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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for June 2014

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These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for June 2014:

  1. Nikon D800/E replacement to be announced on June 26th
  2. The Nikon D800/D800E replacement will be called D810
  3. Nikon D810 leaks hours before the official announcement
  4. Nikon D810 official announcement
  5. Nikon D800/D800E vs. D810 specifications comparison
  6. Nikon D810 announcement this week
  7. Nikon D810 product and promo videos, hands-on reviews
  8. We are getting closer to another Nikon announcement
  9. Nikon D810 recap
  10. Nikon D810 now available for pre-order
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  • The Original Bad Bob

    That’s odd. I thought there’d be something about the D810 in the list!?

    • Global

      Then again, D810 is no longer a rumor! :-)

    • No One Really

      What is this “810″ you speak of?
      Is it Pure???

  • Jake.de

    OK, now hunt for D9300/D7200 news, please :)

    • nunya1432

      Yes, please!!

    • Michiel953

      There’s no news. “Where’s my D400!!!” STFO

  • Jake.de

    OK, now hunt for D9300/D7200 news, please :)

  • http://www.paulkellyphoto.com/ pjapk

    Anyone’d think a new camera was announced last month… :)

  • C_Harper_

    Waiting a rumor for the new 24-70mm f/2.8.

    • http://loewald.com/ Tonio Loewald

      …for $3000.

      • neonspark

        please, I’d love a 3K optically awesome FL version with VR. the cheap crowd an get the current one.

        • Mirko Pazi-Metak

          Sparky, because of people like you camara equipment manufacturers can pretty much charge anything they desire these days.

          Tax the gullible…they say.

          • Hvala Slavko

            Spot on Mirko.

    • peteee363

      why would you need vr below 100mm?

      • Global

        VR is extremely good these days and helpful under a multiple of scenarios which have been proven again and again in practical use even on wide angles.

        I think someone could ask that about VR 1, which was a bit sloppy. But today’s latest incarnations of VR is a wonderful, very sophisticated technology and very helpful, especially in the wake of hyper dense sensors.

        • koenshaku

          Good for videography also.

        • AM I Am

          VR is only for the naive who thinks it will improve his/her photography.

      • The Original Bad Bob

        You have to define who “you” is. There’re obviously a lot of individuals who got by without it, and possibly wouldn’t care anything about it in an under 100mm lens. There are those of us, though, who shoot in low light conditions where a tripod isn’t allowed or feasible/flash isn’t allowed or feasible/age has left us unable to easily hold a lens steady at shutter speeds that the average photographer would have no problem with/etc.

        • peteee363

          a few notes. with today’s higher speed iso’s, most handheld low light shooting is much easier. second, the sharpest photos are done with a prime lens, not a zoom. but at 50mm you can shoot pretty slow, and still get a sharp photo.

          • scott800

            There are some zooms with VR (24-70 VC from Tamron, 18-35 Sigma) That have performed as sharp or sharper than several prime lenses. But with the addition of VR a lens would be much more useful for video work. The Tamron lens can easily be handheld for video because of VC/VR which is great for my workflow. Additionally If you wanted neat subject motion blur or to add some special movement to the shot, these lenses can often be handheld used at 1/10sec @70mm. I know VR would be very useful to our company for these and other reasons.

          • neonspark

            higher ISO = nosedive DR. sorry but the internet still forgets that the race to the ISO that can shoot inside a dark closet made us lose our highlights.

            • peteee363

              I remember when iso 3200 was unheard of, today some cameras shoot great stuff up to 6400, in color. there are always tradeoffs, everything is not possible, or needed. yes, at higher iso’s the details can get lost, along with color saturation. but if you want a photo to look real, some of those details help sell the idea better. it makes me wonder how I ever shot anything with iso 25 film before the days of vr?

      • neonspark

        if we have it in the 16-35 I think that matter has been settled.

      • AlphaTed

        The kit lens have it. So why not the Pro lenses? LOL

        • AM I Am

          Because pros know what they are doing and don’t need VR. LOL

  • Luis F. Vidal

    It would be good a rumor about a D7100 and D5200 firmware update that enables the assign function for the record button, like the last D800/E in may.

    • AM I Am

      Just in, there’s a rumor about a D7100 and D5200 FW update that enables the assign function for the record button.
      It’s just a rumor. Probability: 0.001%

      • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

        I heard that. I do not believe it.

