Nikon Announces D3400 and Upgraded Lenses

August 28, 2016; 12:15pm MST

Nikon has announced a new entry-level DSLR, which is said to be more lightweight. The 24.2 Megapixel D3400 DX DSLR is being sold in kits. The first is for $649.95, which includes the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. For $999.95, you get the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lenses.

Nikon Announces D5 and D500

January 6, 2016; 1:15pm MST

Nikon has announced two new DSLRs (and SB-5000 Speedlight) which have made a nice and loud THUNK on the table of DSLR choices and a more modern and convenient (as well as efficient) system overall. If you've been waiting for a D300 replacement, it's here. If you've been waiting for a Single-D replacement...it's here.

Welcome to digitaldingus

August 10, 2015; 9:45am MST

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Feature Review

October 21, 2016; 11:00am MST

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X Pro D

digitaldingus has reviewed the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X Pro D lens. Surprisingly sharp and costing half of what a leading competitor is selling a similar lens for...you need one in your camera bag. Suffice it to say, images look fantastic when paired with this Tokina lens and a D750. read more...

November 28, 2016; 1:25pm MST

SP-6000 Ultimate Solar Charger from Secur Products

Secur Products has an affordable charger which entirely gets its energy from the sun. The two solar panels can be folded up and put into a backpack for easy storage. Having magnets built into the SP-6000 to keep the panels closed along with an adjustable easel, the charger is easily deployed. read more...


October 6, 2016; 7:40pm MST

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box (Limited Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

The Hellraiser series is an icon of horror movies (well, ok the first two...or three). Sometime ago, Arrow Released a rather limited edition of the first three Hellraiser movies in a scarlet-colored box, with a massive amount of extras not previously available in one centralized collection. The first three movies have undergone a complete transformation, with new 2K presentations. read more...


July 28, 2016; 6:08pm MST

Escape From New York (Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

Escape From New York has been given the Collector's Edition treatment from Shout! Factory, and it looks the best I've ever seen. Porting over extras from the MGM Special Edition DVD and apparently having the original 2-Channel soundtrack available, this is the best edition yet. read more...


July 26, 2016; 6:18pm MST

Bone Tomahawk (Blu-ray Review)

Bone Tomahawk may not have caught your attention, and you've probably never heard of (or seen) a Western-Horror film before. Well, now's the time. Having Kurt Russell leading a solid cast of characters, there are some mysterious and horrible killings going on, which point to a sacred area just outside the town. read more...


July 17, 2016; 2:19pm MST

Panpany Solar Motion Sensor Light

Panpany has another new product available, the Panpany Solar Motion Sensor Light. At under $20, you get two units which are completely powered by solar energy. Very portable and having a quality design to resist the elements, the Panpany Solar Motion Sensor Light can not only used for areas throughout your home, but in other places such as your RV vehicle (or any vehicle, come to think of it). Camping out in the middle of nowhere, the motion lights can be used to detract animals who trip the sensor, resulting in a bright light covering the area. read more...


June 26, 2016; 4:06pm MST

Lord Of Illusions (Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

Lord Of Illusions is one of my favorite horror films, and has been resurrected to the HD screen from Shout! Factory. If you've only experienced the DVD, you are missing out on a rather good transfer. Included in this Collector's Edition, is the Director's Cut. read more...


May 14, 2016; 2:35pm MST

Panpany LED Table Lamp

Panpany is a brand new company which specializes in home improvement and tools. Their first product, an LED table lamp, grabbed the eyes and curiosity of digitaldingus. In this review, I'll take a look at it, use it, and give you my thoughts. read more...


February 20, 2016; 12:49pm MST

Wild (Blu-ray Review)

Wild is the true story about about a woman who makes a decision to hike the PCT, forcing herself to confront issues while forging a new life and direction. Many iconic Oregon places are seen and this film is a treat for avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. read more...


February 12, 2016; 2:35pm MST

Aquatune 5712 Bluetooth Speaker from Yatra

Yatra's Aquatune 5712 Bluetooth (and waterproof) speaker is only $40, but the sound coming out of it would fool you into thinking it was a price mistake. Having an IPX7 rating which is rather amazing for an entry-level wireless speaker, the 5712 is sure to find itself in your backpack.


February 10, 2016; 11:20am MST

EC Tech SHINE Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Headset

EC Tech has added another bluetooth headset to their product line, and I happened to use it. I was impressed. Compared to the H-07 Headset I reviewed last year, the SHINE has some really exciting new features which would benefit those who run or jog at night.


