Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Full Frame Lens Coming This Month?

Current Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Lens

Nikon is rumored to be dropping a new full frame lens at the end of January at the CP+ show in Japan. The new Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-f.5G ED lens should be compatible with both FX and DX cameras and will weigh in as the lightest FX zoom in Nikon’s lineup at a mere 400g (or 14 ounces).

Other specs on the rumored lens include a 77mm filter thread with 12 elements in 8 groups. The lens should serve as a proper replacement for the existing 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED lens.

[via Nikon Rumors]

JVC GY-HMQ10 Hands-On: 4K Camera for Under $5K

JVC GY-HMQ10 4K Cam

The JVC GY-HMQ10 is a new 4K camcorder, which captures the full 3840 x 2160 resolution at 24p, 30p and 60p frame rates.  Yeah, 60p at 4K…

The HMQ10 features a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor at a true 8.2MP for pixel-to-pixel rendering of the 4K image.  It is equipped with a fixed 10x zoom lens with an f/2.8 minimum aperture (f/4.5 at full tele).

Check out this quick overview video from the CES 2012 show floor. [Read more...]

Nikon V1 and J1 Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Mirrorless Camera

It looks like the names and specs for the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera models have finally slipped out.  According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon V1 and J1 are rumored to be the initial models in the new Nikon mirrorless camera system.

As previously rumored, the cameras will feature a 2.7x crop sensor dubbed as Nikon’s CX format.  The new cameras are expected to feature a 10.1MP image sensor and capture 1080p HD video.

Additional key specs are rumored as follows: [Read more...]

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens Available for Pre-Order

B&H Photo has posted that the Zeiss Distagon T 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 lens is now available for pre-order for the Nikon F Mount version. Here’s the link.

As is custom at B&H, when something is posted for pre-order, it generally means that stock is on the way and almost ready to ship out to customers.  No word on the Canon version yet.