PC Magazine builds a budget CS5 Photoshop workstation.  What’s interesting is this article made it to print with some really poor recommendations.  Ah well..

 

 

PC Magazine builds a budget CS5 Photoshop workstation.  What’s interesting is this article made it to print with some really poor recommendations.  Ah well..

 

 

Nikon announces the new D3100.  This new entry level DSLR comes with a 14.2mp sensor, high ISO to 3200, and Nikon’s first 1080p video mode in a DSLR and the industry’s first fully autofocus mode for the movie mode, in a DSLR.  I suspect this will compete very well with Canon’s popular T2i.

 

 

Nikon announces the new D3100.   This new entry level DSLR comes with a 14.2mp sensor, high ISO to 3200, and Nikon’s first 1080p video mode in a DSLR and the industry’s first fully autofocus mode for the movie mode, in a DSLR.  I suspect this will compete very well with Canon’s popular T2i.

 

 

Nikon’s 85mm F1.4 AFD lens has always been a pros favorite for portraits and weddings, and now Nikon has FINALLY updated this lens  to include much faster AF-S focusing motors.  Something Canon has had for the last 14 years.  What they didn’t do was change this older design to include VR which would have put them one up on Canon.  Still, I predict this will be a very popular lens and if it’s as good as the AFD model it will be spectacular!

 

 

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Nikon announces an update to their dog of a 24-120mm F/4G ED VR lens.    All I can say is I hope it’s a LOT better than the original.  The original was a well known dud of a lens that couldn’t compete favorably in any way to Canon’s popular 24-105mm F4L IS.  We’ll see when the reviews come out.  If anyone gets their hands on one of these and doesn’t mind letting me test it, please shoot me an email.

 

 

Nikon announces an update to their dog of a 24-120mm F/4G ED VR lens.    All I can say is I hope it’s a LOT better than the original.  The original was a well known dud of a lens that couldn’t compete favorably in any way to Canon’s popular 24-105mm F4L IS.  We’ll see when the reviews come out.  If anyone gets their hands on one of these and doesn’t mind letting me test it, please shoot me an email.

 

 

The 28-300mm lens for a full frame camera has always been something of an unaccomplished dream, in that none of them have been well executed always resulting in a lens you really didn’t want to use at any focal range.  Now, Nikon takes a stab at a 28-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.    I hope they’ve cracked the puzzle and turned out a great wide range zoom for general use.  We’ll know soon.

 

 

The 28-300mm lens for a full frame camera has always been something of an unaccomplished dream, in that none of them have been well executed always resulting in a lens you really didn’t want to use at any focal range.  Now, Nikon takes a stab at a 28-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.    I hope they’ve cracked the puzzle and turned out a great wide range zoom for general use.  We’ll know soon.

 

 

Perhaps the highest rated P&S by professionals looking for a personal P&S, recently, has been the Canon S90 Powershot.  With it’s F2 lens and large 3 inch LCD and touch body it was a combination we’d long hoped for.  That it outputted raw files was a real bonus.  Now Canon announces the S95 Powershot  which adds a 720p movie mode, hybrid AF, and a few other small improvements.  It’s not worth upgrading if you have a S90, but if you don’t you’ll want to look at this new S95.

 

Perhaps the highest rated P&S by professionals looking for a personal P&S, recently, has been the Canon S90 Powershot.  With it’s F2 lens and large 3 inch LCD and touch body it was a combination we’d long hoped for.  That it outputted raw files was a real bonus.  Now Canon announces the S95 Powershot  which adds a 720p movie mode, hybrid AF, and a few other small improvements.  It’s not worth upgrading if you have a S90, but if you don’t you’ll want to look at this new S95.