQD ?) storage.
        Current rumours fulfil the above, but the card…, I hope they are wrong on the SD card, that first rumours claim.

      • http://www.davidkasman.com/ David Kasman

        It is in a leather like case. look at the close up with the hand on the camera. At the top of the body is “white metal”, below that the black of the camera body (a more neutral black, perhaps textured, painted metal), and below that is the case material which has more purple in the black. It does look retro and doesn’t look anything like a typical DSLR.

        • MJr

          Damn, you’re right !

        • Theodoros Fotometria

          No it’s not!
          If you download the video in HD, put it in a processing program and “freeze” to the frames that give you the best view… You’ll clearly see the card slot port! This is a naked body!

          • http://www.naturalvolo.it/ michele perillo

            No, it’s not

            • patto01

              Some people see naked bodies everywhere ;-)

          • Theodoros Fotometria

            If you mean that it has a lens on it you are right.. It still has no cover on…

    • Eric Calabros

      and I dont see any similarity to FM3

      • Spy Black

        Looks like a D600…

        • Eric Calabros

          in previous images, the view finder was bigger and had very sharp edges, but here the whole camera is just curvy as a modern Nikon DSLR. maybe its prototype

          • http://www.mikekobal.com/blog mike kobal

            Jesus, edges look round, gonna look like the Nikon N60, yikes – i hope it is just the rolling shutter….zwickt’s mi, i man i tram

            i $%^^*^# hope i am wrong

            • Jeroen Wijnands

              And in English?

            • Olaf Hoyer

              You mean the last sentence above? Thats not quite german, to be precise, bavarian dialect- can be translated to: “Pinch me, i think i dream”

            • alex m

              You are near :-)) That’ s slang from Vienna, a part of a text of a former famous austrian singer, named Wolfgang Ambros.

            • http://www.mikekobal.com/blog mike kobal

              that is correct. dankta, alex. I am awake now.
              i hope it was just a nightmare. i hope it hasn’t been designed by the same !&*% robot who did the Coolpix A
              looking at the screen grabs, i am loosing hope,
              gebts ma a bier, hell, a kisten bier,

              going back to sleep

            • USA

              Rough translation from German: “lick my oily sensor.”

            • bjrichus

              HAHAHAHAHA…. Nice.

            • Jeroen Wijnands

              ahh… I thought it was some Scottish dialect or something. If I approach it as a Germanic dialect it does make sense.. tnx!

          • http://www.davidkasman.com/ David Kasman

            The far side of the camera, in the close up, is dropped much lower than the near side, so the leather case and near side of the camera are obstructing the view of the large, angular, viewfinder.

          • http://www.naturalvolo.it/ michele perillo

            I too think there is a half case; the lens is not parallele to the body Lines we get to see. Now, in the case there is a case :-), then the body may actually be smallish. And the round surface that dismayed so many of us could be the case rather than a rubber grip

          • Tman

            I suspect

          • Guest

            Maybe there’s several styles and Nikon is chumming the water, trying to discern which one will be the most accepted. They might think a lot is riding on this and are afraid to screw it up. Not very bold, but perhaps these days rather wise. The way people here talk about abandoning this camera for that camera (not to mention lens inventories!) and then back again… Why would any manufacturer trust them? Maybe all those “pros” out there have a single body, a couple low-end zooms and a lot of pictures of their dog. Easy then to be “loyal” to your flavor of the week.

        • ronin

          That’s because it is the D400 but we all pretend it is ‘retro.’ Retro is a word used to describe every photographic machine that has been released in the last two years. It is now just a synonym for ‘new camera model.’

          • Guest

            Yikes, someone with a brain on their shoulders. The moment the DF acquired a big handgrip it stopped being retro, except for people who think ‘retro’ means six years ago.

            • Ken Elliott

              Would you consider the F4 Retro? Is 1988 to new?

              What about the F3’s small grip? That’s 1980.

              How about 1959’s Nikon F with motor-drive F-36?

            • ronin

              When the F4 came out, did people claim it was retro? The F3? How about the F?

              They were state of the art machines, offering full modularity.

              This one has no modularity. You don’t remove the finder, the back, the base, to accessorize.

              More importantly, they weren’t part of an effete “retro” fashion consciousness that the bored consumer, who just bought last year’s bestest camera, must now buy because last year’s camera was not retro enough.

              Fashion being more important than images. Because we all know, the same pictures can be taken by any camera.

          • Theodoros Fotometria

            If it is a 1500 product you are right… but it has to be proved! …Actually I hope you are right, if only it doesn’t have an SD card slot. …Still a prediction turned to knowledge though. I would still treat it as like approaching a whore:
            -Hello DF, do you offer me all the basics and nothing more? …it’s all I need.
            -Yes…
            -Do you have an XQD card slot?
            -Yes…
            -How much?

      • mikeswitz

        Looks like it might be in a half case or has a grip.

        • http://www.davidkasman.com/ David Kasman

          Half case.

      • Theodoros Fotometria

        Can there be any? …”Classic ergonomics” means “priority to the traditional (pure/classic) use”, not copying the ergonomics of cameras that have analog and mechanical in mind… Abandoning destructive functions from modern cameras that aim to make the user think that “it’s the camera that makes you a “photog”, …is a “going back to the roots” approach by definition.

      • http://www.davidkasman.com/ David Kasman

        The more I study the close up photo, the more I think it does look like a Nikon FM3 in a black, leather-like case. It even has the “white metal” section in the front that starts up at the angular prism box and goes down the whole front center of the body to support the lens mount.

