Nikon ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote Review

Nikon ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote

If you are considering a new remote, you will find that there are currently numerous models available on the market. Thus, I have decided to share my thoughts and do a few brief reviews of some of them. The Nikon ML-3 Modulite Remote Control is kindly provided by B&H Photo – the world’s largest photo and video equipment reseller where we buy most of our equipment.

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Nikon D3200 vs D3100

Nikon D3200 vs D3100

The Nikon D3200 and the D3100 are entry-level DSLRs targeted at those who are just starting out in photography. The Nikon D3200 is a third iteration of the original D3000 that came out in 2009. While it has not gone through drastic changes, having a very similar layout as the D3100, the same 11 point autofocus system, the same metering sensor and a similar build, it has slightly improved over its predecessor. The camera now sports a very high resolution 24 MP sensor developed by Nikon, faster continuous speed of 4 fps, a much better LCD screen, superior video recording capabilities and other improvements such as WiFi capability through an optional accessory. In this Nikon D3200 vs D3100 comparison, I will go over the features of each camera and compare specifications differences between the two cameras.

Nikon D3200 vs D3100

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Greta Got My Nikon D800…

D800 Delivery Notice

A little more than a week ago, I realized why I had not received my Nikon D800. Through sources that cannot be named, I was informed that Greta Van Susteren, the well-known commentator at the Fox News Network, received the camera originally assigned to my order. I was further surprised to find this unique note (below) from the delivery service. Today’s GretaWire confirmed that my D800 was already being used!

D800 Delivery Notice

Am I upset? Absolutely not. I have no issue with Greta “jumping line” at B&H to get my camera. “Why not?”, you ask? The injustice of it all! Someone must pay for having my D800 rerouted to Greta! Surely someone must be “guilty” of… well… uh… something! Or so the popular thinking goes…

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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Review

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G

This is an in-depth Nikon 85mm f/1.8G review of the new, much anticipated prime portrait lens that was announced in January of 2012. The Nikon 85mm f/1.8G is a consumer-grade portrait lens for enthusiasts and seasonal pros that need quality optics of a fixed portrait lens at an affordable price point. Its large aperture of f/1.8 is great for low-light photography and the shallow depth of field helps isolate subjects from the background, beautifully rendering the background highlights, also known as bokeh.

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Nikon D3200 Image Samples

Nikon D3200 Image Sample #1

Some full resolution image samples made with the new Nikon D3200 can be found on Nikon.com. In case Nikon website goes down because of all the traffic, I’m posting these samples here for you to take a look at. All EXIF data has been preserved.

Please keep in mind that the below images are taken in RAW and simply converted to JPEG via Capture NX 2. No other editing has been done, including sharpening!

Nikon D3200 Image Sample #1 Link to download the image | Shutter Speed: 1/400, Aperture: f/8, ISO: 100, Lens: Nikon 18-55mm VR
Photographer: Fraser Harding

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Nikon D3200, 28mm f/1.8G and WU-1a Pre-Order Links

Nikon 28mm f/1.8G

B&H Photo Video and Adorama are now taking pre-orders for the new Nikon D3200, Nikon 28mm f/1.8G and Nikon WU-1a wireless adapter. While D3200 is surely going to be popular among new photographers and the WT-1a is likely to be compatible with some future Nikon DSLRs, we expect the Nikon 28mm f/1.8G to be the hot seller. Just like the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G and the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lenses, the Nikon 28mm f/1.8G should have a superb price/performance ratio.

Nikon 28mm f/1.8G Pre-order Links

  1. B&H Photo Video – Nikon 28mm f/1.8G for $699.95

Nikon D3200 Pre-order Links

  1. B&H Photo Video – Nikon D3200 kit with 18-55mm lens for $699.95

Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter Pre-order Links

  1. B&H Photo Video – Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $59.00

Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G Full Frame Lens Announcement

Nikon 28mm f/1.8G

NOTE: A full review of this lens can be found in our Nikon 28mm f/1.8G Review article.

Along with the Nikon D3200, Nikon also announced the new AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G lens today. Contrary to how it usually happens, however, this piece of equipment is likely to receive the most attention this time. We at Mansurovs.com are very happy to see such a lens announced – the biggest complaint throughout the years directed towards Nikon was the lack of modern fast, high quality prime lenses. During the last couple of years, however, Nikon seems to have been extremely persistent in making sure their prime lens lineup is as broad in choice as possible, offering insanely good, yet very expensive f/1.4 lenses, such as the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G (read the review) and Nikon 85mm f/1.4G (read the review), and much more affordable and featuring a much better price/performance ration f/1.8G lenses. First, it was the fantastic Nikon 50mm f/1.8G (read the review), then, very recently, the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens was announced. Considering how good the latest f/1.8 lenses have been, this new alternative to the exotic Nikon 24mm f/1.4G prime (read the review) should deliver superb performance at a relatively low price of $699.95.

Nikon 28mm f/1.8G

Lets face it, the rather specialized Nikon 24mm f/1.4G lens is not for everyone – impressive as it is, not that many people use or even know how to use such a lens well, it requires a lot of skill to deliver all of its potential. At that price, then, it makes a very difficult decision: who would want to own a $2000 lens and not use it that much because it is too wide? With the new 28mm f/1.8G not only do you pay only about a third of that price, it is also not as wide, and thus suitable for more general photography on both Full Frame and DX sensor cameras. That is not to say it is less demanding, but more mainstream for sure. The best thing is, however, the choice Nikon is giving us. All that’s really missing is an inexpensive 35mm f/2G and 135mm/105mm f/2G lenses, but I’m sure we can expect those to come pretty soon, too.

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Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter Announced

Nikon WU-1a

Nikon has also officially announced the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to team up with the new Nikon D3200 DSLR body. The somewhat surprising news is that the WU-1a will provide the ability to control your D3200 remotely and transmit and share images wirelessly only to Android smart devices initially. That is a disappointment to the Apple fans who expected to use it in conjunction with their iPhones and iPads. Don’t fret Apple fans, all is not lost, the device is expected to be iOS compatible later this fall.

Nikon WU-1a

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Nikon D3200 DSLR Announcement

Nikon D3200

Today Nikon announced the new Nikon D3200 DSLR camera, a traditional update to the existing Nikon D3100 (read the review) that was released about a year ago. This new entry-level Nikon DSLR shows few cosmetic changes – the most noticeable one is the new red stripe on the hand grip, already seen on D5100, D800 and D4. However, there is a number of important internal changes present to make this camera more up-to-date than its predecessor.

Nikon D3200

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