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Tom Sawyer Is Up on Google Doodle

Wed November 30, 2011

Google is celebrating Mark Twain 176th Birthday with a Tom Sawyer doodle.


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Nikon D3100 Review @ TechRadar

Wed November 30, 2011

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

With great handling for such a small SLR and impeccable image quality in practically every shot, the Nikon D3100 is both highly impressive and utterly dependable.

We’ve added another Nikon D3100 [Specs] review to our Reviews Matrix.

TechRadar has published his review of the Nikon D3100, an entry-level Family digital SLR camera with 14.2MP (APS-C CMOS), PASM, Guide Mode, Scene Modes, Scene Auto Selector, Active D-Lighting, 11-point AF, 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots), RAW, Live View, and Full HD 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps.

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Nikon P7100 Review @ TrustedReviews

Wed November 30, 2011

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Not only is the Nikon P7100 the equal of the current Canon PowerShot G12, in many ways it’s superior.

We’ve added a new Nikon COOLPIX P7100 [QuickPrice Check] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix P7100, a compact digital camera with 10.1MP resolution (1/1.7-in. CCD), 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom (28-200mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. Vari-Angle LCD (921k-dot), PASM, Scene Modes, Dial controls, Electronic Virtual Horizon Display, and HD 720p Movie 1280×720 at 24fps with stereo sound.

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Press Releases

$25 PocketWizard ControlTL Promotion for Nikon Users Extended

Wed November 30, 2011

MAC Group USA Extends $25 PocketWizard® ControlTL® Promotion for Nikon Users

Mail-in rebate available in the U.S. only for MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® Wireless Flash Triggering System for Nikon

Elmsford, NY – (November 30, 2011)MAC Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional photographic equipment, announces today a $25 mail-in rebate for U.S. customers that purchase a PocketWizard MiniTT1 and/or FlexTT5 radio for use with Nikon DSLR camera systems from October 27, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Via mail-in rebate, purchasers will receive $25 for each unit purchased from an Authorized PocketWizard Dealer in the U.S.

“MAC Group, PocketWizard’s USA distributor, is now extending its rebate until the end of the year to provide even more Nikon shooters in the U.S. with a special opportunity to experience the amazing capabilities of PocketWizard ControlTL radios,” said Phil Bradon, MAC Group’s PocketWizard Marketing Manager. “The rebate is available on every MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 for Nikon purchased. ControlTL is the perfect complement to the Nikon system and provides flash and camera triggering not possible before.”

For more information on this rebate visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/25rebate

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Leica Announces M-System 2012 Wall Calendar

Wed November 30, 2011

LEICA M-SYSTEM 2012 WALL CALENDAR SHOWCASES WORK OF INTERNATIONAL MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHERS

Solms, Germany (November 30, 2011) – Leica Camera AG, in conjunction with Magnum Photos, presents the Leica M-System wall calendar for 2012. Titled ‘Past. Present. Future.,’ the calendar shares its name with the motto of the partnership between Magnum and Leica and contains six monochrome and six color images shot with Leica’s flagship M cameras by a selection of well-known Magnum photographers.

Each calendar image is accompanied by a few words from the photographer along with information about the camera used. The photographers selected include: Alex Majoli, Richard Kalvar, Bruno Barbey, Martine Franck, Paul Fusco, Alex Webb, Constantine Manos, Rene Burri, Mark Power and Elliott Erwitt. Each photographer is represented by at least one image and several contributed two. The result is a high-quality wall calendar with widely differing images that provide impressive insights into the world of photojournalism captured with the Leica rangefinder system.

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Leica Presents New Online Portal for Leica S Photographers

Wed November 30, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

NEW ONLINE PORTAL FOR LEICA S PHOTOGRAPHERS

Solms, Germany (November 30, 2011) – In collaboration with Leica Camera AG, LFI Photographie GmbH presents a new online portal for the Leica S-System, www.S-League.net. The website illustrates the wide range of photographic opportunities covered by the Leica S-System and provides a platform for photographers to present work shot with the medium format Leica S-System to a broad international audience. In addition to viewing current advertising campaigns and editorial portfolios by prominent international photographers, visitors to the site can keep informed on the latest trends in commercial photography and explore S-Magazine, a new publication allowing professional photographers to freely publish contemporary photographic ideas.

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Ben Heine Exhibits New Pencil Vs Camera works and Flesh and Acrylic photos

Wed November 30, 2011

Pencil Vs Camera - 58 ©Ben Heine 2011 – www.benheine.com

Pencil Vs Camera - 58 ©Ben Heine 2011 – www.benheine.com

Ben Heine has published Pencil vs Camera #57 and #58, new photos in his Flesh and Acrylic collection, as well as a number of artistic photos.

