Nikon releases new gear

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Nikon announces D700 full-frame DSLR

Nikon D700

Sweet! Nikon has introduced a new DSLR. The Nikon D700. Basically, it's a D300 with full frame! It's the same sensor as the D3, so we get all of the low light goodness with the smaller footprint of the D300 body. Oh! and the dust reduction too!

**vs. D300****vs. D3**
full frameslower FPS
far superior noise control$3000
Brighter view finderdust reduction

Also see DPreview or KenRockwell.

sb-900 Flash

In addition to the new DSLR, Nikon has updated their high-end flash unit a bit. The new stuff:

  • 25% fast recycle times (good improvement, not fantastic),* no need for a fifth battery (awful nice),* more intelligent computer (should help a bit)* more powerful (nice, not necessary)* $500 cost (36% price increase)

Also see DPreview.

PC Lenses

Two new PC-correction lenses at 45mm and 85mm. Both at f/2.8. Both at roughly $1800.

Nikon now has 24mm, 45mm, and 85mm PC correction lenses. That's a much better range than a sole 85mm, which was an awful lot of telephoto on a D2x. Shame they're all so expensive.

Sidenote: Seems like the new price point for glass is $1800. The 14-24mm, 24-70mm, as these two are all priced right around there. What a bummer. I much preferred the $1300 standard of the 70-200mm and 17-35mm.

Also see DPreview.