We love Nikon

by Oyster Staff on July 22, 2009

We love Nikon at Oyster, and our reporters use D700s as their primary cameras.

We love Nikon at Oyster, and our reporters use D700s as their primary cameras.

Our reporter kits include Nikon SB400 and SB800 flashes.

Our reporter kits include Nikon SB400 and SB800 flashes.

We’re all pretty big photo geeks at Oyster Hotel Reviews, so we were pretty excited about our mention today on the blog of well-known camera reviewer Ken Rockwell. Ken Rockwell is our photo guru — his reviews helped us a lot when deciding what gear to purchase for our reporter kits. As you can see, we really love Nikon.

Tally of our reporter kit gear:

  • 19 D700 cameras
  • 13 AF Fisheye Nikkor 16mm 1:2.8D lenses
  • 13 AF Nikkor 20 mm 1:2.8D lenses
  • 13 AF Nikkor 24-85mm 1:2.8-4D lenses
  • 13 AF Nikkor 35mm 1:2D lenses
  • 13 AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D lenses
  • Eight AF Nikkor 85 mm 1:1.8D lenses
  • Nine AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 G lenses
  • 12 Coolpix P6000 cameras
  • 13 SB-400 flashes
  • 11 SB-800 flashes
  • 22 di-GPS Pro units

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Sam July 23, 2009 at 7:11 am

And I am officially JEALOUS

JM July 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

Hey, Great job you guys do. Need any help? I travel lots, and I’m available :) I shoot a D300 with Nikon 17-55 F2.8… Well, you can see my gear at my website on the equipment link.
Nice job, once again.

JM

dani July 23, 2009 at 10:55 am

ken rockwell has a very simple layouted yet powerful in content site, its the best nikon information website ever by his own personal opinions and tests.

Rob Oresteen July 23, 2009 at 11:09 am

Great to hear of you guys through Ken’s site. Good luck with your operation.

- Rob Oresteen

quan July 23, 2009 at 11:47 am

now that is a “kit” setup i wouldn’t mind keeping as-is! the pics on the main site are stellar and seeing the equipment used to take the pics explains why.

Pasquale Caminiti July 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm

surprised to see you’re using the Nikon 70-300 “G” lens. I would have thought the 70-300 “VR” would be your choice. Are your photographers pleased with the results from this lens? I ask as I am contemplating the purchase of one of these. Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Baylink July 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I, too, am a Big Fan of Ken, and am going to your stomping ground, NYC, middle of next month.

Do you play requests? I’m going to be at the Doubletree Chelsea, on 26th Ave, and I didn’t see it in your list.

Matthew S July 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I think you have completely missed Ken’s point… “the pics on the main site are stellar and seeing the equipment used to take the pics explains why” – ?? It’s not the gear that make the photos… It’s the brain behind the camera that counts… “Are your photographers pleased with the results from this lens?” – Nowadays any lens is made with technology so sophisticated you really can’t use it as an excuse for bad shots. When i started shooting all i had was russian made ZENIT ET with one no zoom, no VR, no AF, no filters lens. The only settings i had to worry about was dial on manual light meter… Stop dreaming, buy whatever, go wherever and excercise your brain and soul… Life is too short for reading manuals….

James July 23, 2009 at 6:59 pm

“surprised to see you’re using the Nikon 70-300 “G” lens. I would have thought the 70-300 “VR” would be your choice”

Did you look at their photos…. it is the Vr lens… lol.

Ken Porter July 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Cool!

Filip Trajkovski July 24, 2009 at 5:40 am

@ Pasquale: I think, they are using the VR version of the 70-300 cause the one listed here says AF-S. The cheaper 70-300 is just AF.

Glenn July 24, 2009 at 10:19 am

Hi guys…the Hotel Review idea is a fantastic one…might make some of them tighten their act up a bit!
The tools of your trade aren’t bad either ;)

Bobby July 25, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Found you guys from Ken’s site.

Man, working at your place would be a dream ! Paid to take photo and checking out hotels. I couldn’t believe who won’t be interested in that!

Too bad you’re not in the SEA, but still all the best to your operation!

Bobby.

Gita Onaga October 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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