The Nikon D800’s 36.3 megapixel image sensor will undoubtedly lead to huge image file sizes. Nikon was obviously ready to give you an idea: 76.5 MB for RAW and over 200 MB for 16-bit TIFF file! If you have pre-ordered the Nikon D800/D800E, you may also want to consider if it is time to get more flash cards, storage, and a better computer.

Nikon D800 Image Sizes

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on February 8th, 2012. 2 Comments.

Some people found that the official Nikon D800 sample images were quite old. For example the following photo was taken on July 10, 2011. The explanation that the Nikon D800 was actually scheduled for release in October 2011 but was delayed due to nature disasters especially the severe flood in Thailand seems to make sense.

Nikon D800 sample image

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on February 7th, 2012. No Comments.

Nikon D800 and D800E related materials are purring in from all over the Internet. Here are some good ones I found. Pre-order links can be found at the bottom of the post. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on February 6th, 2012. No Comments.

Nikon has just announced the D800 and D800E 36 megapixel full frame (FX) DSLR cameras. The rumored specs are mostly correct. You can find press release and product photos below. Other related materials will be updated as they become available. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on February 6th, 2012. No Comments.
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a new full frame constant aperture zoom lens announced by Tamron today. The lens is equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). Read More…

Posted in Lens on February 6th, 2012. No Comments.

With current i-TTL capable Nikon DSLR cameras, the exposure compensation adjustment also affects the i-TTL flash exposure when shooting in an automated exposure mode like aperture priority. In another word, exposure compensation affects both ambient and flash exposure. If you want to reduce the ambient exposure while keeping the flash exposure unchanged, you’d have to make two adjustments: first dial down the exposure compensation, then increase the flash exposure compensation. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on January 30th, 2012. No Comments.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX200V

Sony just announced three Cyber-shot digital cameras featuring their Exmor R CMOS sensors: DSC-WX50, DSC-WX70, and DSC-TX200V. Among them, the new Cyber-shot TX200V is quite a different digital camera. Read More…

Posted in Point & Shoot Cameras on January 30th, 2012. No Comments.

50-Dollar Follow Focus (FDFF) is a cool gadget that can boost your DSLR videography to a new level, professional one or not. What it does is allow you to precisely and smoothly control the focus of your DSLR lens during video recording. Check out the video below and the Kickstart project page for 50-Dollar Follow Focus to pre-order yours for $60 (not a typo, shipping does cost extra).

Posted in Accessories on January 26th, 2012. No Comments.
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