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July 31, 2006

Official Capture NX Tutorials Online

Just in time for customers receiving their boxed copies, Nikon has posted Capture NX Tutorials online. Currently, there are four lessons: Basic Features, U-Point Technology, Dynamic Range and Enhancement Tools.

Posted by covey22 at 7:44 PM

Nikonians Wants You: Career Opportunities Now Available

Steady growth and consumer demand for products and services have created job opportunities at Nikonians, the worldwide home for Nikon photographers.

Six years after the formation of an Internet community dedicated to sharing experiences with Nikon equipment, Nikonians - the Worldwide Home for Nikon Photographers, is offering customer support, media sales and e-commerce positions to match the growing needs of more than 50,000 members in over 140 countries.

Immediate opportunities are concentrated in North America, where both full and part time positions are available. They include a Media & Content Sales Representative, Affiliate Program Manager and Order Fulfillment Manager.

These positions require good organizational and computer skills and fluency in both written and oral English. Retail photography sales and marketing experience is a plus, and a strong knowledge of photography basics, equipment and current trends is a must.

Nikonians rely on a team approach that understands the concept of community spirit, creativity and idealism, which amounts to more than the sum of the individual parts themselves.

For further information on career opportunities with Nikonians direct email queries to: jobs-200607-1@nikonians.org

Posted by covey22 at 6:35 PM

Great Values in Used Nikkors

After Nikonian Digital Darrell show avid readers How to use Non-CPU lenses on a Nikon D200, and previously On the Nikon D2H/D2Hs and D2X/D2Xs, Nikonian Rick Walker now tells us Which ones are the Best Values. Follow the links and enjoy.

Posted by jrp at 1:25 PM

SanDisk Buys M-Systems for $1.5 Billion

SanDisk has acquired M-Systems, makers of several popular flash and storage products, as part of an all-stock transaction worth USD 1.5 billion. A conference call is scheduled for 0500 AM PDT on Monday 31-July to discuss the merger.

Posted by covey22 at 6:04 AM

July 29, 2006

Nikonians Offers Capture NX Workshops

With the official release of Capture NX now arriving on store shelves, Nikonians is pleased to announce that our popular Capture 4.4 workshops will be fully converted to Capture NX (lecture and materials) by the following workshop dates:

New York - October 6
Philadelphia - Otober 13
Washington DC - October 20
Chicago - November 3

Class sizes are limited - be sure to sign up early and reserve your space!

Posted by covey22 at 8:44 PM

Nikonians News Flash postponed

We have had to postpone this weeks Newsflash podcast and plan to be back on schedule coming week. Until then!

Posted by bgs at 7:54 PM

July 28, 2006

Capture NX hits the Streets

Nikon's newest RAW converter Capture NX is now showing up in-stock at larger retailers like B&H Photo.

Posted by covey22 at 10:39 PM

Extensis Portfolio Suite Updated for Intel Mac

Extensis is now offering free Universal Application updates of it's popular Portfolio Suite workflow programs, suitable for use on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

Posted by covey22 at 8:38 PM

New Nikon DSLR: Images Leaked, But What's Under The Hood?

While images of the new Nikon DSLR have hit the street, the buzz is still going strong around what's under the hood. Be sure to keep current on the latest talk in our forums.

Posted by covey22 at 1:39 AM

July 27, 2006

Letsgodigital Article on Nikon DSLR Night Vision Adapter

LetsGoDigital has details on the AstroScope 9350NIKS-3PRO, a adapter that sits in-between your Nikon Digital SLR and any of your lenses; automatically making them night-vision capable. Very neat!

Posted by covey22 at 8:53 PM

July 26, 2006

D200 provides touch of class for old glass

Nikonians entering the digital single lens reflex arena with the D200 have heard great promises regarding their collection of older lenses.
Nikonian Darrell Young shows how to do take advantage of those promises with his article Nikon D200 and Non-CPU lenses, now available through our Resources at Nikonians®.

Darrell walks you step-by-step through the proper settings for both the camera and your older manual lenses, and explains the logic behind each setting. He also provides views of your D200 displays as well as some key mechanical differences between specific lens types.

This article complements his previous guide: Nikon D2X - Using non-CPU lenses and acknowledges the obvious fact that "your old favorite lenses can't electronically communicate with the new bodies."

Both articles urge you to "dust off" your older lenses, pick your favorites, and then do some homework to make sure you can take advantage of their specific qualities with your new digital SLR.

Darrell not only shows you how to do it, but also explains the reasons behind his advice.

Posted by flashdeadline at 6:46 PM

July 24, 2006

Roberts Photo Newsletter

Members who are considering purchasing more gear should check out Roberts latest newsletter - there is a one-day sale 29-July on Nikkor lenses (excluding the 18-200 VR and 105 VR) at "factory invoice prices," as well as Nikon demos from 1:00-3:00 PM and sensor cleaning services at USD20 a camera (limit one per customer).

Posted by covey22 at 10:01 PM

World's Largest Photo Ever Is Unveiled

In an earlier report, we had told you about The Legacy Project, which intended to use a former airplane hanger at El Toro California, to create the largest camera obscura in the world. The project succeeded and you can see the results; a photo negative measuring 28 feet high by 108 feet wide (8.5m x 33m) showing a panorama of the former military base. The size of the negative as well as the camera is expected to be confirmed as a world record by Guinness. The specifications are impressive - among other things, the "pinhole" was less than a quarter-inch in diameter (6mm) and processing the neg took about 600 gallons (2271 liters) of developer.

Posted by covey22 at 9:43 PM

July 22, 2006

Nikonians News Flash #12

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This weeks news from the Nikonians community with Jessica Odell, talking about how to win a Markins Q3 Ball head, the latest from Adobe and more.


Download Nikonians News Flash #12 (NPC-NF-2006-07-22.mp3; 11:00; 10.2MB; MP3 format)

From The News Room:
Reward! We’re offering up a new Markins Q3 Ballhead raffled monthly. All you have to do to enter the contest is fill out a 14-question membership survey.
www.nikonians.org/survey/membersurvey.php

Adobe is now offering the Beta version of its Lightroom software for Windows users. It’s a free dowload!

SanDisk has announced its new CF cards. The Extreme IV series goes up to 8GB with a 40MB/sec read/write speed. Hurrah!

Resources:
Don’t miss the resource guides in the community. Loads of fantastic information on some of the basics of cameras and photography.
www.nikonians.org/html/resources/guides

Contest Info!
Congratulations go out to the 3 winners of Segment 3 of the Photographer of the Year, 2006 contest.
Andrew Cooper takes first in the Abstract Category with “Psychedelic Snail”.
Russ Barker wins Landscape with the hard-to-pronounce but fab to view “Jokulsarlon”
Greg Nevitt wins the Sport Category with “Making the Run”.

Segment 4 is open until August 31, so enter now! Categories are Weddings, Panoramas, and Studio/Commercial.

www.nikonians-images.com/galleries/showgallery.php?cat=5899

Summer!
Protect your precious Nikon gear on vacation with our NikSecure insurance!
www.NikSecure.com

Feedback Wanted!
Let us know if you prefer AAC format for podcasts or want us to continue to use MP3. Check out the poll in the Podcast Feedback forum.

And, as always, email me at newsflash at nikonians.org

Posted by bgs at 1:53 PM

July 21, 2006

Read these articles and head for the hills

Outdoor photography enthusiasts will have a double shot of motivation and education once they read the two newest articles available through our Resources at Nikonians®.

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←Russ Barker's article "Improving your Foregrounds" quickly points to the most valuable basics of landscape photography.
He shows the advantages of strong foregrounds, creative use of leading lines and choosing the best spots with composition in mind.
He also shows how he approaches all subjects with an eye for the extra elements that will transform a good shot to a "Wow" keeper.
Clicking the example photos provided by our UK-based author will fill your screen with breathtaking examples.

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←Our Nikonian in the USA, Ernesto Santos, provides a double dose of information in his "Nikon D200 Field Report."
He combines excellent landscape photos to illustrate his contention that the D200 is a serious tool for nature photography.
As a bonus, he also manages to guide his readers to the most scenic spots in Wyoming's National Parks. His narrative and photos of the two week adventure will make you feel you are at his side as he explains the best ways to capture stunning images along the way.

Posted by flashdeadline at 12:16 PM

July 20, 2006

Are You Ready? New Nikon DSLR in 20 Days

A pleasant mid-summer surprise for Nikonians: Nikon Japan has started a marketing teaser for a new 10.2MP DSLR, with a countdown timer of 20 days. English readers can see an equivalent ad at Nikon Europe. Intel on the newest addition is scarce; so get the latest buzz on the camera at our forums.

Posted by covey22 at 3:04 PM

The Image Doctors #19

Take me (and my Nikon) out to the ballgame!
Jason and Rick are live on location at Security Service Field, home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball team. Rick and Jason check in several times during the game and give their thoughts on what it's like to be down at field level on a hot summer afternoon shooting baseball. Afterwards, our hosts return to the air-conditioned comforts of their Mountain Lair and give a review on Adobe Camera Raw, the last RAW converter they tested.

