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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f:4E FL ED VR lens review

This Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review is by Con Foley: In March 2013 Nikon started shipping the AF-S 80-400VR lens, and I quickly got a copy and did a brief review. I got the 80-400VR because it allowed me to do some wildlife photography I couldn’t do before, handheld and more spontaneous than […]

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens field test

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    This field test report on the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is by Roy Mangersnes (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, click on images for larger view): FIRST IMPRESSIONS The 500mm f/4 was my preferred telephoto lens for many years. I was using the Nikon one between 2008 and 2013 before switching to the 400mm f/2,8. As […]

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Shooting handheld with the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens

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Shooting handheld with the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens by Arturo Cocchi: I’m an Italian journalist and in the same time a photo-enthusiast who has the opportunity to use the best photo equipments available to ”help” my work. My name is Arturo Cocchi. I’m the editor of the travel and art sites in La Repubblica, […]

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Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera review

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Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera ($496.95) review by Eyal Gurevitch: First came the J4 Last summer I spent a great, long vacation with my family at the beach. The kids love doing nothing else than going swimming twice a day in the sea and spending the rest of it in the pool. I had the […]

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Venus Optics KX-800 Macro Twin Flash review

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This review of the Venus Optics KX-800 Macro Twin Flash is by Bernhard Sperling: In early April 2015 the Chinese manufacturer Venus Optics announced the KX-800 Macro Twin Flash. The announcement was also reported in an earlier NR post. The flash is fitted with three flexible arms, of which two carry each a flash tube unit and […]

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Venus 60mm f/2.8 macro 2:1 lens review

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Last month Venus Optics announced their new 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens ($379) – the world’s first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Here is a review of this lens by Julian Eichhoff  (Website | Facebook | Twitter, see also his Samyang 12mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens review): The Venus 60mm f/2.8 macro lens Venus Optics, a Chinese manufacturer, released a 60 mm f2.8 […]

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