    • orpicaname

      that’s what she said…

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      Someone said it may be Greg Wise (I’m not convinced).

      But he’s a pretty big guy.

    • Tyler Evert

      Look at it in relation to the lens, the body looks small…

  • Scott M.

    They went to a lot of trouble just to give the perfect partial-view. Next one will show just a tiny bit more. Based on these two, Video number 3 should be up Midnight monday, EST

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Reminds of that Leica ad campaign. Let’s pray to Jebus this isn’t the Nikon version of the X-Vario.

      • Erik

        Or the Hasselblad Lunar…

      • J. Pennis Thomas

        Look everyone, I have a selfie that makes me look a crazy-four-eyed-black-and-white-fisheyed-dork.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          You’re pathetic. Sad little troll hiding behind your computer.

        • Harvey

          Ahahaha. He picked the name J. Pennis Thomas. That’s funny.

          • Jake

            i hope the DF viewfinder is brighter than this john-thomas otherwise we are all dck’d

          • patto01

            Apparently, you only have two relatives. Are you an orphan?

        • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

          Can’t you guys play nice?

        • patto01

          So far, four of your relatives voted you up.

          • ryan00013

            Er… the last thing my relatives are worried about is giving me “likes” on a rumor forum. Some people just find wordplay jokes involving the word “Penis” very funny. Because it is.

      • Jeroen Wijnands

        Yeah… I’m getting a bad feeling about this.

  • Donsantos

    PANCAKE!

  • Fly Moon
  • Genkakuzai

    Lookin’ gooooood! Still loving the shutter sound.

  • Scott M.

    Looks to have one of those leather half cases like the Nikon SP. Old school.

  • sette

    You can also See some buttons around thr Lena in the very last frame .

    • sette

      THX autocorrect!

    • Erik

      Yes, the design of the buttons looks quite nice

  • Guest

    I think this will be an interesting camera. Nikon is trying to create a niche in the market and time will tell if they’re successful. It has the same feel to me as all the musicians who are trying to get back to the analog sound. I hope it is great…

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Most musicians worth their salt have never left analog. Nobody has ever been able to replicate the sound of a good tube amp.

      • Todd

        You speak for everybody!

        • Spy Black

          Hardly.

      • Spy Black

        Nobody who works with electronic music cares. That’s why they’re making electronic music, to have a different sound. Most of them (myself included) have nothing against analog either.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          Not sure why you’re making some sort of argument out of this.

          I was speaking at it from a guitarists point of view.

          People are entitled to speak their own opinions without you always jumping in to try to prove them wrong.

          • Spy Black

            Well, you’re the one who said “most musicians worth their salt never left analog”, implying that those who did are somehow lesser musicians because of it. Hence my reply.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Are you this sensitive in real life?

            • Spy Black

              This is real life, and I take your comments on face value.

      • Retro-guy

        So, film?

  • JohnH

    That 50/1.8 is not looking too long – perhaps they did make it sort of pancake-ish.

  • Paul

    Is that a lensbaby or are you just glad to see me?

  • Fox no say

    White ring? that must be the aperture control ring. So solid metal 50mm f1.8 AF-S?

    • JohnH

      No, it’s a chrome ring and typically it’s the ring you grab to take the lens on or off the mount and it traditionally has the DOF scale on it too. The ring seems to be offset from the camera body as in there is a black section that could be the aperture ring which is also typically black.

      • Ken Elliott

        I am damn glad to see it return. It was a great feature and I’ve missed it on the modern lenses. I hope they increase the size of the index bump so it is faster/easier to find in the dark.

    • Erik

      Most classic AI-S lenses have a spacer ring (in aluminum) between the focus and aperture ring.

  • Scott

    note the end of the video as well. it shows what the very front of the camera looks like as well as the AF-S 50mm f/1.8G and you can see two function buttons to the left of the lens and what looks like a screw on pc-sync cover similar to that on an F100 (small screw made of plastic with grooves emulating from the centre outwards) it looks like we will slowly get to see more and more of it in the videos to come! Exciting!

  • Donsantos

    That lens makes this much more portable than a Sony A7 + 55mm 1.8 zeiss. Go figure. Now I’m waiting it to be under to 2k then I’ll cancel my pre-order

    • Spy Black

      I checked out the A7 at PDN today. Sony had a brain fart on the placement of the shutter release button. It’s very awkward, your finger naturally want s to go where the grip is, which is where most grip cameras have them (like, ahem, their Nex 6/7), but instead it’s up on top of the body where it’s rather annoying to get to.

  • Hexagon Jr.

    Strap with leatherrrr :)

    • Erik

      I like the way Nikon is written in white letters on the back side of the strap, like on the standard strap for the FE2/FM3A

  • JUMPSHIP!!!!!

    good bye canoooon HELLO NIKOOOOOOONMOMNOMNOMNOM

    • js200022

      Not so fast. It is rumored to be “below the D610″, if it is true I don’t think it is worth to jump ship.

  • Spy Black

    Damn! looks like it has a hand grip. I wish they’d use a classic body design if they’re going to make a retro camera.

    • bratvlad

      good eye!

    • Scott

      The Nikon F3 has a tiny grip. Released in 1980 so I’d say at this point that’s somewhat retro.

      • Spy Black

        That doesn’t look like a TINY grip to me. Looks like the grip on my D600…

        • Eric Calabros

          in the last upscaled image, grip width is equal to that space between two fingers. check with your D600 :-)

          • Spy Black

            I’m not entirely following you on that, but it looks big to me, like on my D600. However I certainly hope it’s merely some optical illusion and this thing has a smallish grip like an F3 at least. I would have preferred no grip at all, but that’s my personal taste for a true retro camera. I know many people like a grip on the body.

