Archive | November, 2006

Zeiss ZF 25mm f2.8 v Nikon 24mm f2 AIS

25 Nov

Zeiss 25mm Review has just published a great review of the new Zeiss 25mm f2.8 manual lens and compared it to the Nikon 24mm f2 AIS, which it compares very favorably to. In addition to the excellent review, you can also download sample output photos. Read the review here.

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Out There Images Workshops

23 Nov

Mike Hagen and Out There Images are offering a whole host of Nikon related classes and workshops in the USA including:

Digital Workflow Workshops
Nikon D200 Workshops
Nikon D2X/D2H Workshops
Nikon D80 Workshop
Nikon D70 Workshop
Nikon D50 Workshop
The Art of Travel Photography
Nikon iTTL Flash System
Photoshop Level I, II & III
REI Outdoor Digital Photography Workshop
Portrait Photography Workshops

Check out the full schedule here.

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70-300mm VR Sample Photos

13 Nov

Some of the first pics published from Nikon’s much anticipated new 70-300mm VR zoom lens are viewable here.

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Record Profits for Nikon

11 Nov

Thanks to booming sales of digital cameras, Nikon’s group net profit more than doubled to a record high in the first-half of the fiscal year. Nikon posted a net profit of 23.18 billion yen (US$196.5 million; €153.8 million) in the April-September 2006 period. Read more…

Nikon D40 Probably Real

6 Nov


Now that some of the more “well known” web sites such as DPReview and have mentioned the D40 and published photos, it’s probably fair to say that the D40 is indeed a reality. Intentionally “leaking” images to the press seems to be the preferred way for both Nikon and Canon to “unofficially announce” new camera bodies these days and it’s a pattern that’s been repeated with several cameras in the last year or so. There also seems to be consensus on the suggested retail price which looks like $499US for the body and $599 bundled with the 18-55 kit lens.

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Nikon Solutions Expo Coming to London

3 Nov

Nikon Solutions Expo

Now in its second year this FREE two-day conference-led event, features the experts behind the newest products in a series of major presentations and interactive seminars from Nikon and their partners. Solutions Expo brings all aspects of digital photography together under one roof. Click here for conference web page and registration info.

Opening Times:
Tuesday 5th December – 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 6th December – 10:00 – 17:00

Olympia Conference Centre
Hammersmith Road
W14 8UX

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New Camera Rumor: Nikon D40

2 Nov

Nikon D40

Rumors of a new low-end Nikon DSLR body, along with convincing photos have recently popped up on the internet after a German Camera store posted some photos and specs. The “D40” seems to fall into the niche just below the D50 and should be Nikon’s low price leader if it is indeed real. It’s also substantially smaller than the rest of Nikon’s DSLR offerings, as illustrated in this photo. Here are some “leaked” specs:

6,1 Megapixel
94x126x64 mm
Compressed 12-bit NEF, JPEG
3 AF points
2.5″ 230K LCD
Lithium-Ion EN-EL9
3D Color Matrix Metering II
1/500 Flash Sync
i-TTL compatible
USB 2.0
AF-S Lenses only!
475 grams without battery

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