NIkon announced a new version of the D810, the D810a tuned/tweaked for astronomy photography and a D750 bundled with a slew of lenses and accessories useful for videographers.

Nikon D810a for those with stars in their eyes

Nikon D810a

A modified version of the D810 and features an optical IR cut filter for photographing distant nebulae and other astronomical phenomena with utmost clarity and color accuracy. By updating the D810’s design with a dedicated filter to pass H-alpha (656.28nm) wavelengths, the D810A is able to depict nebulae and other subjects without unwanted infrared contamination for greater color neutrality. Benefitting this adjustment to the sensor filtration, this specialized DSLR also features an expanded shutter speed range and new M* exposure mode for more accurate exposure times up to 15 minutes, as well as a Virtual Live View Exposure Preview feature to aid in clear focus and composition confirmation when making such long exposures.

NOTE: The modified sensor makes this camera unsuitable for normal photography.   Canon also offers the 60Da for Astrophotography. The 60 of course does not offer 36MP of the D810 but it is very affordable at this time.

Available May 28th 2015 for $3,796.95 – Preorder from B&H Photo Video | Amazon | Adorama

Sample images shot with D810a


Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit

Yesterday I posted a list of recent sundance films and the cameras they were shot with. Nikon was absent from that list. In the last few years Nikon’s DSLRs have offered a much better experience for videographers and they continue to improve their offering with bundles like this.

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The kit comes packaged in a nice foam divided case and includes the following-

  • Nikon D750 Full Frame DSLR (My Full Review)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder
  • ME-1 Stereo Microphone
  • Tiffen 58mm Variable ND Filter
  • Tiffen 67mm Variable ND Filter
  • HC-E1 18″ HDMI Cable
  • Two Spare EN-EL15 Li-Ion Batteries

Bought as a bundle saves you just over $600!

Coming Soon for $3,996.95 Preorder from B&H Photo Video | Amazon

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