If you are interested in seeing (and purchasing) his work first hand, he is exhibiting in Belgium, London and Cape Verde. More information here.

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Videos

Sound Art Artist Draws on Sand Using Oscillating Sound

Wed November 30, 2011


From OKM080725

Japanese artist Kenichi Kanazawa rubs a rubber mallet on a metal table to generate osciallating sound, which in turn creates patterns from the grains of sand on the table. The higher the frequency, the more complex the patterns that emerge. The technique is called Cymatics and mirrors the
symmetries found throughout the natural world, from the hidden shapes buried within
snowflakes to the massive hexagonal cloud formations found on Saturn.

via Yahoo!

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Videos

Ultimate Frisbee Throw

Wed November 30, 2011


From brodiesmith21

Brodie Smith thows a frisbee off a bridge and a speedboat speeds to catch it. Spectacular, yes? The frisbee was thrown off the Narrows Bridge in Perth, Australia.

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Press Releases

Nikon Announces SB-910 Speedlight

Tue November 29, 2011

Nikon SB-910 Speedlight

Nikon SB-910 Speedlight

Nikon Canada today announced the release of the company’s flagship Speedlight, the SB-910. Built to provide a new level of flexibility and portable lighting functionality, this latest addition to Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS) is fast, powerful, and easy-to-use.

Some of the key features of the SB-910 include:

  • A new Thermal Cut-out function that offers protection against damage to the flash panel and body that can be caused by overheating during continuous flash use
  • Hard-type colour compensation filters for fluorescent and incandescent colour temperature balancing
  • Three illumination patterns (standard, centre-weighted, and even)
  • A wide zoom range that covers most popular focal lengths
  • FX-DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body
  • A dedicated Menu button with quick access to custom settings
  • An improved LCD screen graphic user interface
  • Ability to be used as an on-camera flash, wireless commander, or remote

PRESS RELEASE

New Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Harnesses Powerful Flexibility and Control for the Revolutionary Creative Lighting System

New Nikon SB-910 offers advanced flash technology and intelligent features

Mississauga, ON, November 29, 2011 – Today, Nikon Canada announced the addition of a new flagship Speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910. Building on the versatility of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS), the SB-910 incorporates an enhanced intuitive operating system and graphic user interface (GUI). The SB-910 Speedlight comes equipped with a wide zoom range covering the most popular focal lengths as well as FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body. This new Speedlight also provides a more efficient flash coverage and use of batteries as well as an enhanced Thermal Cut-Out function.

“Nikon’s new flagship Speedlight, the SB-910, provides exceptional high performance and creative versatility, which is exactly what users expect from Nikon’s Creative Lighting System,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “The SB-910 delivers a new level of portable lighting functionality, with performance and intelligent features that adapt to a wide range of lighting challenges.”

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Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 Review @ DigitalCameraInfo

Tue November 29, 2011

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1

The E-PM1 doesn’t quite perform up to the same standard as the flagship E-P3, but with a substantially lower price point, that’s to be expected.

We’ve added another Olympus PEN E-PM1 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

DigitalCameraInfo has published their review of the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1, an Interchangeable Lens Camera with 12.3MP resolution (on a 17.3 x 13.0 mm High Speed Live MOS Sensor), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Dust Reduction, an extra large 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), Full HD Movie (1920×1080/60i) with stereo sound, Intelligent AUTO (auto scene recognition), PASM modes, Scene Modes, Shutter speed range of 60 – 1/4000 sec. plus Bulb (up to 30 mins), Continuous Shooting at 5.5fps, RAW file format, a hot shoe, and Art Filter.

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Samsung NX200 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Tue November 29, 2011

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

[The Samsung NX200] occupies an enviable position in the market, rivalling key competitors like the Sony NEX-7 at a much cheaper cost, whilst outperforming the Micro Four Thirds crowd in terms of image quality at a similar price-point.

We’ve added a new Samsung NX200 Review to our Reviews Matrix.

PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Samsung NX200, a compact mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) with 20.3MP on an APS-C CMOS (23.5 x 15.7 mm) image sensor, 3.0-in. AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) display screen (614k-dot), Smart AUTO, PASM, Scene modes, i-Function, Smart Filters, In-Camera Panorama, RAW file, Continuous Shooting 7fps, and HD movie 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps with stereo sound.

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