It is Friday again. Like many of you, this means not going to work tomorrow. 

  • The Nikon Down site announced yesterday has quietly changed its name to “D-Town TV“. The Nikon logo and names are gone. I guess Nikon doesn’t like the unauthorized use of its brand identity. 
  • Have you seen any good reviews of the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G yet? Bjørn Rørslett has his mostly subjective review up on his site confirming what I expected: sharp lens (evident from its MFT chart) with some chromatic aberration (can be seen in sample images).
  • It is probably not very surprising to see the gadget guys tell us that lenses are the real key to stunning photos. Silly, it is the photographer!
  • It is the gadget guys again, they didn’t “spend any time in a lab for testing”, but produced a review Canon 5D Mark II vs. Nikon D700 Review Shoot-Out “on real-world experience”.
  • Olympus E-620 12.3 megapixel DSLR is a very interesting new comer. It has built-in image stabilization, dust reduction, swirl liveview LCD screen, multiple aspect ratio support, face detection, art filters, and preview function that allows users to check the possible results of different photographic effects before even taking the shot. With an attractive prices of $699.99 (body only) and $799.99 (kit with ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens), it will be a strong competition against Nikon and Canon entry to mid level offerings.
  • Hongkong based Hi-Den Vision introduces the world first HDMI 1080p digital photo viewer (HD-0310). Remember we discussed the options of viewing photos on HDTV? For a low price of $60, this new gadget with its nice features and specs looks like a perfect choice. I already hit the buy button. If this isn’t a scam, I will tell you how it works out when I get it.

That’s all for today’s digital photography links. I wish you a great Friday and weekend!

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