Bodies: June 2008 Archives

Hot Shoe Blues

By Martin Joergensen | June 30, 2008 10:26 PM | | Comments ( 1)


I have always had problems with the hot shoes on my cameras. I shoot a lot of pictures very close to saltwater - sometimes even wading in saltwater - and that invariably means saltwater sprays all over my cameras.

Most of them have endured this otherwise rough torture, but a few have suffered the BHSCS (Bad-Hot-Shoe-Contact-Syndrome).

Salt, water and metal is a very bad mixture, and add to that electricity (or expected electricity, otherwise known as contact) and you are going down a road called Failure.
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D700 in print

By Martin Joergensen | June 30, 2008 4:34 PM | | Comments ( 0)

The D700 seems more than likely now, as the German magazine ProfiFoto has it on print (but not online) in its latest edition - alongside with the news of a new flagship flash from Nikon, named the SB-900.
It's the German blog PhotoScala that reports on the D700, and they have almost been run down by the stampeding, newshungry web crowd.

The camera is as expected a full frame (FX) body with an optional vertical grip (uses the same as the D300). It's rated at 5 fps (8 with the grip) and ISO's up to 6400.

This is far from a D3, but certainly a good contender for the role as a competitor for the very popular Canon 5D. With the same high ISO performance as the D3, a price tag in the 2,600 Euros range and facilities in the space somewhere between D300 and D3, Nikon should have a pretty sure succes with this new camera.

A few people are whining about the launch not being a D3x with much higher resolution, but my guess is that they won't have to wait long for Nikon to offer something in this range too.

But for now we're just waiting for Nikon to make this fully official.

D700 is happening...

By Martin Joergensen | June 26, 2008 11:11 PM | | Comments ( 0)


...or is it?

The rumor smiths are now totally boiling over with confirmations of the existence of a new full frame Nikon body. Online announcements, price lists, spy pics of catalog prints, even pictures of the camera itself. The number of indications seem almost overwhelming. The specs are very precise and seem legit to such an extent that it really is plausible that Nikon is launching a new D300-like FX-body any day now.

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The guessing game

By Martin Joergensen | June 16, 2008 12:23 PM | | Comments ( 0)


Once every 12-18 months or so, the rumor smiths go haywire over possible new camera models from Nikon. Right now the kettle is almost boiling over with wild guesses about D3x, D90 and even a D400! All sorts of fake images are floating around and all sorts of supportive scraps of information from ads, web sites, item no. registrations, slips-of-tongues in third party press releases, firmware hacks and what-have-you support the rumors.

But you know what? Most of it is exactly what is sounds like: fantasy!

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