Nikon 70-200mm f4 ED VR

Finally Nikon has launched the highly anticipated f4 version of it’s well respected 70-200 lens. Nikon claims the 3d generation VR to deliver a 5 stops image stabilization. The lens is available in November for a suggested retail price of $1399 (expected street price to be lower).

Nikion 70-200 f4 lens

Nikon D600 shipping soon

The new D600 (TBA) is shipping in a few weeks.

  • 24,3 MP FX frame sensor
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • AF with 39 points
  • 5,5 frames per second
  • ISO 1000-6400
  • 3.2″ rear LCD 921k pixel
  • Full HD video at 24/25/30 fps or 60 fps if using 720p
  • Very affordable at a list price of $2099

Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera

Nikon has announced the Nikon 1 J2, an update version of the J1 and the new 11-27.5//3.5-5.6 lens. They also announced an underwater case for the Nikon 1 J2 and J1.

“Heavy metal”: new Nikon 800/5.6

Leon Neam, an English press photographer, has posted the first preview of the upcoming Nikon 800mm/f5.6 lens – his pictures are taken at the 2012 Olympics in London under normal working conditions. Expect updates from him e.g. about weight and handling.

Thom Hogan and the Nikon D800: review and book

The highly valued Thom Hogan has posted his D800 review. I quote from his verdict:

“The D800 and D800E are demanding cameras. If you’re buying them for image quality (and I’m not sure why you’d be buying them otherwise), the possible output can be spectacular, but getting there takes work. I suspect the Big Croppers will poo-poo that. They’ll think that they can just treat the D800 like a point and shoot and then crop to get the picture they want. They’ll be disappointed, as diffraction and sloppy camera handling can make those 12mp crops look worse than if you had just used a 12mp camera with the right lens in the first place”

Read the full review here. I only wish he finally would use a better software for creating his website.

He also starts sellings his “Complete Guide to the Nikon D800 and D800E“. In the past I’ve already bought some of his books, they are so much better than the Nikon manuals and you will learn a lot by reading them.