Nikon Announces the D810

D810 gradientHarness the power of extreme resolution, jaw-dropping image quality and huge dynamic range in both stills and Full HD 1080p video applications. A newly designed 36.3 megapixel FX-format full-frame image sensor with no optical low-pass filter is paired with the thrilling performance of EXPEED 4 for staggering detail retention, noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800, fast frame rates, cinematic video capabilities, in-camera editing features and outstanding energy efficiency. For still and multimedia photographers, The D810 will ignite your creativity and help you capture images that astound. For cinematographers and camera operators, the D810 will become one of the most versatile tools in your arsenal. The D810 will expand your vision and make you rethink what’s possible.

0-HeroThe evolution of high resolution.

One look at the jaw-dropping image quality possible with the D810 and you’ll never look at image quality the same way. The level of detail and sharpness, the wide dynamic range and rich tonality in nearly any light is simply staggering—almost unimaginable until now. For still and multimedia photographers including landscape, studio, wedding and portrait pros, the D810 will ignite your creativity and help you capture images that astound. For cinematographers and camera operators, the D810 will become one of the most versatile and important tools in your arsenal. With meticulous autofocus, fast frame rates and image processing, smaller file formats, excellent energy efficiency and exciting new capabilities for all manners of shooting, the D810 expands your vision and lets you rethink what’s possible.

1-SensorOne look changes everything

The bar has been raised

The D810 truly raises the bar for image quality and dynamic range. An all-new FX-format full-frame image sensor design—36.3-megapixels with no optical low-pass filter—is paired with Nikon’s innovative EXPEED 4 image processing for flawless detail retention from snow-white to pitch black, beautiful virtually noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800, an extremely wide dynamic range, flattering well-saturated skin tones and much more. The combination reveals the true optical precision of NIKKOR lenses, which provide flawless rendering even at these pixel counts. For those seeking the ultimate in D-SLR image quality, the D810 delivers.

2-VideoTake productions to the next level

Outstanding on TV, video and film sets

The D810 is the full-frame D-SLR that cinematographers, camera operators and multimedia photographers have been waiting for. Bring the camera’s remarkable image quality and dynamic range to 1080p videos recorded at 60/50/30/25/24p uncompressed to an external device, compressed to an internal CF/SD card or both simultaneously. Move between dark and light scenes without any iris or frame-rate adjustments thanks to ISO Auto Adjust. Smoothly change a shot’s depth of field with power iris control. Shoot in a flat picture style that enhances dynamic range and streamlines post-production work. Even enjoy broadcast-caliber audio control right in the camera. Let the D810 and the vast collection of NIKKOR lenses take your production to the next level.

3-SpeedCommand performance

Where speed and accuracy converge

The D810 performs with astounding speed and precision. Capture 5 fps at full resolution and in 5:4 crop mode, 6 fps in 1:2 crop mode and 7 fps in DX-crop mode*. Enjoy tack-sharp focus—crucial in high-resolution images—thanks to an Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor that uses 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors, 11 of which work all the way to f/8, plus a new Group Area AF. Internal vibration has been nearly eliminated with a newly designed sequencer mechanism and Electronic Front Curtain Shutter system. You can even quickly spot-check your focus by zooming in 46x on the large 3.2-inch 1,229k-dot display with RGBW alignment and monitor highlights during video capture with zebra striping right in the display. The D810 is as nimble as it is precise.

*When using optional MB-D12 battery pack and EN-EL18a battery (for up to 100 jpeg shots)

4-VersatilityLiberating versatility

Thrilling new capabilities and inspiration

The D810 is a versatile camera for versatile shooters. Produce stunning star-trail images with unlimited continuous shooting—capture images for as long as your battery or memory card will allow. Create smooth, even time-lapse sequences thanks to new Exposure Smoothing. Preserve details in both the shadowy and bright areas of stage performances and other spot-lit situations with Highlight-weighted Metering. Use the D810′s pop-up flash as a Commander for Nikon’s Creative Light System—a major convenience for location photographers. Save your files in a new 12-bit uncompressed RAW size S* format that’s half the size of RAW size L. Wherever your passion and inspiration takes you, the D810 will follow.

*In-camera RAW processing or some retouch options, such as image overlay, cannot be applied.

Nikon also offers a unique Switch and Save promotion on your D810 purchase. This promotion is valid July 17, 2014 through September 30, 2014. Here are the details:

Purchase a Nikon D810 camera body together with any combination of Nikkor lenses or Nikon Speedlights with a purchase total of at least $1750 (exclusive of D810 camera body purchase amount) between the dates of July 17, 2014 and September 30, 2014 and receive a promotional voucher in the amounts described below that is redeemable on future purchases of Nikon imaging products from the Dealer that sold you the products, or if they are not participating, at the Nikon Online Store.

