I know that you all are just about as tired of these teaser videos from Nikon as I am, just release the darned thing already! That said, the latest video – which was released just a short while ago – does reveal some pretty interesting things about the camera as well as gives us the best look at it yet. Take a look below:
What I picked from this teaser
It looks to me like the body has a physical ISO dial – or maybe its shutter speed – (and at least one other but no way to know what they are), how freaking cool is that? I really hope they are exaggerating the clicking noise for the video because that could get really annoying if you have to keep changing your ISO. The rest of the body seems pretty standard from what I could see, looks like an updated retro style body with a physical ISO/Shutter dial.
Something that does interest me is that 50mm F/1.8G lens that is on the body, it is obviously NOT the current Nikon 50mm f/1.8 model. So what is different about it? I can’t even describe how ridiculous of Nikon it would be to just release the current 50 1.8 re-skinned to match the new body. Even though I think its ridiculous, I wouldn’t put it past Nikon to just re-skin the current model (Nikon has release special commemorative bodies/lenses in the past after all). But I hope there is something new or updated in the new lens, maybe they added VR or nano coating?
Regardless, we are now 5 days away from the official announcement of this camera and lens. I’m curious to see how much more they reveal in any subsequent teasers. That said, next Tuesday can not come soon enough, enough with the suspense, lets get this camera announced so we can stop guessing and talk about the actual facts.
What are your thoughts on these new developments? Do you like the dedicated ISO dial? What do you think will be different about this new 50mm F/1.8G lens? Share your thoughts in a comment below.
[via Nikon USA on Youtube]