I am with a group of journalists covering Nikon's newest lenses and cameras at the Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. Nikon is hosting us. They have all nine of their newest lenses here for us to try out. Everything from the fixed 200mm F/2 to the updated versions of the 70-200 F/2.8 is available. I've played with all of these new lenses and a few stand out. The Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX NIKKOR Lens completely blew my mind. The above image was made with this lens using a Nikon D300s body, ISO 400, 1/640th second at EFL 185mm - hand … [Read more...] about Nikon Lens Event & Report From The 39th Annual Balloon Fiesta
DISCLAIMER! You should take this post with a grain of salt. It's mostly a mental exercise. There is no D7000 for me to test yet so this is all speculation based on nothing more than Nikon news releases, web sites and PR info. Everything could change. I am saying this in two different ways - in two different places in this post to make sure there is no misunderstanding. I mostly wrote this post to demonstrate how reading sites like CNET.com for your photo news will often not give you the full picture. Pun intended. The comparisons of the Nikon … [Read more...] about Comparing the Nikon D7000 with the Canon 7D
If you noticed my post last week on holding off on buying a new camera, you see another reason why. Nikon has announced the new D7000. It's a $1200 DSLR with a ton of features at an attractive price. Here are the highlights _16.2 Megapixels. (CMOS sensor, DX format, 6fps) _1080p full HD video. (24fps) _ISO up to 6400 (pushable to 25,600) _Magnesium alloy construction (read pro quality) _Twin SD card slots There is also a 39-point AF system and revamped Matrix Metering System. Normally, this is the point at which I'd say something like - … [Read more...] about Nikon D7000 – Has Nikon Finally Come Up With An Answer To The Canon 7D?