Digital Camera News and Reviews

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Month: March, 2008

Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S lens review by PopPhoto

24 March, 2008 (11:30) | Lens, Nikkor, Nikon, Review | By: Camera News

Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S lens
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

PopPhoto recently did a review of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikkor lens. This standard zoom lens is Nikon’s first with constant aperture throughout the focal range.
Since this lens is a part of Nikon’s “professional” range it does not come as a big surprise that PopPhoto give the $1,700 lens a good review.
The lens has excellent build quality and faultless optics so seems like a safe buy if you have that much money to spend on standard zoom.

Read the full review here.

Photo of the Year in Sweden awarded to Karl Melander – Claims of Photoshopping

23 March, 2008 (23:15) | Award | By: Camera News

Photo of the Year in Sweden
Photo of the Year in Sweden was recently awarded to the freelance photographer Karl Melander for the photograph that you can see above. The awarded photo is of a bio-fuel factory in Brazil making environmental friendly fuel for the European marked. The bio-fuel factories are a such for much pollution locally in Brazil.

There has been some controversy with claims that the photo is “photoshopped” too much.

All the awarded photos can be seen here.

Sony Alpha A-200 DSLR camera review by Digital Camera Resource Page

21 March, 2008 (11:58) | DSLR, Review, Sony | By: Camera News

Sony Alpha A-200 DSLR
Sony Alpha A-200 DSLR has reviewed the new “mainstream” DSLR camera from Sony, the Sony Alpha A-200 DSLR. The A-200 sports a ten mega pixel APS size CCD, faster auto focus and bigger LCD screen than the A-100. The A-200 also have better noise control and supports a battery grip.

Dcresource liked the photo quality the A-200 were able to produce at lower ISO levels and when shooting in RAW-mode. The build quality seems to be very good and fits well in your hands.
What dsresource didn’t like was the heavy noise filtering at higher ISO levels when shooting JPG giving the images a soft look. The kit lens (18-70mm) is also not the best.
Read the full review of the Sony A-200 here.

Nikon D60 DSLR review by

20 March, 2008 (11:13) | DSLR, Nikon, Review | By: Camera News

Nikon D60 DSLR
Nikon D60

The reputable camera website has reviewed the new consumer DLSR camera from Nikon, the D60 that is a successor to Nikon’s successful D40 and D40x. There isn’t much difference from the D40x and D60, but the D60 got a new kit lens (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR) with stabilization and some other minor changes.

Dpreview ends up giving the Nikon D60 a “Highly Recommended” rating due to very good resolution, detail and good dynamic range (better than D40 and D40x). The camera also has good build quality and is very lightweight.
The only downsides are that the camera doesn’t have a lens motor thus there are less lenses to choose from if you want auto-focus and some other minor cons.
Overall this camera seems like a very competitive camera for new DSLR users.

Read the full review of the Nikon D60 DSLR here.

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