Nikon released video #2 of their Pure Photography campaign for the upcoming DF camera:
Well I can say one thing – this advertising is working. I have been into Nikon DLRS since 2008, learnt about each model as it come out and am on my 3rd DX upgrade – but I have never been sucked into following rumors like this time – I want to know about this camera NOW, even if I can not afford one yet.!
The lovely clicking sounds in the first video, makes me think of my Olympus OM-10 – I wonder if it CHANGING APERTURE, or could this new Nikon have MANUAL SHUTTER SETTING – now that would be a link to the past and create a real tactile experience.
I have a Bronica GS-1 and just love the process of winding the film, feeling the tension as the shutter sets and the pressure it puts on you to do something worthwhile with the camera.
Indeed. Sounds like Nikon marketing department finally figured out how to market a product. Tease, tease and tease. That is what Apple and Google, a mix of leaks, videos and employees’s carefull hints.
Ok, but what’s important is the product. I am still not convinced that what we will see is not just a camera with a lesser 16mp sensor than the D4 and the AF system from the D600.
A bigger one (hopefully). The grip seems rather small to me. And it seems to “lean” against the body on top where the – supposed – exposure-time-wheel sits.
In the two videos released so far we see: different camera straps and what appears to be differently shaped camera bodies. So far “Pure Photography” appears to be pure marketing to these lying eyes. The homo-erotic gasp when the model sees the men fishing with long poles in the river is funny, though. Dr. Freud would approve.
I didnt see a camera body in the first video. And a strap? The same, I would say.
See the captures of the top of the camera in the prior thread.
So what? Do You see that part in the second video?
yes. And you don’t have to use a capital Y when you address me.
Sorry for that. Unintentional. Where I live, this means respect.
Looks like a DSLR to me, normal one, nothing retro. Can’t quite imagine G lens to have aperture ring unless it will be some multifunctional ring like on some point and shoot cameras. Slowly sobering up from all that excitement.
Unless the ring is on the camera body, and replace a dial.
I’m guessing video #3 will be like a scene out of ‘Deliverance’ Only the camera survives, a testament to it’s ruggedness!
I hope they release the video in time for Halloween.
Nikon – hurry up and leak the price please – that A7/7r’s will be shipping in a week or two!
Or could it be so that Nikon thinks the impact on Sony A7/A7R sales is bigger if they are *not* revealing the true specs and price of the DF?
just another big dslr to me, very dispointed
Ronin, USA, NoGo, hexx. Which one do you like best?
Could you please rephrase your question so I can answer it? Because as it stands now I can’t really tell what it is you’re asking.
Which name do you like best, orbitz? Ronin, USA, NoGo or hexx. Or orbitz?
I like mine, have been using it for years. Ronin sounds good too, I like that film
Are you talking about user names apparently changing? I think that’s a Disquss bug.
This camera is dslr shaped. It ain’t no retro. Fail.
Check out this, not sure if anyone did it yet.
Not much, I guess they’ll unveil more details at the end of video #3, since this snapshot comes from #2 and those buttons were not visible in video #1.
Matt Granger (formerly ThatNikonGuy) has a video up talking through this camera’s rumors.
at least he pronounces Nikon correct
Hello, jared polin hereFROKNOWSPHOTOOOOOO
BUY MAH SHIRTSSS = I DONT EVEN TAKE PHOTOS ANYMORE
Fro does, but Matt doesn’t sell shirts. He’s spoken about it several times.
And of course he doesn’t care about rumors… unless there is an interesting camera coming. Waste of bandwidth if you ask me.
And he doesn’t say that everything he mentions comes straight from this site.
He thinks the 1×1 crop mode is for “Instagram maybe.” ::rolleyes::
One great shot.. I’m guessing the buffer is shithouse.
Seriously tho, previous rumor was for a 100 shot buffer.
Introducing the Nikon DF Fly Fishing Rod, retro styled with positronic sensor.
HA, looks like just another digital camera. If you really want retro – go buy a Nikon F and a few rolls of film. There. Done. Retro.
Don’t have to buy one. It’s enough to open my closet.
Nikun Stahp! Nikun waht are yoo doowin? Stahp!!
You killed of my dreamy Photograhunk. Really? You had to? No more mystery, no more suspense, no more wistfully staring (at me..). Now hes rambling through the undergrowth like a civil servant who lost his car keys after a night of dogging and is now late for work… Yuk.
O, yes, there was a camera too. Anyone esle notice how they keep it angled up so you can’t see the top plate or any dials that may or may not be on there?
And it doesn’t look very retro apart from the angular prism housing….
I imagined retro-style camera would look more retro than this.
It’s not about the photography, it’s about gawd!
Shutter sound will make that viral video wedding minister go ballistic big time. Me, I think is sounds beautiful.
Maybe they have implemented audio playback of the sampled sound from a classic film body. If the car industry does it, why not the camera industry too. Choose your shutter sound just like the ring tone on a mobile, maybe?
