Anybody who has a little experience with flash photography knows that on-camera flash – even bounced – rarely gives satisfying results. Here are some alternatives for generating studio lighting with a shoe-mount flash. Best part of the story: the $ 45 Strobies XS bracket is Cool Stuff IV. Anybody who has a little experience with flash photography knows that on-camera flash – even bounced – rarely gives satisfying results. All Nikon DSLR's since the D2 / D200 include an unique iTTL fl…
Nikon recently released the Nikon View NX 2.1.1 update, which – apart of a series of bug fixes – adds some new features plus support for its new Coolpix cameras. Adobe released the ACR & DNG converter 6.4 and Lightroom 3.4 updates, and Apple updated Digital Camera RAW for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Aperture and iPhoto to version 3.6.
On one of those typical grey, Dutch September rainy days we did a little tour of duty at an old-fashioned photo store called Camera Land, located at one of those typical grey, anonymous shopping centers; this one in the city of Alkmaar, at about 35 km. f…
Adobe Labs has published the Adobe Camera RAW and DNG converter 6.3 Release Candidate (CS5 only). The ACR plug-in and stand-alone DNG converter come as separate packages, which you can download here.The ACR download also includes a slew of new lens-profiles; mostly Nikkor (22) but also Canon, Samsung and Sigma.
Yup, I’ve been off of the radar for quite a while. We spent most of September in Amsterdam, to meet my first grandchild, hook up with the family and do tourist–stuff. I also went to the Photokina in Cologne, held both the new Nikon D7000 and Pentax 645D while I also bought some gear. So: I have a lot to talk about.
Again, as predicted by Nikon Rumors, today Nikon launched its new entry level D3100 DSLR with almost exactly the same core specs as rumored.The surprise for me, however, is that the D3100 includes GPS support, a novelty in entry level DSLR's and a feature which is - coincidentally - supported in the new Nikon View NX2 software with excellent Google Maps integration.
I thought it could not get any worse after testing Capture NX2 and View NX1.5 a while ago, but I was wrong. NX2 is worse, at least from where I am standing. So much worse that I have not been able to thoroughly test it, not on Windows XP Pro x64 nor on a "standard" XP Pro 32 system.