Nikon D850 Announcement

Did you catch the announcement of the new Nikon D850 DSLR this week? It promises to be a milestone camera body DSLR for Nikon… well timed for Nikon’s 100th anniversary this year.

Introducing the Nikon D850

Introducing the Nikon D850

What pique my interests are:

  • Nikon designed sensor, with 45.7 megapixels and increased ISO sensitivity up to 25,600
  • silent shutter modes – great for wedding photography and quiet venues
  • 153-point AF system used in D5
  • full-frame 4K UHD video
  • tilting screen with touch capability
  • 7 frames/second (up to 9 frames/second with battery grip)

And a lot more nice upgrades and features, but I find the bolded features (my emphasis) to be the most interesting in features driving the desire to take the upgrade leap. But honestly, the size and weight of the D850 camera body would too large and heavy for me. I really like the smaller and lighter form factor of my D600. Maybe Nikon would trickle down some of these features to the replacement body for D610 and/or D750, particularly the silent shutter modes and the full-frame 4K UHD video. Wishful thinking?

If you want to take the plunge, pre-order yours today from Amazon.comB&H Photo, or Adorama.

[(Ô] HtL.

Nik Collection for Free

What a great Easter Egg: the Nik Collection is now a free download! Nik is a maker of post production plug-ins for tools such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

  • Analog Efex Pro – explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses
  • Silver Efex Pro – master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls
  • HDR Efex Pro – from natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR [high dynamic range] photography
  • Dfine – improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera
  • Color Efex Pro – a comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects
  • Viveza – selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections
  • Sharpener Pro – bring out hidden details consistently with the professional’s choice for image sharpening


It was then bought by Google, and now Google is making the plug-ins available as a free download…

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