The Nikon instant lens rebates are now gone. Those the available Nikon instant savings and rebates for the month of April in the US:
Today's guest post on light painting is by Sean Needham:
Light art isn't new, it's been a part of photography ever since the first light dropped on a light sensitive material. Light painting isn't new either, and I can't claim that I "invented" the idea, but this is just my perspective of it.
Most of the "light painting" I saw for a long time didn't really impress me, as it felt cold, more as if someone was just throwing a lot of light at a subject and a lot of this I don't feel has any "bite" to it. So I ignored the area for a long time; until I was watching somebody paint with oils on canvas as part of a speed painting competition and the little "what if?" circuit that everyone has started to place things in to order.
When I started experimenting with this, I was at a loss to what to do as most people, most articles on it just seemed to concentrate on delivering as much light on to the subject as quickly as possible to bring it up against the rest of the scene or the background, but this was not the effect I was looking for. I wanted to isolate the subject(s), the scene, present it artistically and intentionally make people who knew the scene that was being presented question what they were looking at for a moment because of the isolation.
Ikelite were first to announce their underwater housing for the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera. The main features and specifications are:
Nikon filed patent application 2013-57757 that will make changing camera lenses in the dark easier by illuminating the mount/lens. The implemented LED light source in the camera will transmit light to the mount and lens via an optical path located above the optical elements.
When Goole acquired Nik Software, they did not purchase the Capture NX software and have no intentions of supporting it. This information was provided to a reader who contacted the Nik software division of Google. Capture NX ($135) was initially developed by Nik Software after Nikon invested in the company back in 2006. It remains to be seen who will take over the future development of Capture NX and when NX3 will be released.
After Google purchased Nik Software, they started selling the entire plugin collection for $149. Existing owners can download all plugins for free.
Adobe released Lightroom 4.4, Camera Raw 7.4 and DNG Converter 7.4 with support and improvements for several Nikon cameras and F-mount lenses.
New camera support for:
- Nikon 1 J3
- Nikon 1 S1
- Nikon D7100
- Nikon Coolpix A
- Nikon Coolpix P330
In addition to the D600 and D800 updates, Nikon released also new firmware for the D4, D3S, D3X, D3, D7000 and D3200 DSLR cameras. All versions include support for the 800mm f/5.6 lens, the D4 and D3200 firmware contain several additional fixes. The D7100 currently doesn't have added support for the 800mm f/5.6 lens. Here are the download links and detailed change logs:
Update: the D800E A:1.01 / B:1.02 firmware updated can be downloaded here.
April 1st is now gone and I can finally post some "real" news: Nikon just released firmware upgrades C:1.01 for the D600 and A:1.01 / B:1.02 for the D800 DSLR cameras. One of the main D600 improvement is the 100% HDMI output. Unfortunately, Nikon still did not include a fix for the previously rumored Live View aperture bug.
Full list of modifications in the new D600 C:1.01 firmware: