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.
Nikon just launched their on-line store & outlet in the US.I can hear you think: "Outlet, low prices!!"Well, think again.I just took a look at the DSLR section, because I did not find any bargains.The D3X goes for $ 8.000. OK: $ 7.999,95 - c'mon Niko…
Nikon has spent many years contributing to NASA's study of space through the development and manufacture of advanced cameras and Nikkor lenses, starting with the F1 Photomic FTN, carried aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971.
Cool Stuff II: lenta.ru. Probably the coolest portal on the planet, right now.
Sometimes we run into "Cool Stuff" by accident, as I did with this piece of camera equipment. However, I will start looking more conciously for particularly "cool" gadgets that might interest you and will try to post my "finds" on a regular basis.The Go-Pro HERO is a high performance, wearable, waterproof 1080p HD video and still photo camera...
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.