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Category Archives: Other Nikon stuff

The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

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Here’s a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world’s first professional digital SLR camera system:

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Nikon at the 2014 NAB show

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Nikon is taking part in the 2014 NAB show (booth #C8825) that is currently ongoing in Las Vegas. Here is full schedule of events for the next two days (can also be downloaded here):

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Harvinder Sunila: Backstage portraits of burlesque dancers (NSFW)

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Today’s guest post “Backstage Portraits Of Burlesque Dancers” by Harvinder Sunila contains some images that are NSFW (Not Safe For Work). In order to see some of the NSFW photographs, you will have to click on the indicated links at the bottom of this post and by doing so agree that you are at least 18 years […]

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Helium balloon flight from Robben Island to the mainland of Cape Town, South Africa

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Jaco Wolmarans, a freelance photographer and journalist based in Cape Town, will share his flight story on a helium balloon from Robben Island to the mainland of Cape Town, South Africa – a fundraising event for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg (click on images for larger view); Floating from Robben Island to Cape Town suspended underneath […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #257

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→ Interesting: Canon camera with Nikon F mount. The new Canon M15P-C industrial camera equipped with 15MP monochrome APS-C sensor has Nikon F-mount. → Roberts Camera is currently offering 10% off in their eBay store which also sells used, refurbished and new Nikon equipment. → Refurbished Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 tilt shift lens for Nikon available for $599 on eBay […]

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DIY selective focus lens (freelensing)

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Here is an idea on what do to with an old/broken/unused lens: you can turn it into a selective focus lens (similar to Lensbaby). The included videos below came from Sam Hurd, the included images are by Francesco Spighi - visit his website for more information and sample images. Here are the step by step instructions:

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Photographing festivals by Steve Davey

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This “Photographing Festivals” post is by Steve Davey (click on images for larger view):

Changpa Nomad woman at the Korzok Gustor, Lake Tsomoriri,Ladakh,
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