      • Luis F. Vidal

        LOL! Well if there’s any probability then there’s hope XD

  • broxibear

    Here’s one thing about the D810 that seems to have been confirmed by Nikon USA. I say “seems” because Nikon UK and a pro dealer in the UK have given me different countries.
    D810 is made in Thailand.

    • saywhatuwill

      and that makes a difference because…?

      • broxibear

        To some it will, to others it won’t…decide for yourself. I’m mearly posting information that has been difficult to pin down.

        • Eric Calabros

          people may think ” probably makes a difference that somebody digs into sites to find difficult-to-pin-down-information about that” :-)

      • lorenzo

        because Nikon itself, making in Japan only pro camera and lenses, has clearly told us that there is a difference between Japan and other Countries factories.
        Thanks Broxibear to have been able to find that out.

        • saywhatuwill

          But as we saw with the D800 it actually didn’t mean much. I know the Df has it emblazoned on the top plate of the camera that it’s made in Japan and at the moment, so far so good. I personally don’t care much and I pre-ordered the D810.

          • lorenzo

            It is sort of funny that in 7 times BAD experience sending my D300s (made in Thai) to Nikon they always returned it with the sentence: “Camera
            is at FACTORY specs” It wasn’t said which factory. Just to say that if a product comes from
            different factories the tolerance in each of them could be different.

            It might have been a case or just a bad luck,
            but NONE of the 6 film and digital Nikon I have had before ever needed repairs – they were all made in Japan.

            • saywhatuwill

              Interesting. I was feeling so confident about my preorder and, well, now you have me crossing my fingers. Thanks. ;-)

            • lorenzo

              Don’t worry, you will get a good one. I bet Nikon also improved the D800 AF issue and you will be fine. I would have ordered one too if I didn’t have the D800E. The D810 is a great camera.
              Congrats!

        • Jon McGuffin

          Nikon made the D300s (a pro body) in Thaliand.

      • neonspark

        because everybody hates a good product and likes to find way to knock it down.

    • lorenzo

      Admin, Is it possible that these cameras are made in different Countries depending on their final destination (Eu, US, other)?

      • Spy Black

        No reason why not. Cars are manufactured like that.

        • KS

          Unless this is confirmed by Nikon, it’s more reasonable to expect a new model release to originate from a single factory. The setup logistics and matching consistent specs/quality from two factories meeting the same release deadline would be staggering.

          • Spy Black

            See my reply below.

          • lorenzo

            I wouldn’t be so sure.
            Some of the 18-200 mm (maybe the first batch) were made in Japan, some others in Thailand.

        • Eric Calabros

          Yes if Nikon was big as Toyota and D810 was selling like Corolla

          • Spy Black

            Well, there’s one other point to take into consideration as well, and that’s the effect of the tsunami. What if another natural disaster knocks out a production plant? I think a lot of these manufacturers (as many were wiped out by the tsunami) have taken such contingency plans into account and can probably now manufacture products in multiple locations.

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

              That happened in Thailand with massive flooding not long ago. Many electronics manufacturers were affected by that.

        • lorenzo

          I said that because years ago Nikon made a camera that had the the distinctive “V” sign under the shutter release that was purple for the US – made in Japan – and red for Europe – made in Thai perhaps?

          About tsunami (you are perfectly right) a 6.4 quake SW of Japan, and not very far, stroke a couple of days ago; I didn’t hear if it generated a tsunami. Certainly the main factory is located in a “nice” place for these events :-(

    • Jon McGuffin

      Oh my, do we really need to back over and into detail the Thailand vs Japan debate? :) This topic seems to have been beaten to death and the end result remains the same. Some people are just hell bent on assuming if it’s not made in Japan, it’s poorer quality and Nikon is only trying to cut costs versus others that feel that they’ve been making “pro” bodies in Thailand for a long long time now and the QC issues Nikon has had in the past don’t seem to really correlate to one particular nation or plant that produces these problems.

      • broxibear

        Hi Jon,
        I didn’t post that screenshot and information to go “back over and into detail the Thailand vs Japan debate”.
        I posted it because apart from this screenshot there has been no official word on where the D810 is being manufactured.

        I do think it’s odd that on all the review sites, all the hands on videos and all the bloggers went into fine detail about the differences between the D810 and D800/E, but not one person mentioned it was no longer being made in Sendai, Japan.

