Slowed down Nikon D3 shutter and aperture

16 03 2011

Have you ever taken the lens off your camera, clicked the shutter and watched the shutter open? I have, and while trying this on an expensive DSLR runs the chance of getting dust and stuff on your sensor, it’s less of a problem with an old school SLR.

The video shows a Nikon D3 shooting 11 frames per second (fps) at a shutter speed of 1/4000 and an aperture of f/16 filmed at 5,000 fps.

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Nikon and Canon stop production

15 03 2011

In lieu of the devastation that has spread across Japan; Nikon and Canon have decided to shut down their plants. The Sendai plant, where Nikon has produced their professional cameras such as the D3 and D3x, has been shut down until further notice with possible injuries, according to the press release.
Canon’s Utsunomiya plant, which provides most of the optics for the company has reported 15 injuries and has stopped production and there was also significant damage to the plant, according to a press release

Also, both companies are doing their part to provide relief. Nikon has donated 100 million Yen which equates to roughly $1.24 million USD, to the Japanese Red Cross Society, according to a press release. While Canon has donated 300 million Yen, equating to $3.7 USD to the Japanese Red Cross Society also, according to a press release.

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Doesn’t use digital media?! WTF!?

21 02 2011

This is an actual review from that someone wrote about the Nikon F6.

Yup that’s right. The Nikon F6 does not work with compact flash, or sd cards and yes, you are required to buy cartridges of tape or if you’re a photo pro it’s called “film.” Another surprise, rolls of film do have limited exposures ranging from 24 exposures to 36. Shocker.

Perhaps the customer should have punched Nikon F6 into Google before they hit the “add to cart” button.

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Ultra limited edition Nikkor f/1.4 box set

19 02 2011

A Belgium store is advertising an extremely rare, limited edition box set of the latest AF-S 35mm, 24mm and 85mm f/1.4 lenses. Only 100 of these sets were produced and are currently being sold for 4,899 euros on the Belgium site. Yesterday, according to Nikon Rumors a store in Sweden will begin selling some of those 100 box sets. No word on whether or not these limited edition box sets will be available in the States.

(via Nikon Rumors)

Nikon’s Coolpix P300 is made for creating masterpieces

16 02 2011

Last week, Nikon announced the new Coolpix P300. A brand new compact digital camera, boasting a Nikon first: a super-wide angle lens (24mm-100mm) and a max aperture of f/1.8. Allowing the photographer to produce razor sharp images and to help overcome changing lighting conditions.

Nikon Coolpix P300

Courtesy of Nikon Inc.

Nikon also managed to pack a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor into the camera along with manual controls along with vibration reduction and an ISO up to 3200, helping to create low noise image and faster shutter speeds.

The Coolpix P300 will also shoot 1080p Full HD with auto focus, stereo sound and optical zoom

“The P300 is an excellent choice for the photographer who is looking for a compact camera with all the manual controls and advanced features that challenges them to take their creativity to new heights,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. in a press release.

The Coolpix P300 will become available March 2011 and will retail for about $329.95 MSRP.

(via Nikon)