Nikon Introduces "My Nikon World"
From Nikon USA: Get In The Game: My Nikon World Is A New Facebook Experience That Will Challenge Photographers To Shoot, Share And Learn Nikon Gives Users a Chance to Capture Images and Interact to Earn Badges, Compete with Photographer Friends and Climb the Leader Board
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon announced the launch of the exciting new interactive experience My Nikon World, a Facebook application that awards users for doing what they love: taking great photos. User participation will be rewarded with community points and digital badges for uploading photos and participating within the community. The experience will include contributions from Nikon professional photographers who will issue challenges for users to earn points, badges and bragging rights.
In addition to sharing photos and participating in photo challenges, users will also be able to create an online photographer profile and personal gallery where they can track their participation, feature their favorite photos and share their visual victories. The photo gallery on My Nikon World will be able to be sorted and viewed through filters including category, subject matter and Nikon equipment used.
“Photography is now a social experience, people want to share their stories, creativity and accomplishments through imagery online,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager, Communications, Nikon Inc. “My Nikon World gives photographers a chance to join a like-minded community of photo enthusiasts to be inspired to get out and shoot, while learning exciting new photo techniques through the pro issued challenges.”
Users who participate in challenges, upload photos and engage with other photos posted by their peers will be rewarded with points and digital badges in a variety of categories. The more a user participates, the higher the level they can attain within the community. With a strong focus on social sharing and engagement, participants will also have the option to include links to their personal social profiles on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks so they can interact with photographers both within the community and outside of My Nikon World. Digital badges will be awarded for a vast array of photography techniques and subject matter, from black and white photography to using HDR. Adding to the fun, users will also have the opportunity to unlock surprise badges and other content.
Nikon will continue to issue weekly challenges to the Facebook community. Additionally, notable fashion Photographer Rob Van Petten and documentary photographer/author Steve Simon will offer up “Pro Challenges,” providing members the opportunity to further hone their skills. Van Petten and Simon will also answer questions, give photo tips and share their own images as part of the community.
The My Nikon World interactive Facebook photo experience is now available. To visit the site and become a fan of Nikon, visit the official Nikon Facebook page at facebook.com/nikon
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DateTime: 7/11/2013 1:55:21 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Just Posted: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Review
The full Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Review
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The SL1 is an impressive little camera. I really like it. Adorama
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- SanDisk Extreme 16GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
- Canon 2400 Camera Gadget Bag, Black
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DateTime: 7/11/2013 11:20:39 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 70D Owner's Manual Now Available
The Canon EOS 70D
Owner's Manuals are now available for download.
Adorama has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera available for preorder.
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DateTime: 7/10/2013 11:29:33 AM CT Posted By: Sean
AdoramaTV Presents: Tame the Blazing Summer Sunlight with Joe McNally
Learn how to light up a portrait subject in open shade using a very basic lighting setup.
In this episode of Photo on the Go, shot exclusively for AdoramaTV, Joe McNally deconstructs the lighting setup of a location shoot at a coal mine in Sydney, Australia. When taking a photo in bright sunlight, open shade can be your best friend. Joe explains how he was able to capture a portrait in bright sunlight by using a single small light and finding open shade. Related Products:
Nikon Announces Development of Robotic Solution for Remote Shooting
From Nikon UK
Nikon takes a giant leap forward in photographic development, with the introduction of a revolutionary new robotics solution that allows professional photographers to achieve shots that were never before possible.
Bob Martin, legendary sports photographer, made history at Wimbledon 2013 as the first photographer to trial a new fast action robotics system; the product of a collaboration between Nikon and Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a leading designer and manufacturer of quality motion control products.
Using Nikon’s award-winning D4 digital SLR camera; one of MRMC’s SFH-30 robotic heads quickly moves and rotates the camera from a position that would not normally be physically possible, allowing photographers to shoot difficult angles and in impossible locations. The camera is then controlled and used to shoot images by a photographer from a remote location. The impressive latency of this system of less than 0.1 seconds makes this robotics system an ideal solution for shooting fast action sporting events.
