Monthly Archives: October 2008

Zacuto offers baseplate kit for Nikon D90

not a rumor… Zacuto’s DSLR Baseplate Kit is another alternative if you want to go for DSLR cinematography. The kit is universal and quick-releasable and can be used with the D90. All kits are designed to be balanced and complete with all parts needed to shoot straight out of the box. No word on price […]

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Nikon D300 v1.10 firmware available for download

Update: Nikon USA now has the new firmware available as well: Windows and Mac. NR reported few days ago that all new D300 are being shipped with firmware v1.10. Now the download is available in some countries/regions (not in the US yet). Follow this link to the download page (Asia). Direct link for Windows / […]

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RED ready to release a DLSR with video?

I think this rumor may have an impact on future Nikon models and that’s why I am posting it. RED may be the third company after Nikon and Canon to release a DSLR with video recording capabilities according to its own CEO: “I want to say that no one has any idea how incredible this […]

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Nikon drops SB-800 flash

Thom Hogan has noted on his web site that Nikon SB-800 flash is now officially discontinued and Nikon USA has canceled all dealer back orders. Few weeks ago Best Buy was cleaning up its inventory and was selling the SB-800 dirt cheap – in some locations for $200. Quick online check shows that Amazon still […]

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Black Silicon discovery could change digital photography

I guess the DSLR market will not be saturated any time soon… ISO 12,800 or more anyone? “With the accidental discovery of black silicon, Harvard physicists may have very well changed the digital photography, solar power and night vision industries forever. What is black silicon, you say? Well, it’s just as it sounds. Black silicon. […]

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PhotoPlus Expo video reports

Day 0: Day 1: Day 2: Via Photobusinessforum

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Nikon SD digital rangefinder

This is an anonymous rumor I got from Japan – there is no way to verify the credibility of the source, but Nikon has done some limited edition series in the past (non-digital): Nikon SD: FF (35mm) digital rangefinder Sensor/processing out of the D3 Full titanium interior/exterior body Very compact/light – built for low light/discreet/art […]

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Eyewitness report from PhotoPlus Expo

Eyewitness report (thanks AK, photo by MTW): I was at the PDN (PhotoPlus Expo) show yesterday, and they were exhibiting the new Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4. However, they said that the lens they were showing was a prototype, not a production model, so they requested that people not take home any images from it. If […]

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