After trickling leaks around the Net for a while, the replacement for Nikon SB-900 is now officially announced. The new flagship speedlight from Nikon is fully compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System and is more powerful and versatile than ever. Full press release and image gallery can be found below. Read More…
The abbreviation d.r.f or drf stands for de.rec.fotografie, a newsgroup on Usnet German. Photography enthusiasts there created a wiki-style FAQ site called drf-FAQ. In there you can find various interesting pages. The one that got my attention was their Nikon i-TTL page (Google translation, see original German language page).
The page starts with brief history and the basic principles of the Nikon iTTL system, then it goes through iTTL capabilities of various cameras and flashes (including both Nikon and 3rd party products). It also has a section about the limitations, problems, and workarounds of Nikon iTTL system.
DPTnT is mentioned on the page for our contribution in understanding the working principles of Nikon creative lighting system (CLS) advanced wireless lighting (AWL).
Photography related rumor sites are popping up all over the internet. Fueled by technology advancements in digital photography and human nature, these sites have enthusiastic audiences who believe new gears are the saviors of their technical weakness that cannot be overcome otherwise.
Did I miss any rumor sites? Please let me know using the comment box below.
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Back in early 2010, I post the article about how to make a smart optical slave flash trigger using Arduino prototyping system. Wyatt Olson of The Digital Cave has come up with a new design that uses plain AVR.
The circuits and programming codes are not the same but the working principles of both systems are very similar. The smart flash triggers can watch pre-flashes emitted by Nikon flashes and trigger dumb slave flash in sync with the main flash. Read More…
Nikon has released NEF Codec version 1.12.0 that provides support for 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems as well as the new Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1 cameras. The new version can be downloaded from Nikon Imaging website. It is a 90MB download. A system reboot is required to finish the installation.
The 64-bit support has been long overdue. Previously users of 64-bit system had to use third-party solutions.
The photo above was posted by one of our DPTnT Flickr group’s members, Scott. Basically it is photo shot through a crystal ball. The crystal ball bends light dramatically and the result is a beautiful image popping out of where you don’t expect it.
If you’d like to try it, all you need is to get a crystal ball from somewhere (for example, very affordable one from Amazon).
Scott also has some good tips on using a crystal ball in photography on his blog. You can also check out this Flickr group called Crystal Ball Photography to get some inspirations.
The Nikon D800 is getting many people excited. The rumored 36M pixel sensor will be attractive to many landscape and studio photographers. This may not entirely be a replacement for Nikon D700 because the low noise performance of D700 is largely attributed to its low pixel count/larger sensor areas.
One interesting piece of the rumors is that there will be a variant of Nikon D800 without an anti-aliasing filter in front of the sensor. This will certainly improve the resolution but it is certain the camera or an external software has to handle the aliasing artifacts.
Baseed on the rumored specs, other things we will be expecting include 100% viewfinder coverage, 51-point AF, 1080P high-definition video recording, 4 (6)-fps continues shooting in FX (DX) mode.
300K yen may be an obstacle for wider acceptance outside of Japan. It is about $3900 based on current yen-usd exchange rate.