Friday Four – All Nikon Edition

by Mike on July 4, 2008

Nikon Fires Shots Across Canon’s Bow! Nikon Spanks Canon! Nikon TKO’s Canon! Those were some of the titles I thought up for this post.

As most of you know, July 1st (Canada Day), was a very special day. Why? Nikon announced a couple of new perspective control lenses, a new flash. And what was the other things? Oh yah! A new camera! I’m not going to get into the technical details. Most of that is posted online already. So let’s get started.

  • PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D lenses – Most of you might not think these lenses to be a big deal. But, if you shoot architecture or products, these are lenses you want.
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-900 – Of course, I ordered an SB-800 last Friday and on Tuesday they the SB-900. Just my luck! Seriously, the SB-900 will be a perfect companion to the 800 and once I learn Nikon’s CLS (Creative Lighting System) this will be a powerful set up. Joe McNally has a review of the SB-900 and  Strobist has a write up also.
  • Nikon D700 – All the features of the D300 and then some, plus it’s full frame… The Perfect Camera?!?! This is mind blowing! This mid-range Nikon camera kicks the top of the line Canon cameras butts in some ways. It’s one camera that should do everything very well. DPReview has a hands on preview.
  • Switching to Nikon – In a previous post I wrote about the reason I decided to switch to Nikon from Canon. Well it looks like I’m not the only one. Scott Bourne over at TWIP (This Week In Photography) is doing the same. Welcome to the club Scott, cookies and milk will be served shortly ;-)

This post wasn’t meant to bash Canon, or Canon users. It just shows the competition is heating up between Canon and Nikon and we will all benefit from it. Canon, it’s your turn to blow us away with your latest and greatest offerings… I can’t wait!

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