            • Matt Kerr

              because of what I want this to be, I am going with the wide grip being a classic leather “neveready” case. Maybe. I hope.

            • phosgene

              I’m with you on this one. Unfortunately, the battery’s gotta go somewhere.

            • ugo

              Battery? We want proper retro clockwork…

            • fjfjjj

              There will be no battery. Power will be provided by a capacitor, which is charged by pulling the “advance” lever. For example, to view the shooting menu, just pull the lever 4000 times while holding the MENU button.

        • Scott

          I’m not saying it’s a tiny grip. It’s pretty damn hard to make any details out of that picture.

          I’m saying that the F3 had a tiny grip but it’s still considered an old and hence “retro” camera.

      • Theodoros Fotometria

        That’s because these cameras where designed to be used with motordrives when they where used for action… Now, it’s different… Any camera with 6fps is capable of “action” if compared to the F3’s (fastest camera of 80’s) 6fps (doubtable), 36-38 images max. “buffer”….

        • bob2

          Not to nitpick, but the F3 went up to 4.5-5FPS with the motor drive (depending on battery strength). The FM/FE could go 3 FPS with motor drive, IIRC. Funny how those specs seemed so impressive back then.

    • Lamar Lamb

      Agreed. I would have liked it to have been a bit more F2 or F3’ish in it’s styling. It doesn’t appear that it will be. Someone made a comment on the 1st video about how the guy’s fingers wrapped around indicated a substantial grip. Good observation, looks like he was spot on.

    • RxGus

      I think there is a small grip, but it looks plenty small. Just pulled out my D600, held it at the same angle and… this doesn’t look at all like the d600 grip.

      My D600 grip covers the entire first knuckle when held that way. This barely covers the side of a finger. You are freaking out over nothing.

      • Spy Black

        Yeah it could just be some illusion. I sincerely hope so. I just personally prefer a retro body with NO grip.

        • Ken Elliott

          Not me. The grip helps a lot, and I’ll bet the designers used the room the grip provided to make the rest of the camera smaller. But we’ll see what they actually deliver.

          • Spy Black

            Yeah it’s a personal preference. I spent decades working with cameras that had no grips, they’re nice, but for a retro camera I can do without it.

    • skaarj

      Exactly my thoughts.

    • DTC99

      I am hoping this doesn’t end up like the Chevy Volt, where expectations are set one way, but the production model ends up being something completely different (even if its still a great car/camera if expectations weren’t set the wrong way….)

  • Jeff Curtner

    Could someone capture the near end scene and bring up the brightness? There is a silhouette of the camera.

    • Jeff Curtner

      There we go.

      • Scott M.

        Good job!

        • DagNabIt

          Photoshop job.

          • Jeff Curtner

            Yes, they are smart enough to mask out the rest.

            • Eric Calabros

              you dont say

      • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

        I got pretty much the same results. They really did mask it.

  • Syrus

    An a canon user, it’s time for to think about joining nikon camp. That camera seems to be very interesting. Except 50/1.8g, any fast prime that deserves to be paired with this little monster?

    • Spy Black

      58mm f/1.4…

      • http://www.monsterbento.com/ Justin Jayubo

        That $3,000 price tag wouldn’t be so bad if they retrofied that new 58mm.

        • MostInterestingManInTheWorld

          Nikon should also make a new retro 800mm f/5.6 with TC included.

      • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

        I would put my Sigma 35 f1.4 on it but shhhhh… don’t tell Nikon.

        • Aldo

          that’s like putting a honda engine on a rolls royce.

          • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

            At the moment, that’s the sharpest lens you can buy in F mount. And I happen to love the rendering.

            • Aldo

              honda engines aren’t bad…. You would kill the look though!

            • umeshrw

              Engines go inside. Also sound too wouldnt suffer. Maybe vibration?. Don’t think so.

          • hexx

            You really don’t know what you’re talking about, do you? Oh, don’t bother with a response ;)

          • Ken Elliott

            So you’re saying it’s an improvement? Or do you not know anyone that’s ever owned a Rolls?

    • Joseph Li

      Any nikon prime can be paired up with this..that’s why nikon’s awesome

    • Jeroen Wijnands

      What? You’re tired about a company with a decent lineup of bodies and quality lenses that are actually affordable?

      OK… the 85mm f1.4 and the 24mm f2.8d

    • orpickaname

      Hazzeisblad Otus

  • http://www.povazanphotography.com/ Jozef Povazan

    Size matters but in this case for street photography smaller is better ladies :)

    • Scott

      I’m honestly baffled by street photography and how popular it seems to be.

      Most of the pictures I see I’m very underwhelmed by.

      • J. Dennis Thomas

        I’m with you on that. As soon as Fuji put out that X100 all the sudden everyone was a “street photographer”.

        I’m kind of sick of hearing about it.

        • Erik

          Looking at it in a statistical way, more cameras out there should mean more pictures taken, both good and bad…

        • oneant

          and we are sick of those bloody ND waterfall pics and orange sunsets …so suck it up

        • One More Thought

          Photography is like fishing or bowling…it doesn’t matter how good one is at it, the point for most people, except for the pros, is that it is a fun and creative hobby. That’s it.

          Too many people judge by the quality of the final output. But if that’s the case then only the pro’s should play any sport, only the pro’s should paint, draw, write, or play music, etc.

          The real value in all of these creative activities is the average person having fun and perhaps becoming a better person in the process. And out of that comes the few who create the truly great art.

