True is the statement that the camera does not make the photographer. What the camera does make (at least for me)…is more creative. The features and technology that Nikon is putting into the cameras with each release further raises the bar and affords me the ability to push myself and my creativity to the maximum. The advance of technology and Nikon’s commitment to listening to photographers and anticipating our storytelling needs is unrivaled. For, me that makes working with Nikon gear the best and easiest of decisions. This has been the case ever since I switched over in 2010 and began using the D3 and D3s bodies.
With the announcement of the flagship D5 today at CES in Las Vegas, Nikon set the bar higher yet again.
An expanded ISO range of THREE MILLION. I can’t begin to wrap my head around this one. I do a ton of low light shooting so this will impact me greatly. 20MP, 14FPS, 4K video. All features that will contribute this camera to being an absolute workhorse for me. What features am I most excited about (aside from the ISO capabilities)?! The new AF system and a little feature that allows for adjustments in multiple exposure photography. There really is way too many things for me to elaborate on in this post so we will save that for another time.
BUT WAIT THERES MORE!!!
How about the doozy of an announcement that nobody saw coming. The D500. Essentially the D5 packed into a DX body – essentially creating the first pro DX body. This will allow photographers to make pictures like never before. The integration of the camera into your phone will be a game changer on many levels whether you are a pro, a hobbyist, or a parent who just likes to photograph their kids. The sharing will be faster than anything that you can imagine.
There are also two other exciting products. The new SB-5000 flash which brings Nikon into radio triggered flashes for the first time and the new Nikon KeyMission 360 – a 4K 360 degree wearable action camera. Both of these products I can not wait to get my hands on.
The game is changing my friends. New tools are here at our disposal. Come March, lets get to work and see what you can create!!!
If you are looking to purchase, do yourself a favor and get in touch with the folks at Roberts Camera…when it comes to taking care of pros and amateurs alike, you wont find better service anywhere. They are absolutely my go to store for what I need. They have a wait list for all the new products so get in touch with them today.
Do yourself a favor and check out these new products. For those of you who know me well, know how much of a role music plays with me and how I work. If I were to suggest an album to listen to while you check out these new tools, I would suggest “What a time to be alive” by Drake/Future. If hip hop isnt your scene, let me know and I will dig something else up for you!