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Eyjafjallajökull and Yasur Eruption Galleries

…now on-line [click on the images], some nice pixs there, enjoy!

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Yasur, Vanuatu

29/07/2010 Posted by | Anouncements | , , , | Leave a comment

Nikon UK 2 Year Warranty Messy Affair

In the beginning of 2009 I bought a D700 from Robert White [a reputable Nikon dealer in the UK]. The camera came with an announced 2 Year warranty whose terms required that the product [compact cameras, DSLR bodies and DSLR kits] be distributed by Nikon UK & Republic of Ireland, purchased on or after July 1st, 2007 and that the customer registers the camera or kit within 30 days of purchase [see attached NikonUK 2Y Warranty Original Version].

When I tried to apply to the extended warranty through Nikon UK customer service there were problems, to say the least. In the end, Nikon UK did acknowledge that my D700 did meet the terms of the 2 Year Warranty. Nevertheless, after mailing them the application form together with the rest of the documentation, I never received any acknowledgement nor the option to buy the extra 3rd year (as mentioned in bottom of the 2 Year warranty terms) [see attached NikonUK Support Email Exchange on 2Y Warranty].

Since then Nikon has changed the terms of their 2 Year Warranty. It now specifically mentions UK and Irish residents although it now only applies after Jul 1st, 2007! [see attached NikonUK 2Y Warranty New Version]

In principle and legally speaking, the warranty terms and conditions at the time of purchase are the ones that apply to the product you bought. So, in principle the revised warranty text only applies to products purchased after the warranty conditions changed.

Unfortunately, the wording used by Nikon UK in the revised 2 Year warranty terms leads to further confusion on what terms apply to what since there is no mention of the date of release of the latest version of the 2Y warranty.

Comments and personal experiences are welcome.

12/01/2010 Posted by | Anouncements | , , , | Leave a comment

Slight delay…

Sorry to everybody that came here to check the comparison of the new Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII against the the previous VRI. I did the tests but the new lens [at least the one I got] seems to have a shorter focal length [approximately 17% than the old one] across the zoom range. The new lens has better contrast than the old one but in terms of resolution [on a D300s] the old one seems to resolve more lines than the new. Because of this and the focal length issue I decided to redo the tests again, hence the delay.

05/01/2010 Posted by | Anouncements | 1 Comment

Upcoming hands-on review of the new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR Ⅱ

Due end of next week, an hands-on review and comparison of the new Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G VRII with the previous version of the same lens. Is it really worth the money?

07/12/2009 Posted by | Anouncements, Photo Equipment Reviews | Leave a comment