          • J. Dennis Thomas

            I didn’t say anything about whether people are good or bad. I didn’t say that people shouldn’t engage in whatever photography they wanted to.

            I simply said I was sick of hearing people calling themselves “street photographers”. As if being a “photographer” isn’t enough. They need to qualify it with “street”. As if that makes it somehow magical.

            You really read WAY more into my comment than was there.

            • Jeroen Wijnands

              That’s what you get when some trolls have it in for you, people read your posts with a certain bias.

            • http://oneant.com.au/ oneant

              then whats a sports photographer, a landscape photographer, a police photographer, a pet photographer, a fine arts photographer, a portrait photographer, a wedding photographer, a press photographer, a macro photographer, an event photographer, a baby photographer, a forensic photographer, an aerial photographer, a wildlife photographer, an underwater photographer, a glamour photographer, a surf photographer, a real estate photographer, an industrial photographer, a commercial photographer, an environmental photographer, a documentary photographer, a travel photographer, an up-skirt photographer, an architectural photographer, a fashion photographer, a medical photographer. So what kind of photographer disses other photographers for what they love to do, a lousy photographer?

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Where exactly did I “diss” another photographer for what they love to do?

              You people sure like to like pigeonhole everything and you’re not happy unless you can argue semantics make up your own meanings and blow insignificant comments into some huge f’n deal.

              Seriously why does EVERY comment on this sight have to end up as an argument?

            • Aldo

              What do you mean “you people” cuz I’m black?

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Oh, I see. I offended you because you are a self-professed “street” photographer.

              Nobody “dissed” you son. You can stop sulking now.

            • Thorhammerman

              have to agree,some pompous self righteous cock splashes on here,think they invented the wheel the way they carry on….yes it’s cause i iz black…knob

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              I’m surprised that all the geniuses here don’t band together and create their own camera brand. They seem to know EXACTLY what the perfect camera should be.

        • Jeroen Wijnands

          It seems to be a hipster thing. When they figured out their polaroids were bloody expensive to shoot and the Lomo thing got tired fast they got X100 and started street photography?

      • One More Thought

        The key isn’t how good the photos are, unless one is a pro. Most people are not and so sure, most of the people doing street photography these days are not turning out high quality images.

        But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that they are enjoying photography. What matters is that they are in the moment, and that photography is teaching them how to better see and appreciate the beauty of everyday life. What matters is that their family or friends may find value in some of the images, if only because they are taken by someone they know and care about.

        That’s what photography is all about for most people, not being the next HCB. And even HCB had to go through a phase of learning, where most of his images were not so great. And even when he got great, many of his images were not so good, it’s just that we never got to see them.

        • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

          Well said! Bravo!

        • Theodoros Fotometria

          Yet… D4’s sensor is the best and most “balanced” sensor in the market today… At least for those that have some experience with it…
          If it would help, I can tell you that D4 beats D3X in anything (detail resolution included) at base Iso… and it’s “in a class of its own” above Iso400 when compared with anything in the market!

        • orpickaname

          And what’s Hachibi got to do with street photography?!

          Oops wrong thread. :x

        • patto01

          You know, I agree with you entirely but for some reason, a lot of the people here are really angry. I mean, all the time. Not you and me of course… ;-)

      • Aldo

        street photography is the wannabe journalist photography at home.

        • Harvey

          This is a pretty ignorant statement; especially following the post by “One More Thought.”

          • BdV

            +1

          • Aldo

            Well, if you can’t travel where the “real action” is happening you can always get out to the streets and capture candid moments of people going about their everyday life. How is this ignorant? Would you rather be shooting current events around the world? or the Sunday after noon jazz player who performs around your corner?

            • mikeswitz

              I guess I don’t get wedding photography. I mean half those people are gonna get divorced anyway.
              :-

            • Spy Black

              Hmmm, now there’s an unexplored photographic opportunity…

            • Aldo

              Very true lol…

            • T53

              Divorce Photography is far more lucrative.

            • Sahaja

              Perhaps wedding photographers should start offering special packages:

              Wedding plus Divorce
              Wedding plus Divorce plus Second Wedding
              etc.

            • Harvey

              I like to do both actually. I travel a few months out of the year, but the rest of the time I do street / documentary photography in my city. You can get images in a city that you know intimately that you would be unable to get while traveling. I see plenty of “action” in my home city. It is on of the most racially segregated cities in the country, and has very high rates of poverty, teen pregnancy, homelessness, etc. There are LOTS of interesting things to see if you know where to look. Some of my photos are actually being used in conjunction with demographic data currently to educated city legislators and to advocate for policy change to help undeserved areas of town.

        • Duncan Dimanche

          Aldo you really need to stop posting without thinking ! And if you are not…. well then it’s a bummer for us all (you included)

          • Aldo

            you of all people…says this?

            • Duncan Dimanche

              you make it sound like we’ve known each other for years…. and would love you to give me the links to some of my post that made you say that..

              I tell you what. We are not gonna pollute this blog with more arguments on who post the dumbest comments cause no one cares about that so if you really want to keep this up i’ll give you my email address ok ? (and I hope you don’t)

              But in the mean time i’m gonna keep getting exited by that New NIKON body :)

              Comon Admin keep posting those infos !!!

            • Duncan Dimanche

              hahaha ok that’s just who you are I guess i’m not the only one complaining about your comments

            • Aldo

              there are seven billion people in this world.

            • Jake

              yea but we all hate cockroaches

            • Aldo

              you just can’t kill them all… so I let them be… just as long as they don’t come in my house

            • Aldo

              I’ll let you enjoy your moment… you are too easy.