To my tired old eyes the”camera’ in those pictures looks like nothing more than a black painted hunk of wood. Yeah, I know, wet blanket and all that but, I don’t see enough to speculate on and it could be a prop.
I’m at a loss here as to why everybody here absolutes assumes and takes for granted that the guy in the video is actually using a production version of the Nikon DF.
There is absolutely nothing that guarantees that’s the case. The video series is all about making the pictures happen in a very “raw” way and NOT about gear. He could be holding a cardboard camera for all we know; again it’s not the marketing strategy Nikon is pushing here.
What the guy is holding could be anything….
You are so right. I assumed the guy in the #1 video was a moody, broody, deep, insightful, artistic hunk of a photogrpaher with big yet sensitive hands… But in the 2nd video he’s just a bumbling Mr. Bean. No words can describe my disappointment. The same might be true for the camera…
Is it just me, or in the video frame above (and in the actual video), it looks like someone purposefully obfuscated the image of the camera with a grey rectangle overlay, which makes the ‘grip’ area appear large and plastic. They could be trying to disguise the camera until the official reveal…….
Looks more like the Nikon N4004…………
Is that a 10-pin port in the top right? Clearly there’s an Fn and DOF preview button on the left.
I speculated it’s a tiny kilowatt searchlight assist the D600 focusing system.
That looks like the PC sync port cover from a film era camera.
Indeed. Probably is one.
or sync port like D800/E
Hm. Why would they choose to highlight that detail?
Maybe focus assistance lamp ?
PC connector. For flash sync.
Is it just me, or does the lens look shifted in relation to teh body?
Not just you, it does *look* like that.
Possibly because the camera is in a leather case.
That’s just jello video. Nothing to worry about.
I was thinking some kind of tilt feature.
It comes standard with a Lensbaby.
This looks like the D700 replacement you’ve been looking for. Mini D4.
But does it share the specs with the D4?
Nikon should have used the silver/black version in these teasers so that the teaser would be more attractive and eye-catching. The black version looks too normal for advertising purpose.
I think – it’s the second time I see that – that the lens used – if the new 50 f/1.8 G, has an AIS look with the chrome ring outside.
Hi Admin, do we have any update from the sources?
How do you add an image to a post?
You just paste URL of an image.
There is a little icon to click if you want to upload.
If you’re serious, I would sure love to see that image
I found this leaked photo of the camera taken in NYC at PPE!
I found it too! Gosh it looks ugly….
can you share the photo?
This is a bad joke, right?
I AM less excited. However, I’m still hoping for a highly functional perfect piece of pure photography machinery. Small and well constructed which gets the job done. That is the real heart behind retro. If they deliver this, then I will be happy and the the design is secondary.
With every new teaser this camera slowly but surely is being transformed into another boring dslr with (may be) the shutter speed knob….very sad to see that nikon followed olympus
The Nikon Jedi mind trick is beginning to wear off on the gullible.
Thom guided us into realizing that this is just a cheaper FX designed not to siphon sales from the pro bodies. Just like the SX series was weakly speced.
But I suspect it will have OPPDAF and/or a hybrid OVF/EVF viewing system.
Nikon will not undermine their top of the line systems until someone does it for them, and someone will eventually.
The funny part is that Nikon could make a kickass FX mirrorless, with fast AF. I’d buy it even if they overpriced it.
Why on earth are they not doing a pro FX mirrorless?
Pro mirrorless will come one day. Prob not until they can scale up up the Nikon 1 PDAF to cope with the shallow FX DOF.
Looks like the Nikon K-01
Why is my photography today not pure? or any less pure than an image I could get with this camera?
because you are using a D600
One great shot, and what did he say?
One great shot before the sensor gets dirty from oil drops?
Thanks, I know this ad is exclusively for OLD D600 users.
Anyway, would you please teach me what he really said after “one great shot?”
“One great shot rewards everything.”
Thank you. I appreciate it.
You know, I’m thinking, could this be the (up to now) mythical Digital Back for film cameras? Think about it.
Using but not defining what is meant by “Fusion.”
Is it a FM body or a F3 body? Maybe it’s both. That would explain why the hipster-guy looks so confused.
Maybe we are not to be presented with a camera, but rather a sensor module intended to latch into your appropriate optional replacement camera back.
Your FM or your F3 could live again…or both. For that matter, if that pesky back-focus problem could be fixed, this could be the beginnings of the workable interchangable sensor system everyone gets all bent about on a regular basis. And why keep limited to Nikon? You really could have favored-party sensors mounted on pre-existing body/lens combinations.
Naw! Ain’t never gonna happen…
But what if it does?
No. It will kill their profit so they won’t do it.
If there is a demand, Nikon can charge a price for it. As simple as that.
A River Runs Through It….
Maybe is just my immagination…but it looks like an F3/F4…digital, with AF F3. Too good to be true…and with 102000 iso D4 sensor I could also live with the ridicolous 39 point AF!!
Me too, coming from D7000, this could be an awesome upgrade (full frame + really high ISO).I’m waiting for the price and official specs.
Looking at the screen shots, the camera looks like a Nikon EM with an E series 50/ 1.8. The lens was decent.
I wonder if they will use the same sensors of the recent sony alpha A7/R ,
or otherwise they won’t work dslr., but Nikon should come with new sensors.
Sony denied Nikon using their sensor in this one.
I’ll be glad when the marketing hype is over… and we find out some details.
A “Hybrid” camera is one which used both film and digital imaging at the sam time.
There has been rumors for years that Nikon had a design on such a camera, but the imaging element on the digital side was not sophisticated enough until recently (The D800 changed this).
The new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58 mm f/1.4G telegraphs a profound shift in the quality of the lens, and this lens would need a camera of equal quality.
“Pure Photography” uses prim lenses only, and intermixes digital imagery in both color and true panchromatic, and of course “develop-stop-fix-wash” film.
There is also some possibility that Nikon has a Medium Format Digital Camera with a 70mm sensor.
What the heck are you talking about?
Google translate may not have served you well in this case
My hope is that it will have interchangeable focus screens so I can put a totally uncluttered plain matte focus in it for ideal manual focusing.
A thought. If Nikon made this a totally manual camera with no auto mode at all (neither auto exposure nor auto focus) it would become mandatory equipment for all photo students.
my wish come true
And (obviously with no AF and ground glass screens) a true retro camera.
Interesting how the model walks through a mostly coniferous forest and suddenly finds himself on the side of the river with only decidous trees in sight.
Somebody in the comments (James Atkinson) speculated about MF 70mm sensor, interesting idea, could it actually be a medium format sensor with a new medium format 50mm lens from Nikon? and auto sensor crop depending on what lens you use? I guess that 1.8 aperture contradicts that idea unfortunately…
The former “video record” button now invokes a teleportation device that instantaneously moves the photographer to the nearest pure photo op.
Maybe not a 70mm sensor, but wouldn’t a square sensor be interesting?
What does he say exactly at the end ? It sounds like “One great shots rewards everything”. But that does not make sense since “shots” is plural and “one” is clearly not plural
Yes. And “rewards” means the subject must be singular, right?
I heard “shot”, singular, making the grammar correct.
What’s with the creepy videos? This guy looks like he’s stalking someone.
Yeah, thanks for that, Dexter.
It appears that the “retro” thing was a rumor or hype or something — this looks like a standard contemporary DSLR. I wonder what you guys would think it needs to have to justify the price over a D610?
Depends on how you define “retro” now doesn’t it?
Justify the price? The Billingham Hadley Pro bag, that actor carries, is included
This thing looks NOTHING like a contemporary DSLR; I can’t fathom why people keep saying that.
It’s clearly smaller than a D600; more akin to an F3 with a half-case on it. And for those who don’t remember AiS lenses, the “silver” ring around the lens barrel is a clear throw back to that era. Expect the body to be as well.
Nikon will surprise us all and release a new film camera.
Exactly, it’s an F6 with a Digital sensor!
No! It’s a D4 for film!
Out of curiosity if you take old school cameras like f90 or f100 and put little more than a digital back can you make a much cheaper camera? It doesn’t look retro so I’m curious if this will truly slot below d610 in pricing as one person posted in forums earlier.
Expect a starting price of $2499 for such a back, in case it’s FF.
(The bulky Leica DMR was $5995 when new)
Do you have any juicy info or do we have to rely on Nikon’s handouts to tell us what is coming….
Did you miss my previous posts?
Any photographs or price ? What does your contact in Sendai say ?
Don’t be an ass.
NR has a long history of collecting and reporting rock-solid info. He was reporting on this long before these videos came available.
It’s funny how none of those videos mentioned the source of their specs
I thought about that too. Seems wrong not to get a “via” link at least.
Why so defensive ? All I asked was if he had any more info now. Clear the mist from your glasses and learn to read.
Nikon has removed the NIKON DF from the ‘line up’ side – strange I think. hmmmm …. Whats your thoughts about that?
Yes, maybe they are working on the real site.
Yes maybe But a little strange anyway.
Any new info on the DF?
And Admin. Didn’t you report on an interchangeable mirror less camera with a large sensor in the pipeline around the time the Nikon Coolpix A was announced? Maybe this is it – if its really hybrid
In my first report few months ago (http://nikonrumors.com/2013/08/08/nikon-to-release-new-entry-level-dslr-camera-revised-compact-cameras.aspx/) I was not sure if the new “mystery” camera will be mirrorless or retro-styled. We now know that it’s retro-styled, which means there will not be another mirrorless except probably a new V3/J4 in January for the CES show.
The D4 is gorgeous
Maybe Nikon has really listened to this thread and is getting last minute regrets about the AF system. Withdrawing it before it has been released.
If you look closely in HD, you can see that they intentionally blurred the camera, by photoshopping a small black patch. The patch follows the camera movement. Look closely !! So the camera, may not be THAT big in reality. Look for 00:07 to 00:09, in HD, and do some frame by frame, Fast Foward and rewind. You will see what i mean.
He should be wearing a Members Only jacket.
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