January 18, 2016; 6:15pm MST

Rush (1991) (Blu-ray Review)

One of the best Undercover Cops 'N' Drugs movies in decades, Rush tells an all too-real story of a cop going undercover and while having good perception of drug use...overlooks their own addiction in the course of catching drug dealers. Having a remarkable cast of actors, this is one movie you'll want to have in your collection.


January 9, 2016; 1:28pm MST

The Connection (Blu-ray Review)

Most viewers are familiar with the American story of France's drug dealing empire exporting heroin by the tons in the 70s. However, The Connection takes a closer look at the French who were combating the drug trade, and the ruthless drug dealer who would stop at nothing to continue his dominance in the highly popular trade and port city of Marseille.


December 31, 2015; 12:11pm MST

John Carpenter's Vampires (Blu-ray Review)

John Carpenter's Vampires is finally available on Blu-ray and it looks the best it ever has. Of course, it will come with a large price tag, but if you're a fan of JC, then you shouldn't have much hesitation. Jack Crow is after a Master Vampire who retaliated and killed most of his vampire hunting team. Imagine that. However, Jack hasn't seen a powerful vamp like this before and with nefarious help from the shadows of The Church, it's going to be a very challenging time!

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PORTAL WiFi Router


November 12, 2016
Ignition Design Labs has announced PORTAL, a WiFi router uniquely designed for urban and crowded environments, which intuitively manages the bandwidth and frequencies, as well as many other features which would normally require manual operation (as well as observation). The PORTAL has some very interesting and exciting new features which will be reviewed by digitaldingus very shortly.

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Nikon D3400 24.2MP DX DSLR


August 17, 2016
Nikon has announced a new entry-level and lighter weight (~550g) D3400 DX DSLR. Having a 24.2MP CMOS DX Sensor along with an expanded ISO, the D3400 is a definite upgrade to the D3300.

MSRP: $649.95 (with with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR)

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Nikon D5 20.8MP FX DSLR


January 6, 2016
Nikon has announced it's new monster, the D5. The 20.8MP FX DSLR has a brand new AF module, the Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, along with a 180K RGB Metering system and Advanced Scene Recognition System. For video capture, 4K UHD is now offered up to 30p. ISO range is new for the Nikon Fleet Commander (I'm getting bored with Flagship), ranging from ISO 100 to 102,400. 55 AF points and 35 Cross-Type points (CTPs) are selectable by the user.

MSRP: $6,499.95 (Body Only)

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Nikon D500 20.9MP DX DSLR


January 5, 2016
Nikon has (finally) announced a successor to the D300 (and D300S). The 20.9MP DX DSLR has a brand new AF module, the Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system along with a 180K RGB Metering system and Advanced Scene Recognition System. For video capture, 4K UHD is now offered up to 30p. A new touchscreen LCD is also featured. MSRP is $1,999.95 (Body Only) and a kit which includes the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR ED VR lens, for an MSRP of $3,069.95. read more...



Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens


October 16, 2015
Sigma has announced another Art lens, and this time...for the world's first time (according to Sigma), it's a 20mm. Sigma's 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens packs 15 lens elements which comprise 11 groups. Owning the 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM for only a few weeks, and after my bank account suffered a good bruising, I'm excited Sigma has added another Art lens — especially a 20mm. If you're not familiar with Sigma's Art line of lenses, start saving your pennies. read more...



Canon's 250 Million Pixel Imager


September 7, 2015
Canon Japan has publicly announced the achievement of creating an APS-H imager, with a resolution of 19,580 x 12,600 pixels. That means there is a total of 246,708,000 pixels on an imager smaller than a Full-Frame imager, but larger than an APS-C imager. read more...



Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2


August 18, 2015
digitaldingus will be taking a closer look at the Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2 lens for Nikon mount cameras. There are a lot of mentions of this lens on various websites, but surprisingly, I can't find much of an in-depth review with image samples. For those who are looking for an alternative to the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 variants, I hope this review will provide the information needed. read more...



Sony α7R II Mirrorless Camera


One of more interesting news announcements this year is the Sony α7R II. Not only does it have a Full-Frame 42.4MP sensor, but it is a mirrorless camera. If that wasn't enough, you can also take 4K video. Want more? Well, how about 399 focal plane phase detection AF points. read more...



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