Richard Peters Photography


Fitting the 600/4 in the 200-400 bag.
October 9, 2008, 1:45 pm
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Whilst waiting for Lowepro to release an updated version of the Lens Trekker 600 (seems the older one isn’t quite big enough for a D3 & 600 VR so they are making the bag larger) I decided to see if I could get my non-VR 600 f4 in to my 200-400 bag as a stop gap measure…turns out not many people seem to know about this one, but the CL-L2 bag that is supplied with the 200-400 VR will also fit both the 500 and 600/4 primes. I’ve read a few comments from owners saying the lens simply does not fit in this bag but as you can see from the pictures, it simply does!

600/4 in CL-L2 bag

600/4 in CL-L2 bag

So, how did I achieve ‘the impossible’? Lets find out…

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Nikon 200-400 VR faq
October 2, 2008, 10:27 pm
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After 30 seconds or so the VR starts earning its money…! My answer to the question, is the 200-400 VR handhold-able?

The Nikon 200-400 VR

The Nikon 200-400 VR

I first saw one of these lenses ‘in the metal’ at my friends house years ago and my initial thought was ‘That is stupidly big, how could you carry that around all day?‘. And I think that tends to be the thing that shocks most new or potential owners most, as in your head you just don’t associate a zoom with something thats going to be this big and heavy. Read on to see my opinions on some of the more frequently asked questions from potential owners…

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New Nikon 35/1.8 & 85/1.4 AFS on the way?
September 27, 2008, 1:09 pm
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More talk from Photokina 2008 that new 35 1.8 AFS & 85 1.4 AFS prime lenses could be on the way soon. Nothing official announced as yet but a German visitor to the show has said a Nikon rep there mentioned the new lenses. More information at Nikon Rumours, here.

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Nikon announce new 50mm 1.4 AFS
September 24, 2008, 12:17 am
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Photokina 2008, Nikon have announced the long awaited AFS version of the tried and trusted 50mm prime lens. More information can be found here. I’m looking forward to reading reviews on how this new lens performs on FF camera’s as I’ve been thinking about picking one of these up for the D3. It would make a handy throw-in-the-bag lens for when I’m out shooting with my telephotos.

Nikon 50mm 1.4 AFS

Nikon 50mm 1.4 AFS

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Nikon D90 specs, including MOVIE mode!
August 27, 2008, 4:20 pm
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Yep that’s right, Nikon have released the specs for the anticipated D90 and the big shock of the show is…MOVIE mode. That’s right, the first DSLR to record moving footage, and at 720p resolution, is here…

 

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Nikon D3x…? Something BIG is coming…!
August 24, 2008, 5:00 pm
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That’s according to Nikon themselves who, in a very ‘Lost’ inspired way, answered a question by raising more! For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet…which can’t be many of you by now…over at Nikon Rumours.com there is a scan from the inside of Rangefinder magazine in which Nikon have placed an advert saying ‘something BIG is coming…’

 

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