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From DPR: New Nikon F digital

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by wt21, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/1...ource=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_0

    check out the video (posted from the official Nikon YouTube account)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CDWV6o1o4A

    Looks real enough. Rumored price point: $3,000.

    Two thoughts:

    1) If it's mirrorless (and that isn't completely clear yet, though many rumors say not mirrorless), it might convince me to switch from Canon to Nikon, but maybe not right away
    2) At rumored $3K, it's a nice protection to Fuji's price point. The XE1 pricing looks very nice. FF Nikon F at $3K or Fuji at ~$1K.
     
  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    perhaps the sleeping giant awakes?
     
  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I think once DPR posts a rumour on their site, you can sort of count on it being true. However if it's just a clasically styled DSLR, I don't think I'll be interested, regardless of price point.
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    First off, I am sure they will sell container ships full of them.

    But... seems like Nikon thinks all of this mirrorless interest is just a "retro" thing.
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    F mount means not mirrorless. So it's just a DSLR that looks like an SLR. It's a step forward, because DSLR bodies are ugly, but it's certainly not revolutionary.....unless I'm missing something.
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Or unless the size is consistent with many of the SLR's of the era, which were OMD sized or slightly larger, but not close to most of today's DSLRs. Still, $3000 when you can get a D600/610 or a Canon 6D for about $2000 seems a bit much.

    -Ray
     
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  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I just don't get why they don't do their version of the A7/A7R with the V1's hybrid PDAF and ability to take Nikon FX lenses.

    Okay, I do get it... it would cannibalize sales of their DSLRs.
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    So...nothing really new/different here? It should look pretty cool, at least.
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Those FM2 era SLRs were basically Leica M sized, and some decent AI/AIS glass on a digital FM2 with a split prism finder is something I could really appreciate. Not at $3k for the body though. I think $2k at introduction is where they need to be for this sort of thing.
     
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  11. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Even Bigfoot's a pro photographer now!
     
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  12. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Relative to the size of his face that looks like a very big camera. Unless it's just a guy with a small head and big hands:smile:
     
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  13. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

    401
    Aug 4, 2013
    I agree with the comment above that I hope this is not a 'retro' thing alone.

    I'd really like the idea of small mirroless camera that comes with a mount that can take any Nikon SLR lens be it AF or AI.

    But it has to be a serious camera like the A7/7r and not a retro-plaything.

    LouisB
     
  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    A digital version of my FM3a would be straight into my camera bag...

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  15. lcsolla

    lcsolla SC Regular

    109
    Sep 5, 2011
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Luis Castro e Solla
    I love classical cameras, but I am not much for remakes. I would love a small, modern design, DSLR - with a streamlined design and the classical controls directly accessible. Having said so, the FM2/3 design was as intemporal as the Leica M design. I like to have the aperture control in the lens ring, but this new camera apparently is coming with a "G" lens.
     
  16. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...... :mad::mad::mad:
     
  17. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Having a lot of Nikon F glass, I will have to fight the urge on this one. If some of the prerelease specs prove true, it could be a X100 or X100s type hit and a lot of fun to use.
     
  18. lcsolla

    lcsolla SC Regular

    109
    Sep 5, 2011
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Luis Castro e Solla
    Another possibility is Nikon shooting itself - just as they did with the "1" system - by obviously overpricing the camera...