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 Tuesday, January 22, 2013
From Nikon:
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the January 28 launch of "NIKON IMAGE SPACE ", a new image sharing and storage space.
 
Nikon Image Space Homepage
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" top page
 
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" is a free online service for sharing images open not only to users of Nikon digital cameras, but anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies.
 
This service makes it easy for camera enthusiasts to upload, view, organize, and share their photos and movies of once-in-a-lifetime moments with greater convenience through sequential operation, which is achieved by high speed operation of the system, an intuitive user interface (UI), a clear window layout, and a simple operation flow.
 
Nikon has offered its image sharing and storage service, my Picturetown, since August 2007. my Picturetown has been used by a great many people in the world either for free of charge or for a fee with some special privileges. However, with a complete overhaul of the service, we are taking this opportunity to change the name from my Picturetown to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE."*
 
*my Picturetown user account information and images will be automatically transferred to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE".
 
Nikon will continue to offer users ways to enjoy their digital images through "NIKON IMAGE SPACE".
 
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE": http://nikonimagespace.com
 
*The site will be available on January 28, 2013 at 20:00 Japan time.Further information on "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" will be presented at the Nikon Imaging Japan booth at the CP+ 2013 camera and photo imaging show to be held January 31–February 3, 2013 at the Pacifico Yokohama (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan).
 
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" primary features

  1. Two types of free accounts
    "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" offers users a choice between two types of free accounts. Basic accounts are available to anyone. Users of Nikon digital cameras have the additional option of upgrading to a Special account, using a dedicated application to verify Nikon digital cameras. While both types of accounts are free of charge, the maximum storage space is 2 GB for Basic accounts and 20 GB for Special accounts. Special accounts also offer more advanced functions, including the ability to apply a password when sharing images, and a function that restricts image download.
  2. Improved usability
    Significant changes in window design make sequential image operations, from upload to viewing to organizing to sharing, smoother. In addition, a relaxing background color has been adopted for a more pleasing image display, and image layout has been adjusted for ease of use.
  3. Greater performance as a Web system
    Operation has been improved with faster system processing capabilities. "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" offers smoother, more natural operation with faster image upload and download, as well as faster response when images are manipulated.
  4. Greater collaboration with social networking sites
    Greater collaboration with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter expands the possibilities for sharing photos of your own special moments, and posting images from "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" is easier than ever.

*Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
*Products, brand names and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/22/2013 7:27:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
lego_gear
 
Flickr user "RawSniper1" has figured out an ingenious way to keep up with his lens cap when it isn't on his camera - he simply snaps it to his camera strap using two pieces of Legos.
 
I'm not sure how durable this solution is, but it is certainly one of the cheapest solutions I've seen!
 
You can get your Legos on eBay. ;-)
Post Date: 1/22/2013 6:58:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 21, 2013
I added a new page to the Photography Tips section of the site:
 
Rock Concert Shooting Tips and Musings
Post Date: 1/21/2013 10:17:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Hot Deal: B&H has a Nikon D800 DSLR Camera Video Kit available for $2,796.95 with free shipping.
 
Kit includes:

  • D800 Digital SLR Camera
  • Rode - VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone ($229.00 value)
  • Pearstone - Fuzzy Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones ($29.00 value)

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/21/2013 3:57:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H is showing an expected arrival date of January 24th for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 Lens for Nikon.
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Post Date: 1/21/2013 3:50:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The National Geographic Society, founded on January 13, 1888, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Since its first issue in October of that year, National Geographic has played a pivotal role in supporting contemporary adventurers, explorers, and conservationalists - and inspiring countless more.
 
Some of the world's most recognizable photographs came from the pages of National Geographic. Its impact on the world of photography, as well as its contributions, are immeasurable.
 
Visit National Geographic's 125th Anniversary page.
Post Date: 1/21/2013 3:29:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Broncolor Mobil A2L Travel Kit with LiFe Battery available for $2,895.00 with free shipping. Regularly $4,576.60.
 
Kit includes:

  • Broncolor Mobil A2L with Lithium Battery
  • Charger for Lithium Battery
  • MobiLED Lamphead
  • Sync Cable
  • MobiLED Continuous Light Adapter -Light Bag
  • Broncolor 2 Years Warranty

Post Date: 1/21/2013 10:31:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Digital Camera (Black / Silver) available for $69.99 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/21/2013 10:21:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/21/2013 10:12:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 1/21/2013 9:58:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera with 18-55 IS Lens available for $359.95 with free shipping. Compare at $429.00 new.
Amazon is featuring Sony Secure Digital Memory Cards as its Gold Box Deal of the Day.
 
Deals include:
 
Sony 16GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card (SF16UX/TQ) - $16.99 (Compare at $22.95)

  • 16GB Data Storage Capacity
  • Class 10 Speed
  • Max. Read Speed: 94MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 45MB/s
  • Ultra High Speed Class 1

Sony 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 (SF32UX/TQ) - $29.99 (Compare at $40.99)

  • 32GB Data Storage Capacity
  • Class 10 Speed
  • Max. Read Speed: 94MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 45MB/s
  • Ultra High Speed Class 1

Post Date: 1/21/2013 8:13:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Based in Sweden, the Creative Light company launched in 2009 with the aim of providing moderately priced light modifiers as well as lighting education to professional photographers.
 
From Creative Light's Homepage:
 
Site off-line
The Creative Light is now closed since January 8th 2013 and the brand is discontinued. We would like to thank our clients and followers for all their support. /Creative Light.
 
Below is an educational video from the company's launch:
 

 
B&H still has many Creative Light products in stock (several of which are discounted).
Post Date: 1/21/2013 7:04:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Nikon D800 DSLR Camera is available for $2,796.95 after $200.00 instant rebate at B&H, Adorama and Amazon with all retailers offering free shipping 2% Rewards.
 
B&H's Nikon D800 listing includes the following free items:

  • Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
  • SanDisk 32 GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
  • Pearstone EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V 1800mAh)

The same rebate applies to the Nikon D800E DSLR Camera which is available for $3,096.95 at B&H, Adorama and Amazon with all retailers offering free shipping and 2% Rewards.
 
B&H's Nikon D800E listing includes the following free items:

  • Kata Lite-445 DL Shoulder Bag
  • SanDisk 32 GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
  • Pearstone EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V 1800mAh)

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/20/2013 10:17:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Please enjoy our new, weekly feature - the Weekend Recap.
 
Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 1/20/2013 8:07:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 18, 2013
ISO 12233 resolution chart results for extenders have been added to the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review.
 
According to Canon, the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens is not compatible with extenders. Not fully compatible is correct, but ... extenders can indeed be used with this lens as proven by the 420mm and 600mm ISO 12233 chart results in this review.
 
If the 28-300 L is zoomed out to 50mm or longer, the rear element retracts into the lens far enough for the Canon 1.4x and 2x extenders to physically mount onto the lens. Once installed, zooming in to 50mm will result in physical contact between the front of the extender (likely the rubber ring surrounding the glass lens element) and the rear element of the lens. You obviously want to avoid this.
 
You will also likely want to avoid the image quality that the Canon EF 2x III Extender combo delivers at 600mm. The results are not pretty. At 600mm, this is an f/11 max aperture lens that will not AF even on a 1-Series body (tried it - AF didn't work). Better, but still not impressive are the results with the Canon EF 1.4x III Extender at 420mm where this is an f/8 max aperture lens. Autofocusing with the 1.4x attached is very, very slow and very frequently fails completely on the EOS 1Ds III being used for testing.
 
The extender and lens combo's focal length reported properly in EXIF, but the aperture did not.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/18/2013 9:05:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Excerpt from Calumet (UK) release:
 
Jessops, with many stores and a long heritage had a strong impact in promoting photography to the general public. Although they were a major competitor of Calumet, the fact that they enabled many photographers to handle products within a showroom environment across so many cities in the UK contributed to the incredible increase in the popularity and use of digital SLR cameras in recent years. We of course have the greatest sympathy and respect for the staff, and wish them well in the future. For Jessops’ customers who have been left with unfulfilled orders or issues with manufacturers’ warranty repairs we also sympathise.
 
With regard to the latter, we would like to offer any Jessops customer who needs to return a product to a manufacturer under warranty for repair the opportunity to use one of our eight nationwide showrooms. The store will handle the dispatch and return along with the necessary paperwork. Please contact your closest store if you wish to discuss taking advantage of this service. We guarantee not to charge any administration fee for this facility.
 
Read the entire release here.
Post Date: 1/18/2013 2:54:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Barack Obama 2013 Official Portrait
 
In 2009, official White House photographer Pete Souza made history when he created the first presidential portrait ever created with a digital camera (a Canon EOS 5D Mark II).
 
This time around, Souza used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and an EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM lens set to f/7.1, 1/125 second, ISO 200 for the president's second term official portrait.
Post Date: 1/18/2013 2:31:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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