Nikon 1 J2 and New 11-27.5mm 1-Series Lens Leaked Images

Nikon 1 J2 Mirrorless Camera

The Nikon 1 J2 will be the successor to the 1-Series J1 that was introduced last year.  The 1Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will likely serve as a new kit lens with a 30-75mm equivalent zoom range.  These images have purportedly leaked ahead of the official announcement of the new camera and lens units.

Nikon 1 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

As a refresher, the Nikon 1 camera system is a mirrorless system with a 2.7x crop factor – in contrast to the 2x crop factor of the Micro Four Thirds system, the 1.5x crop factor of Sony NEX and the 1.6 crop factor of the Canon EOS M.  The excellent new Sony RX100 compact camera also features a 2.7x crop factor (albeit without the interchangeable lens option).

An official announcement is expected as early as next week.  Expect to hear lots more as we move closer to Photokina 2012.

[Digicame-info via Nikon Rumors]



Sony A77 and NEX-7 Full Specs, Announcement on Aug. 24, Available in September/October

Sony A77

Sony A77

August is shaping up to be a pretty huge month for now prosumer/pro camera gear.  In addition to Nikon’s announcement, it looks like August 24 will be Sony’s big announcement date for the new Alpha models (A77 and A65) and NEX models (NEX-7 and NEX-5N).

After the big announcement from Sony, the A77 and NEX-7 are expected to be available in Japan in September – with US availability coming in October.

As for specifications, it looks like those have leaked out across multiple sources as well. [Read more…]

Lensbaby Composer with Tilt Transformer

At Photokina 2010, Lensbaby announced the Tilt Transformer and Composer with Tilt Transformer for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras.

“The Tilt Transformer allows photographers to mount any Nikon® mount lens onto their Micro Four Thirds or Sony α NEX camera and tilt up to twice the amount of standard tilt-shift lenses, delivering photos that have a slice of focus through the image, bordered by a soft blur.” -Lensbaby

The Lensbaby Tilt Transformer carries a retail price of $250 and is available now for Micro Four Thirds cameras, and available in Q4 2010 for Sony NEX cameras.  The Composer with Tilt Transformer retails for $350.

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More details in the press release below. [Read more…]