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Nikon ready to announce retro-styled, manual Df camera

There were lots of teasers and rumors in the last few weeks and the official announcement should be released by tomorrow (November 5). There's even a Facebook fan page already!

Yes Nikon seems ready to ride the "retro camera" movement (pioneered so successfully by Fuji) with its new Df DSLR. While the price seems high ($2,750US for body only), we think there will be strong demand for this camera and it should do well in the marketplace. For that price you also get a 16MP D4 sensor, Expeed 3 processing, and a choice of black or silver. Should be built like a tank too. Still waiting for the full specs. Right on Nikon!

Nikon Df camera

Nikon announces AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon just announced a brand new high-end prime lens, the AF-S 58mm f/1.4G. Touted as a successor to the famous 58mm f/1.2 Noct lens, this new lens is one-half stop slower but promises to deliver much better sharpness, bokeh quality and coma correction (among other improvements), even wide open. It's not cheap at $1,699US, but should offer outstanding low-light capability and performance among the best NIkkor lenses available.

AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4 G AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4 G Bokeh sample

Adobe to offer a Photoshop and Lightroom bundle for photographers for only $9.99/mo

Responding to criticism of its CC pricing model, Adobe just announced a special bundle for photographers that gives access to the latest versions of Photoshop and Lightroom for only $9.99/mo (for existing owners of CS3 or later).

The bundle includes the following:

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom 5
  • 20 GB of online storage
  • Behance ProSite
  • Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
  • Ongoing upgrades and updates

Click here for more info


Lumu - the Light Meter for your iPhone

Lumu is a new light meter created for the iPhone. Made to unleash the creativity in photographers, its inventors, Lumu Labs, are looking for backers on Kickstarter to help fund their project. We think this is a great idea so head on over to the Kickstarter project page and make your pledge!


DIY Sound Blimp

Photographers who do movie stills and set photography need expensive and weird looking "blimps" to encase their cameras in a sound-proof box. Learn how to create a do-it-yourself sound blimp for the Nikon D800 with this inexpensive and easy to follow tutorial.

DIY sound blimp