        • Jon McGuffin

          I agree, considering all the pre-release hoopla regarding the mfg plant, nobody seemed to care once it was released. I was speaking in tongue and cheek. Thanks Broxibear….

  • Angry Bird

    When the hell is the D700 replacement ?

    • Bhavya Elamukil

      And where are these D400 guys LOL :P

      • Michiel953

        Where the f*ck is my D400???

        • PeterO

          Well, now that the rumors for the Canon 7D Mark II are firming up, the D9300/400 should be coming at Photokina. If it doesn’t, Nikon will be losing a few people to the other side.

          • KnightPhoto

            Quite a few Nikon shooters I know would also jump at a 7Dii…

            • Michiel953

              Why would anyone in his or hers right mind, outside of wildlife, jump at ANY new DX offering?

            • The Original Bad Bob

              Not sure if any would but the wildlife people (I’m one of ‘em) make up a pretty sizable chunk of the photography community. I shoot Full Frame but would gladly buy a D9300/D400 if they do it right.

            • Michiel953

              That niche market seems irresponsibly small to launch a completely new model. A D300s successor would be as big and heavy as a 610 or 810 (probably inbetween). Its only usp would then be the crop factor/reach. Not enough I would think.

            • Will Speak

              Not having to buy (and carry) a 600 F4 to get the same reach that I get from my more flexible 200-400 F4 is enough reason for me and I suspect many others.
              You also forgot to mention the USP of a deeper buffer than the D7100 and a lower price than the D810.
              The D300 was the perfect camera for the serious wildlife/bird/sports photographer on a budget when it first appeared and I have little doubt that D400 would fill that same sizeable niche now.

            • Michiel953

              Will I was comparing to the D300/s, not to the D7100.

            • Will Speak

              Sorry fella I wasn’t comparing anything, I was speaking about what’s available with 51 point AF and newer sensor technology to upgrade / replace the D300/s.

            • Michiel953

              Let’s wait and see!

            • KnightPhoto

              Yup that’s the thing, there are a lot of one-camera type wildlife photographers out there that are looking for a D400 and if it doesn’t come, the perception is that Canon better serves them. I.e. they are not going to own one FX camera from Nikon for their general photography and one D400 camera from Nikon for their wildlife photography. They want to own a single modern-sensored and featured DX camera that meets their general and wildlife needs. And yup it better come with a 300mm f/4 that has VR or just go ahead and open the gates to Canon.

      • broxibear

        Since this is a rumour site I’ll start one, lol.
        D700 replacement (D800 style body with a D4s sensor) in the first quarter 2015.
        By that stage anyone thinking of buying a D4s would have pretty much got one or not, the major sports events would be over (Winter Olympics, World Cup, Commonwealth Games). The D4s, D810 and D610 are new so they won’t be updated…which opens the door for the D700 replacement.
        ( I’m speculating…I don’t have any specific information about this.)

        • mikeswitz

          Why is the D810 not the D700 replacement?

          • broxibear

            Hi mikeswitz,
            When people talk about the D700 replacemnet they’re reffering to the D3/D700 duo of bodies that came out. The D700 was pretty much a D3 without the inbuilt battery grip. (there were other small differences).
            A D700 replacement would be a D4/S without the inbuilt battery grip. Having the flagship sensor in an equally robust pro grade body but without the grip…that’s not what the D800/E or D810 is. The D800 range are a different type of camera for a different purpose.
            Thom and I were discussing this and how Nikon went in a different direction from the D300, D700, D3 idea, it’s in this thread http://nikonrumors.com/2014/07/01/new-nikon-d810-switch-save-promo-coming-on-july-17th-with-up-to-1000-in-savings.aspx/

            • mikeswitz

              broxibear,
              No, I certainaly understand the differences between the D3/D700 duo and the D4s/810, it’s just that it seems to me the latter has come awfully close to the former. If one shoots in 24mp mode you are coming very close to a D700 with better IQ and better DR. No, the D810 (and of course, I haven’t shot with it so I can’t be certain) is not exactly a D700 replacement, but it seems like it might be enough to quiet the “OKAY, I’M SWITCHING TO CANON” crowd.
              As far as the “WHERE’S MY D400 ???” bunch, it is sitting right in front of them. Unfortunately, its going by different names. FUJI, OLY and PANASONIC.

