→ Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* lens will be announced tomorrow (US price: $4,490).
→ Sigma to announce tow new lenses: 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM.
→ Refurbished Nikon D4 listed for $4,495 at Adorama and eBay.
→ The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens (old version) is now $150 off.
→ Nikon UK published a new article "Which version of Distortion Control Data can I install". The new Nikon Distortion Control Data version 2.005 can be downloaded here.
→ Nikon released a new version of Nikon Transfer 2.
→ Article from businesskorea.co.kr: Sony, Samsung dominating digital camera market while Canon, Nikon struggle.
→ New Capture NX-D support article: "Capture NX-D version 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 changing resolution (dpi) during file conversion causes reduced resolution of saved image".
→ The latest CIPA data for camera shipment in Japan for July, 2014.
→ The Nikon D810 cameras in France that already have the thermal fix are marked with a blue dot on the box (not sure if this is valid for other countries).
→ Nikon D810 vs. D800E by DigitalRev:
Just in case the servers overheat next week for the Nikon D750 announcement, here are few alternative ways to follow NikonRumors.com:
A quick recap on what to expect from Nikon for Photokina. First, an updated list of Nikon D750 specifications:
- 24.3MP full frame sensor (99% sure)
- EXPEED 4 imaging processor (some rumors suggested dual EXPEED 4 processor, but I doubt it)
- 51 AF points (some rumors suggested a new 79 points AF system, but I don't think Nikon will do it)
- 8fps (I've seen different reports on this - it could also be 6.5 fps)
- TTL exposure metering using a 91k pixels RGB sensor - same as in the D800/D800E/D810 (some rumors suggested a new 300k pixels RGB sensor)
- Tilting LCD screen (99% sure)
- XQD memory card support (not sure about that and again - I doubt it)
- Wi-Fi support (I doubt that one too)
- New OVF facial recognition feature (this is a possibility)
- Priced around $2,500 (the current Nikon FX camera price points are - D610: $1,896.95, Df: $2,746.95, D810: $3,296.95, D4s: $6,496.95)
- There will be a big marketing push to show the video recording capabilities of the new D750 (this already started with the D810) - I've heard also about 4k video recording, but I am not sure
- Nikon will market the D750 as an "action" camera (the promotional material will involve skaters - probably high-speed action shots and video)
- The official announcement will be on September 11th (or September 10th around midnight EST)
- I believe Nikon will continue to sell the D610 after the D750 announcement
- I have to mention this again because I still get emails with questions - all of those D750 pictures are mockups/fake:
For a limited time B&H is offering $50 off on Zeiss ZF.2 manual focus lenses for Nikon mount (Zeiss DSLR lenses are usually never on sale, at least I do not remember seeing this before).
This rumor is based on a tweet from somebody that works for a camera shop in Japan. I have a reason to believe that his information is correct: Nikon is rumored to release a new Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G lens with Nano coating (see patent). Here is the translation:
In case anyone is still looking for one: the new Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III (1.4x) is currently in stock at Amazon.
Another Nikon D750 mockup created by a reader (thanks broxibear)
A quick update on the Nikon D750 - the camera will be announced in approximately 10 days (around September 11-12th), which is right before the start of the Photokina show (September 16th). I can also confirm the 51 AF points. I have few other specifications that I may publish later today (still trying to confirm them). If you have any additional specs, please contact me.
Update: the actual announcement date will most likely be September 11th, since the 12th is a Friday and Nikon has never made any announcement on a Friday.