Photography: Two short notes Nikon D800 and Voigtländer 17.5mm f/0.95

Nikon D800 As a long time Nikon user I wasn’t expecting this. Nikon managed to pull one rabbit out of its magic hat. The new D800 with it’s 36Mp sensor is totally mind blowing and will ensure that many of those Nikkors out there will need to be redesigned to work well with this new body. The problem is that at 36Mp you’ll be in the realm where lenses resolution matter more than sensor resolution. Until now almost all lenses had enough resolving power in them to live to the sensor specs. At 36Mp I believe that we’ll see lot’s of new updates in the Nikon lenses line. Also at 75Mb per image, this camera is not for the faint of heart. This will require a very recent and powerful computer to process those NEFs.

Voigtländer 17mm f/0.95

Voigtländer keeps surprising and keeps being one of my favorites camera and lenses maker in the world. After the fabulous 25mm f/0.95 now they made a potentially killer lens with this Voigtänder Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 for micro 43 systems. This lens wil bee an equivalent of a 35mm in full frame spec and with such a big aperture it will be probably a delight to use in low light and for creative photography. Good work Mr. K.