August 24th, 2007
It’s that time of the year- Wed Nikon announced 2 new bodies and several new lenses. For interior shooters the most significant announcements have to be the new full frame D3 and the Nikon AF-S 14-24 mm F2.8G ED
I’ve always felt that Nikon would eventually break down and offer a full frame DSLR. I’m just puzzled why it took them so long. The combination of the 14-24mm and D3 looks like a sweet combination for shooting interiors.
Notice that both the D300 and the D3 have CMOS sensors similar to the D2X. The Sony/Nikon relationship where Sony is making the CMOS sensors for Nikon must be working well.
Update on 8/25: According to Ron Galgraith, Nikon designed the D3 sensor but won’t reveal who it’s manufacturing partner is… maybe Sony, maybe not.