2 New From Nikon - Who Knew - Woo Hoo
1. New Camera - D5300.
This is the update of the D5200 with added features; 24 megapixel sensor, no AA filter, larger LCD screen and viewfinder. Seems to have built-in GPS and WiFi, as well as 1080/60 video recording.
They will be available as bodies, natch, and also kitted up with the new 18-140 lens. This is exactly what I predicted...
Apparently there will also be an increase in battery life - up to 600 shots in a charge. As I do not know how they set themselves up for this measurement in relation to screen use or flash use, I can only wait and see. The shutter will go at 5 fps in the continuous mode.
2. New Lens - 58mm f:1.4G
Those of you who used 35mm cameras in the olden dayes may remember the 58mm focal length - it was seen on some Topcon, Zenit, and Minolta cameras. Generally with a wide aperture, it was long as a standard but good in low light.
Now Nikon are putting out a new double-aspherical lens in their G range with this focal lenght. It is intended for the most precise work in low light - very well corrected for coma and aberrations. Good bokeh.
The literature mentions use for night cityscapes and astrophotography - it also mentions a projected price that is above other Nikon standard-length lenses. The cutting edge, it would seem.
As usual - when they throw some of these products in through the front door, we'll tell you.