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Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR - Review / Test Report

Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR - Review / Test Report | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it
The snobs among us avoid extreme range zoom lenses for various reasons but the truth is that such lenses are among the most popular in the market. Tamron is especially successful in harvesting customers here so it's no surprise that Nikon is also interested in a fair share.
The Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II is a hot seller already but the competition has been pushing the zoom ratio further than that already. However, Nikon wouldn't be Nikon to leave the situation as is so they came up with the Nikkor AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR (16.7x zoom ratio) - a new record as of the time of this review. Nikon also managed to keep the max. aperture at 300mm to f/5.6 which is a little faster compared to the third-party alternatives.

The 18-300 VR obviously is an APS-C format (DX) lens and in full format terms it behaves similar to a "27-450mm" lens ... which is a little nuts if you think about it actually :-) However, the privilege doesn't come for free. At 850EUR/1000US$ it is far from being a cheap lens and it'll be interesting to see whether the pricing of the lens results in some degree of decency on the optical side as well.
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Nikon launches 70-200mm F4 VR tele-zoom with claimed 5-stop stabilization

Nikon launches 70-200mm F4 VR tele-zoom with claimed 5-stop stabilization | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Nikon has launched the much-rumored Nikkor 70-200mm F4G ED VR a lighter and more affordable tele-zoom with a claimed 5 stops of image stabilization. This is delivered by what the company terms 'third-generation VR,' which we're told is not a successor to VRII. The lens joins Nikon's range of constant-F4 lenses, alongside the 16-35mm F4 and 24-120mm F4 and includes both nano crystal coating and a ring-type AF-S motor to give full-time manual focus override. At $1400 the lens is priced relatively closely to the Canon equivalent's list price - as is the $224 optional tripod ring.


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Nikon D600 In-Depth Review

Nikon D600 In-Depth Review | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

We've just published our 23-page, in-depth review of the Nikon D600. Aimed at enthusiasts, the Nikon D600 offers a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a 39-point AF system adapted from the D7000. In many other respects, it owes a lot to its considerably more expensive cousin, the 36MP D800. When we previewed the D600 we were impressed by its image quality and how many features it offers for the money. So how does it fare when put through our rigorous studio and real-world testing? Click the links below to find out.


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