I frequently get asked questions about Nikon gear - and have friends who use Nikon. So, to help me answer those questions and to give my friends help in making their lens selections, Nikon lens information is now available on the site. With few exceptions, all of the Nikon lenses have been added to the standardized comparison tools. Full text reviews are going to take a lot of time to complete, but I intend to finish them.
My priority remains with Canon gear and reviews.
Even though I have all of the Nikon lenses and a pair of D3x bodies (all purchased retail - no assistance from Nikon - same as Canon) at my disposal, my personal preference remains Canon, and I will continue to make reviews of new Canon gear my top priority.
But, if I was forced to change brands, Nikon would be an easy next choice for me. With a wide range of top-quality gear, a choice for Nikon can certainly be justified. The ISO 12233 Resolution Chart Help page has been updated with the need-to-know information about the Nikon results from this test. I recommend that you read this page.
Please tell your Nikon friends about the addition to the site. Thanks!
Announced: SanDisk Write Once Read Many (WORM) SD Cards.
Read the SD Association Defines New High-Speed Performance Options for SDXC and SDHC Memory Cards and Devices press release (PDF) for more information.
"Canon UK today announced that its Pro Photo Solutions show will be returning again on 26th and 27th October 2010 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London."
Read the full Canon UK Pro Photo Solutions Show 2010 press release for more information.
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar ZE Lens Review placeholder page.
The following used camera gear is offered for sale in the cUSA:
Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG HSM Lens (Canon mount) - In excellent condition w/ hood, black padded case, manual and caps in box. $265.00 shipped.
Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 DLD Aspherical (IF) Lens (Canon mount) - In excellent condition w/ hood, manual and caps in box (missing a bottom flap). $265 shipped.
Sold: Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D - Like new in box w/ manual. $139.00 shipped.
Sold: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV - Excellent condition - you might be able to find a couple of tiny marks on it, but it looks new. In box with all original accessories. $4,249.00 including PayPal eCheck and shipping.
Sold: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Lens - In excellent condition w/ hood and caps. $149 shipped.
Sold: Canon RC-5 Remote Controller - in mint condition. $19.00 shipped.
Sold: Canon Speedlite 430EX II - In excellent condition - I see a small rub mark on the top of the head. Comes in padded case with shoe stand and manual in box. $219.00 shipped.
Sold: Canon Speedlite 270EX - In mint condition in original pouch and box with manual. $119.00 shipped.
Email Info@The-Digital-Picture.com to purchase one of these items.
ISO 12233 Chart results from the 1Ds III have been added to the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Review.
Canon USA has announced Canon EXPO 2010 New York.
This event is scheduled for Sep 2 – 3, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City. A "Passcode" is required for registration - a link is provided to request this code.
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC Lens Review placeholder page.
Jeff Tallent has provided an addition to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Mug Review.
Many new lenses can now be found in the Lens Product Image Comparison Tool.
The PDN PhotoPlus Conference & Expo 2010 (press release) is now accepting registrations. Show-only registration is free for a "limited time".
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Review placeholder page.
Sigma has issued a Service Notice regarding the following lenses and serial number ranges:
APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM (10633051 - 10972000)
APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM (10574001 - 10972000)
APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM (10674301 - 10972000)
Details of the issue being resolved are vague: "possible autofocus defect".
Adorama has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 available for preorder for $94.95 (upgrade) or $279.95 (full version).
Read the Canon Europe Press Release for the details.
Go to www.canon-europe.com/takestories to view the two ads.
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens Review placeholder page.
Adobe has made Lens Profile Creator Prerelease 2 available for download.
Bibble Labs has released Bibble 5 Pro 5.0.1.
This update includes support for the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR.
Phase One has announced the release of Capture One 5.1.2.
Included in this press release are two free offers. Registered owners of Expression Media, iView Media and MediaPro are offered a free copy of Capture One and registered owners of Capture One are offered a free copy of Expression Media 2 (recently acquired from Microsoft).
PocketWizard has posted some product status updates on their site.
This is what two weeks in the desert does to you. Have fun!
Lightroom Journal has published a list of Lightroom 3 resources.
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3. Here are some relevant links:
As I mentioned in the Air Show Pictures and Photography Tips, a high-mileage 1Ds Mark III was DOA at a distant event I was attending. Had I not taken a second camera, I would have no pictures from my 10 travel hour trip.
If you do not have a second camera body and lenses (or third if you shoot with two at a time), give consideration to buying or renting them for your next big event/vacation. And if renting, remember that summer is the busy season for the photography gear rental season. Roger at LensRentals.com recently noted on his site that reservations are an important step to insure you get the gear you want when you want it.
Summer vacations are often a great time to try out that new piece of gear you've been eyeing up. New gear adds fun to an already fun time.