Friday (More Than) Five – OMFG Edition

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had this stupid grin on my face since Tuesday. Why? Because Canon and Nikon introduced some fabulous cameras and lenses on Tuesday and Wednesday. Great cameras at great price points.

On Tuesday Canon announced the 50D. 15.1 megapixels and 6.3 frames per second. Also announced, was EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens. YAY Canon! If this camera was announced a few months ago I might not have switched to Nikon. The best part is Canon is now giving Nikon a run for it’s money and we all know this kind of competition is great for the consumers.

Wednesday Nikon trumped Canons announcement with the D90. High Definition video in a Digital SLR… Insanity! I am excited about the idea of shooting video with a dSLR, but with this being the first camera to offer the feature I’d like to wait and see how well this works. Nikon also announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens.

There are tons of other sites with more info. I’m just going to list a few (non-manufacturers) sites.



  • DPReview – D90, 18-105 lens
  • This was almost overlooked when Nikon announced the D90 and 18-105 lens, but it’s a cool little GPS add on for the latest Nikon cameras. Moose Paterson has the info.
  • Vince Laforet has an interesting take on the problems that might arise when using the D90. Never really thought of that.
  • Chase Jarvis (a.k.a. Mr. Uber Cool Photographer) and his crew have been shooting with D90’s for a while.

There are probably many links I’ve missed. If you have a link to another article, post, or discussion regarding the 50D, the D90 or the lenses and accessories mentioned. Please post the link and/or your comments below.


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