        • umeshrw

          I would say it is correct but without the negative attitude the post reflects. In fact it is a very good platform for common people to be creative and develop journalistic attitude.

          • Aldo

            If some get offended it’s because my comment has merit… didn’t mean it to be offensive though. I tease all branches of photography… I can also take the heat when my own branch is criticized and don’t go crying like a little b… boy.

            • Jake

              you tease all branches of photography …WTF.

            • Aldo

              that’s right. I recall teasing bird shooters not too long ago :P

            • KUK

              what have in common streret photography and plural differential equations? and what do you do with plural differential equations? you solve them? for what? math is a language same as photography… stating “street photography is the wannabe journalist photography at home” is like stating “solving plural differential equations is the wannabe nasa physicists at home”.

            • mikeswitz

              You all are taking Aldo’s comments way to seriously. Everyone needs to lighten up. He can be pretty funny.

            • mikeswitz

              …way too seriously.

            • Aldo

              Yeah i guess im scoring low on the funny meter today… but the comment below is true… dont take things too seriously… you’ll get old faster… the whole equation thing was a reply to the person calling moron for not knowing street photographers.

            • umeshrw

              True that. +1

        • hiooo

          yeah like steve mccurry and hcb, koudelka, frank… but you don’t know them moron

          • Aldo

            well, are you a moron because you can’t solve plural differential equations?

            • patto01

              I guess I’m a moron… :-(

            • Polygon

              If you wanted to sound smart by using “plural” instead of “multiple” or “many”, i’ll just let you know you didn’t sound smart. You sounded like a 5 year old that just read a word in the dictionary and is now showing off to his friends by using it.
              And if you thought that “plural differential equations” existed in the mathematical world as a thing, i’ll also let you know that they don’t.
              Now stop posting nonsensical things.

            • Aldo

              You just made my point. Just because you dont know what a plural differential equation is… it does’t mean you are a moron. Or are you?

            • Polygon

              First of all, why exactly did you delete your comment to which i replied?
              Second of all, I apologize if i sounded like a moron. I am no pro photog as you probably are yourself.
              That being said, I studied engineering, and no, i haven’t heard of anything even remotely similar to a “plural differential equation”.

              So unless you are using a very advanced form of humor which i do not understand, i really don’t get what you are talking about.

      • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

        I like looking at street photography images and respect those few who do it well.
        I just don’t like doing it very much.

      • Harvey

        For me street photography is not only about the end result; it’s also about the challenge of capturing ANY result. Street photography can be incredibly hard, especially for the 20% of us who have severe anxiety. I do street photography for the challenge, to interact with my environment, and to meet new people. I love capturing life as it happens; capturing both the good and the bad. It brings a different fulfillment than other types of photography I have done.

        • http://oneant.com.au/ oneant

          are you excited about the new Nikon Harvey? Looks big enough for us both to hide behind (grin).

        • jr456

          This is a good post Harvey. I’m not really into street photography that much because I find it tough to get inspired by the act of taking mundane everyday happenings around town and trying to make a captivating photo out of them.

          I think that a lot of street photography is not to my liking….boring subjects still end up being boring to me. On the other hand there are a handful of very talented street photographers who are able to make a very engaging emotional photos out of those mundane things….those I appreciate and can see the talent in.

          But your post is true…it’s one of the harder types of photography IMO to really get right.

      • Homeros

        The reason you are underwhelmed by most SP photos is that SP is the most difficult form of photography and most people are only going to get good shots rarely and by chance.

        No form of photography is easy, if done at the highest level, but street is a little bit harder. Also, it helps to know a few things about its history.

  • tap0

    What does the voice say ?

    • http://www.monsterbento.com/ Justin Jayubo

      One great shot rewards everything?

  • Tair

    I just jizzed in my pants. Please, stop posting this videos (don’t).

    • Theodoros Fotometria

      …Do you mean THESE videos?

  • Mike

    So. What do we know by the lens flash at the end? It’s 50 1.8 AF-S. The camera auto focuses. It has a DOF preview button and a Fn button. So far, not so retro in that regard. The body seems to have a taller grip than the F2/3. More like a D700/800. So far, so interesting.

  • Erik

    The camera body seems to have design similar to an Olympus E-M1 and the lens looks almost like a Pentax Limited lens. Not too bad. I actually like these videos quite a lot, but then I am also very well aware of that marketing has very little to do with the product itself. Let’s hope for the best. Not much else one can do right now.

    • Scott M.

      These videos are very sophisticated camera porn strip tease. One peek at a time.

      • Erik

        And sure it teases, but does it have inner beauty too? Time will tell.

      • Marcel Speta

        typical ridiculous marketing… playing theatre like woman before losing virginity …. :-D
        But yes, i am curious what the heck it will be…

        • Aldo

          yeah as if they are going all out on this camera… we already know it has a bunch of recycled stuff.

          • http://www.gordonmoat.com/ Gordon Moat

            Using some parts similar to those on other models allows the price to remain lower than if all new parts were designed. I’m curious whether the shutter speed dial is similar to any previous Nikon.

            • Aldo

              Lets hope you are right and the price is lower than the d600.

            • http://www.gordonmoat.com/ Gordon Moat

              My guess is that the body only price will be slightly higher than the D610. Another possible launch choice would be selling it only with the new 50mm in a kit, which I think would be a mistake. Just as with many recent Nikon product launches, the price will decline slightly over the next 12 months after launch. In other words, if it is slightly too high a price, then simply wait a few months.

