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Nikon DF Pure Photography video teaser #4

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Like clockwork Nikon released the fourth Pure Photography teaser - two more videos and we will see the real thing on November 5th:

This time the video ends with the text "Savor photography all over again 5 November, 2013":

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The next video will be released in two days (Thursday night EST).

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  • Alex

    Looks like the new 50mm 1.8 will actually be the current 1.8G with a metal ring around it! wow! this is so amazing … shut up and take my money

  • Eva

    Although Mr. NR probably already knows a lot more then we do. ;)

    Wouldn’t it be great if this new camera would have a modular sensor?
    ‘savor photography all over again’ – somehow made me think of this.

    The sensor is the the ‘digital’ film and many people have many different wishes about the sensor size and use.

    I for example love my D800E, but some hate it because of its 36MP sensor and the file sizes it produces. I would really love to see the possibility of a switchable 16/24/36 MP sensor module option on this camera.

  • cometchaser

    Now with the logo ;)

    • VK

      Perfect!

    • hexx

      that’s so pretty!

    • BroncoBro

      Yes, sign me up for one of these!

    • Kim

      I’ve dreamt of a camera like that since the introduction of digital.

    • Pelex

      Little pee came out…

    • McPIX

      I’ll take one, for sure!

    • rhlpetrus

      Awesome!

  • hexx

    OK, I’m ready :)

    • VK

      Ready to sell X and Merrill ? :)))

      • hexx

        Nope, keeping Merrill but might replace X-Pro1 with this one if it turns out as good as we hope. I want shutter speed dial on top and would pair it with a couple of AF-D lenses I have and then later would add some older AI lenses. But if it has PASM it would be a no go for me, can’t go back to that :) how about you, excited?

        • VK

          Excited big time! I have a small collection of classic nikons and nikkors and still using them:)
          But, same as you, PASM is absolutely no go for me.

  • Crackity Jones

    Why is everyone treating the a7 as this camera’s competitor? Other than one extra dial, the a7 is no more retro than any other camera, and unless the rumors are wrong, the Df promises to be an entirely different kind of camera (DSLR v mirrorless). What am I missing?

    • TheInConvenientRuth

      Because they pre-ordered the A7(r) and now realised what a colossal mistake they made and now desperatley try to validate their choice by trying to win more people over to their side?
      It’s like that guy in the bar, everyone’s drinking beer and he shows up with a pink cocktail with an umbrella and then feels obliged to spend the rest of the evening defending his choice using terms a ‘calorie count’, ‘advanced flavour’ and ‘carbonless drink’…

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Apparently having a full-frame sensor means Nikon is releasing this as a response to a camera they didn’t know existed until last week.

    • Captain Megaton

      Perhaps you are missing the fact that people don’t buy or not buy a camera because it is “retro” or because it has one or another control layout. People want to buy a small, full frame, system camera. If the DF and a7 happen to occupy the same price bracket, they are in competition by definition.

      • Crackity Jones

        Understood. (Though I do think people very much consider control layouts when choosing a camera.) But I don’t see any evidence that the Df is going to be “small” in any meaningful way. People seem to have grafted that hope on top of a body of evidence that suggests it will be roughly D6x0-sized — maybe slightly smaller but not to a degree that will be a decision-maker for most.

      • JorPet

        Price point alone does not put them into competition with each other. A Tesla S that is the same price as a 1-ton, king cab, extended bed, diesel, 4×4 pick-up truck is not really “in competition” with it. There is a lot more to defining your target market than price. Comparing such products only on price indicates you don’t understand what the difference in feature sets will do for you for how you use the product.

        On second thought, maybe that is why so many of those pick-ups are used as single occupant commuter vehicles.

