Jun 032015
 

When we consider the economic gap between the have littles and have way mores, the average photographer falls under the former. For those of the have way, way more persuasion, today is a good day. Phase One has released a much anticipated new camera system called the XF, which is accompanied by the new IQ3 series of digital backs, new 35mm and 120mm leaf shutter lenses, and an updated version of Capture One. That’s a big day of releases for any manufacturer (even Nikon, who likes to put out 63 variants of essentially the same camera), but it’s tremendous for a company like Phase One.

The line has been described as, “robust, aerial-grade mechanics, advanced electronics, a new autofocus platform, new modularity options, new software and customizable touch controls,” and President and CEO Henrik Håkonsson wagers it’s like a, “Stradivarius in the hands of an expert.” High praise, but then again from what we can tell so far, deserved.

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Jun 012015
 

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Pentax turned a lot of heads towards the end of last year when they announced that they would be developing and releasing their first full frame DSLR by the end of 2015. Details on the new camera have been scarce, but a new rumor has shed some light on the possible sensor to be used in this new camera.

According to a report over on Sony Alpha Rumors, the Pentax full frame DSLR will feature none other than a Sony sensor. To be more specific, the camera is expected to feature the same 36MP sensor found in the current Nikon D810 and Sony A7R. It is a sensor that we know is capable of good things as results from the D810 and A7R prove that.
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May 292015
 

Photo by Robert Caplin

Dear friends,

As you know, there has been great destruction in Nepal due to the massive earthquake that hit the Kathmandu Valley towards the end of April. It is clear that help is needed now and will be needed well into the future so this beautiful country and its people can recover.

Adorama in collaboration with The Photo Brigade and AdoramaPix has launched a campaign entitled “Prints for Nepal” to support the non-profit organization GlobalGiving in raising funds for the relief effort in Nepal.

Adorama thanks Canon, Nikon and Intel for helping us raise $22,000 so far through their direct corporate donations. We now need your help to raise awareness and drive our charitable cause.

There are 5 prints included in this fundraiser, available in a variety of sizes. These images, created by The Photo Brigade founder Robert Caplin and Adorama representative Joshua Wright prior to the disaster, showcase the heart and soul of Nepali culture and landscape:

http://adorama.evyy.net/c/62404/206900/1036

AdoramaPix will graciously provide their superior printing service to make these photographs available for purchase. Each image is printed on premium Luster paper and comes with a hand-signed thank you card from Adorama. Shipping is free.

Prints for Nepal will be donating 100% of proceeds from the sales of these select images to GlobalGiving, and the fundraising effort will run through June 30, 2015.

 

Apr 202015
 

At NAB this week Manfrotto announced the Digital Director, a real-time monitoring solution for Canon and Nikon DSLR’s. Digital Director connects to the DSLR’s USB port and sends a live signal to an iPad running the Digital Director app.

But it’s more than just a monitoring solution. Users can interact with the camera and remotely change parameters. There are two main modes: Photo and Video. All camera settings can be adjusted, including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and focus. The Interactive Focus feature allows a focus point can be set simply by touching the screen, and a digital zoom feature ensures it’s set accurately. The controls also include a histogram and audio meters, and they can be moved anywhere on the screen. Photos can be edited on in the app and then uploaded from the iPad’s camera roll.

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Jan 272015
 

Nikon and The Telegraph recently partnered up for a campaign titled “I Am Different.” It’s a series of short videos showing how 5 different photographers are using their Nikon DSLR in various niches of photography.

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Dec 012014
 

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Nikon D7100 $300 Instant Savings: Brand New $900, Refurb $800

Currently going on over at B&H, you can get your hands on Nikon’s flagship DX camera, the D7100, for $896.95 brand new. This is an incredible deal, and $300 instant savings on a camera that normally sells new for over $1,100.

For those of you looking for an even better deal, and don’t mind that refurb tag, you can get your hands on a refurbished Nikon D7100 for just $799. That is bordering on insane value for a very high quality body.

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For more info please click the link below:

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Nov 182014
 

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Need a piece of gear but can’t find a reasonably priced option? Perhaps 3D printing could help.

That’s what photographers Patrick Ludolph and Christian Steinkrüger. After not finding an affordable filter solution for his Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Ludolph approached Steinkrüger — a 3D printing hobbyist — with the idea of creating a custom filter holder themselves.

For more info please click the link below:

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Oct 102014
 

Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses.

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Oct 092014
 

“When I first read the details about the new Nikon D810, I already knew we had a winner on our hands. Yes, incremental update cameras like this are usually not very well received, however, the Nikon D800 and D800E were already reigning champions in the DSLR world. Their claim to fame being their stunning image quality, and the fact that their sensors rank the highest on DXOMark’s overall sensor rating. (Even compared to some medium format digital cameras!)  Most notably, they hold a downright shocking lead over any other competitor (especially Canon) in the specific category of dynamic range.”