  • Rad Alzyoud

    Can’t wait!

  • Spy Black

    I sincerely hope that’s a lens hood on that “1.8”…

    • http://www.monsterbento.com/ Justin Jayubo

      Pancake-like lens then?

    • Danny

      Hey dude just move your hand to the right a bit…bit more. Oh and cheer up or did you just get dumped?

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      This angle makes it look like a D3200 or something.

    • umeshrw

      Shape looks like that of 1.2.

  • Anthony

    Dear Nikon, please make 35/1.8g retro version…..please

    • Jake

      it already is

      • Tylor

        35/1.8G FX retro —- Which one?

        • Jimpaa

          I use a 35mm AF-D f2.0. It’s quite good. And it’s retro :-)

          • Theodoros Fotometria

            Obviously you don’t use lenses in other than f8…. So, another one can claim… “no! …it’s bad!” …then you would be both right.

            • bob2

              35mm F/2 AFD is fine wide open in the center where it counts. It’s an older design and less corrected than the newest (and more expensive), but for environmental portraits it’s perfectly fine. It certainly performs as well or better than the 50mm f/1.8 D that everyone raves about. For a fast 35mm, it’s very affordable. If you want super duper edge to edge sharpness wide open, there’s Zeiss at 3X the price. Otherwise, then use any lens at f/5.6 or smaller with a tripod and you’ll get sharp. Kind of pointless otherwise to complain.

    • Theodoros Fotometria

      Why not 35mm f1.7…? It would cost the same! Judging from the 28/1.8 price, it would be cheaper than that too…

  • DagNabIt

    SPECS dag nab it! Give us the SPECS! I’m delaying my 610 purchase for this thing, give me my dag nab it CAMERA SPECS so I can make a system choice that will be irrelevant in a year!

    • Sundra Tanakoh

      SPECS:
      It is black.
      Can be used to take photos, but must have a lens.
      Some people will use the optional camera strap.

      • DagNabIt

        I have to buy a lens, too? Whatever, I’m getting an iFoney.

  • Peter

    If it actually looks retro like FM2 or F3, then I have to start to look for leather half-case and leather neck strap.

    • Erik

      If you’re lucky, it might come with one

  • Spy Black

    The closer this gets to disclosure, the shìttier it starts to look…

    • Mike

      No. Just means the hype has built up too much. All these expectations and wants and hopes…. 90% of the people here will be disappointed in some way. Not because it’s a bad product, but because they thought it was going to be something else or do something else. Guaranteed.

      • mikeswitz

        Correct. The foreplay to the D800 was similar. So many “I want…” , “I need…” “it better have__or I’m going to…” With the little we’ve seen of what is probably a prototype its pretty difficult to make any judgement. Maybe it is a pos or maybe photography will never be same. Who the ftuk knows? The suspense has been fun though.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          It better have a shutter or I ain’t buying it.

          • mikeswitz

            You never know. Back in the early seventies I was shooting a documentary about LandSat’ a satellite taking pictures of earth. Every square inch. When the guy in charge told me the prints I was looking at didn’t involve film, I didn’t believe him. He kept saying something about digital. I thought he was full of shit. Still do. Maybe it won’t have a shutter.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Then I ain’t buyin’ it!!!

              The first time I saw a digital imaging sensor was at a solar observatory. It wasn’t even enclosed in a box. Just wide open. Of course it was calibrated for wavelengths outside of the visual spectrum. It was a huge CCD chip. Probably cost millions at the time.

      • Spy Black

        Yeah, but it’s Nikon building that hype, or that hope, depending on how you look at it.

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      I’m with you. The angles revealed in this video make it look like a D3200 or something.

      • Erik

        Hey, don’t offend my humble D40!

    • Sahaja

      Is it in a leather case obscuring the shape of the camera?

      • Spy Black

        Let’s hope it’s in a leather case.

  • indra

    WOW, I know the location (15 minute walk from the house) and date of the filming of this video. I wished I had gone down the river to see them filming. The guys fishing in the river refused to say anything about the camera. Damn, I could have been one of the guys in the video.

    • xt

      what a pity.. give them some money and make them talk

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      Cool story. When were they filming?

      • indra

        10th of September this year they filmed it. Quick turnaround?

        • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

          I was curious how long between marketing start and launch.

          Not only to understand the mind of Nikon, but product marketing is my day job too.

    • smac

      Dunkeld?

      • indra

        River Almond, Edinburgh. Urban river.

  • Jeff Curtner

    Teaser #3 is the camp fire scene based on a thumbnail of the already uploaded but locked video in a Chinese video sharing site.

    • Scott M.

      Amazing. How the hell did you find that?

      • Jeff Curtner

        Nikon China uploaded teaser #2 and #3 on Friday and have them locked out for public viewing. But there are enough metadata about both teasers there.

        • Scott M.

          Maybe #3 will release midnight Saturday?

        • orpickaname

          will we see the tripod at teaser #3? and then the jeep at #4?

          (then maybe he’ll get back to the wife at #5 … and beautiful dream’s over… :/)

    • xt
      • Drazen B

        Nice! Thanks for this – it even shows more of it!

        Great looking camera.

        • xt

          how can you watch it? password?

    • Jeff Curtner

      A friend of mine comments that the camp fire scene implies low light performance of the DF.

      • Erik

        But Matt Granger in his YouTube video pointed out that the ISO range is smaller than the D4.

        • fjfjjj

          Matt Granger also thinks the 1×1 crop mode is for “Instagram maybe.” What a dope.

