This week Nikon have announced their latest range of compact cameras. While some are new and improved updates on popular previous models (such as the P7100), some are brand new – like Nikon’s first ever rugged camera: the AW100 which will be available in a fantastic camouflage finish, perfect for the great outdoors!
Today Nikon announced the latest addition to their lens line-up, the DX-format Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 G. This micro lens boasts a true 1:1 reproduction ratio, minimum focusing distance of 0.163m (from focal plain) as well as the large maximum aperture of f2.8, making it a promising Macro lens.
So is it the perfect travel lens? It certainly crams in all you’d normally need – with some icing on top as it has more than excellent reach – 300mm equivalent used to be ‘long’ so the 405mm the Tamron offers is a very useful bonus.
Wedding photography is big business these days. Thatʼs why so many wishing to earn a living as a photographer (either part or full-time) want to become a wedding photographer. However, wedding photography is not all about taking some images on a day. Itʼs more work than most people realise and before they know it, it is too late! Here are my top tips to help you get started…
It may be small, but the D7000 packs a very powerful punch and as I write this, pretty much stands as the best DX DSLR to roll out of the Nikon factory to date. Despite the size and lower spec, I’ve found it actually compliments the mighty D3s (yes, really) as a second body quite well and I’ve enjoyed shooting with it not only at home in the UK but as far afield as the freezing valleys of Yellowstone National Park in winter.
It’s been almost two years since the Nikon D5000 was launched, and today its replacement arrives – the new Nikon D5100. The latest in Nikon’s consumer range of DSLR cameras, the D5100 has the same sensor as used in the D7000 and has also retained the tilt-and-swivel LCD screen from its predecessor. It is a lightweight camera packed with some great features.
The P7000 is Nikon’s first enthusiast bridge camera to follow the latest trend for fewer better pixels. It has a 10 Megapixel sensor – right on the current fashion and matching the G12 and Panasonic LX5 which are its main competition in a shopping list show down.
I wasn’t a fan of the original 24-120 VR. Build quality was OK but nothing amazing and the optics left a lot to be desired with a sharp centre that rapidly softened up. So when this new 24-120mm f4 version was announced I was curious to see if they had brought the lens up to scratch. After all, it’s a fantastic focal length for those that need or want a little more reach than the 24-70.
Time-lapse photography is not a new thing and is a well used technique for both film and still photography. We came across this video by photographer Mike Flores, created with time-lapse photography and were stunned by its beauty. Have a look at this video and make your own mind up.
Stop-motion is a similar technique to time-lapse in that in uses still image frames strung together to form a video. Kim Pimmel uses the motor from a record player, a variation of light sources and a Nikon D90 digital SLR to create a hypnotic video. The resulting light show is truly spectacular, and you could achieve it in the living room of a flat.
For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn’t want to travel to Germany, weren’t able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What’s more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you and visitor’s-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!