According to Nikon Rumors - generally well informed - Nikon has set a date for mayor press events in various countries: August 24, 2011. This may very well be Nikon's most anticipated launch date in years, because we may finally get the next generation Professional and Prosumer cameras many people feel they have been waiting for too long. Professional - FX/Full Frame sensor Nikon D3S: October 14, 2009 Nikon D3X: December 1, 2008 Nikon D3: August 23, 2007 Prosumer - FX/Full Frame sensor Nikon D700: July 1, 2008 Professional - DX/APS-C sensor Nikon D2XS: June 1, 2006 Nik…
In spite of the widespread clamor among wildlife photographers for semi professional long lenses in the 2.500 dollar price bracket, the mayor manufacturers are still unwilling to listen. Time to call upon Nikon to give us an affordable 500 mm. Join us at Flickr and Facebook.
On april 21, Adobe released the Camera RAW plugin and DNG Converter v.5.7, while they started this week shipping the new Creative Suite 5 with ACR v.6.0. My guess is that ACR 5.7 will be the last ACR update for Creative Suite 4.
Comparing all the mayor contenders in the RAW conversion field leaves us with only one conclusion: there is no real "champion". Some images are better off with program x, while others with program y. However, and in spite of its shortcomings and elevated price, the Bridge/Photoshop/ACR/DNG Converter combo is the more obvious choice for those who routinely convert large amounts of RAW images.
It is fairly common to see people desperately searching the Web, because their version of Photoshop, Lightroom or Elements refuses to open the RAW files of their new camera, mostly generating either a "File not supported" or a far more scary "This file may be corrupted" message.The same may happen in Nikon Capture, and in both cases you need to update the ACR plugin or even upgrade your software.
Let's stick it to Adobe! 3 Alternatives to upgrading Photoshop every time you get a new camera.
Nikon Rumors appears to have a scoop on the specs of new Nikon D300s. Specs seem to justify persistent rumors about the discontinuation of the D300.