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Nikon F3 camera was used to shoot the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie

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    Ron Volmershausen published another interesting video showing how the guys at ILM used a stock-standard Nikon F3 to film parts of the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie. The film registration system within the F3 proved to be so accurate for the stop-motion filming, that the only […]

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Nikon got a wedding studio truck

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Update: pictures of the Nikon truck can be found here and here. Nikon and Joe McNally converted a truck into a fully functional photo studio and will offer newlywed couples free portraits outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau on June 4 and June 5, 2015. Additional information can be found on Joe McNally’s blog. Here is the full press […]

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Flashback: the Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 offered 30GB of picture storage back in 2004

Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 30GB Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit

A reader sent me a link to this used product listing at B&H. It’s probably something most of you don’t even remember – a Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 30GB stand-alone data storage unit that was introduced back in 2004. The device has a 2.5″ TFT color LCD display with 117,600 pixels and accepts CompactFlash and MicroDrive (SD […]

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Heartography: Nikon created a pho-dog-grapher by attaching a heart rate triggered camera to a dog

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Grizzler became the first canine photographer with a little bit of help from Nikon – they developed a device that turns emotions into photographs by using the dog’s heart rate to trigger the camera. You can see some of the pictures taken by Grizzler in this video from Nikon Asia:

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Clever DIY rig for shooting aviation by Jim Winters from NikonMiami

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Jim Winters from NikonMiami sent me few pictures of his clever invention that he calls TRIAXEZ: a shoulder mounted “triple axis” shooting system that also has built-in remote triggers and a 12V battery used as a counterweight and power source. The wheels  make the whole rig easy to transport. His first version had a lead diving weight and […]

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I want this Nikkor lens clock with Nikon D4 shutter alarm!

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A well deserved break from the Df coverage: Nikon Japan will be giving away a limited number of this pretty cool Nikkor alarm clock designed after the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. The best part? The alarm is the sound of the D4 shutter (listen here). Unfortunately it seems that this offer will be available only in Japan. Additional […]

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This “Nikon D800x super kit” camera sculpture is huge

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It took a Nikon fan from Taiwan one year to create this XL version of the Nikon D800 camera. The creation (sculpture?) is called “D800x super kit” and has a detachable battery grip, 14-24mm lens and an illuminated top panel.  The camera, lens and box are all hand-made. The details are amazing – from the […]

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