Posts Tagged ‘nikon’

New Nikon Patent Shows On/Off Switch for Anti-Aliasing Filter

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When Nikon released its D800E and D7100, people were surprised to learn that these models did without the Optical Low Pass Filter (aka. the Anti-Aliasing Filter). The resulting images from these cameras were sharper, but more easily fell pray to moire patterns in certain situations — in other words, it was a tradeoff.

But Nikon would like you to have your cake and eat it too, at least according to a recent patent the company filed with the Japanese Patent Office. Read more…

This ‘Complete Set’ of Nikon DSLR Gear Will Only Set You Back $82,700

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Want a “complete set” of Nikon DSLR equipment without having to buy each of the lenses individually? The Japanese camera shop Map Camera is offering a sale on a massive Nikon kit containing a Nikon D4 and 20 different Nikkor N lenses. All you need is $82,700.
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How Far We’ve Come: Comparing the ISO Capabilities of Nikon’s D70 and D600

After Toronto-based artist Kyle Clements put together his popular D600 sensor dust time-lapse, he began receiving many questions about how his new camera stacked up against the D70 he used up until that point.

Rather than continue to answer questions individually, he’s decided to start putting together YouTube videos for the most popular ones, starting with the ISO comparison above. Read more…

Nikon Unveils 18-140mm Lens, Speedlite, and Superzoom in One Fell Swoop

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There’s nothing like the smell of fresh press release in the morning, and earlier today, Nikon decided to send two our way. The releases contain info about three new products that Nikon is announcing all at the same time: a new DX format lens, a small speedlight, and a 14x superzoom compact camera. Read more…

Nikon Facebook App Encourages Friendly Competition With Fellow Photogs

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We received a new press release out of the Nikon camp this morning, and although it didn’t announce any fresh cameras or lenses, it was eager to share a different creation with us: My Nikon World. My Nikon World is a brand new Facebook app that seeks to “Challenge photographers to shoot, share and learn,” mostly through friendly competition. Read more…

Nikon Robotics Used to Shoot Wimbledon From ‘Impossible Locations’

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When famed sports photographer Bob Martin came to this year’s Wimbledon competition, he came not only armed with his usual gear, but with a powerful robotics system that allowed him to capture imagery from vantage points not previously seen at the world’s oldest tennis tournament. Read more…

Nikon Wants to Change the Way We Think About Cameras, Making ‘Secret Products’

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Nikon appears to be gearing up to drop some bombshell announcements on the camera industry sometime in the next half decade — things that could shake up the photo world and change the way consumers think about cameras.
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Nikon Patent Solves Camera Overheating by Integrating Removable Heat Storage

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As DSLRs become more and more capable video capture machines, the problem of overheating becomes a more pressing one. With RAW video in particular, where the amount of data being captured is staggering, the sensor needs to be protected if you expect to keep using the camera for any extended amount of time.

Cinema cameras, like Canon’s 1D C, have attacked this issue in the past by arranging the internals in such a way as to provide better cooling. But a couple of new Nikon patents take a different approach. Read more…

PocketWizard Cable for Nikon Powers PW Transmitters From the Camera

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There’s a new cable on the market that will save you having to carry around at least one set of batteries. If you’re a PocketWizard user and a Nikon owner, the company just announced a power cable that will allow their radios to pull power directly from your Nikon DSLR. Read more…

Nikon Updates Vibration Reduction Stats to Comply With New Standard

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This month, the Consumer & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) released a new standard to help make better sense of the world of image stabilization. Theoretically, the standard will make sure that all manufacturers test and report image stabilization statistics the same way, so you can better compare between lens brands.

And although we haven’t heard anything from any other company, Nikon has already hopped aboard and released a list of CIPA-compliant numbers. Read more…