Deal Alert: Nikon D3100 + Magic Bullet Software Bundle for $598.95

B&H just emailed me this deal, $598.95 gets you a Nikon D3100 with an 18-55mm VR lens and a Red Giant Software Production Bundle, which includes:

  1. Magic Bullet Quick Looks 1.2
  2. Magic Bullet Grinder
  3. Magic Bullet PhotoLooks 1.5
  4. Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop

The software alone would set you back almost $500 if you buy it from Red Giant’s website.

B&H says they have limited quantities at this price.  Here’s the link to D3100 product page at B&H.

If you want to know more about the D3100, you can check out my Nikon D3100 review here.

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Lens . . . It’s About Time!

If there has ever been demand for a company to produce a single lens, it’s the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens.  Ever since the Nikon D40 came out (with it’s lack of AF motor), Nikon users have been clamoring for something to replace the staple 50mm f/1.8D lens.  Heck, I even wrote an open letter to Nikon last year pleading for this lens with a built-in AF motor.

And, finally, it appears that they have. [Read more...]

Nikon D3100 and New Lens Availability / Pre-Orders

Retailers are starting to list the Nikon D3100 and the 4 new Nikon lenses for pre-order.  Below is the short list of links those product pages.

Nikon D3100 Availability

Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Availability

Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Availability

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Availability

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G Availability

Nikon D3100: 14.2MP, Full-Time Video AF and 1080p H.264 AVCHD

It’s here.  1080p on a Nikon DSLR.

The Nikon D3100 is the first Nikon DSLR to feature 1080p video capture – and it does so at 24p with full time autofocus.

The D3100 is an entry-level DSLR with its $699.95 price tag, which includes a kit lens.  Nikon has traded up from its previous 12MP DX sensor, to a new 14.2MP CMOS sensor with Nikon’s new EXPEED 2 image processing system. [Read more...]