Taking my Nikon gear on a Back Garden Safari

Taking my Nikon gear on a Back Garden Safari by Richard Peters (website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | ebook):

You don't have to travel to the far corners of the globe to take beautiful and creative wildlife photography. Nor do you need to photograph exotic animals. With recent wins in the two biggest wildlife competitions in the world to prove it, Richard Peters explains how.

Over the last year I have been busy working on a project in my back garden, with the desire to show those who are interested in wildlife photography, you can build a good body or work, improve your own ability and develop your creativity without having a huge budget and huge amounts of free time. Interesting wildlife images can be taken anywhere there is wildlife, and that most certainly includes working from the comfort of your own home, regardless of the kit you own. As with wildlife photography in general, you just need to put a little time in to find out what's visiting and then decide how best to capture it on camera.


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Mission to Zanzibar: Advancing Neurosurgery in the Developing World

Mission to Zanzibar: Advancing Neurosurgery in the Developing World by Ernest Wright

The majority of the world’s population does not have access to quality neurosurgical care. In places where access to clean water is not guaranteed, neurosurgery may seem like a frivolous luxury. But the reality is that a combination of birth defects, communicable diseases, and traffic accidents conspire to create a pressing demand for lifesaving neurosurgical procedures in the developing world. Adults and children die every day for lack of a trained neurosurgeon.

As the developing world continues to make advances, basic operating facilities are increasingly common at regional referral hospitals. However, the training of qualified neurosurgeons to staff these facilities continues to lag behind. An American team consisting of surgeons, physician assistants, and nurses banded together in early 2015 with the goal of teaching surgeons in developing countries how to perform basic but lifesaving neurosurgical procedures. The following is a photo essay documenting some of our experiences in the Zanzibar archipelago of islands.

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Latest Nikon finance statement: “Imaging Products business is expected to exceed the previous estimate”

Nikon is preparing multiple important announcements in early 2016 and now they revised their financial forecast accordingly for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016:

"Imaging Products business is expected to exceed the previous estimate, due to the improvement of product mix etc."

Nikon also announced their Q2 financial results. Here are the highlights for the Imaging Business for the first half of the year ending March 31, 2016:

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Nikon repair parts shortage

Just when you think it will not get any worse for Nikon, it does. I received multiple reports from readers on Nikon having shortage on many repair parts. There are also plenty of similar discussions on dpreview (another case), other forums and social media:

It seems that the shortage is mainly for older cameras and lenses, like for example the Nikon F6:

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Nikon has a lens patent designed for APS-C mirrorless camera

Nikons 18-55mm f:3.5-4.5 lens patent for APS-C mirrorless camera
Nikon has a new patent filed in Japan for a new 18-55mm f/3.5-4.5 lens designed for APS-C based mirrorless cameras:

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Deal of the day: Refurbished Nikon D7100 for $499 (new low price)

Refurbished Nikon D7100 DSLR cameras are currently listed at Newegg for $499 with free shipping (sold and shipped by Cameta Camera). This is a new low price.

More Nikon deals are available here. Check also the new price drops on 25 different Nikkor lenses.

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for October 2015

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These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts forOctober, 2015:

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