Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nikon's Most Powerful All-In-One Zoom Lens Ever for the D90!

18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

In stock on September 2, 2012. Get one here!

If you want a single lens that can cover every imaginable shooting situation, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm—enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. Nikon's second generation VR II technology ensures every photo and HD video is razor-sharp, and Nikon's advancements in lens design deliver consistent, exceptional performance in any setting. It's also great for close-up shooting. Even more amazing, the AF-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does all this in a surprisingly compact, lightweight lens.

No subject is too far or too close
450mm (equivalent) of super-telephoto reach Building on the success of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Nikon proudly introduces the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for those who want even more reach in an all-in-one lens. Its astounding 16.7x zoom range goes from a wide 27mm equivalent, great for group shots, vast landscapes and more, all the way to a super-telephoto 450mm equivalent, enough reach for wildlife photography and more. The lens can focus as close as 1.48-ft. from your subject at 300mm. This ultra-high-power zoom capability means no subject or composition will ever be out of reach again.

Sharp, beautiful images in any light VR II image stabilization At super-telephoto focal lengths, even the slightest camera movement can cause image blur. Fortunately, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR features Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction technology (VR II) to ensure every handheld photo and HD video is razor sharp. Shoot at shutter speeds 4-times slower than otherwise possible, a major advantage in low-light situations where a slower shutter speed means brighter, richer images.

User reviews are in! Check them out here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

D90 and the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebration!

I'm fortunate enough to live about 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge so me and my d90 had to take advantage of this great photo opportunity. The city and the bridge were celebrating 75 years since it was built and planned a big fire works display on the bay and bridge.

Since crowds were suppose to be in the hundreds of thousands I planed accordingly and left my house at 9:am to get a good spot. After waiting 10 hours for the show to begin, I was ready! I set my tripod up and grabbed my remote. I was using my tamron 17-50mm 2.8 lens. My D90 settings were, manual programing, shutter set to bulb, aperture varied though out the shoot as was exposure time. I tried to expose anywhere from 2 seconds to 7 seconds. Anyway I had a blast and must of took over 200 pictures through out the day and evening. So I thought I'd share with you all.

See My Flickr Slide Show Here