Thursday, 28 June 2012

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens Review: Worth Buying?

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens. Is it worth it?

Hello guys, today we're gonna talk about the Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens. So the first question that's in your mind, is this a good lens? We'll if you ask me, I'm gonna say yes. I will tell you later why it is a good buy. Especially for the young aspiring photographers. Even I heard that some pros like Chot Touch keeps it in his camera bag for street photographing. So i guess there must be a reason why these pros keeps this lens in their bag right? But of course most of the time street photographers like to use the wider lens like 10-14mm, 24 mm lens etc. This is probably because they wanted to capture the scene of the surroundings. This is when the nikon 18-55mm comes to the rescue. This works beautifully for general photography. You can go for wide and close-up shots as wellwithout ever have to think of changing your lens. 

Super Integrated Coating offers superior color reproduction; silent Wave motor ensures fast, quiet AF operation. Below are some of the key features of this lens.

Key Features

Compact 3x zoom lens covering the most frequently used focal range of 18 to 55mm.
Optical design, optimized for use with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs for superior performance.
High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
Separate zoom and focusing rings ensure responsive operation.
Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration.
Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation.
Close focusing distance to 0.9 feet (0.28 meters) throughout the entire zoom range.

VR- Vibration Reduction
SWM - Silent Wave Motor
A S - Aspherical Lens
A-M - Auto and Manual Lens

get it at Amazon  with the price Price: $149.00

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

NASA's Engineer, Don Petit Brings Nikon Gear in ISS!

Here's a picture of NASA's Astronaut, Don Petit on board at the ISS with a bunch of his own Nikon DSLRs and Lenses. Don Petit is a flight engineer in the Expidition 31. From the looks of this, he could get drowned with all the cameras that he bought. This is when one call, when one is not enough. lol.

Nikonians, stop drooling. :P
Can you spot how many cameras and lenses that this guy brought to space?


Monday, 25 June 2012

Nikon D4 Review & Unboxing: IT'S A BEASTMASTER!

Nikon D4 - Product Tour

Woooh! Who wants to buy a Nikon D4?! Back in early January 2012, Nikon proudly announced the newest Nikon top of the lines, The legendary Nikon D4. I don't know when will I have a camera like this one but it's still a big dream. I think if I really want to achieve that target I will have to work real hard to improve myself in photography. How about you guys? Anybody want to share your stories or videos of unboxing the legendary Nikon D4? If yes please feel free to drop your links in the comments below as we would like to see the process as well. :)

 So I guess most of you usually want the geeky information stuff for the Nikon D4 specification. And I looked it up on the internet and here's what I found.
Below are some of the Key features of the Nikon D4:

  • Unparalleled high-speed performance with richly-detailed image quality

  • Newly developed Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with 16.2 effective megapixels 
  • The D4 employs a newly developed Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor (36.0 x 23.9 mm) with 16.2 effective megapixels. The ISO sensitivity range is from 100 to 12800 at normal setting, expandable to ISO 50 equivalent or ISO 204800 equivalent.

  • Advanced Scene Recognition System with enhanced accuracy realized by 91K-pixel RGB sensor 
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System realizes face detection during optical viewfinder shooting. It achieves highly accurate control of auto functions such as AF, AE and auto white balance utilizing face detection information and detailed scene analysis information. Furthermore, it contributes to the performance of 3D-tracking with finer subject acquisition.

  • Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie that enables a variety of expressions in three formats 
  • It is possible to record 1,920 x 1,080/30p Full HD and HD movies in three formats that are FX-, DX-based and 1,920 x 1,080 crop movie format. You can select the format according to your creative intentions.

Have you seen the Nikon D4 Unboxing yet? For all Nikon fans out there, I think most of you already watched this video of Matt Granger from That Nikon Guy. 

Nikon D4: Unboxing

Wooahh after an agony of 4 minutes and 5 seconds waiting, the BEAST is revealed. Thanks Matt for the video unboxing. Making us crave more as we don't have it in our hands. 

Here's another hands-on review from the Kai, the presenter at

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Nikon D3200 Sensor is made by Nikon or Sony?

