Something big is approaching, really really big. Rumours has it that a launch by Nikon is eminent but that is nothing new as companies are constantly launching new products, new services or just launching some new campaign. This time, rumours are floating about would be a new Nikon DSLR and three new Nikon lenses.
What can we expect?
- Nikon D3x
- AF-S 35mm f/1.8
- AF-S 135mm f/1.8
- AF-S 80-400mm
Now the D3x rumours has been floating about for a while already (yes its sporting a 24MP sensor) and several leaks has substantiated these rumours. Leaks such as the prices of the D3 has dropped, dealers can’t seem to get ahold of stock (although that could be due to the production slowdown?), vendors creating entries in their inventory or websites creating subfolders just for the D3x.
The D3X will definitely be used by a niche market but the appeal of being able to shoot at 24MP (3MP more than the Canon 1Ds Mk3 and the 5D Mk2) would definitely attract the likes of stock phographers as well as commercial photographers. Being able to shoot at that high resolution without going for medium format cameras is amazing as well. I am already awed by the amount of detail captured by other rivals such as the Canon 1Ds Mk3 and the Sony A900, so I am very keen to see one from Nikon as well.
To me, I guess I would be craving more for the 135mm f/1.8 as well as the 35mm f/1.8. Both are AF-S versions and both show extreme potential for excellent portraiture use (for me la that is :P).
Its only 5 more days to go before the big event. Until then, keeping my fingers crossed!