Reviewed: Auxiliary Lenses for Nikon digicams|
(Tuesday, March 6, 2001 - 20:56 EST)
Dave Etchells and Mike Pasini look at Nikon's Coolpix 950 and 990 digicams and an array of auxiliary lenses...
The Nikon line of digital cameras has been extraordinarily popular, thanks to great image quality and rich feature sets. Besides the flexibility afforded by the cameras themselves, Nikon has also produced a pretty extensive line of high-quality auxiliary lenses for them, extending the cameras' focal length range from 35mm equivalents of 8mm (fisheye) to 345 mm (a pretty long telephoto). A third-party manufacturer Eagle Eye Optics has also made an even longer 5x add-on lens, that extends the telephoto range to the equivalent of an amazing 575mm! Dave and Newsletter Editor Mike Pasini combined forces to test these lenses under informal conditions. (Our test lab isn't nearly long enough to accommodate these ultra-telephoto lenses!) The results should be interesting to any current Nikon digicam owners. If you're shopping for a digicam, the availability of such a wide range of accessory lenses could be an important part of deciding in favor of a Nikon model. Check out the article for the full story!