To view full article please click the link below:

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Sep 242014
 

 

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Sep 082014
 

 

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“The term ‘game changer’ is tossed about in photographic circles like ‘love’ is among teens.. Most don’t really know how to identify either. When the D800 came around a few years back, the sheer enormity of the statistics involved made everyone stop and think, once again, that this could be it. It captured the hearts and adoration of the masses more than Nikon’s flagship, and there was much high-tone and fancy-chat about it biting at the leg of medium format. Well, it’s been a few years and the D800 has already got its third variant, and more so than ever it seems, this is the camera that would live up to the hype first placed on its forbearer’s shoulders. But how much better is it? Or is it better?”

To view full article please click the link below:

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“The new 36-megapixel full-frame Nikon D810 benefits from not having an AA filter. Although that’s what everyone thought the D800E’s was supposed to be. In this head-to-head comparison review we put both cameras through their paces to find out whether the D810 is really worth the upgrade or would you be fine with a D800E?”

Jul 252014
 

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Nikon’s replacement for both the D800 and D800E, the D810, falls into that latter category: an incrementally improved DSLR that probably won’t receive too much flack for it.

Of course, by ‘incrementally improved,’ we don’t mean to say there aren’t features worth upgrading for, and D800 owners in particular will be tempted. Nikon is quick to point out that the D810 and its all-new 36.3-megapixel FX CMOS sensor without Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) offers the ‘best image quality in Nikon history.’

Beyond the new sensor and the COMPLETE lack of an OLPF (the D800E had one, but the anti-aliasing properties had been ‘canceled’), Nikon also packed the D4s’ powerful EXPEED 4 processor inside the updated camera, making sure that moire is suppressed as much as possible to make up for the missing filter, and pushing the hardware to greater heights.

ISO now runs from an impressively low 64 all the way up to 12,800 (expandable to 32-51,200) with the same noise reduction performance Nikon was boasting about for the D4s. The camera is also said to run 30% faster thanks to the new processor, while simultaneously saving battery.

To view full article please click the link below:

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Nov 052013
 

The new Nikon Df has up to 5 frame auto bracketing, 2 frame auto HDR.

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Nikon Df: price, release date, official specs for Nikon’s new full frame camera | Digital Camera World

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Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology: Digital Photography Review

Aug 182012
 

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Jun 092012
 

This review of the Nikon D800 provides a great overview of  the new features included on this groundbreaking DSLR.

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Mike does point out the fact that the D800 HD video suffers from aliasing and moire. The good news is that Mosaic Engineering is developing a special filter to correct for this:

VAF-D800 Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter

May 182012
 

Dave says he is an amateur photographer but he does a very professional job on his video presentations.

This superb comparision of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 is the best  I have seen.

This video covers HD video, still shooting and HDR. Be sure to visit Daves excellent site:

Learning DSLR Video | Learn How To Shoot HD Video With A DSLR

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May 022012
 

 

PhotographyTalk Facebook Giveaway

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Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2012

PhotographyTalk, one of the world’s leading photography forum and community Web sites for all levels of photographers, announces its May 2012 Giveaway, with more than $16,000 in digital photography prizes. Entries are accepted May 1, 2012 through May 31, 2012. One winner will receive the super grand prize of a new Nikon D800 DSLR Digital Camera (a $2,999.95 value) courtesy of Adorama, a leading photo, video and electronics store, located on W. 18th Street in New York City.

“The contest is very simple and provides everyone with added opportunities to increase their chance of winning,” said Alex Schult, president of PhotographyTalk. “First, ‘like’ the PhotographyTalk page by visiting:

http://www.Facebook.com/PhotographyTalk.

PhotographyTalk May 2012 Giveaway Features a Super Grand Prize of Nikon D800 DSLR Camera

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Apr 282012
 

I have been a happy user of the Promote Control for some time. This new system for utilizing the iPhone as a remote device for Canon or Nikon DSLRs is looking quite good and allows for up to 9 bracketed exposures for HDR photography!

I just became a backer and ordered mine!

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Trigger Happy Camera Remote by Kevin Harrington — Kickstarter

Mar 042012
 

Some of the HDR features of these new cameras from Nikon and Canon will be helpful. For example, The 5D Mark III will do 7 bracketed exposures up from 3 in the 5D Mark II. It will also do an in camera 3 exposure HDR with variable ranges.  In the small sample below the Canon in-camera HDR seems to generate some halo artifacts, though it is hard to tell in such a tiny image. The Nikon D800 and D800E can shoot 2 frames with a single shutter release with a variable range option.  The Nikon D800 is offering 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV.

Here are a few more details: