Nikon has proudly annouced that NASA has placed an order for eleven Nikon D3S digital SLR cameras along with seven AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses to be used for intricate photographic documentation. The camera and lenses will be carried on the Space Shuttle and used to photograph activities at the International Space Station (ISS) in the future.
The Nikon based equipment used at NASA has had no specific modifications; verifying that the products are diverse and of a high quality. Since 1971, Nikon has worked alongside NASA, supplying necessary equipment in order to capture the best images possible. To date, NASA has captured more than 700,000 photos using Nikon equipment that has been carried into space.
So, if you are on the hunt for a camera that wil capture each and every fine detail at the best quality, the team at Kirk’s Cameras incourages you to come on in to our Ringwood store and have a look at the Nikon D3S today!
For those on the hunt for a DSLR designed for the pros, this could be your next camera. The Nikon D3S is a refinement of the highly popular Nikon D3 – which set the standards high amongst professionals around the world. Perfect for speed photographers and photo journalists, the Nikon D3S is perfect for those looking for an upgrade – including brand new updated features such as a 720p/24fps HD video mode and a new Hi3 extended sensitivity setting that allows stills and movie capture at a whopping ISO 102,400.
Although this clever DSLR may appear chunky, it fits into the hand like a glove, providing comfort and confidence in your skills. The outer design is user friendly; with all buttons and functions smartly marked for ease of use. The features of this exciting DSLR camera are never ending – so we’ve narrowed down some of the most intriguing to add to our list.
12.1 Megapixel Sensor
ISO 200 – 12,800 (ISO 100 – 102,400 in Boost Mode)
720p/24 fps HD Movie Mode
11fps in Continuous Shooting Mode
Larger buffer for 48 RAW frames in one burst
Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor
In-camera RAW Processing
Nikon EXPEED Image Processor
Super Fast Operation
Auto-focus – tracking by color
Scene Recognition System
Dual Compact Flash card slots
3.0 Inch LCD monitor
Virtual horizon – indicates if camera is level
HDMI HD video output
Detailed ‘Control Panel’ type display on monitor
Buttons sealed against moisture
Dual battery charger as standard
If you believe that this camera sounds perfect for your next project, be sure to come right on in to Kirk’s Cameras in the heart of Ringwood – we will give you in-depth information, reviews and a demonstration of the Nikon D3S.
With some of Australia’s leading camera manufacturers turning their heads toward touch screen digital cameras, how are we to know what’s good and what’s bad? The new Nikon Coolpix S230 is a great place to start – combining simplicity, style and quality into one to create a top-of-the-range touch screen digital camera.
Blending the use of an infamous, high quality Nikkor lens alongside the strong performance benefits of Nikon’s Expeed digital image-processing concept, this camera is sure to impress. A large 10 megapixel sensor guarantees that you will capture everything from near to far – with rich, sharp image quality. The 3 inch touch control LCD screen offers a world of editing and capturing options, for any skill level. If you are not accustomed to a touch screen style, the screen may take some getting used to.
The Nikon Coolpix S230 comes in a sleek, strong aluminium design that is suited to any individual. There is the option to select silver, red or purple – expanding options for any taste. The camera is certainly user friendly – with simplicity that means little bedtime manual reading. However, becoming a master of the touch screen may take a couple of goes. There are many features and abilities that will assist to make any photographer look like a pro, such as Food Mode and Sports Mode. Here are a few key features:
3-in. LCD monitor featuring touch screen control
Smart Portrait System
Four advanced image stabilising features
16 scene modes
Auto Sort & Favorite Pictures functions
Four movie modes with sound
Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
Be sure to come in to Kirk’s Cameras in Ringwood today, to check out this fantastic new digital camera by Nikon. Our staff are happy to help out, provide information and handy demonstrations.
Ideal for those new to macro and DSLR photography, the AF-S DX MICRO NIKKOR 85MM F/3.5G VR boasts a 1:1 reproduction ratio, allowing photographers to get close-up to more intricate textures and details. This lens is perfect for subjects such as flower petals, fabric textures and even the wings of a butterfly. The VR II system provides both a steady viewfinder image for sharper results at slow shutter speeds or when shooting movie clips. Here are some more specifications of the AF-S DX MICRO NIKKOR 85MM F/3.5G VR:
Closest focusing distance of 0.286 m/0.9 ft.
Optical system featuring an Extra-low Dispersion glass element is optimized for DX-format DSLRs.
Vibration Reduction (VR II) enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible
Silent Wave Motor (SWM) guarantees fast, quiet AF operation
Two focus modes
IF (Internal Focusing) enables focusing without changing the length of lens barrel
Medium-telephoto 85mm Micro Lens
Come on in to Kirk’s Cameras today, to speak to a camera specialist about the AF-S DX MICRO NIKKOR 85MM F/3.5G and its abilities. We can also show you a great range of DSLR cameras, in stock today and ready for Christmas!