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Astrophotography Focused Nikon D810a Body Availability Announced

By Anthony Thurston on May 15th 2015

Nikon’s astrophotography-focused version of the D810, the D810A, finally has a shipping date. Originally announced back in February, the D810A has languished in limbo while Nikon started production.

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According to a new report from Nikon Japan, the new D810A will begin shipping in about two weeks time, on May 28th. If you have been thinking about getting one, there is still time to pre-order and be one of the first to receive one.

What sets the D810A apart from your usual D810 or any normal DSLR is its specialized image sensor is four times more sensitive to H-alpha red tones than a regular DSLR. The result is great for astro and night sky photography, though it makes the camera practically useless for general purpose photography.

You can find the D810A for pre-order over on B&H here.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Simon Johannssen

    Are there any advantages for a portrait photographer on the D810A (compared to the “normal” D810)?
    I’d guess not. I know I’m late for this, but I just wanted to ask :P

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  2. Dustin Baugh

    I love when camera manufacturers address specialized needs of some photographers.

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  3. Kyle Stauffer

    They should have put somewhere on the camera “Specially Made For Matthew Saville” ;)

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