It’s setup day for vendors and free-range press access at Photokina, the enormous bi-annual photography trade show in Cologne.
I have two words so far: large sensors. The 24 x 36 mm format is popping up everywhere, on new cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and others. Which means that motion picture cameras will be using 24×36 soon. Shallower depth of field, larger lenses–not to worry–although focus-pullers might…
ZEISS has new Compact Prime CP.2 and SLR lenses covering up to 24×36. Schneider has three new 24×36 Xenon lenses, intended for still photography, but with Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, is PL imminent.
Canon unveiled the new 6D, newly designed with a 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with 1080p HD video, in an affordable camera body (around $2099).
Nikon is showing the new D600, at $2099, the less expensive full-frame sibling of the D800.