Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon has just announced its latest flagship NIKKOR lens, the new 58mm f/1.4G AF-S.  Nikon has often be praised as the best lens producer (well amongst the more affordable cameras anyway), and this new NIKKOR continues to carry the flame onward to eternal glory. Simply speaking, this lens will offer the best quality possible.  Even … Read moreNikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Pixel Pusher – Nikon D7100 Review

BOTTOM LINE: A refreshed version of the D7000 that has been improved in key areas, though not as much as some would like. Nikon D7100 – Vital Stats Sensor: 24MP APS-C (DX-format) CMOS Focal Lenght Conversion: 1.5x Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC Construction: Magnesiium Alloy Weather Sealed: Yes Price in South Africa: R16 500 – Body Only (This … Read morePixel Pusher – Nikon D7100 Review

Nikon D5200 Announced

It is official, the Nikon D5200 has been announced as the replacement for the D5100. It features the 24mp sensor found in the D3200 with the same style flip out screen of it’s predecessor. It borrows the Nikon D7000 focusing system which features 39 focusing points, 9 of which are cross sensors. Continuous shooting is 5 frames per second. If you want to see the full press release then read on.

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News Round Up: Nikon D600, Sony A99, RX1 etc, etc, etc.

What a busy week with Photokina happening, next week so lets jump straight in.


Following on the success of the X-Pro1, Fuji have announced the X-E1. It features the same, highly acclaimed 16.3mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor that is in the X-Pro1 but this time without the fancy, hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder. In fact the electronic only viewfinder in the new X-E1 is an OLED kind, with 2.36mp resolution which is very similar sounding to the one found in the Sony NEX-7. We are looking forward to testing this machine soon, particularly with the new 18-55mm f/2.8-4 standard zoom and 14mm f/2.8.

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News Round Up: Sony Exmor RS, new Compacts from Canon and Nikon

There have been a couple of interesting news stories in the past two or three days. Sony have announced their new generation CMOS sensors to be used in mobile phones etc. Referred to as a “stacked CMOS” the new Exmor RS sensors will be able to perform better in low light than current Exmor R … Read moreNews Round Up: Sony Exmor RS, new Compacts from Canon and Nikon

Nikon News: Coolpix L610 plus new Nikon 1 J2

Its a public holiday here in South Africa, but that did not stop the announcement of two new cameras by Nikon 🙂 As if the world revolves around us here down south. The new Coolpix is the L610. A 16mp Backlit CMOS sporting machine with a 14x optical zoom. It is by far the curviest little Coolpix in the current range. It also offers the ability to shoot 360 and 180 degree panoramic images.

The other new camera announced is the new Nikon 1 J2, a reworked J1 that will launch at a lower price than the J1 did. It is said to have some more creative modes and a higher res screen on the back. Also released with this camera is a new lens in the range, an 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6. Possibly more exciting is the announcement of an underwater housing for the J1 and J2 which will go down to 4om.

We look forward to a chance to play with these new machines.

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Nikon D3200 Connected

“Launched for use with Nikon’s new D3200 D-SLR, the WU-1a is a USB dongle that lets photographers connect their camera to smart mobile devices. Designed to enable easy sharing, backup and remote camera control, the W-1a is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi for direct camera-to-device communication without the need to connect to external Wi-Fi hotspots first. Users can send high-quality photos and movies directly from their D3200 to a smartphone or tablet, or control their camera from their smart device.”

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