By attaching a camera to the roof above Centre Court, Bob was able to capture images from a location that had never before been attempted at the event.
James Banfield Professional Services and Business Solutions Manager at Nikon UK says: “Our robotics project has been in the making for some time; since the London Olympics we’ve been working with Bob Martin and leading photo agencies who needed more from existing robotics systems, listening to their feedback and requirements to refine and develop this system.
He adds: “Initially the robotics set up has been designed to support sports photographers, maximising the qualities of the D4 camera and allowing them to track fast moving subjects, however there is great scope to use it for other areas of photography - our customers will dictate where this solution is used next.”
Bob also made history during the first week of the oldest major tennis championship, shooting with a new MRMC Polycam configuration, with three separate robotic heads being used in synchronisation. As the master head was controlled by Bob, two other robotic heads overlooking Centre Court moved at the same time to track the same subject, allowing Bob to capture the action from three separate angles, using a remote, with every release of the shutter.
Bob Martin, sports photographer, says: “The demand for new images at big sporting events is what encourages me to push the limits of photography. Using this set up, it’s proved that capturing the impossible is now possible, which is very exciting for the future of photography. I had some images in mind at Wimbledon before we set everything up; I was constantly hoping for sun so that I could capture the players on the grass with stunning shadows. Eventually the sun came out, so I’ve now got new, different images to add to add to my portfolio and offer my clients.”
Nikon is working with Bob Martin to trial the setup. He used a Nikon D4 camera, 200-400mm and 80-400mm lenses with the robotic system and MRMC Polycam configuration set up. Three Nikon D4’s were also set up in various locations to record time-lapse images, with each taking one picture every minute and feeding it directly to the Wimbledon Ipad App giving viewers a unique Wimbledon experience in superior full-frame resolution.
Assaff Rawner, Managing Director at MRMC, says: “We’re pleased to be working with Nikon, to explore this new area for us creating solutions for photographers who are keen to take photography to a new level, with the help of our robotic and Polycam systems. Whilst the partnership has only been going since the start of the London Olympics, we’ve learnt so much and look forward to taking the systems further to support creative ideas and other specialist projects.”
See a couple of Bob Martin's photographs using the robitc setup on the Nikon UK website
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DateTime: 7/10/2013 9:03:36 AM CT Posted By: Sean
DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 Now Available
News/Static/DxO-Logo.jpgDxO LogoDxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 Now AvailableFrom DxO: DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 July 10, 2013
- DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1, its software solution dedicated to correcting distortions caused by wide-angle lenses and to redressing keystoning. This upgrade means that DxO ViewPoint is now fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5.
DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 easily restores the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images ? a distortion known as ?volume anamorphosis? ? and accurately corrects keystoning and other perspective problems frequently found in architectural and landscape photos. Based on DxO Labs? exclusive geometrical corrections, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 provides simple visual tools as well as advanced controls for applying spectacular corrections with unparalleled accuracy. Expanded compatibility
With just one license, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and as a standalone application.
Used as a plugin, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 integrates perfectly with Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and CC, as well as with Lightroom 3, 4, and 5. The software allows photographers to preserve their usual work environment and habits while enhancing their Adobe® solution. Among other things, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1?s ability to save correction settings provides an extremely smooth workflow: users can save their settings to re-use the same corrections in just one click, even after backtracking and changing their image in the host application.
As a standalone application, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 lets users directly apply their corrections to their photos in just a few clicks. Availability and price
DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 is now available at photo resellers at a special discount price through July 31, 2013:
- USD : $49 instead of $79
- EUR : €49 instead of €79 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
- GPB : £39 instead of £59 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
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SanDisk Introduces World's Fastest 64GB MicroSDXC Card
From SanDisk: MILPITAS, Calif., July 9, 2013
– SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards, the ideal companions for users who want fast expanded memory for the newest smartphones, tablets and cameras.
“The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices,” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the high-quality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets and action cameras.”
