The making of "Dedicated" by Corey Rich (the "Dedicated" trailer was shot entirely with the new D4s camera):
Director, photographer and Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich was presented with a great, though certainly not simple and straightforward opportunity: Create a short film, and a behind-the-scenes film, about three prolific photographers using the new Nikon D4s in seven locations spanning from San Diego to Snowbird, Utah, to Tampa to the coast of Ireland. The catch? He had only 21 days to do it, and would be using all prototype equipment.
As a long recognized outdoor and adventure photographer and filmmaker, Rich has relied on "small footprint productions" methods, tactics and equipment to be light and fast and capture still and moving pictures from some of the most remote spots on earth. A longtime proponent of small footprint productions, Rich employed this approach to make DEDICATED.
"The Making of DEDICATED" shows the behind-the-scenes story of a light-and-fast, small-footprint-production team traveling together halfway around the world over 21 days, pushing themselves to the brink as storytellers, and finding an inspired camaraderie around the shared love of photography.
Taking Aim - a story told with the Nikon D4s:
Correction on my last post - the upcoming new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 will be a DX lens, probably a smaller, lighter and cheaper replacement (550 g/20 oz) for the current Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G DX model (830 g/29 oz).
Few more new bits of information on the upcoming Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera: it will feature LCD touch screen and flash sync speed of 1/60s. A new lightweight (550 g/20 oz) all-plastic 18-300mm lens (with f/6.3 at 300mm) will also be announced.
Correction: the new 18-300mm will be a DX lens.
The price of the grey market Nikon D800 camera dropped to $2,099.99 on eBay. Note that grey market Nikon equipment does not have US warranty and Nikon USA will not repair it.
A reader sent me this picture of a new Nikon AF-S 135mm f/2G lens:
What do you think, real or fake?
Update: Nikon has already filed a patent for a 135mm f/1.8 lens.
→ Interesting: Canon camera with Nikon F mount. The new Canon M15P-C industrial camera equipped with 15MP monochrome APS-C sensor has Nikon F-mount.
→ Roberts Camera is currently offering 10% off in their eBay store which also sells used, refurbished and new Nikon equipment.
→ Refurbished Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 tilt shift lens for Nikon available for $599 on eBay (new price : $999).
→ The $200 price drop for the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens will expire on March 31st.
→ Nikon New Zealand extended the manufacturers warranty to 3 years.
→ Nikon-Walkley exhibition to open at USC gallery.