viktoriskra: One needs to applaud Sony for making its Alpha badge an admired commodity in today's photographic marketplace. It has come a long way since 'the era of indifference' (between A700 and Nex3/5), during which I had my doubts about its future.
Needless to say I am sincerely glad I was wrong.
What's an Alpha badge? But I do like the idea behind these and it should get others to do something similar, maybe better for Photokina.
Something tells me these are not as found. They are set up, "posed" and the HDR just adds to the phoniness of the whole thing. A shame, since it looks like there was a lot to work with.
At any other time it might make sense to devote resources to verifying the 610 has identical image quality to the 600 but with all the PhotoPlus stuff plus the retro Nikon, why not fire the 610 shutter a bunch of times just to be sure it's ok, then give it the gold award and move on to the stuff that's really untested.
t3mujin: Just a small correction, at Nikonrumours the set of features where the 3000$ price was included was already reported has fake and maybe it shouldn't be considered.
The nature of rumors and "leaks" is that the manufacturers protest but in fact, love them. It's free publicity and the number of comments serves as a gauge of the level of interest. Can't get any better than that.
But it does get better. Imagine if you were about to introduce a camera and wondering how much you could get for it as an introductory price. Obviously, you want to charge as much as you can but not more. These comments give a pretty good idea, and the information's free.
SergeAP: I am a very long time waiting for this event, but when it started I was very bored. Why is it always the case?
I absolutely love this comment and will save it.
brownie314: Wait, are we supposed to believe that DPR doesn't already have this body and have been testing it? I know they have to play dumb, just seems kinda weird that they post this like it is a surprise. I know they already have this body. I can't remember a major camera announcement over the past few years that didn't have a DPR "first impressions review" within a few hours of it being announced. I can only conclude that they have special access to these bodies.
I wouldn't be too sure in this case. If Nikon is ready to go, they are passing up an opportunity to steal some thunder from Sony and Fuji at Photo Plus...instead of releasing silly videos that say nothing.
I'm sure this will be nice since this retro thing is something Nikon does well (see S3 and SP replicas). But when I got my D700, I tired my favorite old Nikkkors and most of them were not that great on FF digital.
SunnyFlorida: Dear Nikon
Thank you for copying Fuji's copy of an old camera
Way over priced
Thank you for speaking on behalf of everybody about something you have never seen.
barry reid: I'd be happy if the sharpness was on a par with the Canon 24-105L, but with lower distortion. Distortion is something lens makers need to sort out. And before anyone mentions software correction NO.
What the hell is the point in a 24mm FL that has such egregious barrel distortion you have to effectively crop back to 28mm????
Its a loosing battle. Just the fact that distortion "correction" is possible is apparently a free pass for designers to ignore disotortion entirely. If you think the Canon 24-105 looks funny at 24mm, try the Nikon 24-120. Wow. But it's just another example of the unnacceptible becoming acceptible. Soon, there will be a generation of "pros" who don't even know you're not suppposed to have to post-process the distortion out.
Let's see if Sigma can bring the magic of their 35mm lens to a wide-tele zoom. It won't be hard to top the Canon 24-105 or the Nikon 24-120 and lots of people swear by those. They certainly are handy.
Stu 5: Still not going to cure the problem that the RF lenses do not perform well on the A7 to start with though due to short lens flange.
Whenever a camera comes along that allows the use of multiple brands of lenses, old lenses, etc. everybody gets fired up. But it often turns out that the adapters are hundreds of dollars, the setup is clunky (slow, front heavy) and the optical results aren't that great, especially with wide angles. The one exception that comes to mind is the 14-24 on Canon bodies.
Andrew770: It is impressive how much better the Nikon D600 camera performs than Canon and Sony's high end cameras. The D600 is clearly the winner in the DP Review comparison of these top end cameras. For me the D600's handling of ISO images sets it apart from the competition and is one reason why Nikon is the #1 camera brand. Now the D610 takes the D600's performance to the next level.
Apparently the early production run of the Nikon D600 had some cameras whose shutter mechanism was faulty. Nikon gave an advisory in February 2013 for those affected to take their cameras to their service centers and many had their camera's shutter mechanism replaced.
Canon's top end camera experienced light leak issues from its early production run. Apparently providing a fix was much more involved because it was a structural problem. Apparently Canon's solution was to put a tape inside the camera to cover the light leak.
Finally, the D610 is here!
You're confusing a serious problem with a tit-for-tat non-serious issue. The D600 has a better sensor than the Canon. But the Canon does not throw off stuff when the shutter is fired. If one elects to have Canon install the piece of tape (totally optional since photo quality is not affected either way) it takes 3-5 days, is free even out of warranty, and the light leak is fixed, forever.
To produce the light leak problem with the Canon, you have to go into a dark room, turn off all the lights and turn on the display illumination. Apparently, Canon failed to test this scenario. To produce the D600 shutter problem you have to take a picture of something. Still, the D600 produces better image quality and for less money, despite this defect.
I wonder how many people who use "only the finest quality" filters actually know this for a fact--or is this assumed because the filter is expensive, German and in a brass mount. Not to mention the manufacturer says it's the finest so it must be.
nikkei121: it's canon's fault in not warning the users, not the slim filter's fault. (i.e. Nikon had a warning for its 14-24mm can't take filters)
You can never be too careful but I think it's pretty clear you can't screw a filter onto the front of the 14-24.
parkmcgraw: To Canon, there being no excuses from such “process mature” lens manufacture.
Example of a DISCIPLINED "Requirements Flow Down" document (spreadsheet) as part of a PDR (Preliminary Design Review):
Section 2. Lens Element
2.1. Front Element - Placement and Tilt 2.1.1. Front Element - First Surface
x1) shall not protrude beyond the minimum safe working distance [3b] as measured from the lens mount retaining ring exterior dimension [8c] or lens barrel I.D. front aperture filter thread anterior hard stop [11b]. . . . xx) non compliance with Section 2.1.1.x1, requiring considerations set forth in Sections 3.5.2 Barrel and Element Housing Design - Element Non Conformance, ... , 5.2.1 OPTICAL LENS ACCESSORIES, 6.1.3 HANDLING AND OPERATION NOTIFICATIONS, 7.2 …
or buy the System Requirements program called Doors.
Park McGrawFormer Process Engineering ManagerLaser and Sensor Products Center, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
In other words the front element sticks out too far.
PrebenR: Why is it that some camera makers can only make their cameras more ugly with the Limited editions? Leica (apart from a couple), Pentax, Nikon, Ricoh, Olympus.
End of year revenue and publicity at very low cost. And, as these comments illustrate, many "pros" are quite concerned with their camera's appearance. Imagine if they could get people to buy new cameras as frequently as fashions change.
iAPX: It's not Leica or Hasselblad: they won't sell it (even if it's a great camera!).
A good observation. But the Ricoh won't be back ordered or incredibly expensive so there are some subtle differences.
AdamT: Yep, Ricoh have a long history of uglifying the GR series to make special editions no one wants and never become collectable, you`d think they`d learn .. remember the yucky blue GRD .......
They have pink washing machines in Japan.
JohnEwing: It's OK. But who the hell would want it?
I'd rather have a phone shaped like a soap dish but for photos, I've been able to get by with my GRs.
harold1968: This must be a fashionAm I the only one that doesn't want wood within a mile of my camera ?
I feel the same way about my Deardorff camera.