Nikon has announced the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens #2199 and its available to pre-order from Amazon.com and Adorama. I don’t need to rehash what Nikons press release thoroughly covers. I saw a slide of images taken with this lens that were stunning. The best thing about this lens besides the image ability is its cost of about $219. Folks considering this lens for a Nikon DX camera like a D90, D5001 or D7000 keep in mind the lens will not be 50mm it will be closer to 75-80mm with the crop factor. Another way to look at is you wont see the edge defects that you would see in an FX sensor camera. MELVILLE, N.Y. Continue ReadingNikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S FX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras -Pre Order
My four month wait is finally over. Last week UPS dropped of a brand spanking new Nikon D7000. While the D7000 is actually destined to be a gift for the little woman on her birthday we all know what’s hers is mine. It will be interesting to see how the D7000 stacks up against my Nikon D90 and Canon EOS 60D. Will the Nikon D7000 live up to it’s specifications and hype in the hands of an amateur? I will know shortly.Stay tuned. Drew
From Nikon Support Why are there spots in the video I shoot with the D7000? We have received reports from some users of the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera regarding the occurrence of noticeable bright spots with movie recording under certain conditions. Nikon believes that these bright spots are not normally noticeable, and therefore do not indicate a problem with practical use. However, with further investigation of the reports received, we have confirmed that bright spots may be noticeable when recording movies of especially dark scenes or subjects. In order to provide our customers with better products, Nikon is currently preparing to release a firmware upgrade with measures to reduce the occurrence of these bright spots for the D7000. Further Continue ReadingNikon Addressing Bright Spots (Hot Spots) In Movie Mode with New Firmware
I was searching for any news on the availability of the Nikon D7000. I Google “D7000” and Google placed Amazon.com in the number one position at the top of the page. Well I nearly fell out of my chair because of two little words “in stock” were listed in the result. I quickly clicked the Amazon.com link and was greeted with the “This item has not yet been released”. Annoyed to put it mildly.