Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

New Nikon AFS 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Lens – A Great Lens That I will Never Own

Nikon 80-400mm lens

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.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Nikon Announces the 800 f/5.6 Lens. Seriously? What are They Thinking?

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.

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Nikon Cameras Noise Comparison—D700, D800, D3X, D3S, and D4

Random noise generated by the Nikon D700

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.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Follow-Up on the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens

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.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Best Wide-Angle Lens for Night Photography and Kyle Arrington’s Worst Nightmare

Milky Way

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.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Nightly Night Photography Notes–Nikon D4

Nikon D4 Camera

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.