PROMOTIONAL VOUCHER AMOUNTS:

  • Purchase the Nikon D810 camera body together with a combination totaling $1,750 of Nikon NIKKOR lenses and/or Speedlights (exclusive of D810 purchase amount) and receive a Nikon Switch & Save Promotional Voucher in the amount of $200 good towards future Nikon imaging products purchased from the Nikon authorized dealer that originally sold you the products, or if they are not participating, the online Nikon Store.
  • Purchase the Nikon D810 camera body together with a combination totaling $3,500 of Nikon NIKKOR lenses and/or Speedlights (exclusive of D810 purchase amount) and receive a Nikon Switch & Save Promotional Voucher in the amount of $400 good towards future Nikon imaging products purchased from the participating dealer that originally sold you the products, or if they are not participating, the online Nikon Store.
  • Purchase the Nikon D810 camera body together with a combination totaling $7,000 of Nikon NIKKOR lenses and/or Speedlights (exclusive of D810 purchase amount) and receive a Nikon Switch & Save Promotional Voucher in the amount of $1,000 good towards future Nikon imaging products purchased from the participating dealer that originally sold you the products, or if they are not participating, the online Nikon Store.

You can reserve yours today by calling us at (650) 327-8996 and placing a pre-order today. Delivery will start July 17.

Robert L Burrill, A 45th year Retrospective

burrill train

June 12–July 9, 2014
Reception: June 21 12:00–4:00PM
Screening of John Wimberley’s Film at 2:00pm
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: My photography reflects my painting major with classic composition and tonal range. My vision seeks to find the magic of the artist and the joy of seeing for the first time. One can observe influences of Ansel Adams & Ruth Bernhard, but there is also an appreciation for film making which I have always considered to be the advanced course of photography.

 

My journey has always been after the creative process that finds its secrets revealed in my films.  So lucky was I to have been asked to teach photography back in 1969. Today I only want to be giving back to this remarkable art form that has changed the world.   With Gratitude & Appreciation.

Space Still Available for Automotive Location Shoot

August 14, 2010untitled3475

Sunday, June 1, 2014
10:00am—1:00pm
$69.99

Limited space is still available for this unique experience. Sign up by clicking here to reserve your spot for this afternoon of fun.  —Editor

The Bay area is teeming with great opportunities to see and photograph fine automobiles. Whether your subject is race cars in their element, classics resting on freshly cut rye, or customs in a show hall, the underlying challenges are similar. What equipment do you need, how do you deal with mixed (and changing) light, and how do you find interesting viewpoints that distinguish the visually interesting elements of the car from a distracting background? Join Dave Henry, Bill Graham, and Jim Rose to learn what you need to make images that you will want to show off.


1008_pebble beach_066-Edit-Edit-2-Edit-Edit-Edit-Edit-EditWe will begin with a short presentation from Dave covering equipment and technique. Dave will then brief you on what to expect at the various shooting stations. Once participants are oriented we will quickly move to shooting stations and get to work making images. The instructors will be available to the participants to answer technical questions, make creative suggestions, and offer immediate coaching. In addition to the cars, Dave will set up small product workstations (our set is also a working winery) so that you can experiement with RF wireless flash and tilt-shift lenses.

August 21, 2005-b&w images003Once you capture a great image make sure to see your Canon rep, John Bell, and share a copy with him. Each participant’s best image will be entered in a Canon sponsored contest and contest entries will be published in a future edition of Victory Lane magazine.

mustang croppedThe workshop enjoys full sponsorship from Canon and participants will have access to a wide variety of equipment from Canon Professional Services (a perk normally reserved for accredited media photographers).

Your class admission price includes lunch at the conclusion of the class. (wine is not included).

Nomad

Meet the Teacher: Bill Graham

Bill Graham

Bill Graham

Bill Graham is our instore expert on printing and scanning and he teaches classes on printing, calibration, and digital B&W.  Bill has been photographing cars for over 40 years. and attends 15 to 20 car related events each year chasing images of automotive art. He is a member of the Blackhawk Automobile Museum and has published a book of his automobile images.

carsmatrix

Come and work with Bill at the following events:

Live Car Shoot: sign up

Color Calibration Workflow: sign up

Our 49th Anniversary Ad

It’s that time again, time for the KSP anniversary sale. Time for deals, loads of classes and the manufacturer’s representatives will be available to answer all your questions. Call us at 650-327-8996 or come on in to check it out!

05282014-kspsfcfp-Expo_2014_color