Posts Tagged ‘nikond300s’

Nikon USA Moves the D300s to the Retired List: Ready, Set, Hope!

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You Nikon APS-C shooters ready to get your hopes up? Almost 5 years after the Nikon D300s was announced, Nikon USA has officially moved it from the active camera list to its archived camera list, leading many to believe that the long-awaited followup is just around the corner. Read more…

Rumor: Nikon Has a D9300 On the Way, Is This the Mythical D300s Successor?

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Nikon Rumors just reported a big one! Vague, but big. According to the well-connected rumor site, they have received the first ever “reliable” tip about a brand new high-end DX format (read: APS-C size sensor) DSLR from Nikon: The D9300. Read more…

Rumor: Nikon Possibly Launching D400 or D4X on January 17th

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Fresh rumors fueled by a contest currently underway on Nikon’s Middle East & Africa Facebook page have many speculating that Nikon might be preparing to release a D4 followup, or even the long-awaited D400. Read more…

Students Send Nikon D300s to Space in a Beer Cooler

Sending cameras to the edges of space on a weather balloon has become a pretty popular activity as of late, but up to now people were mostly sending up cell phones, compact cameras, and small HD video cameras (e.g. GoPros). While those devices are light and relatively cheap, the quality of images produced isn’t the best.

Well, Texas Tech students Erich Leeth and Terry Presley recently decided to step things up a notch by using a Nikon D300s and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens for their space photography. Their craft, which consisted of a 22-foot weather balloon filled with helium and a styrofoam beer cooler purchased from Walmart, rose to an estimated 100K feet before the balloon popped. A parachute then brought the pricey gear safely back down to Earth. The entire project took just 13 days from start to finish, and the duo managed to capture some pretty neat photos from the edge of space.

Cygnus Project on Flickr (via DIYPhotography via PopPhoto)

How to Wash Your Dirty Nikon D300S

Here’s how Chuck Norris might wash a dirty Nikon D300S. Too bad his never gets dirty…

(via Nikon Rumors)

Time-lapse of a Nikon D300s Getting Bent Pin Replacement Surgery

Ever wonder what happens when you drop your camera off at a repair shop? This time-lapse video shows a Nikon D300s going “under the knife” to have a bent Compact Flash card pin fixed. The camera sensor is removed to get access to the CF pin housing, and the faulty pin is replaced thanks to an “organ donor” (a Canon 40D).

(via Nikon Rumors)

Liquid Leaping from Wine Glasses

Flickr user Vincent Riemersma shot this beautiful photograph of colored liquids splashing up the side of wine glasses champagne flutes using a Nikon D300s, a custom rig for sliding the glasses down a ramp, and a sound trigger.
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