The microSDXC card is equipped with the fastest speeds available on the market, with up to 80MB/sec read and up to 50MB/sec write speeds, allowing faster shot-to-shot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst mode and quick file transfers. Additionally, this memory card is an ideal choice for Android-powered devices with 64GB of capacity, providing an instant storage upgrade for capturing and keeping data.
Also compatible with the latest cameras and sport/action Full HD camcorders, the card’s extreme speed allows users to capture amazing pictures and videos. The card’s UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) and Speed Class 10 video recording ratings ensure users will enjoy higher performance than ordinary memory cards can deliver for Full HD and even 4K HD video recording and playback.
“Most high-end smartphones are now driven by high-speed quad-core processors, which deliver Full HD content and applications to large, high-resolution external displays," said Stuart Robinson, director, handset component technologies service, Strategy Analytics. “Such applications require high memory bandwidth which is ideal for the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card, the world's fastest microSDXC memory solution.”
The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards are built for and tested in harsh conditions. They are waterproof, shockproof and resist x-rays. In addition, the new cards include:
- An adapter for compatibility with full size SD/SDHC/SDXC supporting devices
- A downloadable offer for RescuePro® Deluxe data recovery software for bringing accidentally deleted images back to life
- A lifetime limited warranty
SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards are available worldwide now in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $59.99 to $199.99.
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Registration for the 2014 International CES Is Open
From CES: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CES IS OFFICIALLY OPENRegister for free
, but only if you act now! The registration fee will increase to $100 starting September 1 and $200 on January 2, 2014. THE FUTURE HAS A DATE
Over four days, January 7-10, 2014, those who shape the future gather in Las Vegas. Here, brands, markets and economies converge in what's far more than a tradeshow. And in 2014, there's more opportunity than ever to connect with those who matter. All that's missing is you. YOUR BADGE, UPGRADED
New and greatly improved badges mean less hassle for you. NO BADGES WILL BE MAILED FOR 2014. Instead, you'll pick up your badge at the show - either onsite or at one of our many convenient satellite pickup locations
. YOUR ROOM IS READYOfficial CES hotels
are now accepting reservations. Find the best rooms and rates at CESweb.org/travel. If you’re an international attendee, don’t forget to start your visa
Datacolor Announces Macro Photography Webinar
The world presents us with a variety of subjects to photograph. Some may be extremely small and a bit difficult to discover or even recognize their full potential. Macro photography allows us to capture an extreme close-up and emphasize intricate detail. It can be challenging and demands a great deal of attention to photographic technique.
Join us, Tuesday, July 16th from 3PM-4PM EDT, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie explore techniques and possibilities in Macro photography, including camera and lens selection, camera supports, focusing rails and focus control, lens reversal, extension tube lighting, capture color control, image stacking for depth of field, and post-production techniques. You'll find that Macro photography is easier than it looks which will enable you to produce impressive images in no time!
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
Webinar attendees will have the chance to win a free SpyderLENSCAL, Fotodiox Macro Extension, DIY Photography Camera Cookie Cutter set or Bokeh Masters Kit. Tune in to also receive exclusive discounts! Title:
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Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5
From the Adobe Blog:
In this video tutorial by Julieanne Kost (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images. Adorama
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Manage Colors, Curves and Details with DxO Optics Pro 8 Webinars
Learn to use DxO Optics Pro's many advanced tools to control the white balance, the vibrancy and saturation, and the contrast and sharpness of your images during this one-hour webinar presented by professional photographer Hector Martinez. Date:
Thursday, July 18Time:
3:00pm Eastern TimeRegistration: July 18 Webinar Date:
Thursday, July 25Time:
8:00pm Eastern TimeRegistration: July 25 Webinar Adorama
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Cactus Laser Trigger LV5 In Stock
has the Cactus Laser Trigger LV5
in stock with free shipping.
I can think of several uses for these laser triggers – photographing water droplets or capturing a race's finish line are at the top of the list, though.
I [Sean] wish these had been available in January when I tried capturing the shot below. While I eventually got what I wanted, it took about 50 attempts before I timed it just right.
Rokinon 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens In Stock