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Nikon Digital Day Photos!

April 20, 2009
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Final Questions for Chris Knapp Nikon Tech Rep Unique University Creative lighting seminar

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Q&A with Nikon Tech Rep Chris Knapp at a creative lighting seminar at the Unique University

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Nikon tech rep Chris Knapp teaches another full house at Unique Photo

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Nikon tech rep Chris Knapp discussing the sb-800 and sb-900 in a seminar at Unique University

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Nikon Digital Day At Unique Photo 4/18 – 4/19

April 17, 2009

If you are passionate about photography and intrigued by high-end technology, We are hosting 3 Nikon classes on Saturday April 18th and Sunday April 19th. Join Christopher Knapp, Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Representative at the newly expanded Unique University (located in the Unique Photo Superstore) and learn about the latest digital imaging and flash technologies.

The Nikon D300 and Nikon D90 will be featured as students will see and learn hands on the power and features of two of Nikon’s finest DSLR cameras. Learn how to control light with built-in wireless flash capabilities and then enhance your images right in the camera with the new retouching menu. Groundbreaking features, including Live View, a cinematic-quality 24-fps D-Movie Mode (D90) it is easy to spark the creativity of anyone looking to make incredible images.

Learning about your Nikon Digital SLR is only the first step in taking great pictures; To “Create better Pictures” you need to learn to use other photographic equipment with your Nikon DSLR. Christopher Knapp will be presenting a “Creative Lighting Techniques” seminar using Nikon Speedlights that can be controlled right from your camera using Nikon’s “Commander” mode. This class will teach the importance and art of balancing your ambient and on-camera flash.

With Each class has a registration you will receive a $10 gift card that can be used at the Unique Photo’s SuperStore

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Nikon Launches D5000 DSLR

April 14, 2009

MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D5000, a digital SLR camera with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality along with amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography. Leveraging Nikon’s expertise and innovative technologies found in its pro-level D-SLRs, the 12.3-megapixel D5000 enables users to capture exceptionally stunning images and High Definition video with remarkable ease.

Whether consumers are progressing from a point-and-shoot digital camera or looking to upgrade their current digital SLR and elevate their photographic expression, the D5000 serves as an ideal solution. First time D-SLR photographers will appreciate logical and easy-to-use controls, while creative enthusiasts will appreciate the D5000’s robust combination of features, technologies and performance. The D5000 boasts a versatile 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor that encourages shooting with a fresh perspective, Nikon’s revolutionary D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes, delivering superior Nikon innovation in a compact, user-friendly design.

“The Nikon D5000 represents a cornerstone in Nikon’s D-SLR line, marrying simplicity and instructive features with superior technology and HD video, allowing the user’s ability and creativity to grow—with the camera,” said Edward Fasano, General Manager for marketing, SLR System Products at Nikon Inc. “While its easy-to-use design will attract first-time D-SLR photographers, the D5000’s rich feature set and high performance will also appeal immediately to more experienced enthusiasts. The D5000 is sure to inspire creativity and originality.”

Nikon Launches new DSLR D5000

Highlights of the D5000 include:
12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
High Definition D-Movie Mode with sound
Vari-angle color LCD monitor
19 Auto-exposure Scene Modes
One-button Live View
Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames-per-second
Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
11-point autofocus system with 3D Focus Tracking

NIKON INTRODUCES VERSATILE ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE 10-24mm DX-FORMAT NIKKOR LENS FOR ADDED CREATIVE PERSPECTIVE

April 14, 2009

af-s_dx_nikkor_10-24mm_f-3_5-4_5g_ed_01MELVILLE, N.Y. (APRIL 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today announced the next addition to the expansive NIKKOR lineup with the new AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens, giving photographers the opportunity to capture a unique perspective in a variety of shooting environments. Compact and lightweight, the new 2.4x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens offers a focal length of 10 to 24mm, creating a picture angle ranging from 109-degrees to 61-degrees (FX-format equivalent of 15-36mm) making it ideal for a variety of applications including restrictive interiors, architecture and sweeping landscapes.

“The development and release of the 10-24mm f/ 3.5-4.5 DX-NIKKOR lens continues Nikon’s tradition of providing expertly engineered tools for photographers to realize their unique creative vision,” said Edward Fasano, General Manager for marketing, SLR Systems Products at Nikon Inc. “The ultra wide-angle 10-24mm lens offers DX-format digital SLR shooters the outstanding performance for which NIKKOR optics are well-known and the opportunity to capture dramatic perspectives that only wide-angle lenses can achieve.”

The AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens offers an array of versatile Nikon technologies, including Nikon’s compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance. An advanced optical formula, featuring two extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements renders stunning images while minimizing distortion, a common problem with ultra wide-angle lenses.

A rounded diaphragm opening, combined with the seven-blade aperture, contributes to the 10-24mm lens’ ability to capture images with soft background effects, referred to by experienced photographers as the “bokeh.” Additionally, the new DX-NIKKOR lens offers the user two focus modes; manual and automatic and features an M/A mode that allows the photographer to quickly switch between the two modes. Both use an internal focusing (IF) design that enhances AF speed and eliminates lens barrel rotation and changes to lens barrel length during focusing.

Fully compatible with Nikon’s complete line of DX-format digital SLR cameras – including the D300, D90, D60, D40 and the newly announced D5000 – the AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens enables photographers to broaden their view in new and interesting ways. FX-format shooters can also benefit from the AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, as Nikon’s FX-format cameras – the D3X, D3, and D700 – will automatically apply the DX-Crop Mode when shooting.

The AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED will be available at Nikon authorized dealers beginning May 2009 at an estimated selling price of $899.95*. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

Nikon Introduces Versatile ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE 10-24mm DX-FORMAT NIKKOR LENS

Unique University Course Schedule + Nikon Digital Days

April 13, 2009

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Understanding Your Digital Point & Shoot
4/15/09 (Wednesday) 11am-1pm $35.00

The digital compact cameras of today are very sophisticated tools that are capable of professional quality results that were once considered only a fantasy of photographers worldwide. Students will learn how to take advantage of today’s features and controls such as scene modes, white balance, video, in-camera image manipulation, image transfer, as well as how to view and understand the histogram and other features of the LCD screen. In addition students will learn the advantages of file format selection such as RAW vs. JPEG and the importance of optical zoom vs. digital zoom using your digital camera.

Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera (Basics)
4/16/09 (Thursday) 6pm-8pm $45.00

You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera but not sure how that happens. In this course, students will learn the basic principles and advantages that come with a digital SLR camera. This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. Our trained staff will instruct you on the importance of understanding the fundamentals of photography such as depth of field, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses and more.

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NIKON DAYS BEGIN
(Please register early for these classes as they are expected to fill up quickly)

Introduction to the Nikon D300
4/18/09 (Saturday) 12pm-2pm $20.00

$10 Unique Photo Gift Card is included with purchase of this class. If you are passionate about photography and intrigued by high end technology, then this seminar featuring the Nikon D300 Digital is for you. Spend two hours and join Christopher Knapp, Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Sales Representative, learning about the D300’s features, menus and controls and see what all of the “buzz” is about with this camera. Learn about how to control light with the D300’s built-in wireless flash capabilities and then enhance your images right in the camera with the new Retouch menus. Exceptional agility and inspired performance… The Nikon D300!

Nikon Creative Lighting Techniques
4/18/09 (Saturday) 2:30pm-4:30pm $30.00

$10 Unique Photo Gift Card is included with purchase of this class. Overwhelmed with flash technology that your camera and Speedlight introduces? Join Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Sales Representative, Christopher Knapp, for a two-hour session explaining and demonstrating basic flash techniques as well as Nikon’s wireless flash system. Come and learn how to harness the power of light, and completely change the way you shoot with flash!

Introduction to the Nikon D90
4/19/09 (Sunday) 12:00pm-2:00pm $20.00

$10 Unique Photo Gift Card is included with purchase of this class. The D90 is Nikon’s newest digital SLR camera to hit the street and has caught the attention of many a passionate photographer. Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, including Live View, a cinematic-quality 24-fps D-Movie Mode, and 4.5 frames-per-second continuous shooting, the Nikon D90 is sure to spark the creativity of anyone looking to make incredible images. Join Christopher Knapp, Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Sales Representative, as he takes you on a tour of the D90, demonstrating the key features and controls of this amazing camera including Picture Control, the Retouch menu, the D-Movie mode and more. He’ll also explore the wide array of NIKKOR lenses available to choose from, Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, as well as numerous other accessories available for your camera.”

An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story

April 10, 2009

Unique University Class Schedule + Nikon Days Coming Soon

April 6, 2009

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Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera III (Composition)
4/7/09 (Tuesday)  6pm-8pm  $45
Knowing all the science and mathematics behind
photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90
percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Students will learn in
this class the vital aspects and rules of image composition and
graphic design as they apply to taking photographs.
Our professional staff will go over the basics such as the rule of thirds,
perspective, horizontal vs. vertical orientation, designing a photograph
to assist you in developing your own personal style and vision.

Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera III (Composition)

4/8/09 (Wednesday)  11am-1pm  $45
Knowing all the science and mathematics behind
photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90
percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Students will learn in
this class the vital aspects and rules of image composition and
graphic design as they apply to taking photographs.
Our professional staff will go over the basics such as the rule of thirds,
perspective, horizontal vs. vertical orientation, designing a photograph
to assist you in developing your own personal style and vision.

Unique Photo · 123 US Hwy 46 (west) · Fairfield, NJ 07004

Tel: 973-377-2007 · www.uniquephoto.com

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A Nikon Prankster’s Early April’s Fools Joke?

March 30, 2009

Ok, it’s Friday, so please have a laugh with us. Someone’s trying to sell this Nikon D23F prototype digital SLR on Craigslist in New York. (UPDATE: The original posting appears to have been removed.) The seller claims the camera is not going to be announced until 2012 but they work in Japan and grabbed two off the production line — one they’re keeping and one they’re selling for $10,200 (cash only). 😉

A Nikon Prankster’s Early April’s Fools Joke? – PDNPulse.com

Nikon Podcast #16: Behind-the-Scenes with Rob Van Petten and the D3X

March 28, 2009

A behind-the-scenes interview with pro photographer Rob Van Petten during a high-fashion shoot to test out Nikon’s new D3X digital SLR.

Nikon Podcast #16: Behind-the-Scenes with Rob Van Petten and the D3X

Nikon Press Center PMA 2009 Celebrating 50 Years Of The F-Mount Lens

March 4, 2009

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens, the latest in the long history of Nikon optical quality

At PMA, Nikon celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary F-mount lens-mounting system, employed on the company’s lens-interchangeable SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses. Only Nikon has sustained an original lens mount for such an extraordinary period, ensuring that photography enthusiasts and professionals can continue to leverage their previous investments, while still taking advantage of new innovations. At PMA, Nikon will display the full range of world-class NIKKOR lenses.

The lenses represent a part of Nikon’s complete high-performance Digital Imaging System featured at PMA, including the complete line of digital SLR cameras, the full COOLPIX line of cameras and accessories, high-quality COOLSCAN scanners, I-TTL capable Speedlight systems and other accessories. When combined with the latest Nikon software, the complete product line demonstrates the strength of the total digital imaging solution Nikon can offer photographers and imaging professionals.

Nikon Press Center PMA 2009 Celebrating 50 Years Of The F-Mount Lens