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Had my finger on the “Trigger” with the Nikon D3s

12 Dec 2009 at 1:05pm

This is one of the still pics I have shot today for the movie called Trigger that is being made in Perth. It is being filmed at an old Mental Hospital and it is a very creepy place. More shoots to come including a night session with a cast of 60 people. That is going to be so much fun.

Now for the stats. Shot at 3200 iso, handheld at f/3.2 and a shutter speed of 1/500 sec. Focal length was 45mm on the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
To say I was blown away was an understatement. This camera is one serious piece of kit and I would have to say I have a brand new respect for Nikon now. So much so that I honestly think I might be batting for the wrong team. The camera is all back to front after being so used to Canons for such a long time, everything seems to go the other way, lens changing, cf card placement etc!

I managed to work my way around the camera very quickly and now feel pretty confident using it. When I zoomed in on my first shot of my son and saw every detail of his skin at 3200 iso with little to no noise I was gob smacked. This lens was pin sharp and I can’t remember ever experiencing the same wow factor with any Canon lens I own, even the primes. There are many great things to say about this camera and that lens and I will gesticulate further with further posts.

A big thanks goes out to Benny at Team Digital for letting me have this baby for a few days. It has made me think about being nice to Nikon guys in the future.

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Deal For The Bloggers

30 Nov 2009 at 2:55am

Hi all, thinking of the new Nikon D3s, Brendon from PRA has just sent me this special he is having and it is only for the punters who visit my blog. See below for details. This new camera is pretty hot from early indications, can’t wait to get my hands on it!! I can’t stop thinking how fantastic this baby would be in those low light situations. I am shooting stills in December on the set of a short movie being made in Perth. I hope to be using the D3s for it. More details of the movie shoot to come.

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The New D3s is out now

25 Nov 2009 at 11:14am

Team Digital now have the Nikon D3s in stock. We are told that the Nikon D3s not only has video, but also has a number improvement on the previous Nikon D3 which could make this camera a class leader. Benny is getting me the D3s for the weekend, this will be my first chance to shoot with a Nikon after starting with one 20 years ago. Could it mean I will stop flying the Canon flag, we will see. I must say I am pretty excited to have a crack at this camera, more so than the 7D. I think the hi iso capability is the key. Now the 1D mark IV will be exciting too but that won’t be out till December. Also the boys will be receiving the new Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VRII which promises to set a new standard in lens quality. I love my 70-200 Canon lens, this would be one to have in your kit.

And best of all Nikon have reduced the prices on a number of lenses and cameras.
Nikon D3X body $ 10990.00
Nikon D700 Body $ 3695.00
Nikon D300s Body $ 2299.00
AF-S 12-24mm f4G DX IF-ED $ 1530.00
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $ 1415.00
AF-S 14-24mm f2.8 LENS $ 2250.00
AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 LENS $ 2250.00
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8ED $ 720.00
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR $ 1260.00

Thanks to Benny for the scoop on this new gear and pricing. For more info check out the Team Digital Blog

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