Saul Leiter one of my very favourite photographers has recently passed away. He to me epitomised the use of colour in street photography. If you haven’t seen his work before I urge you to do so. I can’t wait to buy the recent video that has been made which is made reference to in the link to his obituary below.
Yes finally Nikon have stepped up to the plate with the New Nikon Df.
Its been something that I have been banging on about for a long time now that Nikon should adopt this retro style that consumers like and develop a camera along the lines of the older F cameras. My suggestion was to go with a Nikon EM styled body, but probably that was a little too small, I think it can be done still. And hey to all those (you know who you are on DPreview forums) that said it can’t be done with the size of lenses fittings mounts sensor plane etc etc.. Well I told you so - it could be done and Nikon have done it…
Here’s what I’ve been saying.
March 2013 http://griffoart.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/nikon-can-take-the-camera-market-by-storm/
So courtesy of DP Review heres the announcement link…
If this rumour is true, and by the number of comments being made it appears it just might be, Then all I can say is…
AT LAST NIKON… You are starting to rock.
This is what your users want and to tempt all those lost souls out there that moved away back to the happy family of Nikon…
Admittedly as THOM Hogan states Nikon are walking a fine line but ‘hey’ if you need to do something like this to get the attention and the buyers back who cares..
Go for it Nikon, If you heard my cry thanks for listening…
Link to article
and Thom Hogan as commented as well
About, I think it was two years ago, I went along to a presentation day for Sony. They showed their latest translucent mirror DSLR camera and the new (at the time ) NEX7, and they made a statement.. ‘We intend to be the No1 camera manufacturer’ They thought it was time that the top two - Nikon and Canon - need a new competitor and they were very serious that they thought Sony could do just that.
Now at the time I was an ardent NIKON user. I thought fat chance, you haven’t got the background, the history and you haven’t got the lenses Sony. You can’t be serious!
Well how wrong was I.
Over this last two years we have seen a proliferation of mirror-less cameras come to the market and the ‘BIG’ two have just sat back and well, done little but try to break in to this market with new sensor sizes and smaller cameras and relying on their DSLR market share to keep them ahead of their competitors. I think they have lost the plot now and I don’t think it will be long before Sony are the number One preferred camera maker in the world. There comes a time when you can’t sit on your laurels and say ‘but look at us look at all that we have and done in the past’. You have to be inventive you have to break the mould and rules if necessary.
Sony have done that with their mirror-less innovations and now have taken the huge step into Full frame, with the A7 and A7R. Keep an eye on the other manufacturers as well like Fuji, Panasonic - Lumix - ( and maybe Olympus although I think they are main stream 4/3 now). I’m sure it wont be long before we see something from them soon in the full frame market! Sony have led the way, Nikon and Canon will regret this unless they have something really special up their sleeves SOON and if they are not careful they may slip even further down the pecking order.
Who’s to say that in a few years time the camera league might look like this…
2/. Panasonic (Lumix)
one camera one lens - Thats me!
Artgriffo (Aka Paulg)