It was out for a while, but Nikon’s new D300 with the Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom Lens is now back in stock at Amazon as a kit. A note of caution to you potential D300 dSLR Dads: the price seems to fluctuate wildly on this one (no matter where you shop). In fact, it has stayed at the expected street price of $1800 only briefly during the past month. Before you buy, make sure that the kit price is cheaper than buying the lens. Read the rest of this entry »
High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists
For you dSLR Dad’s looking for a new avenue to try in photography, may I suggest High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). HDRI is the process of combining photographs at different exposures (typically bracketed at +/- 2 stops). This allows you to keep proper detail in those tricky situations where you have a bright sky (the ‘blinkies’ on your LCD screen) mixed with objects that have shadow detail. One book that looks really promising (after my in-store review) is The HDRI Handbook: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists by Christian Bloch. Read the rest of this entry »
I love this site. If you have never visited PhotoZone, head over there now. They have posted their review of the new Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens (available at Amazon and B&H Photo). Nikon announced this lens earlier this fall along with the D3 and D300.
The Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED exceeds the already very good performance of its predecessor. The center quality is nothing short of outstanding matching or beating the resolution of a 10mp APS-C sensor. Read the rest of this entry »
…But what (Nikon has) on the inside pushed the D300 to new performance records in the Pop Photo Lab:
- It’s the first DSLR to earn an Excellent image quality rating from ISO 200 all the way up to ISO 3200.
- It sports the fastest (and most sophisticated) AF we’ve tested so far. Read the rest of this entry »
Photoshop guru Scott Kelby has posted his review of the Nikon D300.
I’ve spent the past two weeks, many hours, had two meetings with Nikon Professional Services staff, and taken thousands of photos with my new Nikon D300 and I’m ready to spill the beans and let you know what’s hot (and what’s not) about Nikon’s new arrival. Read the rest of this entry »
Apparently, the rumors about a shipment of D3’s hitting the US the end of this week were true. The Nikon D3 is now in stock and shipping at Amazon (or the dSLR Dad Amazon Storefront). As always, these links help to support this site. Many thanks to all of you dSLR Dads who have done so this Holiday Read the rest of this entry »