Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZE / ZF

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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 is know for a few different names, Zeiss 50 1.4 / Planar 50 1.4 / ZE 50 1.4 / ZF 50 1.4 … No matter which name you call it, it is the latest generation 50mm lens from Carl Zeiss which is made in Japan by Cosina.

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 is a simple and beautiful lens with full metal barrel body that feels solid in your hand and give you a little luxury feeling. The focus ring is smooth and very precise that give you a very high quality taste. The 9 blades aperture give you very soft and nice out of focus area blur.

Despite of the fine build quality and superb photo quality, manual focus is just not for everyone. However, for those who grew up with manual focus film cameras, Carl Zeiss would be a very enjoyable lenses that reminds you all the good old days.

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Canon, Nikon, Others | No Comments » | May 4th, 2009

Nikon 50mm 1.4G prime lens samples / review

NIKKOR 50mm 1.4G

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm 1.4G prime lens is an upgrade version on the NIKKOR 50mm 1.4D. NIKKOR 50mm 1.4G prime lens is suitable for both Nikon FX and DX DSLR. It is equipped with SWM AF motor, you can enjoy very fast, smooth and quite auto focus.

Compare Nikon 50mm 1.4D with Nikon 50 1.4G, 1.4G improved on lens flare, chromatic aberration (effectively corrects sagittal coma flare and coma aberration) and most importantly, Nikon 50 1.4G delivery better background blur.

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Nikon | No Comments » | February 14th, 2009

Most Popular DSLR Lenses

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L According to an online survey about DSLR Lenses. As you can predicted, lenses from Canon and Nikon are the most popular lenses. So, the result of the survey is formatted into “overall winners” and Canon, Nikon and ‘Other’.

Most Popular Lenses are ….

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Canon, Nikon | No Comments » | December 21st, 2008

Nikon D3X announcement

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The long awaited Nikon D3X is finally announced! One day before the official announcement, Nikon Pro magazine leaked information of the Nikon D3X, so most people know the features of the D3X already.

The new Nikon D3X is a upgrade version of the existing D3, also target the professional user market. The main new features of D3X are:

  • 24.5 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full Frame size – FX format (D3 only has 12.1 megapixels)
  • ISO sensitivity range
  • Continuous shooting speed
  • Active D-lighting settings

Nikon D3X would be available in December 2008 at price around US$7,999.

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Nikon | 1 Comment » | December 2nd, 2008

Nikon D3x leaked on Nikon Pro Magazine

Professional photographers and enthusiast using high-end Nikon gear will have a new product soon to put at the top of their wish list. The information comes by way of a leak of sorts on a new Nikon camera that is coming.

Nikon leaked the D3x in its own Nikon Pro Magazine

Nikon leaked the D3x in its own Nikon Pro Magazine according to Engadget. Important specifications like price and availability are still unknown, but details are now available. The camera will have an FX-format 24.5-megapixel sensor.

Nikon D3x features on Nikon Pro Magazine

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Nikon | 1 Comment » | November 30th, 2008

Nikon D700 received highest score

Dpreview just posted a review of Nikon D700. Here is the score sheet of D700:

Nikon D700 review

It is the 1st time I ever see Dpreview give such high score to any DSLR.
Ergonomics & handling, Features, Image quality and Performance (speed) are all 9.5 points!!

Let’s wait for the review of EOS 5D II and Sony A900, then we can know which one is the king of consumer full frame DSLR!

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Nikon | No Comments » | October 8th, 2008

Best Full Frame DSLR System

Best Full Frame D-SLR
EOS 5D mark II, A900, D700 … which one is the best full frame camera for you? We prepared a comparison chart for you. You may have a clear picture of the pros and cons of each offering.

Hope this help you choosing your best full frame D-SLR!

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Canon, Nikon, Sony | No Comments » | September 28th, 2008

Nikon D90 announcement

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Nikon D90 is just announced! Nikon D90 is the upgrade version of the 2 years old D80. D90 come with a lot of innovative new features that completely change the D-SLR world.

The main innovative new features are…

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Nikon | 5 Comments » | August 27th, 2008

Nikon D700 reviews

Nikon D700 icon Nikon D700 is Nikon’s second professional D-SLR with full frame sensor (FX sensor). Nikon shrunk down and squeezed D3 into a body roughly the same size as a D300. D700 has image quality mostly identical to the D3, but D300-class handling; it shares the acclaimed 12.1MP full frame sensor (FX sensor) and the same processing engine (EXPEED), but a different shutter that is good for 150,000 exposures (300,000 on the D3), different viewfinder prism (95% coverage) and a slower burst rate….

Read the full article >>> | Posted in Nikon | 2 Comments » | July 24th, 2008

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