On Thursday 19th August Nikon announced the release of their new entry level digital SLR – the D3100. Designed and created as a replacement for the best selling Nikon D3000, the latest offering from Nikon is actually far more of an improvement on its predecessor than their names suggest.
Taking pictures while travelling should, first and foremost, be an enjoyable and pleasurable part of the journey, but as shown here, it can also be a way of making your trip safer and less stressful.
It’s often said that the people make the place, and nowhere is this more true than when travelling. A destination my have the most beautiful scenery in the world, but it’s the people and the culture that really bring a place to life.
And this raises an important first question: how big a part of the trip will photography be? The answer to the question will be determined by what kind of photographer are you and what kind of trip are you taking, which in turn will determine the gear you take, the methods you use and the photos you capture.
Wex Photographic are very proud of the fact that Damien Jacobs, one of our Customer Service Agents, has recently returned from a 6 month tour in Afghanistan with the Territorial Army. With Wex Photographic now officially a Supportive Employer of the Reservists, being Damien’s manager I was lucky enough to receive an invite to The Queens Birthday Parade and the Trooping the Colour in London on Saturday 12th June.
To call the Olympus Pen range and their Micro Four Thirds brethren a watershed in the camera market doesn’t sound quite right, even if it’s true. To call the Pen E-PL1 a watershed once housed for diving is maybe a little more understandable – though it’s not any kind of shed you’d recognise from your garden. Sharing the latest toughened up styling with the housed E-620 SLR it carries off a cute Tonka toy look with aplomb, but is it merely a plaything?
Once again Canon have attempted to create a camera with sufficient capability to ensure value for money, with longevity a high priority. Broadly speaking, this is not a camera that anyone will be bored of quickly, with a superb array of capture modes and controls which will grant enormous creative license to experienced photographers whilst being easy-to-use for beginners.
Nikon have just released details of 4 new digital cameras – including the world’s first digital camera with an integrated projector. This radical new feature is certainly cutting edge technology. Combined with the irrefutable feeling that the digital camera market has been running very thin on innovation recently; have Nikon just shaken everything up?
Damien Lovegrove takes a look at the Nikon D700 and Nikon D300 digital SLRs and gives us his views. In this test he uses the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with the D700 & the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 with the D300.