Photokina starts today (Sept 19) in Cologne and runs through this weekend, so all the new gear is being announced. The single biggest news relating to real estate shooters is probably the round of new full frame camera bodies that have been announced for the Photokina show. There are 4 new full frame cameras announced for the show:
Of course the first question in everyone's mind is how do these new Nikon and Canon bodies compare to the D800 and the 5DMKIII that came out this summer. Here are the major things that catch my eye:
Andrew Hughes' reaction to the D600 announcement was:
Why can't Nikon make the D600 "2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 or 2 EV"?
Or "2 to 5" or "2 to 7" frames... I assume this is just a firmware change? Putting my niche Real Estate Photography aside and thinking more main-stream... with the popularity of HDR these days, why would I either have to buy a very old D300s or a very expensive D800 to be able to shoot more than 3 brackets automatically? The idea of "upgrading" to an FX camera like the D600 with this limitation is... crazy!
I would recommend that anyone that wants to shoot more than the 3 AEB brackets that most camera bodies shoot should use the Promote Controller for HDR or EF rather than waiting for Nikon or Canon to improve their AEB. By the way, many of the best HDR and EF real estate shooters swear that three bracketed images are all you need if you are shooting them right.