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Nikon Releases AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3G ED VR

The lighter version of Nikon 18-300mm

Nikon has launched the successor of the original AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. This lens is for all the photographers who wanted a compact and lightweight solution with a better range of focal length. The Nikon 18-300mm VR (16.7x zoom lens) was announced on 10th April 2014 and will be available in the market… Read More

Hands-On Experience With The Sony Cyber-Shot RX1

Sony RX1

I‘ve shot around 60,000 photographs with my Nikon D80 and it is pending a shutter-unit replacement. I’ve shot almost everything with it. That’s the camera with which I grew as a photographer and that’s why APN happened. It was the only camera I had so far and the only lens I used it with is… Read More

magnificient cameras

This article lists some of the finest new cameras launched in 2012. Though the selection is obviously colored by our own preferences and predilections, it will be hard to deny that each one is a top performer in its respective category. However, you have all the say in the matter. Feel free to mention your… Read More

It was almost by accident, as it were, that I returned to photography after a gap of almost a quarter of a century. I’d bought a Samsung notebook online, and had been intrigued to discover a little stowaway in the parcel — a freebie in the form of a Samsung pocket digital camera! I wasn’t… Read More

Nikon Coolpix P7700 — What It’s All About [Part II]

P7700

This is part II of Nikon Coolpix P7700’s hands-on-review. Refer part I of the review here. The Back Plate Of The Camera A glance at the well-populated back plate will show that the P7700 means business. We‘ve discussed the vertically sliding control that activates the pop-up flash. We’ve also covered the well-knurled dials on the… Read More

Nikon Coolpix P7700 — What It’s All About [Part I]

Coolpix P7700

Canon and Nikon, the two major photo equipment manufacturers from Japan, have long been engaged in a titanic slugfest. Sometimes one gains the upper hand, sometimes the other. But in the cash rich US market, which is a prime target for camera manufacturers, it is Canon that enjoys the lead in terms of overall sales… Read More

This is Part II of the article titled “Is It Worth Buying Nikon D5100 Now That D5200 Is Here?”. Refer Part I of the article here. Effects: In line with its pre-determined role (as a so-called ‘entry level’ dslr that also has highly advanced features tucked in the menu) of capturing a high percentage of… Read More

Is It Worth Buying Nikon D5100 Now That D5200 Is Here? [Part I]

Flashback: It was 2011. I had been away from Nikonland for over twenty-three years! Circumstances had compelled me to part company with my beloved Nikon FE, with its exquisite MD-12 motor drive. In a fit of masochism not entirely unknown to camera enthusiasts, along with the camera body and drive motor, I also disposed of… Read More

Which Lens Should You Buy

Choosing a lens for the DSLR can be quite overwhelming. Should you go in for a kit lens or invest in a specialized high quality lens? Will a prime lens help you take the shots that you want or it would be better to consider a zoom lens? Then there is focal length, aperture and… Read More

Light Meters 101 — When, Why And How To Use A Light Meter

Controlling the light and mastering the exposure is the mantra for success as a photographer. Understanding the camera’s metering is akin to mastering the light & exposure. Getting to know how the camera reads the light and translates this information into shutter speed, aperture value and ISO is what determines the exposure; optimal exposure to… Read More