A quick recap on the Nikon D810A camera:
Photographybay discovered a series of cell phone related Nikon patents (see this previous filing for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone, another phone related patent can be found here). I've already mentioned that Nikon is rumored to be working on some kind of a smart phone integration.
Nikon also has a new patent for 1 Nikkor 10-600mm f/3.5-6.7 VR FL lens (designed for 1" sensor).
This is an updated post on what to expect from Nikon in the future - the next official announcement will most likely be for the Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-3.5 DX, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses (not sure if they will be introduced together):
The US price of the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens was announced today: $999. B&H, Adorama and Amazon are currently taking pre-orders. Shipping will start in August.
- Mount Availability: Canon, Nikon
- Focal Length: 24-70MM
- Full Frame Sensor Comp’: Yes
- Maximum Aperture: F/2.8
- Minimum Aperture: F/22
- Optical Construction: 15 Elements / 11 Groups
- Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
- Angle of View: 84.20° – 34.49°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 14.96 in. (0.38m)
- Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.73
- Zooming System: Rotary Zoom
- Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
- Filter Size: 82mm
- Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.52 in. (89.6mm)
- Dimensions: 4.23 in. (107.5mm L) x 3.52 in. (89.6mm W)
- Weight: 35.63 oz. (1,010g)
- Lens Hood: BH-822 Included with lens (pictured)
- ETA: August
Just a quick note in case you are not following PhotoRumors (you should!) - the world’s widest 1:1 macro lens, the Laowa 15mm f/4 that got announced by Venus Optics earlier today, will be available also in Nikon F mount. The price is $479 (available for pre-order). Read all the details and see some interesting sample images taken with the new lens over at PhotoRumors.
The Nikon D5 DSLR camera is rumored to have a native high ISO of 102,400. The current D4s can go up to ISO 25,600 (expandable till ISO 409,600). Here is an updated list of rumored D5 specs:
- New 20MP FX sensor
- 4k video
- 173 autofocus points
- Native high ISO of 102,400
- 15 fps
- Body design similar to the D4s
- Announcement expected in late 2015 or in early 2016.
Regarding the Nikon D5 processor and 4k video: for the past few years the Nikon Expeed image processor was based on the Fujitsu Milbeaut ISP. On March 1st 2015, Fujitsu transferred its System LSI business to Socionext Inc. Shortly after the transfer, Socionext announced a new MN2WS03101A chip with 4k video capabilities:
→ The Topaz DeNoise plugin is 25% off ($20 off) for the month of June with coupon code JUNEDENOISE.
→ Tokina announced price increases in Japan for the 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro and AT-X 107 AF DX NH 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye lenses for Nikon F mount.
→ The Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount is currently $65.14 ($183.86 off).
Update: Amazon raised the price to $149.
Here are the rest of the Nikon deals for this week (several new price drops indicated with ↓):
→ On June 15th $500,000 worth of cameras and lenses were stolen from LensProToGo (including tons of Nikon gear). The serial numbers of the stolen gear can be found here. Be aware of cheap eBay prices.