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    Nikon Mirrorless Camera

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    Something that has until now existed only in the world of speculations and rumors today became something real - Nikon confirmed the date of premiere of an advanced mirrorless camera with new mount, possibly in the FX format.

     

    A few days ago, the producer presented a photograph showing an outline of a mysterious camera and a cryptic advertising spot, under the title of "Travel of Light", appeared on YouTube. Today we finally got to know the date of the premiere of the new camera – it’s going to be 23rd August 2018.

     

    At the home page of the producer’s website there is a countdown timer counting 25 days from now and above it we can find a slogan: "In pursuit of light". The whole thing is stylistically close to the presented photographs and the film.

     

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    1). Nikon Mirrorless Camera

     

    As for now, it’s hard to say anything about the specification of the new Nikon baby. The rumor has it that it is going to be a direct rival of Sony A7 III.

     

    However, we already know that the camera will be equipped with a completely new mount to which (again, that’s a rumor) we will be able to mount lenses with the brightness of up to f/0.95. The buyers of the new Nikon will not have to get rid of the F-mount lenses which they had used until now – such lenses will be fit for use with an adapter.

     

    We could certainly write much more – the Internet is full of speculations, but let’s wait patiently until the date of the premiere, which is only a month from now.

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