January 2011

[David] New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM Review Compared with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR I Lens

The Sigma 70-200 performs well at any aperture making it possible to take images in low light at a distance like this one of the awards podium at a First LEGO League competition held at Google's headquarters.For action photography no lens gets more work than the venerable 70-200mm f/2.8. With the addition of built-in focus motors over the last decade (called USM by Canon, AF-S by Nikon and HSM by Sigma) as well as support for Teleconverters for extra reach it is a great "go-to" lens for action indoors and out. Show up with one at your kid's soccer game or swim meet and you're guaranteed to get jealous looks and more than a couple questions. And of course you'll get plenty of images that others with their slower kit lenses will miss out on….

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New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM Review Compared with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S Lens

The Sigma 70-200 performs well at any aperture making it possible to take images in low light at a distance like this one of the awards podium at a First LEGO League competition held at Google's headquarters.For action photography no lens gets more work than the venerable 70-200mm f/2.8. With the addition of built-in focus motors over the last decade (called USM by Canon, AF-S by Nikon and HSM by Sigma) as well as support for Teleconverters for extra reach it is a great "go-to" lens for action indoors and out. Show up with one at your kid's soccer game or swim meet and you're guaranteed to get jealous looks and more than a couple questions. And of course you'll get plenty of images that others with their slower kit lenses will miss out on….

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NPS

I've been registered with Nikon Professional Services for about 15 years. Renewing my membership has never been a problem until this year. I earn my income 100% through photography. When I got my renewal notice recently, they now require me to have at least 2 camera bodies and 3 lenses. NO problem, right? Wrong! The problem is that they want me to have the latest bodies and lenses. My main body is a D2X which still operates flawlessly. Nikon will count the D2X only as a backup, but not as my primary camera. Most of my Nikkor lenses are about 8 years or older.... again all working flawlessly. They will only recognize my 12-24DX.
I've used NPS for expedited repairs a number of times, and participated in the loaner program as well.
NPS is abandoning me now, even though I've shot Nikon for 35 years. All because I'm happy with my current older equipment. They did inform me that they will give me a 10 month grace period, where I can spend the money to upgrade to the required bodies and lenses.
Maybe this comment should be posted in the "Hall of Shame" section. I'm very disappointed in this new policy.

Nikon D5000 AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Kit (BOX ONLY)

Item for Sale: Nikon D5000 AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Kit (BOX ONLY)

Sale Includes: Box, boxes inside, all plastics, usb cord, a/v cord, all paperwork and CD

Price: $20 cash, $25 shipped Paypal gift, $25 shipped Paypal payment + 3%

Payments Accepted: Cash & Paypal

Shipping Available To: Continuous US through USPS

Item location: Thousand Oaks / Moorpark / Woodland Hills, CA

Best Contact Method: PM, reply, call/text 805 208 553five

Reason for selling: do not need


Nikon Quick Charger MH-23 + Nikon EN-EL9a Battery

Item for Sale: Nikon Quick Charger MH-23 + Nikon EN-EL9a Battery

Item Condition: 9/10, fully functional, minor scratch

Sale Includes: Charger, battery, power cord

Price: $50 cash, $55 shipped Paypal gift, $55 shipped Paypal payment + 3%

Payments Accepted: Cash & Paypal

Shipping Available To: Continuous US through USPS

Item location: Thousand Oaks / Moorpark / Woodland Hills, CA

Best Contact Method: PM, reply, call/text 805 208 553five

Reason for selling: to fund for an upgrade

FS: Nikon D5000 Battery Grip MeiKe + 2 EN-EL9a Aftermarket batteries

Item for Sale: Nikon D5000 Battery Grip MeiKe + 2 EN-EL9a Aftermarket batteries

Approximate age of item: 1 Month Old

Item Condition: 10/10

Sale Includes: Grip, box, cord, 2 aftermarket batteries

Price: $50 cash, $65 Shipped Paypal Gift, $65 Shipped Paypal payment + 3%

Payments Accepted: Cash & Paypal

Shipping Available To: Continuous US through USPS

Item location: Thousand Oaks / Moorpark / Woodland Hills, CA

Best Contact Method: PM, reply, call/text 805 208 553five

Reason for selling: to fund for an upgrade



FS: Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Flash + Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce MINT

Item for Sale: Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Flash + Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce

Approximate age of item: 1 Month Old

Item Condition: 9/10, small scuff on LCD panel

Sale Includes: Flash, box, pouch, stand, all paperwork, diffuser

Price: $170 cash, $185 Shipped Paypal Gift, $185 Shipped Paypal payment + 3%

Payments Accepted: Cash & Paypal

Shipping Available To: Continuous US through USPS

Item location: Thousand Oaks / Moorpark / Woodland Hills, CA

Best Contact Method: PM, reply, call/text 805 208 553five

Reason for selling: to fund for an upgrade




FS: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G + Nikon HB-46 Hood + Filter MINT

Lens Model: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G + Nikon HB-46 Lens Hood + Kenko 52mm UV Filter

Lens Body Condition: 10/10

Lens Glass Condition: 9/10, unnoticeable specks of dust on front/filter

Sale Includes: Lens, hood, box, paperwork, filter, pouch, filter box

Price: $170 cash, $185 Shipped Paypal gift, $185 Shipped Paypal payment + 3%

Payments Accepted: Cash & Paypal

Shipping Available To: Continuous US through USPS

Item location: Thousand Oaks / Moorpark / Woodland Hills, CA

Best Contact Method: PM, reply, call/text 805 208 553five

Feedback: Bought here twice, 100% feedback on bay "willbuyforrice"

Reason for selling: to fund for an upgrade







Inside a Nikon D7000--Tear one Apart and Look!

Chipworks has dissected a Nikon D7000 and candidly reveals what they found. From the new Sony imager to 512MB of Static RAM it is impressive to see what's packed between our palms when we squeeze the trigger. If you've never gotten a behind the scenes tour of a Nikon service facility this is the best way to get a sneak peek!

 

 

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