  • broxibear

    What happened to “uncluttered” ?…the front is pretty button rich.
    It’s definitely not going to be as minimal looking as the X Pro1 or Sony A7…which for me is disappointing.
    Still can’t get any real idea about the price, but joining the dots from a few places points at D800 price.
    It’ll be interesting how they market the DF after it’s been announced, will they stick with the “pure” angle which limits the type of people who will want to buy it…or do they say it’s not that pure and it was just marketing hype ? Are the people they are targeting not already carrying their X100s or NEX 7s as their extra camera when they don’t feel like lugging around their D3/4/800s ?
    So much choice out there now, look at the Nikon 1, technically a very good camera…but there were other choices in that market, other choices that buyers found far more attractive.
    I think the DF is in for a tough ride from people it’s not aimed at, and those it is aimed at…teaser ads and hype are a big risk if the product doesn’t match.

    • http://ohm-image.net/ ohm image

      The X-Pro is actually quite button cluttered. The front isn’t so bad, but the back is bad. Your thumb is guaranteed to hit one or two buttons. I don’t think we will get Japanese companies to truly simplify interfaces. It’s not in their design DNA.

      I have no doubt that this camera will superficially look like an F3, but will be neither as intuitive nor as robust. I’m fine on the latter point as I’m no war tog, but I really would like a non-Leica camera to come with an absolute minimum of controls that focus on photographic necessaries like: aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. Niceties like DOF preview buttons and timers are good extras, but more than that and it becomes a complicated computer, not a camera. The back should forgo the AEF/AF buttons and dials and make available things like playback/delete and a nav button. It won’t happen but it would be nice.

      • hexx

        yep, remember after a year of shooting with X100 I bought X-Pro1 and kept pressing Q button

      • J. Dennis Thomas

        The X-Pro has very inconveniently placed buttons as well. I kept pushing them with my nose and accidentally pressing them while simply holding the camera.

        I really wanted to love that X-Pro, but it just drove me nuts with all its quirks.

        • hexx

          ah, you are left eye shooter then if you’re pressing buttons with your nose, my GF does the same, left eye shooter too.

          • J. Dennis Thomas

            I switch-eye, but it seems like I was always hitting the drive button with my nose. And that GD macro button. with my thumb. That macro button was not needed in such a prominent place. That always mucked me up.

        • http://ohm-image.net/ ohm image

          We certainly agree on this. The X-Pro is a GREAT idea, but a very poorly executed machine. I expected too much of it. Sadly I bought the wrong camera. I was looking for a digital replacement for my Canon P, a simple box with three controls. The X-Pro feels more like a machine than my D800 does, primarily because of its many ‘thinking’ moments where a button is pressed and there is lag. But the poorly placed back buttons that clutter the interface are simply unforgivable in a camera that by all looks is supposed to act like a traditional camera.

          I hope Nikon obviate the Japanese need to put a button on an open space just because it is open.

          • J. Dennis Thomas

            I talked myself into buying one. TWICE.

            I felt like I had to WORK to get good photos. It never did what I wanted it to when I needed it to.

            • http://ohm-image.net/ ohm image

              Twice? Wow. I’m keeping mine as there currently is no better overall platform for the way I shoot when hiking. It isn’t perfect, but it does what is needed when I have time to put up with the waiting… something that isn’t because the X focuses on photography (as its supporters claim) but because its computers are too slow.

              wait for start up
              wait for exposure
              wait for image to pop up
              wait for file to write
              wait for EVF to speed up a bit so you can see what the hell is going on…
              wait because you pressed a wrong button
              wait because you cannot delete from magnified preview…
              etc., and so on

              horrible execution of a wonderful idea.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t get brainwashed. I got banned from the X-Forum because I pretty much said the same thing you did. Even when I logically explained why I didn’t think the camera was spectacular I was attacked.

              When they came out with that firmware 3 I thought maybe they finally got it right. Nope. Maybe the XPro2 will fix it. I won’t know however. I won’t buy again.

              I felt like I was launching a missile attack from the viewfinder, but for some reason the missiles kept hitting the wrong country.

              In the end I figured out that I could do everything faster with my M8 (which isn’t exactly a rocket) and I honestly have more fun shooting with the Leica.

