I’m buying the D300s because of the video capability – or what Nikon calls D-Movie mode – Nikon has really paid attention to what its customers want according to the latest Nikon camera announcement. The D300S is a new DSLR that as a camera, will fill the pro-sumer niche. It’s not quite a D3 or […]

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Nikon has announced the D300s. The D300s replaces the D300. This 12.3 megapixel DX-CMOS-based camera includes HD video (720p), a stereo mic input, auto-focus and dual card slot. The D300 offers seven frame per second still imaging, Live View, quiet drive mode, virtual horizon, multi-selector mode, dust reduction system, and ISO ranges of 200 to […]

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This week I am celebrating the one year anniversary of my switch to Nikon from Canon. After 17 years as a Canon user, I switched – mostly because no Canon camera could come close to the performance of the Nikon D3. So what have I learned in a year? That the camera brand wars still […]

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The D5000 is a digital SLR camera with a 12.3-megapixel sensor and High Definition video. It has a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD, Nikon’s D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes The D5000’s D-Movie Mode allows users to record HD movie clips (1280 x 720) at a cinematic 24 frames per second with sound. The D5000 uses […]

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A review of The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes. Review by Scott Bourne Usually Conrad does all our book reviews. And that’s the way it should be. He’s the best in the business. Once in a while I will throw in a review from a book that particularly impressed me. And Joe […]

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Upon unboxing my new Nikon Speedlight SB-900 in Florida this week, I was prompted to adapt the old movie line – “Is that a flash in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

This thing is huge, big, large, enormous, grand – okay you get it – the SB-900 takes up a lot of space. It’s the largest flash head I’ve ever seen from a major camera manufacturer.

Once I got over the shock of the size, it dawned on me that this was a good thing. In most cases involving photography, the larger the light source, the better the light.

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