Sony NEX-5 now accepts Nikon lenses!

So you want a compact camera. But do not want to compromise on quality. To date your choices have been limited. To get the very best, you need raw, but compacts have very small sensors. To date IMHO the Lumix LX3 was the best. The micro four thirds offered a bigger solution with the most impressive GF1. Now Sony have done one better, they offer a 14Mp high ISO capable APS-C sensor in a very small body. Why is this on any interest to Nikon users? Well the Sony NEX can be fitted with an adaptor that will fit Nikon Lenses!


Auto HDR?

Is it possible? Well Nikon users will want to check out this beta


Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR full frame lens is coming?

Many readers do not believe that Nikon will announce a new 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR full frame lens, some even think it’s impossible to produce a lens with such focal length.

Here is another rumour for you: Kelby Training (paid subscription required) has a series of videos online called “A Day With Jay Maisel” where he walks around NY with Scott Kelby talking about the way he works. Kelby was asking Jay Maisel about the 70-300 VR he shoots all the time on a D3. He was saying how much he liked it and then out of the blue mentioned that he had heard about an 18-200 FX lens Nikon was possibly going to make, and that he was excited about it.
Here is the transcript of the proper portion of the Kelby video “A Day with Jay Maisel – Lunch”, Part 1 (at 5:28):

“Scott: You’re overseas on a project, how’s that.
Jay: Yeah.
Scott: You have to use one lens for the whole project, what is it?
Jay: It changes, right now it would be the 70 to 300.
Scott: You’re really loving that lens aren’t you.
Jay: Oh yeah. I like the 18 to 200 but it’s not a full frame lens.
Scott: No it’s not. That’s what’s interesting for $500 that it works on the full frame cameras.
Jay: Now I think… and you know how free Nikon is with prognostication of the future, they would lie just to keep in practice. But I think there may be an 18 to 200 full frame, and if that happens I’m buying it.
Scott: Oh that would be the first lens I would buy.
Jay: But the 70-300 is still terrific.”


Nikon invades Russian Space Station

Orders for one Nikon D3S and two Nikon D3X digital-SLR cameras, four interchangeable lenses including AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR, software and various accessories have been received from S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, the general contractor of the Russian Federal Space Agency on the program operating the International Space Station(ISS). This equipment will be transported to the ISS via the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft, to be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on June 16, 2010. More information here:


The Latest Images From Space

Captured With Nikon D3S Digital-SLR Cameras And NIKKOR Interchangeable Lenses Ordered By NASA.

Full details here:


My Picturetown, 2GB free

Keep those special memories safe on Nikon my Picturetown. Sign up for FREE, and get 2 GB of storage. Need more space? Upgrade your account, and store up to 200 GB of data. Of course they want to hook you in and get you to buy their Gold account.


More printing discounts, from Sim2000 Imaging

Delivery times faster than ever – Albums in 10 days!

Speedy Service…..Albums and Coffee table books are now being delivered in only 10 working days and all other products are delivered in 5 days!

ALBUMS – Half Price parents & guest books – Prices from £9.38
Order an album from Sim2000 and get an incredible 50% off parent or guest books, making the starting price for guest books from as low as £9.38 each and parent books from as low as £18.75 each! A NEW 150×150 (6×6) book is available with a choice of photographic or press printed paper and lays perfectly flat when opened. With this summer offer, a pack of 2 will cost just £37.50 (Normal price £75 for 2). Offer excludes soft back guest books.

PROOF BOOKS – Half price offer continues!

The incredible offer – 50% off your first proof book is going to continue throughout the summer. With this amazing offer, proof book prices start from as low as £24.50! Choose from 3 different styles: hard back, soft back or spiral bound (holds up to 1000 images), all of which are the same price. Delivered in just 5 days.

NEW COFFEE TABLE BOOKS – lay-flat paper! – 25% OFF
To enhance our stunning range of Coffee Table books, we are delighted to introduce a new lay-flat press printed book. This Coffee Table book is different to any other products within the range as it is printed on a new high quality satin finish paper which lays perfectly flat & gives a seam-free look when the book is open. The books are handmade by our team of expert craftsmen and are beautifully finished with a hardback gloss or matt cover.

To get started, we are offering 25% off all orders for this new product placed in July through to September or a sample pack for just £140! Please see our website for a full pricelist on the NEW Coffee Table book Range.

PICTURE BOXES – reduced by up to 20%
Prices now start from as low as £30 with delivery in just 5 days.

More Price reductions!
The new updated price list is now ready to download from the website! Prices in the Coffee Table Book range have been cut by up to a massive 20% so Sim2000 can give you quality at prices that give you the edge.

Picture Boxes have also been reduced by up to 20%.

Prices now start from as low as £30 with delivery in just 5 days.

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Loxely Colour Summer Specials

2 PREVIEW BOOKS FOR ONLY £45! – Order now as they must end soon!

From now until the end of August why not order two of our soft or hardback preview books at amazing prices.

Get your second book for almost nothing and increase your sales.

Offers include:-

· 20×16 Box Frames from only £40

· 20×16 Fine Art Wraps from only £45

· 24×20 Bevel Edge Prints from only £60

In addition – Up to 40% discount on all album sample packs, for more info see:


Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S

Mastering the D300/D300s, by Darrell Young is now available.