            • http://ohm-image.net/ ohm image

              I wouldn’t consider everyone ‘brainwashed’, at least not by Fuji. I think there is some mystique associated with a rangefinder lookalike. People think that because it looks like a rangefinder, they are better photographers, or are better able to take photos. Or, are better able to frame or be part of their environments. I don’t know.

              The X series has a lot of strange supporters. I like the design. It is the primary reason I purchased it. I love that I can see the settings my camera is in without it being switched on (minus changing ISO, which is a train wreck on the Fuji).

              It is more direct. Even pro Niks and Cans require double presses of buttons and dials to change most functions. Ridiculous, especially when cameras from the same manufacturers prior to the 90′s had dials and switches that did only one thing and one thing only. Everything was direct and simple to operate. Manual? What for?

              I hoped the Fuji would be a return to direct interaction. In some ways it is, but as you and I both know, it is fully of just as many provisos as it is pros.

              But I’m probably going to stick with it. I don’t dig X Trans or the slowness of the camera, or the chintzy viewfinder or the horrible feel of the shutter button or the gazillion buttons, but I enjoy that at the very least, the camera TRIES as different road.

              And agreed, M8/9 or any real rangefinder (not the Contax G) should be many times faster operating than the X Pro is.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              I LOVE the design. It’s a beautiful camera.

              But somewhere along the lines the designers went overboard and started jamming too much stuff into it. And the button layout obviously had NO input from a photographer. Honestly, if they just sat down with about a dozen real life photographers (not the computer desk variety you find on here) they could keep all of the functions, but have them laid out in a much more logical manner. It has the ability to be an awesome camera.

              I like the X-trans. I think the sensor is great. And it IS nice that they are trying something new, but it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

              I can say that as a two-time buyer I gave the camera more than a fair shake. But as overpriced as Leicas are they do what they’re supposed to do. Take a picture easily.

            • http://ohm-image.net/ ohm image

              I agree with much of what you say. The layout thing… I think no matter what they did originally, the back would be too full of buttons. It’s like the Atari Jaguar controller but in a space meant for more than just the hands. The Leica M8/9/240 back does everything the Fuji back does but with a precision and focus that nails what the machine is made for.

              I agree Leica is expensive, but they are a luxury brand. If luxury brands didn’t exist, there would be no direction for middling/low end brands like Nikon/Fuji/Canon/Pentax to shoot.

              I cannot afford a contemporary Leica, but I would love to own one. Well… I find the current M a bit too heavy. I have a leica CL, which I think is perfect. If Leica could scale the fabulous build quality of the current M down to a CL body size/weight and commensurate price, and keep things simple (no video,audio, etc.) I would jump for one. The Fuji is the closest design (not size) to my idea.

              What I prefer about the Fuji mount is that it permits helicoid adapters so that my tiny M/L lenses can focus as closely as SLR lenses can. That is a saving grace.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              “If luxury brands didn’t exist, there would be no direction for middling/low end brands like Nikon/Fuji/Canon/Pentax to shoot.”

              And there’d be no brands for cheap fanboys to hate on.

      • Captain Megaton

        “I don’t think we will get Japanese companies to truly simplify interfaces. It’s not in their design DNA.”

        I got a chuckle out of that, because I know very well that stereotypes or no stereotypes its the truth.

        • http://ohm-image.net/ ohm image

          I live in Japan and have pretty much appliances all from the same country. Control layouts for Japanese stuff (especially the stuff made for the home market) is ridiculous. Often, there are more than one on/off buttons in the same small area, and poorly labelled or too closely packed panels are the norm.

          Obviously, ergonomics are not important here. Instead ‘features’ or feature lookalikes are. As long as there is a button, even if it doesn’t do anything helpful, it is a feature. And the marketing team will label it as one. Simplification simply doesn’t exist here.

