May 9, 2006 by Allen George
Like Paul (aka Tracer99 on Flickr), I am also a gear head when it comes to photography. Though not as much of one as he is :)
Anyways, here are the latest rumors in the Nikon/F-mount arena.
Possible D3 body in Photokina. A LBCAST-based D3H is rumored and a full-frame Nikon (as if I haven’t heard that before). Unless the new entrants have exceptionally good high ISO performance, I’ll be intrigued, but not overly excited. Turns out that I do a lot more low-light, no-tripod photographing than I expected… It would be nice to see a D70 successor and some mitigation of Nikon’s supply woes, but nary a peep on those two fronts. Supposedly a Fuji S4 is coming out too. I’d be real, real happy to see a Fuji SuperCCD sensor in a Nikon, but again, wishful thinking.
On the Olympus front, an E-3 is rumored to be displayed at Photokina, and there are some (mild) stirrings of another consumer-level body. We’ll see what happens.
Finally, Sony’s Alpha DSLR system (K-M mount) will make its debut there as well.