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Happy New Year 2011!

Fri December 31, 2010


From BBC

We would like to wish all our readers, sponsors and their families a Happy New Year 2011!

As a new year rolls in, remember the economy is still fragile, so be fiscally smart. Don’t know if you have noticed, but this year, we have not encouraged you to buy, Buy, BUY! We’ve published deals for those who need to buy something (if you can afford it, the economy can do with your support), and the ads help keep the site up, but otherwise we’ve been pretty quiet on the marketing front. We’ve still managed to double readership during 2010, so a big Thank You! to all our faithful readers and welcome to our new readers.

Also, if you are one to make new year resolutions, just remember that often all it takes is to put your head down and go for it. Forever planning, talking, tweeting about it won’t get you far along the way. Instead, bite the bullet and, like it or not, just get it done.

And, of course, take more and better pictures!

We hope 2011 will be a safe and prosperous year for you and your loved ones!

View pictures as the New Year rolls in around the world: The Big Picture.


Videos

Is “Man In A Blizzard” Worthy of an Oscar? Roger Ebert Thinks So.

Fri December 31, 2010


From screenings2001

Jamie Stuart shot The Blizzard of 2010 in NYC with a Canon 7D and edited the video in Final Cut Pro. He titled the video, “Idiot With A Tripod” but “Man In A Blizzard” seems a more fit description. Anyway, Roger Ebert opines it’s worthy of an oscar. What do you think?

source Gizmodo


Videos

Evading Burma’s Secret Police: How the Time Aung San Suu Kyi Cover Was Shot

Thu December 30, 2010

Portrait photographer Platon describes how he and Time reporter Hannah Beech got to interview and photograph Burmese Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Read the story at: PDN


Articles

Kodachrome: 1935-2010

Thu December 30, 2010

Dwayne's Photo to process last roll of Kodachrome Thursday

Dwayne's Photo to process last roll of Kodachrome Thursday

For Kodachrome fans, the road ends at Dwayne’s Photo in Kansas today. Kodak stopped making Kodachrome films and officially stopped producing the chemicals needed to develop the film last year. Dwayne’s Photo is the last photo lab where you could send your kodachrome films for development, and Thursday [today] it will process its last roll, belonging to Dwayne Steinle, the owner. The last frame will be a picture of all the employees standing in front of Dwayne’s wearing shirts with the epitaph: “The best slide and movie film in history is now officially retired. Kodachrome: 1935-2010.”

source NYTimes


Fun Stuff

How Big Is Vietnam’s Mammoth Cavern? A Skyscraper Could Fit.

Thu December 30, 2010

Vietnam Hang Son Doong Cave

Vietnam Hang Son Doong Cave

Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong is a mammoth cavern so big that a Skyscraper could fit with room to spare! In fact, a half-mile block of 40-story buildings could easily fit inside the series of connected caves, making this probably the world’s biggest subterranean passage. Though the cave can be safely explored in the dry season (November to April), the rainy monsoon season brings high waters and floods the underground river, making the cave impassable.

View the gallery at: National Geographic.


Fun Stuff, Videos

Polar bears get the better of spy cameras

Thu December 30, 2010


From Jascender

To document polar bears in their natural icy habitat, spy cameras able to withstand -40°C temperatures — and disguised as floating ice (‘iceberg cam’), snow (‘snow cam’), block of ice gliding on skis (‘blizzard cam’), snowball (‘snowball cam’), snowdrift (‘drift cam’) — are used. Apparently the disguise is not good enough and the polar bears see right through the deception.

source BBC News

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Deals

B&H What’s Hot Dec 29, 2010

Wed December 29, 2010

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Adorama Current Specials and Savings Dec 29, 2010

Wed December 29, 2010

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Fun Stuff, Videos

A 3D Peek at the Paintings of the Old Masters

Wed December 29, 2010


From Technova1976

This Samsung ad for 3D TV is pretty original — and naughty. Just where do they show these ads anyway? Don’t remember ever seeing one.

source Ads of the World

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Fun Stuff

Rolled Snow?

Wed December 29, 2010

Rolled Snow?

Rolled Snow?


Press Releases

Samsung Announces NX11

Wed December 29, 2010

Samsung NX11

Samsung NX11

Samsung Launches the NX11: The Latest NX System Camera and Lens Line Up

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – December 28, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the NX11 – the latest addition to the highly successful NX family of cameras. The NX11 contains a feature set similar to Samsung’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the NX10, however the NX11 is also compatible with the new i-Function lens that was introduced for the NX100. The NX11 will come complete with an 18-55mm i-Function lens, as well as two new i-Function lenses, a 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens. The launch reinforces the company’s commitment to leading innovation in the compact system camera market.

The i-Function lens puts the perfect picture at the fingertips of all photographers by providing an exceptionally easy way of controlling the camera. Since a typical camera user wraps their hand around the lens when holding the camera, the new i-Function system allows photographers to naturally use their left hand to change the camera’s advanced settings via a button built into the i-Function lens, without needing to take the camera off the target. Users can toggle between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO quickly and easily by simply using the i-Function button or ring on the lens, meaning easier and quicker configurations while shooting.

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SAMSUNG NX11 REVIEWS
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Date Camera Review Site
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2011-08-17 Compact Mirrorless Shootout ePHOTOzine
2011-07-21 Samsung NX11 ePHOTOzine
2011-04-13 Samsung NX11 PhotographyBLOG
2010-12-29 Samsung NX11 Press Release

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Press Releases

Samsung Announces 18x Ultra Zoom WB700

Wed December 29, 2010

Samsung WB700

Samsung WB700

Samsung Zooms into the Future with the New WB700

The ultra-slim 24X zoom camera comes packed with features for the demanding photographer

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – December 28, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of the new WB700, the ultra-slim camera with an impressive 24X zoom function, capable of delivering superb quality images whether your subject is near or far.

The camera features a 24mm ultra-wide Schneider KREUZNACH® lens to capture the perfect wide shot, as well as an outstanding 24X zoom function, made up of an 18X optical zoom and 1.3X Smart Zoom. The WB700 delivers sharp images with incredible detail, thanks to the camera’s 16 Megapixel (MP) CCD sensor. The WB700 is also equipped with full manual control and the ability to record full 1080p high definition video (H.264 format). The flexibility of the WB700’s lens and zoom functions allows users to capture a broad landscape in the same 16MP detail as a bubbling brook in the distance.

“We understand that many of our customers come to us for the very best and most up-to-date technology available, which is why we have chosen to bring all our innovation together in the WB700 for both the advanced and novice photographer, giving a balance of professional quality imaging and the kind of usability anyone can master,” said Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. . “On top of the core excellence of the WB700’s 16MP 24mm lens with OIS and Schneider KREUZNACH 18x super-zoom, we have added features that bring surprise and delight to the photography experience, such as our new smart filters, the smart lens effect and zoom noise cancellation.”

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SAMSUNG WB700 REVIEWS
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2011-08-19 Samsung WB700 TechRadar
2011-08-16 Samsung WB700 PhotographyBLOG
2011-08-05 Samsung WB700 ePHOTOzine
2010-12-29 Samsung WB700 Press Release

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