gsum: Thanks for the warning regarding aerosol sprays - I would never have thought that fire could be dangerous.
Do it outside on a windy day.
EssexAsh: were they Leica specific rubber bands? £20 each?
The Hasselblad bands and pantyhose will fit only medium format.
Todd Ka: The music is annoying.
I watched the video mute and still understood the ideas perfectly.
Ken Phillips: I have used a mirror with a "window" sash pattern and real curtains taped on the thing for indoor portraits, 'cuz the light coming through the window is never quite right (or, like me, your studio has no windows!)
The shape of the square softbox is made to mimic light coming through the window.
Some tips can be very useful when on an emergency shootout (nothing but the camera available) and one needs to improvise.
Is there a major difference from the Lensbabies?
ScottRH: The D810 looks like the body D700 users may go for since the FPS is up. It should not take long to see if all of the D800/E issues are fixed.But then again, a D710? !
A D710 with a 16mp D4/4s sensor and similar low light capabilities, 51+ AF points, 7-8 fps, silent motionless electronic shutter, 1080/60P + 4K video, 3.2' Full HD screen, WIFI, viewfinder with an optional semi-transparent LCD layer for precise manual focusing, etc.
A D710 with a 16mp D4/4s sensor, 51 point AF, 8 fps, 4K video, etc.
peevee1: How come they need a firmware update for every camera to support a new lens? And what other lens makers are supposed to do, who cannot upgrade a firmware in every Fujifilm camera as soon as they release a new lens? And what will happen to old bodies when they go out of support eventually - no compatibility with new lenses for them?Seems like a bad standard.
New lenses will work ok, but will not show up correctly in the exif.
Ivan Lietaert: No need for 4K video??? That must be in a parallel universe.
There's an adapter from Nikon lens to Panasonic bodies. The GH4 has a great manual focus assistance during video.
I think these unremarkable pictures could gain greatly from a short story about the depiction under each.
How about offering a number of useful zoom lenses: the 2.8 wide/medium/tele trio and a superzoom 28-300 equiv.?
duchamp: Wow! Specs wise it looks like a D400 Nikon never made. Should it be in a Nikon pro body (as in D300/700/800) I'd buy one.
Of course Nikon should sweeten these specs with 60p video, 1/500 sync speed, 3 times more focus points, twice as much frames per charge and, last but not least, built-in WiFi.
Wow! Specs wise it looks like a D400 Nikon never made. Should it be in a Nikon pro body (as in D300/700/800) I'd buy one.
Mike Sandman: Many of the comments seem to miss the point. What's interesting is that it's possible to take such detailed images of an object that's the size of a human head, plus or minus an order of magnitude. The technique and the robotic tool will certainly be put to use for purposes other than making this mildly repulsive yet intriguing demonstration.
A challenge: What do you think the technique & tool could be used for, either for art or for science?
For panoramas you can use a much much much less expensive GigaPan EPIC.
As a devoted Nikon SLR user I went for Fuji X100 as my pocket camera. It has everything I ever wanted for: great pic quality, great external controls, great looks. Pity Nikon doesn't compete there, I'd rather buy a Nikon X100.
When traveling I carry 2 bodies with a wide angle and a tele lenses on each and the X100 instead of the 24-70.
KingshukB: Nikon announced 5 Full Frame bodies in 2013 and 5 APC Bodies.
FF : D800,D800E,D600,D610,D4..
APSC : D3200,D3300,D5200,D5300,D7100..
now in Feb, D4S...
Please nikon Announce D400 as soon as possible.
+1. I also want a D400.
b craw: The Sochi Project actually consists of a series of publications featuring Hornstra's photographs and van Bruggen's texts, resulting from multiple visits to Sochi. It cannot be very successfully argued that these works do not have a political dimension - they do. But taken in totality they strike me as more interesting as mediations of the photographic relationship of photographer and subject, identity, as well as editorialization relating to place. Hornstra has spoken of his processes, which include using medium and large format film cameras, as a means of lengthening the interaction between himself and the subject, thus establishing a form of ease, even intimacy; this is a calculated decision as to process. While similar aesthetically to the likes of Rineke Dijkstra, often absent obvious concern for gymnastic angles and other formal devices often used in photography, his photos can often present a flat matter of factness of subject. It can at times feel both removed and piercing or humanizing. I state this from my own perception(s), not what is written about his work. Fair game to criticize formal dynamics, political dimensions, etc., but I've found some decent rewards in spending some time looking at a larger selection of his work.
Aesthetic...mannerism...I don't know what you are talking about: these lousy pictures look like taken from a family album. And are of any interest only to the family they belong to.
Strange that they made their way to the front page of a premium internet site. Maybe they are here because a famous photographer made them? This is a shame that lousy pictures are considered great only because their author is famous. Wake up, the king is naked!
duchamp: I felt as if Nikon representatives were puppets under strict control as they tried to be as less informative answers as possible. Such a great opportunity missed to intrigue a vast audience. Nikon disappoints me once more.
They could spill some info about their current developments and maybe future trends.
JohnEwing: D300s users have been looking forward to a D400 like Christians awaiting the Second Coming. I loved & still love my D300s and would have grabbed an updated version (e.g. with the D7100 sensor) had it appeared in 2012 or last year. But it didn't, so I got fed up waiting and upgraded to a D600, which for me anyway has totally removed any desire for the D400 (not to mention the budget). I suspect a lot of D300s users have done the same thing. I suspect that Nikon sees the "D400" market this way too - i.e. dwindling devotees huddling in a back room while the parade goes by.
I discovered myself that the FF step isn't so expensive. There are lots of older Niion lenses that work beautifully, and some spiffy-but-inexpensive new lenses for full frame which - drop a tear - ain't Nikon.
To Adrian Van,I thought in the exact same way. :-) By the way, Df technically is the same camera as D610 but with awful ergonomics and a very steep pricing. I own a Fuji X100 and I like its ergonomics (and pricing) much more.
To taktak91,when one is heavily invested in lenses converting to another brand is much more painful than buying a new body.