Nikon turned down Photoshop, D700 price drop, F3 used in the filming of Indiana Jones

This is the last part of this week’s Nikon news/links:

“In 1988, at the MacWorld show, the Nikon team was approached by two brothers who offered them the rights to market an imaging software application. The brothers were Thomas and John Knoll. The application was called Photoshop.”

The article was written by Alan Bartlett who used to market new products for Nikon back in the 90’s.

“A specially-modified F3 was used by Industrial Light and Magic to film POV shots during the mine-car sequence in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The camera back was removed to accommodate a custom magazine, and the camera itself was mounted on a miniature gimbal that trailed the mine-car model. The gimbal was programmed to pan and tilt to simulate the point-of-view of a following mine car.”

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  • Sigma announced price and availability of three lenses announced at Photokina: the APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM (street price: $3,199) and APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM (street price: $1,099) will be available at the end of March in the US and the 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM (MSRP of $1,400) will follow in April.
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