  • Charles

    Do you really believe that the guy shoots with the new DF? I think that the new camera and these videos have nothing to do with each other.

    • FinchBug

      Of course not! Its a video ’bout Nikons new CEO’s hobby.

  • Will

    If I were him, I would stop taking photos, and call for help since I get lost in the jungle.

    • stephan de laat

      Since the other movie was also shot in nature…..i’d say the camera has gps

      • Claire

        Pure photography doesn’t include GPS.

        • Erik

          Agree

        • ajendus

          Why?

          • mark

            …and they certinaly don’t eat quiche!

        • McGraffix

          But it includes digital?
          And AF?

          • Guest

            Digital? AF?
            Stone Age.
            You just don’t know it yet.

          • Erik

            Probably, but can it use film?

            • Eduardo Frances

              No because that’s not pure… It uses daguerrotypes!!!

            • Erik

              I get it, that’s why the speaker voice says “one great shot” :-)

            • http://kyleclements.com/ Kyle Clements

              Bah, you kids and your daguerrotypes. If you aren’t using a camera obscura and a pencil, you’re cheating…

        • MJr

          Why the hell not, it’s just a couple lines in the meta data, no more obtrusive or complicated than exif and lens-correction data etc. but just as useful. Just because one wants pure minimalistic operation doesn’t mean it can only use tech from the stone-age ..

          • bjrichus

            If I read the tea leaves properly, “real photographers” don’t need GPS to know where they are….;-)

            • MJr

              “Need” ? Real photographers already have a camera and don’t need a new one in the first place ?

            • bjrichus

              MJr: Is that the one that uses film?

            • Erik

              Agree!

            • desmo

              no they buy one from Garmin

              much more useful than the Nikon gps in my
              AW100
              which is worthless(the GPS not the camera)

            • fred

              Agree.

              In-camera GPS only tells you where you are, NOT where you want to GO.

              Buy the Garmin GPS.

          • Erik

            Remember it has a weak battery. Not sure if I would like to have it drained by a GPS module.

          • Michael

            I make all my images by banging two stones together. No one needs more technology, and anyone who does is not a true artist, but a hipster poseur.

            • MichaelS

              I make my own camera by calling Chuck Norris. He just blinks with his eyes and the whole earth stands still and spits out a photograph of the scene for me.

          • Design Prude

            Besides… the body does not look thin and retro like FM2… its still looks digital age

        • GaryG

          “They didn’t have forks and knives in Medieval Times, but they had Pepsi?”

        • EAJ

          This retro camera better have GPS and 51 focus points or I’m switching to Canon.

      • Hugo

        GPS, bit spoilt aren’t we?

        I want a lever wind or I won’t consider it retro….

        • stephan de laat

          I’m sorry i didn’t mean GPS….I meant a compass. That would make it retro!!!

    • Jimmy

      He’s in Scotland. There are no jungles in Scotland, you idiot.

    • http://wired.com/design Mike Senese

      Felt like I was watching The Walking Dead…

    • ADELAIDE

      this is my version http://i.imgur.com/6hx1KnK.jpg

      • fera
        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/monteraz/ Monteraz

          same!! xDDDD

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/monteraz/ Monteraz

        LOOOOOOOOOOL xDDDD

        Best post about this shit ever

  • Giovanni

    Have you noticed in Teaser #2 there’s not just the lens shown at the end of the video but some of the camera’s controls on the front plate can be seen also.

    • Filip

      I was just trying to nail that in the video but to no avail :/

    • Filip

      I was just trying to nail that in the video but to no avail :/

  • http://www.gordonmoat.com/ Gordon Moat

    Slightly tough to see at the beginning of the video, but the multi selector appears to be D800 sized. Right side camera strap eyelet is angled like on many other Nikons. Silver on the lens is just like the mounting rings of older AI and AIS lenses. Lens length seems similar to a 50mm f2.0 long barrel AI lens. No apparent command dial on the front of the grip, though an indent on the back may be a rear command dial. Helps to go frame by frame on a crisp monitor. ;)

  • Sigmann85

    This “sadly” looks very much like a regular DSLR! Really hope that Nikon will make this not so anonymously! Make as it actually looks like it has some thing to say – give it just a little more “edges” than others. – crossing my fingers! And f#*k this interesting to follow! Cheers NR

    • what_the_fox_says

      finally the campaign for the d610 is here :)

  • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

    I don’t like this video as much.

    They overplay the stumbling around with overacting and exaggerated sounds.

  • Canton

    why are you guys so excited? It is another DSLR-shape camera. Only specialty is that it seems smaller. The rest look like typical DSLR, frankly speaking.

    • Spy Black

      Yeah, that’s what I’m seeing. I hope we’re both wrong.

    • Erik

      Well, at least I initially thought it could have been a digital version of the Nikon FM/FE/FE2/FM2/FM3A.

  • per

    I’m intrigued by the aperture control. Shouldn’t the camera have a faux aperture ring at the mount, to give that old feeling? Thus making G lenses into classical ones? Isn’t that what he is holding on to with his dexter and thumb?

    • Erik

      One could hope so

    • hexx

      What would be the point of fake aperture ring if you can’t see what the setting is?

      • per

        He could see it in the viewfinder. To me it’s clear that he is holding on to an aperture ring. He’s in aperture priority mode, and he wants to be able to immediately control the DOF, once he sees the shot.

        • hexx

          Then it could stay as it is on normal DSLRs via a wheel if you still need to see what you’re setting. Whole beauty of aperture ring on a lens is to preset, per focus using DOF scale and be ready. Moving a wheel from place A to place B is just that. Maybe I’m old school but that’s how I shoot, I want to clearly see what my settings are and I set everything based on the current light and situation.

