DateTime: 2/13/2013 11:55:10 AM CT Posted By: Sean
DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 Released
The Elite edition of DxO Optics Pro 8 to support three Leica cameras with telemetric viewfinders: the M-E, the M9, and the M9-P. Three other cameras complete the list of equipment supported by both the Standard and Elite editions of this new version: the Nikon D5200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200, and the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
With already more than 10,000 lens/camera combinations in its library today, DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 now adds 261 new combinations supporting additional Canon, Leica, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, and Zeiss lenses for numerous Canon, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras.
Nikon Creates Sales and Service Subsidiary in Indonesia
P.T. Nikon Indonesia Established to Enhance Sales and Service in Indonesia
Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce the establishment of P.T. Nikon Indonesia in Jakarta. This new sales and service subsidiary will be launched to fortify sales of imaging products, beginning with digital cameras, and to enhance after-sales service in Indonesia. Operations commenced on February 1, 2013.
Indonesia has shown tremendous economic growth in recent years, and the growth of the digital camera business is expected to continue in this region. Until now, Nikon Hong Kong Ltd., Nikon's marketing base in Hong Kong, has handled sales and service operations for Indonesia. However, with expectations for further market expansion, Nikon has established this new sales subsidiary in order to expand operations in the Indonesian market.
Our primary goals in establishing this local sales and service subsidiary are to strengthen and to improve customer service with a system integrating all aspects of our business in Indonesia, from marketing to sales, customer support, and after-sales service. In addition, we believe that strategic marketing and effective advertising will lead to increased sales and greater permeation of the Nikon brand, further increasing Nikon's presence in this market.
P.T. Nikon Indonesia
35th Floor, Wisma 46 - Kota BNI, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta, 10220
24-billion Indonesia rupiah (IDR; approximately ¥200 million)
Toshio Asazaki, Managing Director
No. of employees
Approximately 20 at start of operations
Import, sales and after-sales service of imaging products in Indonesia
Start of operations
Predicted to be approximately ¥2 billion in fiscal year 2013
DateTime: 2/12/2013 11:45:13 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Jessops Website Preparing to Relaunch
Jessops' website indicates that it will be relaunching sometime in the near future. The website, which had been down ever since Jessops went into administration earlier this year, now displays a note saying, "The new Jessops website will be launching soon!!"
"Macro-photography are done at 1x ~ 2x magnification. Microscope on the other hand could easily deliver a 40x magnification without eyepiece. In this post, we are peeping into the basic element that captures the image in digital photograph – a pixel on CMOS sensor. I had obtained a Nikon JFET LBCAST sensor from a broken D2H imaging board. LBCAST is still based on CMOS fabrication technology and it’s an Active Pixel Sensor.
Photographing an opaque sample compared to biological slice is extremely difficult, since ordinary trans-illumination will not work. An epi-illumination, de facto illuminating through the objective, should be used instead. Basically a half mirror is in place of the optical path to direct light towards the objective, then back in to the eyepiece and camera. Epi-fluorescence will use a dichroic mirror and a pair of filters."
This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending February 9th, 2013
In the news...
Sigma started this week with a brand new, redesigned website. The site now features an all-new product finder, redesigned photo galleries, a comparison tool, and an expanded Sigma lounge.
On Monday, Sports Illustrated published a Gigapan image captured during the first quarter of Super Bowl 47. The overall Gigapan image is made up of 220 individual images and is roughly 3,800 megapixels in total size.
On Wednesday, we reported that Canon confirmed a firmware fix is in the works for the 1D X and 5D Mark III DSLR cameras. The firmware fix will address slow autofocus performance when using the AF assist beam feature of a shoe-mounted Canon Speedlight.
On Thursday, Bryan published a set of standard-thickness, 82mm circular polarizer test results to the site’s vignetting comparison tool. Using the comparison tool, visitors can now see the how much “mechanical vignetting” to expect when using a circular polarizer with lenses such as the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens.
On Friday, lens distortion and vignetting test results were added for the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM lens, while vignetting test results were added for three other Sigma lenses.
And, for our deal of the week…
Also on Friday, we published a deal from BuyDig.com where you could get a Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM lens for $144.00 with free shipping – that’s a $55.00 savings off the normal retail price.
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!
The Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj features a powerful built-in projector that can project photos and movies up to 60" (1.5 m) diagonally onto any flat surface, the 14.1MP S1200pj is sure to be the center of attention at your next gathering. Its versatile 5x zoom lens provides wide and close-up options. Plus, the S1200pj can connect to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod photo and project images, movies and web content from the device. Simply shoot, project and instantly bring the wow factor to any party.
Sports Illustrated photographer David Bergman and Josh Lehrer created [a] Gigapan during the Baltimore Ravens 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2013. The image is made up of 220 individual photos (20 across by 11 down) taken over a 38-minute span in the first quarter. The final high-resolution image is 101,800 x 37,419 pixels, or 3,809 megapixels.
Because of the thickness of standard circular polarizer filters, mechanical vignetting is sometimes an issue when they are used on wide angle lenses. These tests allow comparison between the bare lens and the with-CP filter results (typically the last option in the focal length drop-down box).