      • broxibear

        Hi ohm image, I was just talking about the front since that’s all we’ve seen so far. I’m looking at my GF1 at the moment and it only has one button on the front, the lens release button. If the idea is back to basics, “pure” etc then you don’t need all those buttons…the M9 doesn’t have many on the back…I agree it would be nice to forgo all the extra buttons but I don’t think Nikon are brave enough to do it.
        “Retro styled” isn’t going to cut it with people who just wanted the basic controls you would find on a FM2 coupled with a digital sensor and lcd screen…maybe there isn’t a big enough market for that type of camera and it wouldn’t make financial sense to make it…I don’t know ?
        I would love to have a look at the early concept drawings for the DF…I bet there were some stunning designs that were turned down for being too minimal.

        • http://ohm-image.net/ ohm image

          Ah, the front. The front of the X-Pro isn’t too cluttered. The new Nikon looks about as cluttered as a traditional F (pro series) camera, though with the addition of one or two buttons. That is enough in my opinion. As far as I’m concerned, a camera should be as stripped down to necessities as possible.

          I think you are right: retro style isn’t going to cut it for people looking for direct, simple control over a classically ergonomic camera. And you are probably right that there isn’t much of a market for such a camera. Shame. But we will see what the Df comes out as and at what price and the reaction to it.

          I’ve been surprised even at Nikon Rumors by the demands of all sorts of crazy functionality in a camera that, at least on the outside, looks to eschew computer do-it-all-damned-be-core-functionality for direct, simple operation. It seems that half the people slavering of this camera want a D800 or a D4, not a digital F/M series camera.

          Because Nikon have to listen to those requests that is what most worries me.

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      I carry an X100s every day. It’s slow and I wish it fit my Nikkors.

  • Dweeb

    Squeeeeeeee! Squeeeeeeee! The fanboys are all worked up over Nikon’s free social net advertising. I never want to hear a word about this joke ever again.

    Then again it is a rumour which is what the site’s all about.

    • Sandy Bartlett

      And yet, here you are. How delightfully ironic. Squeee indeed.

  • Konrad J

    IMHO relatively to the lens size Nikon DF is 121 mm by 98 mm

    • Konrad J

      After seeing picture downloaded by cometcacher slightly edited dimensions: 130 mm by 103 mm

      • Captain Megaton

        Dimensions: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm. Don’t forget that perspective will make the lens look bigger (and the body smaller) in the photo.

        • BroncoBro

          I was thinking the same thing. No way a 50mm lens is going to need a 67-72mm filter. Having said that, it doesn’t look like it will be 52mm either. That’s disappointing.

          • Konrad J

            72 mm is a diameter of present 50/1.8 AF-S lens barrel, not filter size (58 mm in this case). I assumed that new 50/1.8 lens diameter is the same. Biggest 50-like lens – Zeiss Otus diameter has diameter 92 mm with filter thread 77 mm.

        • Konrad J

          Sure it’s a long shot to guess size from some blurry photo. But one can dream about FX DSLR smaller than the A7.

      • rhlpetrus

        This lens looks awfully large for the camera, something is wrong. Maybe it was shot with a WA, but I doubt anyone would do that. 130mm x 103mm is really small, smaller than a D610, about 10mm in each direction. I doubt that.

      • saywhatuwill

        I actually think assuming the f/1.8 lens has a 72mm filter is incorrect. If the filter size was smaller then the dimensions should increase accordingly.

        • Konrad J

          72 mm is current 50/1.8 AF-S lens diameter, not filter size (58 mm).

  • Jarrett

    So, my birthday is on the 1st….and I am more excited about the 5th. All gifts will be requested in the form of camera fund money. This thing looks great.

    Considering it’s smaller size, I think it will actually fit well in my hands. I know we know little about it, but is anyone thinking about where it will sit as far as price? I mean, I know the sensor is promising, but its unlike any full frame camera as of yet. It’s in no way competing with the crazy stats of the D4′s body and capabilities so i am keeping my fingers crossed. No video, and considering this was first talked abut as a response to Sony’s A7 (which has a ton of features for only 2k) I am hoping the price point will fit somewhere close to the 2k range with the lens. That seems like a very market friendly place to start since they dropped the price of the D600

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      It couldn’t have been a response to the Sony. This has obviously been in the design stages long before the Sony was announced.

      • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

        Yeah, the videos were shot in September, and even Nikon couldn’t engineer a camera in a few weeks.

        This isn’t a response – it was planned long in advance.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          People are cuckoo.

          The A7 and this thing are two completely different animals. By making it a DSLR it will actually be responsive. A real camera instead of a full-frame point and shoot. Sorry, but on-chip PDAF still has a long way to go to compete.

          A full-frame sensor is not the answer to the problems of mirrorless cameras.

          • hexx

            but still, kudos to Sony for making it, it will just start up competition and hopefully we will see more FF options on the market next year, competition is always good (somebody once told me)

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Sony has been digging for a niche to dominate. This may be their product. It doesn’t do much for me. I’m not easily impressed because something has a full-frame sensor.

              DX sensors are fine for compact cameras as Fuji has sufficiently proved.

  • Crackity Jones

    I know the rumors refer to support for pre-AI lenses, but I can’t imagine this camera will include a pin for coupling with such lenses. It would require so much additional engineering for an extremely tiny margin of additional functionality. I have a couple AI and AIS lenses, but I don’t know too many people itching to uncork old pre-AI lenses.

    • Captain Megaton

      Yeah, this has been bugging me too. And there is enough of the camera now visible that we can guess that coupling “prong” is absent. However, if the Ai coupler can retract to allow pre-AI lenses to safely mount, then the “hybrid” viewfinder can allow the metering when in EVF mode.

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Yeah, doesn’t seem like a feasible option. Possible, yes. But in the long run not very practical. I wouldn’t use an old lens like that on a state of the art sensor. The fact is that the days of old film lenses being great bargains are coming to an end because the sensors are just too good.

      Even Nikon’s top DX lenses designed specifically for digital are showing their age with sensors like the D7100′s

  • alessandro

    Hey, does anybody noticed that, in the video, the actor/photographer is manual focusing? I do not think it’s by accident… And this should answer about battery dispute…

  • arcsif

    After seeing teaser No2. I thought it will be possible to change the pentaprism to an EVF. Now that we have a button on the side of the prism-house this thought has come up again. This way we could all have the benefits of each system: Fast AF, etc. with the pentaprism and focus peaking, night-time photography and others with the EVF (mirror up + live view). This would be appealing…

  • TheInConvenientRuth

    He seems to purposely manually focus all his shots in the teasers. If you look at the side view of the new 50mm in the latest teaser, it appears that the focussing ring actually sits over the lens barrel, like many proper MF dampened lenses are. What if “It’s in my hands again” simply means the focus?
    What if “Hybrid” simply means a manual focus, part mechanical body/controls with digital sensor? What if that is Thom’s little secret? What if it has no Video because it is MF? What if it has a proper high magnification viewfinder and a proper choice of full matte or split screen ground glass?
    And what if, by omitting the AF module and af mirror and video, the price point is actually MUCH lower than we anticipate? Now THAT would be a bold move by Nikon. But not entirely implausable.

    • hexx

      some interesting ‘what if’ questions there, 5 days to go and we should all know, by then I’ll have no nails on my fingers though :)

    • Börje Dahrén

      I like your thinking, but I can’t really see them release a camera completely without AF. But maybe there is a very simple, but high quality, AF-system. One point only in the center, and a split image as well for MF. wild speculations now :-)

      • TheInConvenientRuth

        No, unless they use on-sensor AF, a split screen will interfere with the AF center point.

        • Börje Dahrén

          oh, crap. didn’t think about that. Is that the same when you instal Katz Eyes focus screen on your DSLR’s?

          Well then, fingers crossed for some innovative way of assisting manual focus in the OVF!

          • TheInConvenientRuth

            It depends on which screen you install on which dslr, Check their website for details to make sure.

          • Erik

            Hybrid finder with focus peeking?

            • Börje Dahrén

              If that can be done, amazing! as long as it’s not a pure EVF.

        • JohnH

          No, a split screen doesn’t affect the center focus point it affects the exposure.

