DxO review some classic Nikkors

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DxO, purveyors of lens quality analysis and enhancement software, have published reviews of several older Nikkor primes lenses - specifically the 35mm f/2.0D, 28mm f/2.8D, and 20mm f/2.8D.

Tested on a D3x and other FX and DX cameras, these lenses may not quite keep up with the new kids on the block, but perform admirably at much, much lower prices.

For the full write-ups, see Nikon AF-D Lens Reviews.

Travel Photography with the Nikon 1

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Images © Colsteel

Singapore-based travel photographer "Colsteel" has a couple of blog posts that will be of interest to anyone considering a small, lightweight camera kit for their travels.

I decided to travel very light with a totally minimalist kit comprising a Nikon V1 with two lens kit (10-30 & 30-110), my tiny Manfrotto travel tripod and a small Manfrotto led light.

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… I usually base my travel kit around a Nikon D3 with 24 & 50 F1.4 lenses. Regular readers will also know however that I have a very strong dislike of lugging too much gear when I travel and so I have been thinking about a lightweight travel kit which I initially intended to compliment the D3 with some reasonable zoom capability. Like many others, I initially regarded the launch of the Nikon V1 with scorn …

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Obviously the little Nikon won him over, and certainly makes me think twice about taking bulky camera kit on my travels.

Head on over to Colsteel's blog "Photo Travel Asia" for the posts and many, many excellent images and a great write-up:

Nikon D800 Web Roundup

Nikon post D800, D800E Samples

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Nikon Imaging have posted a range of samples from the new D800 and D800E DSLRs. The D800E images focus mainly on landscape with a single fashion image, as you might expect - it's obvious who Nikon are targeting with that variant.

You can check them out at the links below:

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The site may be a little slow loading at times, as obviously interest in this camera is a little high right now.

What do you think so far? Let us know in the comments.

Nikon D800 pre-order links

Wanting to buy a D800 or D800E? Here's a list of where they're available, which we'll update when a new store comes online:

Amazon

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B&H

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Adorama

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Nikon D800/D800E Digitutor now online

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If you want to get a feel of how the D800(E) will operate, Nikon have published their latest DigiTutor. Flash required. Pop over and have a play!