A few days ago I have a question by the readers and they told me that is it true that the Nikon D3200 sensor is also made by Sony? For all the readers that doesn't know yet, this rumors come from the previous model that the Nikon D7000 sensor is made by Sony and it's true that Sony manufactured the sensor for D7000. It's also a shocking news but hey the important thing is it does a great job. But to answer the question whether the Nikon D3200 is made by Sony, the answer is that it's not true.

Chipworks teared apart the Nikon D3200 to find the 24 mp sensor and the picture shows that it is made by Nikon itself. So hold down your horses guys. :)

So most of you might want to know which camera has the sensor from Nikon and does not?
Below are the list for...
Nikon sensor on Nikon Body:

  • D3
  • D3s
  • D700
  • D3100
Sony sensor on Nikon Body:
  • D7000
  • D90

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Nikon D800E Now Available at Amazon!

We are happy to inform you that the Nikon D800E is available at Amazon for US Customers with the price tag of $4,099.00. We also heard that Amazon UK had received a large shipments for Nikon D800 which is now available for £2,499.00 although is temporarily out of stocks available for D800. But you can still pre-order them if you don't want to miss out the opportunity to get these.

I must say that this is pretty crazy as the has finished stock for the Nikon D800 and waiting for another large shipments. The only one left in the market is the Nikon D800E until they restocked it. I will let you guys know if the stock is already available.

For those who are searching for the battery grips you can find it here at Amazon and it's available at $415.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. 

I'll come up with a review for the Nikon D800 and the Nikon D800E later on so stay tune. Cheers.
Here's a short video from nikon for the Nikon D800 Product Tour.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about this. :)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Nikon D3200 24.2 Megapixel DX Format CMOS Review: The ULTIMATE entry level DSLR?

Hello guys. Today I'm going to talk about one of the latest line-up's for Nikon DSLR entry-level DSLR, which is the all-new Nikon D3200. Back in 19th April, 2012, Nikon Japan was pleased to announced the release of the camera to the world and especially for the beginner enthusiasts who are seeking for an entry-level DSLR.

Is it really that good?
So what's the buzz about it? Did Nikon really killed it this time to beat the other competitors in the market like Canon, Sony, Olympus, etc? Hmmm. I might sound a little bit biased with the D3200 but I'm still impressed with the features in it where Nikon decided to put in the unrivaled 24.2 megapixel DX Format CMOS which is the same one that we have seen in the pro-level DSLR's such as the legendary Nikon D4. It also comes with the EXPEEED 3 image-processor that is really helpful in fast image processing and creative in-camera effects. They also generously put in the Full HD 1080p movies that can be usable in any light-condition. To top that up, Nikon has made it possible for this entry-level camera to be compatible with the Nikon's new system which is the Wireless Adaptor Mobile. So what is Wireless Adaptor Mobile? It meands that you can control the camera wirelessly and share your photos to your smartphone or the tablet pc instantly and show your brilliant photos to the world and just blog about it straight away. Sounds pretty beefy in an entry-level DSLR right? But still we don't know whether it will live up to it's reputation. Whether it walked the talked like what they have said on paper. Well I do hope that they are keeping their words.

Innovative Guide Mode
Geared up with the Innovative Guide Mode to help you master the camera cuts the learning curve for a beginner to master the camera. Trust me, you can save hours of your time searching online on how to use the camera compared to reading the manual. Who does that anyway these days? lol. I myself never read the manual unless if there is something that I really need to know about the camera and that's where the pocket book becomes handy. :)

Screen Type
What I liked about the screen is now it has a larger, brighter and clearer screen where it is a 3 inch diag and boasts a 921,000 Dots resolution. That is pretty dense and I'm sure the picture will look very good in the monitor so that you can preview it on site whether you like the shot or want to take it again. Again, the monitor type is the Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD with a 160-degree wide-viewing angle. It has tones on in camera editing but I'm pretty sure not many will use it as it will be much easier to edit your pictures in a PC or a laptop.

Nikon D3200 Hands-on Preview

This is the view of how the camera looked like when positioned in front of you. As you can see all the buttons are right where it should be and I might say that it's pretty much looks the same with the previous D3100. I hope you enjoy reading my review about this camera and if you decided to buy this camera, please use this links below as I will get some commissions when you buy it from this links. Even anything that you buy using this link will help me as well to keep on writing. This will help me keping this site up and give you more reviews in the future. Thanks for reading my review and I hoped you like it. :)
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