Apple adds support for Panasonic LX-3 & Leica D-Lux 4 raw RW2 format

Apple finally introduced support for the RW2 format from the Panasonic LX-3 and the Leica D-Lux 4 compact digital cameras in the┬áDigital Raw Camera Compatibility 3.0 update. You may have been wondering why it has taken so long to add support for these models. The reason is that the LX-3 and the D-Lux 4 use …

Thread issue with Nikon Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR II

My shiny, new Nikon Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR II lens seems to have a damaged thread inside. The thread coating seems to be flaking (click photo below to enlarge). I’m worried that the flaking parts are going to damage the lens over time. You need to zoom to 200mm and then check the area indicated …

Tokina AT-X 116 vs. Nikkor 14-24 on Nikon FX body

In a previous post I wrote about the possibility to use the Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX 11-16mm lens on a Nikon FX body – in FX mode. I detected some corner softness with the Tokina on my D700 so I thought it would be useful to have a direct comparison between the two lenses …

Tokina AT-X 116 Pro 11-16mm DX ultra wide zoom on Nikon D700 FX body

I’m in the middle of transitioning from my Nikon D80 DX-crop sensor DSLR to a Nikon D700 full format FX-sensor DSLR. I replaced the Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DX lens (24-300mm) with: Nikkor 24-70 AF-S f/2.8 Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 AF-S VR Nikkor TC-17E II teleconverter. I’m still getting acceptable sharpness with the 70-200 tele. Of course …

Nikkor 18-200mm vs 28-80mm sharpness comparison

I’m a big fan of the Nikon Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR II AF-S lens because it’s so versatile. It’s also a great companion to my Tokina AT-X 116 ultra wide angle zoom lens.┬áBoth fit nicely into my small LowePro SlingShot camera bag and it doesn’t get too heavy. After reading Ken Rockwell’s review about …