Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nikon 35mm f1.8

Nikon Launched a new lens today for DX-sensor cameras such as the D300, D90 & D60 it is a 35mm f1.8 making it equivalent to an old 50mm standard lens.
At the same time the Japanese firm which has its UK HQ at Kingston on Thames snapped up five awards at the Amateur Photographer awards ceremony.
With the D700 taking the coveted ‘Product of the Year’ title. The competition was tough but the D700 fought off other models with higher pixel counts to pick up a total of three awards including ‘Product of the Year’, ‘High-End Digital SLR of the Year’ and ‘Forum Product of the Year’, as voted for by members of Amateur Photographer magazine’s online forums. In AP’s words, the D700 “takes the best bits of the D3 including the sensor and the AF, white balance and metering systems and incorporates them in a smaller, lighter, less expensive body aimed at enthusiast photographers” (Amateur Photographer, 14th February 2009)
Nikon’s D90 also won the ‘Enthusiast-Level Digital SLR of the Year’ award and AP’s technical team praised the inclusion of an HD video recording function and the adoption of core systems found in Nikon’s professional DSLRs. Finally, the 60mm F2.8G ED AF-S MICRO NIKKOR won the ‘Fixed Focal Length of the Year’,

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