Sunday, April 15, 2018

My love for Nikon and why I abandoned the system


We have a long, almost 20 years, relationship with Nikon. It was not very easy to write this article, and I find it semantic to post it on Friday 13th. Another coincidence is that it all happens on the 100th anniversary of Nikon.

After the marvelous F100 (1999), N80(F80) (2000), and FM3A (2001), my first digital camera from Nikon was Coolpix 4300. That little 4 mpx camera changed the way I was looking at Photography, when it was released in 2002. It was so small and convenient to bring everywhere that I found myself constantly taking pictures of everything,  experimenting new techniques, and… I didn’t have to develop film anymore.

Several years later I bought my first Digital SLR and since then I have owned many models, including D80, D200, D5000, D5500, D7000, D800, D800E, D750, D810, and D850. I also had the chance to use many other models, so my overall experience with Nikon cameras and lenses can be considered to be at least “advanced”.

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Out of Focus Repair Program for Sony 24-105mm F4 Lens


Together with the A7R III, Sony released a 24-105mm f/4 mid-range zoom lens. Months later, it is still on back-order, but the first issues with the lens has already been detected. According to Sony “in certain shooting conditions an out of focus issue may occur with some 24-105mm F4 Full-frame E-mount G (SEL24105G) lenses”.


On their support page Sony released a note describing the problem and giving you the option to check your lens serial number to see if your lens is affected by the issue or not.
Sony will repair all affected lenses FREE until March 31, 2020.

Symptoms:

These symptoms may occur under certain shooting conditions:
The lens may not focus when using autofocus with close aperture
The lens may be out of focus when changing the aperture after using manual focus

Check Whether or Not Your Lens is Affected:

This only applies to SEL24105G lenses with certain serial numbers.
The SEL24105G serial number is on the side of the lens near the base…”

sel24105g-serial

To see if your lens is affected, please visit Sony Support page.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Super deal on Canon 7D Mark II



There is a super deal on Canon 7D Mark II.
It currently sells for $1799. At B&H there is a $300 discount.
Even better – on Amazon, DIGITALUNIVERSE seller is selling it NEW for ONLY $1,049.90

Here is the link to Canon 7D Mark II.

I don’t know if this is a US version or imported. I will contact the seller and will update the post later.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Am I the Perfect Match?


The arguably best DSLR – Nikon D850 already made it’s way to the first happy customers. We have seen pictures of the box, the camera, unboxing videos, and happy owner’s faces all over the internet. We’ve also seen the first images coming from this amazing camera, ISO comparisons, and samples of its capabilities, especially when coupled with a good performing lens.

Speaking about good performing lens, we are coming to today’s question: “Why Nikon keeps pushing this mediocre performing lens (24-120mm) as a kit lens for it’s pro cameras?”

24-120mm f/4 is not a bad lens in any means, but it is far away for being a good match for high resolution cameras – I would say everything above 24mpx. Of course, all this is arguable but there are thousands reviews out there, as also image samples, which confirm my words.

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