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Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

Wed October 12, 2011

Scientists take the most beautiful photos, as can be seen from the entries to the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany won the 2011 1st Prize with his “Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva (20x).”

Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.

Deadline for Entries: April 30, 2012

Here are the relevant rules concerning copyrights:

12. If your entry is selected by Nikon as a winning image, you will give non-exclusive rights to Nikon to use your name and the image in connection with the competition. You also certify that you hold the rights to grant such permission. Winning images will only be used in connection with the Nikon Small World Competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate photo credits.

13. Contestants will be notified regarding image usage rights should Nikon be approached with any commercial opportunities related to a submitted image or images.

Enter the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.

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Photoshop’s New Deblur Algorithm Promises No More Blurred Images

Wed October 12, 2011


From peterelst

What if you could make a blurred image become sharp? This is the promise of the Lytro Light Field Camera that does away with the need to focus your picture before you take it. In fact, the camera takes thousands of images at different focus distance and hence allows you to select the one with the subject you want to be in focus.

However, Adobe has now shown a deblur algorithm that promises to take an actual blurred image and make it sharp simply thru post processing. As you watch the video, at around the 1:18 mark, you can hear shouts of “No way, that’s impossible!” and hand clapping. Adobe has done fantastic things with its Photoshop image editing software and this will be yet another feather in its cap.

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Time Lapse Shows Mars Landscape Thru Eye of Rover Opportunity

Wed October 12, 2011


From JPLNews

The Mars Rover Opportunity has spent 3 years trekking on the Mars surface and returning thousands of images of the red planet. During its trip from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, it captured a horizon photograph at the end of each drive, sometimes looking back at where it has traveled. Of these, 309 images were put together to make this time lapse video. It is simply amazing to see how much this rover has gone over sand and rough terrain.

Read more at: NASA.

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Nikon S8200 Review @ Neocamera

Tue October 11, 2011

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

This travel zoom turned in a surprising performance and made for a nice photo gallery.

We’ve added a new Nikon COOLPIX S8200 [QuickPrice Check] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

Neocamera has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8200, a compact ultra zoom digital camera with 16.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 14x optical zoom (23-250mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (921-k dot), Continuous Shooting 5fps, P, Scene modes, Smart Portrait System, and 1920x1080p / 30fps movie with stereo sound.

You can read the Nikon S8200 Review @ Neocamera.

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Field Report @ Luminous Landscape

Tue October 11, 2011

An ideal back-up body for an M9 owner.

We’ve added a new review of the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 [QuickPrice Check] to our Reviews Matrix.

Luminous Landscape has posted their review of the Ricoh GXR Mount A12, which is comprised of a Leica M lens mount and a 12.3MP (23.6 x 15.7mm) CMOS sensor with micro lenses specially adjusted for Leica M lenses. You also need to purchase (if you don’t have it already) the GXR body which houses a 3.0-in. high resolution (920,000 dots) LCD and peaking focus capability. “Leica M lenses not included.

You can read the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Field Report @ Luminous Landscape.

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Amazing Footage Shows Mountain Biker Attacked By Deer

Tue October 11, 2011


From mcsmcc

The Buck Stops Here. Or, more precisely, the Buck said, “The Biker Stops Here.”

It’s not everyday that you get footage like this. Mountain Biker, Travis Walker, was filming his team mate Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa from behind with his GoPro camera when, seemingly out of nowhere, a deer jumps van der Spuy right out of his bike, then runs away, presumably having scored one for Team Deer.

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Comet Crashes Into Sun, Causes Huge Explosion

Tue October 11, 2011


From camillasdo

The life of a comet is not always long-lived. Take the case of this comet, discovered only on Friday September 30, 2011 by an amateur astronomer, which plunged into the Sun on Saturday October 1, 2011.

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) exploded and the Corongraph of NASA/ESA’s SOHO captured the explosion. The interesting thing about this is that up to now, solar scientists do not believe that a comet can trigger a Coronal Mass Ejection.

The first two segments in this video are from October 1, 2011 and were observed by NASA/ESA’s SOHO spacecraft. The last two segments were captured by NASA’s SDO on July 5, 2011.

Credit: NASA/ESA SOHO and NASA SDO

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Nikon 1 J1 Review @ DCRP (dcresource)

Mon October 10, 2011

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

If you’re moving up from a point-and-shoot camera and want the flexibility of interchangeable lenses, then the Nikon J1 is worth considering.

We’ve added a new Nikon 1 J1 [QuickPrice Check] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

DCRP (dcresource) has posted their review of the Nikon 1 J1, a compact mirrorless with 10.1MP resolution (on a 1.0-in. 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS sensor), interchangeable lens on Nikon 1 mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), PASM, Scene Modes, Shutter speed range of 1/16,000 to 1/3 sec., Continuous Shooting 5fps (or 60fps, electronic shutter), Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF), RAW, and Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Movie with stereo sound.

You can read the Nikon 1 J1 Review @ DCRP (dcresource).

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Nikon 1 J1 Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Mon October 10, 2011

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

If you’re in the market for a mirrorless interchangeable lens digital and would prefer the name on the front read “Nikon,” then your ship has come in.

We’ve added a new Nikon 1 J1 [QuickPrice Check] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

DigitalCameraReview has posted their review of the Nikon 1 J1, a compact mirrorless with 10.1MP resolution (on a 1.0-in. 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS sensor), interchangeable lens on Nikon 1 mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), PASM, Scene Modes, Shutter speed range of 1/16,000 to 1/3 sec., Continuous Shooting 5fps (or 60fps, electronic shutter), Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF), RAW, and Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Movie with stereo sound.

You can read the Nikon 1 J1 Review @ DigitalCameraReview.

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