  • Guasch

    front bit has two function buttons and some kind of lever button up right. maybe the next video will show the grip.

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      Thanks Guasch, that’s the best screen grab of that part so far.

      • Drazen B

        That may not be a button at all.
        An AF assist light, maybe?

        • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

          Yeah that could be.

          And if it has the D600 focusing system, it better be a mini-searchlight ;)

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      I get pretty much the same results as Jeff Curtner – but his is clearer.

      • guasch

        OH didnt notice somebody already did a screen grab. sorry.

        • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

          Nobody posted the raw grab until now. And Jeff’s was kind of unbelievable, but I duplicated his results almost exactly.

  • fransvh

    Pure Photography? Have we been fooled all the time?

  • FinchBug

    Wonderful! You remember the movie Blowup? Was there a murder or not?

  • ccccc

    WHAT STRAP IS THAT?? http://i.imgur.com/fyHeMFm.jpg

    • fera

      new nikon strap

    • Drazen B

      Simple, basic low profile strap, no large yellow text screaming at you the model name and the fact the camera hanging on it is made by Nikon in large letters on both sides.

      Really like the new strap.

      • http://www.davidkasman.com/ David Kasman

        Still too loud, but easy to fix with a Sharpie.

    • Jeff Curtner

      I wonder what kind of bag he is carrying, Billingham?

  • George

    Buzz is working Nikon. I am not sure if this means anything but in the second ad at 25 and 26 seconds I hit pause and read the lens, it appears to be a lens with 1:1.8G on the left side and AF-S Nikkor on the other, that seems like a full frame lens to me.

    • http://500px.com/yoan_mitov/ Yoan

      yes, it’s a special edition 50mm f/1.8G as already mentioned on NR

  • STEVEN SPIELBRICK

    Wait a minute..Could this be a one lens pony? Just a 50mm 1.8 and only a single lens Camera like Fuji Did…Oh My…Did I discover this..has anyone else talked about this?

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      I haven’t heard anyone propose that.

      I hope you’re wrong tho because I dream of shooting my other lenses on it.

      • STEVEN SPIELBRICK

        just wondering way out loud..of what i seen in Japan..on a website…

        • STEVEN SPIELBRICK

          Original text
          デジタルカメラのニュースとホットな情報をお届けするブログです ニコンのフルサイズレトロスタイル一眼の名称は「Nikon DF」”Digital Fusio..

          • STEVEN SPIELBRICK

            The name of the full-size retro style single-lens Nikon is a blog to deliver the information and hot news of digital camera “Nikon DF” “Digital Fusio

            • Sheep

              First language Japanese speaker here! the characters 一眼 (ichi gan) are the short form for 一眼レフ (ichi gan refu) which is in turn the colloquial term for ‘Single Lens Reflex’, not “single-lens” as google translate would lead you to believe

            • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

              Thanks R!

      • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

        The mount was not clear at the beginning, but then the rumors pointed to a regular F-mount. The fact that the mount was not known at the beginning bothers me a little bit.

    • tap0

      we can see the lens removable button in the front of the camera, the button that one has to press to remove the lens.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      It’s possible because at the beginning nobody could tell me the mount of the new camera. Let me check again.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      No fixed lens, I just confirmed again. F-mount.

      • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

        Thank you!

  • R!

    Really Nikons commercials sucks!!!!
    So does Canons by the way.
    The 50 mm looks pretty big ,or the camera is very small?

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      If it’s true that it’s Greg Wise – and I’m not at all sure – he’s a pretty big guy.

  • VictorC

    Forget about digital FM or F3, it looks like another boring dslr with huge grip, buttons and menus. nikon made the same mistake as olympus.

    • Erik

      Never mind. Film is still being made. I have two recently serviced FE2:s with new light seals and three FM3A:s. Maybe I will just forget about the whole DF thing.

  • ronin

    I see a commercial in which an actor pretends to be a homeless person lost in the woods.

    Therefore, I want to buy this camera, it being capable of taking the same pictures as any other camera, but purer.

  • silmasan

    How dare they cut off Chopin’s Raindrop like that!

    • silmasan

      Oh, I see. “DF” for D-Flat major. Clever.

  • Clubber Lang

    This dude looks like he should be sipping a cappuccino in a trendy cafe not walking in the woods. Also, A better scene would be “Impure Photography” and he comes across two nude women bathing. Finally, If some creepy dude was in the woods taking a picture of me while I was fly fishing I think I’d roll cast him in the jaw.

    • ronin

      That’s because the ad company that produced this got inside our heads, and now they know the target market. The target market is metrosexual hipsters who fantasize being crafty outdoorsman taking cliche pictures while millions of people sit at home and watch them on their PC.

      • USA

        The drama: Lost in the forest, the protagonist comes upon grown men casting their long poles in the river. He gasps; will he be able to capture the men’s long poles with his new, little box?

    • ronin

      Those fisherman are doing their best to ignore him. They’re sick of it. Every nancy boy who bought one of those stupid Nikons is now creeping through the woods, sneaking pictures of each other and of fisherman, fantasizing that they are as silent as the wolf.

      The sheriff has put up notices cautioning hikers to keep a look out for wandering retrosexuals, explaining that although alarming they are harmless.

      • jr456

        This whole post is a riot. I live in Manhattan and you usually see these types coming in from parts of Brooklyn with their tiny trendy cameras. I have nothing against them but the stereotypes are hilarious.

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