Month: February 2014

26/02/2014 / / Nikon 1
26/02/2014 / / Nikon 1

Sam’s Club has listed the rumored Samsung NXF1 1“ MILC/CSC for $499, but the page is now offline. You can access it through Google Cache here. If it happens to be real and not a placeholder, it would be a nice price for essentially a Nikon J3 with an improved sensor, swivel touchscreen and a 24-73mm full frame equivalent lens.


25/02/2014 / / Nikon 1
25/02/2014 / / Nikon Capture NX
21/02/2014 / / Nikon 1

According to users and reviewers Nikon 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm is the sharpest zoom in the Nikon 1 lens lineup hands down and one of the three sharpest lenses overall. The other two are the 18.5mm f/1.8 (which I have reviewed here) and the 32mm f/1.2. Being right up there with standard and portrait primes in regards to image quality is no small feat for an ultra wide angle zoom. Read on to find out what makes the 6.7-13mm so special. Nikon-1-Nikkor-VR-6.7-13

20/02/2014 / / Mirrorless sales data

Contrary to popular opinion on photo forums that DSLRs are soon to be made obsolete by mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILC), DSLRs continue to outsell MICLs by orders of magnitude. According to figures released to Amateur Photographer by market research firm GfK, DSLRs have outsold MILCs by four to one in the UK in 2013. In total 426,000 DSLRs and 100,000 MILCs were sold last year. 

10/02/2014 / / C-Mount 25mm f/1.4

After a long break due to holidays, bad weather and poor health (sinusitis) I’ve finally managed to take some photos with my cheapo C-Mount 25mm f/1.4 lens. It will take a while until I’ve taken enough images and until I’m confident enough to write a review, but many things I have written about its “big brother”, the C-Mount 50mm f/1.4 (link to my Review), also apply to the 25mm f/1.4. Click on the photos to view them in Full HD resolution on Flickr. The image quality is not very good, so don’t be shocked if there are CAs and if the resolution/sharpness is vastly inferior to the 1 Nikkors. 🙂

Nikon V1 & C-Mount 25mm f/1.4

08/02/2014 / / Nikon 1
05/02/2014 / / Nikon J4

Yesterday the Dutch website Digitfoto posted sketches of a camera design Nikon has patented a while back. By the looks of it, it seems to be either a beefed up J-series camera or a cut down V-series camera.


04/02/2014 / / Nikon Capture NX