D700 firmware v1.02 introduces new GPS related options for Nikon GP-1 GPS receiver

In the just released firmware version 1.02 for the D700, Nikon added an option to sync the GPS time to the camera time and a new option to allow the camera more time to acquire GPS data. I’ll be doing a review on a Nikon GP-1 compatible on-camera GPS receiver for the Nikon D700 (and …

Review: Benro monopod MC-96m8 (carbon fiber)

M8, that’s how Benro calls its carbon manufacturing process for its latest carbon monopod & tripod series. According to a press release, the difference between the older N6 and the new M8 process is: “Based on Benro’ Generation ll C-series N6 Tripod , the new Generation C-series M8 Tripods use updated QIHM-8X Quasi Isotropic technology, …

Aperture 2.1.3 fixes (some) missing EXIF export tags…and more!

Yesterday, Apple released a new version of it’s photo management and raw conversion software Aperture.┬áThe issues addressed include: Nikon images imported using a direct camera-to-computer connection now display thumbnails correctly in the Import window. Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate image versions to be created after rebuilding a library. Fixed a library issue that …

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 …