New Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6 VR Lens Coming Soon?

Nikon 600mm

Nikon Rumors picked up word that a new AF-S 800mm f/5.6 VR Lens should arrive in September around the time of Photokina 2012.  The longest current lens in Nikon’s line up is the 600mm f/4G ED VR AF lens.  Given that this lens is priced at $9800, I would expect to see the 800mm lens in the same $14k ballpark as Canon’s 800mm f/5.6L.

Nikon D400 Rumored for Fall

Nikon D400

Amidst a flurry of recent rumors about a Nikon D600 and new lenses, the rumor mill has been relatively quiet about a replacement for the Nikon D300s.  However, Mansurovs has posted a detailed spec list attached to a rumored Photokina 2012 announcement for the Nikon D400 – sporting a 24MP APS-C sensor and a $1799 price tag.

Check out the spec list below and let us know your thoughts about such an APS-C pro shooter in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

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Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR and AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Coming Soon?

Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Recent leaks and rumors suggest Nikon is planning to launch a pair of new lenses soon – the AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR and the AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

The 24-85mm lens is rumored to be an affordable full frame lens (possibly a kit lens?) to accompany the rumored Nikon D600.  And the 18-300mm is an all-purpose DX lens for cameras like the Nikon D7000.

Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

The lenses are rumored to be available by the end of June, which (if correct) puts an announcement any day now.

[via Nikon Rumors]

Nikon D600 Specs Update

Nikon D600

Nikon Rumors has posted an update list of specifications for the rumored-to-be-coming-soon, full frame Nikon D600.  Notably, Nikon Rumors seems rather confident that the previously rumored absence of an AF motor is not true and that the D600 will, indeed, feature a built-in AF motor for legacy Nikon AF lenses.

The revised Nikon D600 spec list is as follows: [Read more...]

Nikon D600, Cheaper Full Frame Camera Rumored

Nikon D600

The Nikon D600 may be the camera that a lot of prosumer shooters have been waiting for . . . that is, if rumors of its specs and price point turn out to be true.  Nikon Rumors has posted rumored specifications of a 24MP full frame D600 set to be released later this summer (pre-Photokina, which is in September).

The big kicker though is a price point that is rumored to be as low as $1500 (half the price Nikon D800).  This would open up full frame cameras to a whole new market.

Key rumored specs include:

  • 24MP CMOS sensor (manufactured by Sony)
  • HD video capture
  • 39 AF points
  • 5fps
  • Dual SD card slots (with Eye-Fi support)
  • 1/250s flash sync
  • Built-in GPS
  • No internal AF motor (autofocusing w/ AF-S lenses only)

What do you think?  Would those of you considering APS-C cameras like the D7000 or D300s/D400 be interested in a D600 with the above specs?