Posts Tagged ‘Nikon’

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

Click Here Or Images Above To Register

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

PocketWizard® – PocketWizard Goes Beyond TTL

February 17, 2009

So. Burlington, VT – February 16, 2009 – Professional photographers have depended on PocketWizard radio slaves for reliable triggering of their manual flashes and cameras for years.  With the advent of digital technology, photographers have been seeking a simple solution for off-camera TTL flash without limitations or complexity.  PocketWizard has made it possible with the “Slide-n-Shoot” simplicity of the new ControlTL™ system, featuring the MiniTT1™ Transmitter and FlexTT5™ Transceiver for Canon and Nikon.  These new E-TTL II and i-TTL capable radio slaves make taking off-camera flash as effortless as slide-in, turn-on and shoot.

Now you can get perfect off-camera flash photos in any environment — around corners, out-of-sight and in bright sun. Canon and Nikon users can use the new MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver to control single or multiple off-camera Canon E-TTLII or Nikon i-TTL flashes at speeds up to 8/fps.

PocketWizard® – PocketWizard Goes Beyond TTL – Press Release.

Nikon Introduces The World’s Fastest DX Series Lens: AF-S 35mm 1.8G DX Lens

February 9, 2009

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Feb. 8, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens, which is the first fixed focal length, fast-aperture DX-format lens that affords photographers superb image quality along with the creative possibilities and versatility of the classic 50mm focal length (FX-format equivalent of 52mm). When mounted on a DX-format camera body, it enables photographers to document their world with a lens that produces a picture angle similar to the field of vision as seen through the human eye. Whether new to D-SLRs or a seasoned enthusiast, users will appreciate the extreme low-light performance and the expanded ability to dramatically separate the subject and background with the new 35mm DX lens’ wide f/1.8 aperture.

Nikon Press Center – NIKON INTRODUCES THE FASTEST DX-FORMAT LENS TO DATE: THE AF-S DX NIKKOR 35MM f/1.8G.

Nikon Announces 8 New Coolpix Digital Cameras

February 3, 2009

NIKON ANNOUNCES EIGHT NEW STYLISH COOLPIX CAMERAS WITH APPROACHABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR ENJOYABLE PICTURE-TAKING

MELVILLE, NY (Feb. 2, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today announced eight new COOLPIX cameras that marry design and function to create high performing, stylish, easy-to-use cameras. These cameras include four Style Series cameras; one Performance Series camera; and three Life Series cameras.

“To find a camera that is a reflection of them, consumers choosing cameras use a host of criteria — what technology the camera offers, how it looks, how it feels and, of course, the quality of images the camera produces,” said Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “Our new COOLPIX cameras combine a series of cutting-edge features that enhance consumers’ picture taking experience, with unique elements that reflect their individuality, to ensure all consumers find a COOLPIX camera to meet their needs.”

Nikon Announced 8 New Coolpix Cameras

POWERFUL NEW NIKON P90 UNLEASHES CREATIVE FREEDOM WITH 24x OPTICAL WIDE ANGLE ZOOM, VARI-ANGLE LCD AND ADVANCED SHOOTING MODES

MELVILLE, NY (Feb. 2, 2009) – Photographers seeking high performance with a long zoom in a compact body now have the ideal camera with Nikon’s unveiling of the new P90. As part of the flagship Performance Series of COOLPIX cameras, the P90 offers new features that include a 24x Optical Zoom, a new 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD monitor with tilt function and anti-reflection coating; and 15 frame-per-second (fps)* high-speed capability (up to 45 frames). The P90 is the ideal photographic tool for photo enthusiasts, travel photographers and consumers with more advanced photography skills.

Nikon P90 Press Release

NIKON UNVEILS NEW S230 TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL CAMERA

MELVILLE, NY (Feb. 2, 2009) – Hot on the heels of the successful COOLPIX S60 camera, Nikon today introduced the new S230, which incorporates Nikon’s innovative touch screen LCD, offering the cutting-edge of elegant design and intuitive operation. The S230 combines a 3.0-inch high-resolution touch panel LCD design with a new graphic interface that lets users switch modes, view and edit images and change camera settings with the touch of the screen.

“Touch technology is one of the hottest things in consumer electronics today and our new S230 is no different,” said Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “With the S230, our touch screen brings a new level of sophistication and interaction to consumers, by putting the power of the camera right at their fingertips.”

Nikon Press Release S230

NIKON UNVEILS S630 NEW POCKET-SIZED 7X ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

MELVILLE, NY (Feb. 2, 2009) – Sleek design, and innovative technology come together in Nikon’s new Style Series cameras, giving consumers a variety of options to find a camera that reflects their tastes, style and expertise. With the S630, users get incredible zoom capabilities in a pocket-sized camera. Not only do the new cameras provide consumers with choice, they leverage proven Nikon technologies to take the guess work out of photography and help ensure every picture is a beautiful picture. In addition to the S630, Nikon also introduced the new S620 and the S220.

