Today Nikon announces a replacement to the old and less-than-stellar 80-400f/4.5-5.6 VR lens. You may recall me giving Nikon a hard time back in January for announcing an 800 f/5.6 lens, which cost as much as a new car, instead of addressing the pleas from the Nikon faithful for something in the 100-400mm range. Well, Nikon, Read more... you know you want to.
We find out today that Nikon is coming out with an 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens. The first question for most of us, I suspect, is what do all those letter mean? The answer is, don’t worry about it, cause you ain’t never gonna be using this lens anyway. It comes in at the Read more... you know you want to.
My friend Drew Eschbacher says I haven’t mastered the concept of the three-paragraph blog post and as a result lose some readers along the way. He’s right, and this post will only reconfirm his assessment. You are welcome to scroll down to the end for the conclusion, but you just might miss something important if Read more... you know you want to.
After my last post about the Nikon 14-24, photographer Wick Smith emailed to remind me that Canon shooters aren’t left totally in the dark. I knew some people were using an adapter so they could use this lens on their Canon bodies, but I had forgotten about until I got Wick’s message. Thanks Wick! Here’s Wick’s Read more... you know you want to.
In the last post, I stated that at present the Nikon D3S is the best camera available for night photography. I’m not one to throw out absolutes casually, so when I say something like that without a qualifier such as “among” or “one of the”, you can darn well bet that I’ve done my homework. Well, Read more... you know you want to.
Post Update: I am no longer making Nightly Night Photography Notes posts on this blog. Instead, I am providing regular night photography news updates through the Night Photography News eNewsletter. Signing up is free and easy. Simply click the link, enter your email address, and choose Night Photography News from the list choices. Nikon has officially Read more... you know you want to.