            • broxibear

              Hi mikeswitz,

              To me and many others the D3, D300, D700 concept was the right path to go down, something that Nikon could do again. That doesn’t mean not offering a high mp camera like the D810.
              If the D800 when first introduced had a D4 sensor I very much doubt you’d have heard anyone saying “I need 36mp”. Thom talks about this and I agree that it was a marketing tool…people convinced themselves they needed 36mp after the fact.
              The only way those who really want a genuine D700 replacement will be happy is when Nikon basically chop off the battery grip on a D4s and say here you go, a D900 or some other name. (Nikon have got themselves into a mess with their naming.)
              The D400 is a similar story, they could make it if they wanted to…in a recent interview they said they were looking at the possibility. (but they say that about other things too, lol.)
              People are always going to complain, especially on a site like this, but Nikon has to wake up. Nikon need to address the fact that compacts are gone because of mobile phone cameras, enthusiasts are moving towards mirrorless, and higher end users and professionals are frustrated because of the type of equipment and prices.
              The recent announcment of a 25% cut in Nikon R&D for new photography products isn’t going to help…but maybe it’s the perfect opportunity to go back to the D3, D300, D700 concept.
              Or maybe the modular concept that’s often talked about…but that’s a whole new conversation.
              Sorry for the late reply, I didn’t go back to this thread until now.

            • mikeswitz

              Broxi,
              I absolutely disagree that the 36mp D800/e was merely a marketing tool. If you own one (and I think you do) you must agree that no other 35mm equiv. DSLR produces the IQ results (when used correctly) that the D800 does. Initially, Thom was quite excited by the camera, until he started going on his “Where’s my D700/400 replacement” rant. Thom is both very smart and knowledgable about cameras and Nikon cameras in particular, but sometimes he can go a little over the top. The phrase “Nikon needs to wake up” is getting so tiresome and I have to blame Thom for putting it in the NR lexicon. Nikon is awake, they just don’t want to go down the D3/D700 road for whatever reason. And to do so would have meant a lack of innovation. Frankly, I believe the D810 will be a far more interesting camera than just a D4 chopped and channeled (sorry a hot-rod building term from the 60′s).
              Again, I don’t know why everyone is complaining about a D400 replacement when there are so many inetersting alternatives out there. Who cares who builds them, they all work really well.

            • broxibear

              Hi mikeswitz,
              We’ll have to agree to disagree…nothing wrong with that, it would be a dull world if we all thought the same way.

            • mikeswitz

              I agree, but on which part?

    • mikeswitz

      Really?

    • Jon McGuffin

      I would seem to me (as a current D700 owner) that the D810 frankly wipes the floor across the board on all fronts over the D700 with the exception of file size. It shoots as fast, has better dynamic range, better ISO performance at similar resolution, it has great video – where D700 has none, and has at least as good as a focusing engine. The D4s sensor I don’t think has much of anything on the D800/810. When you down sample the images, ISO performance is in the ballpark and only truly distinguishable at very high ISO’s where very few people will (or need) to shoot.

      I’m very happy with D810 spec’s and though I’ve not yet put my pre-order in, I am quite certain this is going to be my upgrade path and am quite excited about it.

  • broxibear

    Nikon D810 vs Nikon D4s video comparison
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSe3TgPpEgU

    • broxibear

      And a Nikon D810 vs Nikon D800

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H2w4h9AzAI

      • Michiel953

        Broxi, I think it’s a bit blow up. I just don’t get it. Enlighten please? Ten seems lighter, just to help you off to a good start.

        • broxibear

          Hi Michiel953,
          You’re asking the wrong person…I’m a stills photographer, I don’t shoot video.
          It looks as if someone at the D810 event in India managed to get access to a D810 that no one else seems to have had, these are the only videos I’ve come across so far.
          I’ll let the film makers comment on the comparisons, they have far more knowledge about that I have.

      • mikeswitz

        While the 810 looked to be a stop hotter, I think both looked like like shit.

      • broxibear

        Nikon D810 vs Panasonic Lumix GH4

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgxs4mlj_eY

  • RICHARD

    I HAVE BEEN USING NIKON CAMERS SINCE THE 1960′start , AND LOVE THE QUALIFY AS OF THEM.I THINGS NIKON IS PUTTING TO MANY BODIES ON THERE LINE”IT’S HARD TO KEEP UP WITH THERE PRODUCT LINE.

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