As the Nikon D4 slowly starts to make it’s way into consumer hands I thought we’d share one of the D4 test films, this one from our pals at Straw Hat Visuals. Shot by Bill Frakes and Laura Heald in Istanbul over the course of 10 days, the short fusion documentary utilizes both stills and video from Nikon’s new high-end HDSLR.
“To truly test the camera, I wanted to use the D4 as a journalist – to see how it responded to real world situations. We used the cameras 18 hours a day for 10 days straight. We used it as a still camera, a video camera, an audio recorder and an intervalometer. The thing that stood out most to me about the camera was its ease of use. I’ve held a lot of cameras in my career and none have felt as comfortable in my hand or worked as intuitively as the D4. I didn’t have to worry about the technical – the Nikon engineers had done that for me.”
To read more of Bill’s thoughts on the D4 or check out his work and workshops head over to the Straw Hat Visuals site.
If you’re like me, the Nikon D4 might be out of your price range but that doesn’t mean you can’t try it out. LensProToGo now has the Nikon D4 available for rental. Check out their site or give them a call for pricing and availability.