Nikon D3 review on Dpreview

I quote

“From an image quality and performance point of view the D3 raises the bar by a fair degree. For a sports camera it’s also a surprisingly good studio and landscape camera, and if there’s a better DSLR out there for photojournalists and red carpet paps we’ve yet to meet it. Image quality (especially at higher ISOs) is stunning, the camera a joy to use and the speed and responsiveness breathtaking. If there is an EOS-1Ds Mark III – bating ‘D3X’ coming this year it will have quite a job to do to better the D3; possibly the most compelling, capable and well-rounded professional digital SLR ever made.”

But read the full article.

Last but not least: Thom Hogans D300 review

Thom Hogan has posted his review of the Nikon D300.

“We’ve seen plenty of examples of aggressive design decisions from Nikon in their eight years of DSLR making, but the D300 is amongst the most aggressive of all”

But read yourself as Thom Hogan is known for his critical views. BTW, his D300 guide will be available for pre-order next week. If his new guide is as good as the D2H I have from him I highly recommend this book.

Dpreview finally reviews the Nikon D300

Dpreview finally has posted it’s long awaited review of the Nikon D300. Here is their strong conclusion:

“Nikon’s biggest problem now will be bettering the D300; it raises the bar to a new high, and represents the state of the art despite strong competition from the likes of Canon, Sony and Olympus. There’s simply no better semi-professional digital SLR on the market.”

D3 review by Richard Costin

Nature photographer Richard Costin has posted a D3 review:

“There is no denying it, this is an expensive camera aimed squarely at demanding pros and very serious amateurs, but is it worth the price tag? Based on my experiences thus far, Yes. Expensive it is but you get so much camera for your money. Especially in contrast to Canon’s £6000 megapixel upgrade, the 1Ds mkIII (not to say that that isn’t a fine camera, but it’s not for me).

All in all Nikon have delivered big time with the D3, and it represents definite milestone in DSLR history. When paired with the 200-400 I feel this now represents one of the best combination for wildlife photography that has ever been available. It is becoming clear that Nikon weren’t lying when they said this camera was designed exclusively based on real photographer’s requests, needs and feedback. Not perfect, but damn close! “

Photozone reviews the Nikon AF-S 14-24/2.8: a phenomenal lens

Klaus Schroiff has posted a review of the new Nikon AF-S 14-24/2.8 lens on his respected Photozone site – and it looks good.

“The Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED N is a phenomenal lens. It is the sharpest ultra-wide angle lens tested to date. The resolution figures are simply stunning and unprecedented specifically at 14mm and that’s straight from the maximum aperture setting.”