      • BroncoBro

        Agree. You wouldn’t see these previews with the camera sporting a “yet-to-be-released” lens that’s labeled AF-S NIKKOR.

  • KnightPhoto

    I like that tag line “…lead me somewhere new”. I find that to be true…

    • RipWinkleDinkle

      “….lead me somewhere new (unless you’re referring to camera design)”

  • Emmevi

    Insane…i keep refreshing Nikonrumors every 10 minutes…However someone in Italy said that there will be the possibility to change the focusing screen…like a real F3 hp…would be great!

  • Stan Dibben

    I’d like to see a little restyling in the logo. Definitely no italics, maybe thinner than what we are used to nowadays:

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf2/f2/variants/f2titan/NikonF2Titanfront.JPG

    http://i1.treklens.com/photos/16268/hrl_5286_hrl_nikon_f3_ll.jpg

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d800-d800e/images/intro.jpg

    tone sur tone is impossible. But if the project is per se as it seems, we won’t find italics in the logo.

    • Lamar Lamb

      That F2T is sure is nice. I just saw one in BGN condition listed at KEH for $1429.00 US without the “Titan” marking and with the DE2 non-metered prism.

  • stoooopid

    Wow, when was the last time a photography product got as much hype as this? It is blazing up the forums on most photography sites.

    • Erik

      D800?

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

      Nikon is playing us like a violin.

  • BroncoBro

    I have to admit that I’m capable of being smitten by how a camera looks. It shouldn’t make any difference, really. I recently bought a cordless drill by Milwaukee and the looks of it were absolutely irrelevant. But, I remember when I bought a Nikon F2, my first serious camera, how entranced I was by its appearance (I still think the F2 is great looking). They are both just tools, but… Anyway, if this camera looks like the recent mock-ups shown here, all I can say is WOW!

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Nothing wrong with liking a camera for looks.

      I buy my guitars for looks AND sound. So I’d have no shame in buying a camera that looked cool over a camera with similar appointments that looked ugly.

  • Crackity Jones

    Next video: Our hero is on the sideline at the Super Bowl, press pass dangling around his shawl-collared sweater. The halfback is breaking through the line, two blockers having cleared a path to the end zone. Our hero smirks knowingly, puffs some dust from his lens, and lifts the camera to his eye. Ah, the decisive moment is before him. He turns the focus ring deliberately and selects an appropriate aperture. Gently depressing the shutter release, his 50mm f/1.8 grabs the image before him — a square of empty grass because all 22 players have moved 30 yards downfield.
    All the other photographers, with their 70-200s, 300s, and 400s are near the endzone, capturing the halfback’s leap into the arms of the elated fans.
    Our hero lowers his camera and smirks again. His employer calls. “Did you get that? You got the shot?”
    “The grass is beautiful today.”
    Pure Unemployment.

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      Voted up for pure mental imagery!

    • BroncoBro

      Yeah, well, you won’t be doing that with this camera…certainly not doing it for a living. But, it will do a lot of other things extremely well, I’m sure.

    • Lamar Lamb

      Shot with a Nikon FM last month. Lots more where that came from too I usually get as many keepers with it as i do with my digital stuff. It’s all about timing and zone focus….. Don’t knock it till you try it.

    • hexx

      there’s no super bowl in Scotland ;) only a proper man’s sport called rugby

    • JorPet

      Maybe he’s shooting for Scotts and all those players just kept getting in the way.

    • Jorge

      LOVE IT!

    • Jorge

      LOVE IT!

  • orpickaname

    Mom, calm down, it was just a joke. And it wasn’t about Auto vs Manual at all, as much as it was about a tiny 50/1.8 vs the big teles.

    ;)

  • Crackity Jones

    I wish I were a kid, and my weapon of choice was an FM2, before I graduated up to an F4.

    Just poking fun at the ad campaign, Ruth.

  • FinchBug

    I have a party-feeling. Cheers!

  • lololalallll

    Neat. And I applaud the direction. However It’s still going to be too big with the lenses Nikon has at the moment.

    • jk

      well, it is smaller than anything else in this category , especially with the 58mm f1.4G , it looks really small.

      • lololalallll

        Agreed, but I don’t see a reason to get this apart from it being a toy to compliment my D700. I understand completely why they went to the old F series. But I prefer the small form of the old Nikon/Leica range finders. I’m moving to the xpro2/xe2.
        Smaller bodies, smaller lenses. I’m sure it will be a beautiful piece of kit however. It might persuade me to keep my gear, but we’ll see Nov 5th.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          Smaller is only better if size is your sole determining factor. Unfortunately the X’s don’t function on par with a DSLR. Have fun trying to focus in anything but excellent light and say goodbye to focus tracking.

          • lololalallll

            Good thing I don’t shoot sports. I shot a wedding with my x100s. Low light focusing was excellent.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              That’s very nice. I’m very proud of you.

  • VK

    Admin, do you have any updates to previous rumors recap? Thanks

  • jk

    does it have 4k video mode?
    does it have 60p at full HD?
    if it does both , I will get it.
    I personally like the look of it (better without the FX plate , though)

    • Opie

      Haven’t you been paying attention? You’re not allowed to want video. That’s not pure photography. We only do pure photography here.

      Nikon were industry leaders when they blazed the trail into dslr video, and now they once again garner our undying praise for leading us back out of it. What a bunch of geniuses they are.

  • jefferylewis

    But will it brass?

    • TheInConvenientRuth

      Will it blend?

  • TheInConvenientRuth

    I have no NDA but my husband has so legally do I have a 50% NDA?
    (Not about the DF, about that other one).

    • Micycle

      What other one? And yes, you can tell us half of what you know today and half tomorrow.

      • Erik

        D400?
        D4S?
        D710?

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      If you’re willing to take the advice of an unqualified, anonymous internet poster, then no, you’re under no obligations and should tell us everything.

    • TheInConvenientRuth

      Sorry, drunk ruthy waiting for a bus home shouldn’t go on NR.
      If he reads this I’m screwed. He thinks I spend too much time here as it is :D

  • saywhatuwill

    I was hoping for a completely silent camera, not one that had a shutter/mirror click. I know a lot of people are so happy about the sound of the camera, but I wanted one that didn’t make a noise or very little at most. I guess I want a truly mirrorless camera. If the hybrid viewfinder allows that, man, I’ll definitely go against my good judgement and preorder it right away and get one of the first. That will be before “specificiations to change without notice” takes effect.

    As for those that want a brass camera, I certainly don’t. It’s nice to have an oopsey and not have to look at that dent the rest of the life of the camera.

    • Börje Dahrén

      so you prefer to have “an oopsey” and the camera breaks? I’d take a dent every day of the week. :-)

      • saywhatuwill

        Why would it break? My D700 hasn’t yet. I do admit that my FE with MD12 took a 6′ dive years ago and both the camera and the motor drive continues to work to this day. There is a small dent in the FE though.

  • Kendall Owns Ownafide

    The only feature that is a real intrigue to me at this point is what the viewfinder will be like. How far and where is Nikon taking this “hybrid” meaning? Does this mean hybrid viewfinder? Is the new pentaprism possibly going to mean more magnification? The only thing in photography I truly lust over is the prospect of a modern camera with a giganto viewfinder like my OM2. For me that size of viewfinder would be worth at LEAST an extra $500 if not more. If you have never looked through an OM, do yourself a huge favor and find an OM to look through. It feels like flying versus crawling with today’s peephole viewfinders. It is probably hoping for too much though.

    • Stan Dibben

      Agree for the magnification (Om1 user), but I can still remember how the world looked like through the Nikon FA finder.

      I don’t know why, but when I sold mine for a used F3 (DE-2 aka non Hp), I realized that finder had something I have not been able to find again.

      • Theodoros Fotometria

        Oh com’on guys… there is nothing like the DA-2 on an F3… Nothing ever… not even MF… Especially if it was combined with the Beattie screen or with Nikon’s own P2….

        • Stan Dibben

          Never used one. Many people told me the same. But c’mon, it’s very strange on the F3 body… And it still costs a lot of money… Surely for its advantages

        • Killroy™

          I agree. The DA-30 on the F5 is probably my favorite finder Nikon ever made. No wonder it was $1,000 when it first came out.

      • Kendall Owns Ownafide

        I only came into the world of photography about a decade ago so I got my OM2 actually after a few years of being used to tiny viewfinder in digitals. I’ll never forget the first time I looked through the viewfinder, it was like I had never used a camera before. I wanted to reach out with my hand and grab everything I was looking at. It made the tiny viewfinders seem crippling by comparison. Oh if only this body had something like that. It won’t, but a boy can dream.

  • MB

    It looks so much like F3 so I wonder, as well as most of the people wearing glasses I presume, if the viewfinder would be HP type …

    • Erik

      That would be great!

    • Stan Dibben

      I though about it, too. I prefer the DE-2 finder vs HP finder (DE-3). More magnification, and more balance with the Giugiaro body.

      • MB

        Maybe they should make then interchangeable as back in the good old days when cameras were systems :)

  • VK

    Viewfinder specs for some “old” classics:
    F3HP (DE-3) 0.75x magnification, about 100% coverage
    F3 (DE-2) 0.8x, same coverage
    FA 0.8x magnification, 93% coverage

    OM-1 0.92x, 97% coverage <- my favourite :)
    Most good modern DSLR have only 0.75x magnification.

    • Stan Dibben

      I love the finder and the needle of my Om-1.

      • VK

        Df 0.9x, 100% + built-in diopter correction (like F4)

        :)

  • J. Dennis Thomas

    I shot a professional boxing match with my M8 and 50mm Lux recently. It wasn’t easy, but the images are pure magic.

    • TheInConvenientRuth

      That’s a very purrdy picture

  • Stan

    the cost will be the deciding factor for me…….Nikon please redeem yourself and do this right…..

  • Shawn

    Is it just me or does he seem to be just going to “cold” depressing places that seem to have little real photographic value. If I were crating these videos I would have continued on the tradition of using nice rich and warm subjects and not these “cold” spaces.

    • FredBear

      Yup nice beach scenes at midday seems a better idea. Lots of bright washed-out areas with high DR.

  • Cesar

    Oh man this is one camera I really want! It has a nice click by the way!

  • Shutterphoto

    anyone notice how he was manually focusing the new 50mm f/1.8 G lens that has been redesigned to take on a classic style…maybe hinting that the camera may in fact have some sort of focus aid to make manual focus shooting easier, fingers crossed that it will be a split image focus screen of sorts…what is the consensus from everyone?

  • http://timiambeing.me/ Tim Woodward

    All I can imagine is Nikon must have thousands if not millions of mirror boxes laying around that they have to keep reinventing the same old thing! Lovely idea to release a dedicated stills camera – I for one absolutely love the idea, I wouldn’t shoot a second of movie except on a mobile phone purely for fun. But this is OLD stuff, what could they possibly put in this little black box that isn’t in a thousand little black boxes just like it from themselves and their twin brothers Canon? OK it’s a bit retro – well hello Olympus did that about 4 years ago? Sorry Nikon I’m not your market obviously, I like to move forward, embrace new technology – I don’t like that slapping mirror sound or the delay this introduces, or the inconvenience of not being able to see in the viewfinder the image I am taking (I can see what it looks like in real life by simply lifting my eye from the viewfinder, the viewfinder is there to tell me all sorts of wonderful stuff, which it can’t if it’s optical). Sony, who make tellys and audio and computers and games consoles and stuff, happen to be the most innovative and enterprising camera manufacturer right now – what has happened to the major two companies specialising in camera technology – well they just keep on doing what they have kept on doing since the first mirrorless camera emerged – ignoring the whole idea (Canon’s attempt at a mirrorless design was simply sad!). Like I say – it must just be this is not their market, I just hope by the time they wake up there is a market for them to play in.

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