Review Roundup: Canon EOS 40D dSLR

December 21, 2007

Nikon’s been getting a lot of the press recently, but Canon has new cameras too. The new 40D was announced the same time, but has been shipping since early fall. With that, I present you dSLR Dad’s with all the information you need to justify spending more money. Read the rest of this entry »


Review Roundup: Nikon D300

December 18, 2007

The Nikon D300 dSLR has been out in the wild for some time (shipping now at Amazon). For all you dSLR Dad’s out there who are looking for one more bit of information to justify that purchase, here you go: Read the rest of this entry »

Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Review

December 18, 2007

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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 »

Peachpit’s Adobe Lightroom Resource Center

December 16, 2007

Peachpit Press is the publisher of both The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening.  They have created a new page called the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Resource Center.  There you will find excerpts from their latest books as well as free articles, interviews, podcasts, and downloads from leading Photoshop and Lightroom instructors.  You can find out more here.

Popular Photography Test of the Nikon D300

December 15, 2007

Popular Photography Magazine has released their review of the new Nikon D300 dSLR (available at Amazon). Let’s just say that they liked it:

…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 »

Scott Kelby Reviews the Nikon D300

December 14, 2007

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 »

Rob Galbraith’s Look at the Canon EOS 1D Mark III Sub-Mirror Fix

December 11, 2007

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has been selling for quite a while now (since February 23, 2007 at Amazon). Unfortunately, the pro community have been quarrelling with Canon over the poor performance of the 1D Mark III’s servo-autofocus engine, especially at high temperatures. Rob Galbraith’s site has been out in front of this issue since the beginning (June 19 was his first update). Now Rob has released an update assessing the 1D Mark III’s sub-mirror fix and v1.1.3 firmware.

The entirety of his in-depth analysis of the update is here.

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