Kodak and its US subsidiaries have just filled Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US courts. The once iconic photography giant, famous for its films that captured many memorable moments, and is said to have invented the world’s first digital camera, was too slow to adapt to the digital world and ultimately ended up in the Kodak Moment that nobody wants to see. Read More…
The rumors are true again! Nikon has now officially announced the Nikon D4 together with AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G and WT-5 Wireless Transmitter. It is definitely a sweet camera but the biggest problem is that it is not very affordable. Read More…
Adobe released the latest version of their flagship RAW photo management and workflow software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6. The new version provides additional camera support for over 20 new camera models including the Canon Powershot S100, Fuji FinePix X10, and Nikon 1 J1. It also contains numerous bug fixes. Read More…
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…
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 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.
Nikon Japan announced on November 8, 2011 that it will stop domestic shipments of some digital SLR cameras and accessories as result of the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law after November 20th. The affected products include D300s and D700, wireless transmitter WT-3, multiple power battery pack MB-D10, MB-D200, and MB-D80, battery door cover BL-3, and Li-ion battery EN-EL9.
Nikon didn’t give detailed reasons why these products can no longer be shipped domestically. Exporting to other countries seems to be unaffected. Nikon Japan will also continue to provide after-sale services of the affected products.
I have been absent from the site for quite a while due to change of priorities in my life. Perhaps, I am really not sure, I may be able to work on this blog just a little more. Here are some recent changes I have made to the site.