A new Nikon camera and zoom lens appeared under the Bubble Christmas tree at the RainyDayMagazine office this year. In 2008, we reviewed a Nikon D40 SLR for RainyDayPhotography. We liked the D40 was so much that we sold all of the Canon S2s and replaced them all with D40s. Fast forward a year and a few thousand photos later, we are totally sold on the Nikon digital SLRs. They are easy to use, handles well, and can stand up to the rigor of studio and field use.
When Nikon released the higher resolution D90 mid-range SLR in Q3 of 2008, we knew it would be a useful addition to our collection of digital photo gear. The D90 kit comes with a 18-105 zoom lens, but we opted to go with just the D90 body and the larger Nikkor 18-200mm VR zoom.
We will have a series of reviews on both the D90 camera and the Nikkor 18-200mm VR zoom lens. One of our main interest is to examine the improvements and additional features of the D90 as compared to the D40. Are they worth the extra cost, extra weight, and additional complexity. Read our upcoming reviews and find out. [Permalink]- Nikon D90 and lens