Deal Alert: Nikon D90 for $789 + Free Overnight Shipping

B&H Photo has a solid deal on the Nikon D90 for $789 for the body only.

You can also pick up a kit with the D90 and 18-105mm VR lens for $1025.

Finally, you can take advantage of an instant rebate and get the D90, 18-105mm VR and 70-300mm VR lens for $1395.  The Nikon 70-300mm VR lens currently runs $540 by itself, so the rebate can save you real money.

To top it all off, B&H has free overnight shipping to get it to you in time for Christmas.

Amazon has the same prices for the Nikon D90, but with free 2-day shipping, so your time is a little more limited there.

Mustang Time Lapse Video Revisited

Some of you may recall the above time lapse video from the dash view of my Ford Mustang as part of my review time with the Nikon D5000.  The D5000 offers an interval shooting mode that you can set up directly in the camera without tethering to a computer, which is required for the Canon counterpart.  The original post is here and here’s the full Nikon D5000 Review.

I have had a few questions lately about the details of the settings I used and thought I’d take the time to revisit the setup here. [Read more...]

Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens and TC-20E III Teleconverter

Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens

Nikon has announced the AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens and TC-20E III teleconverter.  The new AF-S 300mm lens features Nikon’s VR II image stabilization and Tripod Detection Mode, which detects and compensates for tripod-specific vibrations.  The new lens also features three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements for superior image quality and Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor.  The TC-20E III teleconverter is a 2x focal length converter and uses an aspherical element to reduce aberrations.

The AF-S 300mm f/2.8 lens will be available in January 2010 at an initial retail price of $5899.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The TC-20E III will be available in January 2010 at an initial retail price of $499.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]