“Our new COOLPIX S-Series cameras combine a series of standard features that enhance consumers’ picture taking experience, with unique elements that reflect their individuality,” said Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “When consumers pull one of the new S-Series camera from their bag or pocket, the camera looks as great as the pictures they take.”

Nikon Press Release S630

POWERFUL NEW L100 PACKS PERFORMANCE, HIGH-POWERED ZOOM AND ADVANCE FUNCTIONS INTO AN EASY TO USE CAMERA

MELVILLE, NY (Feb. 2, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new L100, a powerful photographic tool that blends ease-of-use with advanced shooting functions. Optimized for action shots, high-powered zoom and simple operation, the L100 is equipped and ready to help capture every precious moment with quality and clarity that will make lasting memories an even greater joy. The L100 is one of three new L-Series cameras announced today. For consumers seeking a fully-featured camera at a competitive price, Nikon also introduced the L20 and L19, presenting consumers with a strong value proposition.

“The L100 represents a fantastic choice for the family photographer who needs to capture everything from soccer games to portraits,” said Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “It also extends our tradition of previous L-Series cameras, combining ease-of-use, high performance and a tremendous value for consumers.”

Nikon Press Release For New L Series Digital Cameras

Canon and Nikon update firmware

January 21, 2009

Canon and Nikon have released firmware updates for the 40D, D3 and D700 DSLRS. All three updates correct rare errors and make minor changes to camera behavior. The 40D is updated to firmware v1.1.1. The Nikon D3 moves to v2.01 and the D700 to V1.01. Full details of all the issues resolved are made on the relevant company’s websites. Click here for direct links to the downloads.

Canon and Nikon update firmware: Digital Photography Review.

Nikon Introduces “My Picturetown” Application For iTunes Store

January 6, 2009

MELVILLE, NY (Jan. 6, 2009) – Nikon today announced that its my Picturetown™ application, for photo storage and sharing, is now available for download free of charge to iPhone™ and iPod® Touch. With my Picturetown, users of these devices can access, upload and share their images with friends and family, anytime, anywhere.

Nikon’s my Picturetown makes it easy for consumers to securely store their photos and share them with family and friends. Through my Picturetown, users can email images, publish to Flickr®, and link their photos to blogs and social networking sites.

“We are very excited to offer the my Picturetown application for iPhone and iPod Touch to consumers as a new avenue for storing and viewing photos,” said Chuck DeLuca, product manager, marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “With the my Picturetown application, users can easily upload and organize their images with the added convenience of complete mobility.”

The my Picturetown application is available free of charge on the iTunes® App store.

NIKON INTRODUCES “MY PICTURETOWN” APPLICATION FOR THE iTUNES APP STORE

Firmware Update for The Nikon Speedlight

November 25, 2008
Nikon Releases Firmware Update To SB-900 Speedlight

( posted by John Omvik on 11-22-2008, 04:53 PM )

 

I never would have imagined I’d see the day where I would be updating firmware to a camera flash, but that is where technology has brought us. Nikon has released a firmware update to their new SB-900 flash, the first battery powered on-camera flash that I am aware of, that supports firmware updates. 

This version 5.0.2 firmware update addresses the following issues:

– With uninterrupted shooting with the SB-900 set to i-TTL mode, images captured just before the flash ceased firing were sometimes overexposed. 
This issue has been resolved. By resolving this issue, metering precision has been further increased and the number of times the flash fires has also been increased.

– When the SB-900, set to TTL auto flash mode, is used with a camera supporting the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS), flash mode automatically changes to A mode according to camera communication status. That flash mode was previously maintained, but it has been modified so that TTL auto flash mode is restored once the SB-900 again recognizes the camera as a CLS-compatible camera. 

When you think about it, it is actually a great feature. The flash systems have small computer processors that calculate exposure, power levels, communicate TTL information with the camera etc. To ensure forwards compatibility and the ability to sort out any unforeseen issues, it makes sense that Nikon has enabled endusers to update their own strobes the same way they do cameras.

The mechanism they use to do this is also interesting. Since the strobes do not have a memory card slot or a USB port (yet), the new firmware needs to be downloaded to a CF card and updated via the camera. With the SB-900 attached to a D3, D300 or D700 camera, the strobe firmware is updated via the same menu mechanism used to update camera firmware.

If you are using the SB-900 with a different camera, I assume you would need to bring it to a dealer or send it in to Nikon for the update. For the firmware update and instructions on how to do it, visit Nikon’s support website

-John