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Kyle Schurman

Nikon Introduces Two DSLR Cameras

By August 11, 2009

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A pair of newly announced DSLR cameras and high-end lenses from Nikon offer something for both professional-level and advanced consumer-level photographers.

The D3000 (pictured here) is aimed at non-professional photographers who want a "bridge" camera between a point and shoot and a DSLR. The D3000 includes 10.2 megapixels of resolution, and it offers a built-in "teaching guide," which will help those making the transition learn more about using a DSLR. It will cost about $600, which seems to be a great introductory price, and it will include an 18-55mm starter lens.

The D300s is aimed at professionals, and it will carry a price of about $1,800 for the camera body only. Beyond its 12.3 megapixels of resolution, the D300s also includes an HD video mode and a continuous shooting mode of 7 frames per second.

The two new lenses are the 18-200mm VR ($850) and the 70-200mm VR ($2,400). Both include image stabilization technology, and they'll be available in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Photo courtesy Nikon

August 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm
(1) Michael McGrath says:

Any new Nikon DSLR, fabulous as they are, will find it hard to compete with the Fuji S2 to S5 series for sheer delighful colour in top Nikon bodies, and a full choice of all Nikon Lenses, that are now once again tops, now that the autofocus problem is solved, far better glass than Canon lenses. For weddings I use Fuji S Series DSLR- together of course with medium format film, getting the best of both worlds. Michael McGrath, Professional Portrait Photographer. Kilkenny City, Ireland.

February 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm
(2) Gabriel Murray says:

I know of photographer Michael McGrath, he’s awesome, over there in Kilkenny, the smallest city in Ireland, fab medieval town, so that’s where he’s got to…..

Every word this guy utters is worth hanging on to, a modern day wizard in more senses than one -

so I’m looking for a Fuji Pro S too .

February 21, 2010 at 11:10 pm
(3) Betty says:

Michael McGrath is doing wedding photography now, he’s far to good a photographer, far too intellectual and creative an artist as well, than to have to do that for a living , that’s the problem with this country ( Ireland ) , our artists are not encouraged enough and our best photographers not at all – they have to lower themselves like Michael to do weddings, something wrong somewhere :-)

In the meantime the brides are happy with Michael, it’s an ill wind…..

Love the Nikons you reviewed so well, I’d love to be able to afford one of them too – but then again I can’t afford to be without one, so I’ll invest during the week. Thanks, Betty D

March 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm
(4) Mary Brennan says:

I’ve gone and booked Michael McGrath, as I want to have a professional photographer who is expert and experienced at my wedding, not some part-timer chancer who uploads twenty or so decent wedding photos on his or her website – but we never see all their failures !!!

I like the fact that he uses medium format Hasselblad film cameras, and that he uses the wedding-specific Fuji S5 Pro camera, which is absolutely fabulous for wedding portraits especially skin tones, as used by all true wedding pro’s . And he uses those Nikons you speak of as backup cameras – it is so important, I feel much more secure with a photographer like Michael McGrath who has a whole fleet of professional cameras and knows how to use them too, rather than some jerk with one DSLR to his name and a flash perched on top of it .

Your photographer needs to be well equipped or you’re simply asking for trouble.

I came by this forum whilst researching photographers for my wedding, I need search no more .

July 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm
(5) Andrew Roberts says:

Either On the Flop seems to have “flopped” spelling or I have never come across the word “knwo”.

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