Download The Image Doctors #19 (NPC-ID-2006-07-20.mp3; 49:45; 22.9 MB; MP3 format)


Show Notes
(00:15) Live shoot from a professional baseball game
(18:16) Adobe Camera Raw review
Nikonians wishes to thank the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for permitting them field access for this podcast.

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Photos from the Game
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies) vs. Fresno Grizzlies (Giants)
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Posted by drjay32 at 6:22 AM

SanDisk Ups The Ante with Extreme IV CF Card Line

On the heels of Lexar's 8GB 133x announcement, SanDisk ups the ante with the release of an entirely new line of Extreme IV CompactFlash cards. The line tops out at 8GB with 40 MB/sec read/write speed. A new FireWire card reader that matches the media's performance was also announced.

Posted by covey22 at 12:13 AM

July 19, 2006

Adobe Releases Lightroom Beta for Windows

The wait is over for our Windows based Nikonians wanting to try out the new Adobe Lightroom digital imaging software. Adobe Systems announced today the Windows version is now available for free download. Nikonian George Mann's Adobe Digital Photography Workflow series has been providing step-by-step instructions on the Mac version.

Within minutes of the announcement, Nikonians in our Digital Postprocessing & Workflow forum began downloading and sharing thoughts on the Windows version.

The Adobe ® Lightroom Beta software 1.0 for Windows is available at the Adobe Labs download link.

The full text of Adobe's Press Release follows:

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 2006--Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the public beta of Adobe(R) Lightroom(TM) software for the Windows platform, a digital imaging workflow solution for professional photographers. Now available for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms, Adobe Lightroom beta is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of digital images. Windows-based photographers now have the opportunity to assist with the development of Lightroom by testing this new beta download and submitting feedback to the Adobe Labs forums at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom.


"A significant number of professional photographers operate on the Windows platform, and Adobe Lightroom beta is designed to support their workflow needs," said Kevin Connor, senior director of product management for Digital Imaging at Adobe. "We have over 3,000 beta testers actively participating in our Lightroom beta for Macintosh forums and we're looking forward to extending this invaluable dialogue to the Windows community. Cross-platform support gives us the unique opportunity to incorporate feedback from the entire photographic community, ensuring that everyone can participate in the beta process."

Cross-Platform Support for Growing Lightroom Community

The Windows and Macintosh versions of Lightroom currently contain somewhat different feature sets, but the core of Lightroom remains consistent across platforms, focused on efficiency and quality from capture through output. As the beta for each platform evolves, the features will converge and the final released versions will be the same.

Lightroom beta cross-platform support allows photographers to effortlessly work on projects from any Windows or Macintosh computer on-location, in the studio or in the office. When combined with the editing power in Adobe Photoshop(R) software, Lightroom provides one clear path for taking images all the way from processing to final presentation. This allows photographers to spend less time at the computer, and more time behind the lens.

"As a professional photographer, I have to submit photos to clients digitally, usually on a very tight deadline. I need the ability to quickly share a collection on a specific subject so that editors can promptly review my work," said photographer Ann Purcell. "Lightroom beta for Windows is going to be an indispensable solution in this fast-paced world of digital photography."

Radical New User Interface
Lightroom has a modular user interface designed to spotlight what photographers care about most: the image. Photographers can rapidly scroll through hundreds of images and use Quick One-to-One Zoom to instantly magnify the finer points within the image. The Lightroom beta addresses the varied needs of photographers, including the ability to view detailed before and after comparisons of non-destructive edits and dynamically preview print output of multiple images with flexible layouts.

High-Quality Raw Processing
Leveraging the latest Adobe Camera Raw technology, Lightroom supports over 120 native raw file formats, in addition to JPEG and TIFF, and incorporates raw conversion into a single workflow experience. Adobe continues to advance raw processing technology, as evidenced by the new split-toning controls that creates richer black and white images. This extends photographers' creative control, providing new parameters for making adjustments and more freedom to deliver their photographic vision. The latest camera models supported by this beta now include Cannon EODS 30D, Epson R-D1s, Leaf Aptus 65 and Aptus 75, Olympus EVOLT E-330 and SP-320, Pentax *ist DL2 and Samsung GX-1S.

Pricing and Availability
Lightroom beta 1.0 for Windows is available for free download from the Adobe Labs Web site at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom. Recommended system requirements are Windows XP SP2, Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor, 768MB RAM and a 1024x768 resolution screen. The final shipping version for both Windows and Macintosh will be released in late 2006. Further details around pricing, system requirements and availability have yet to be determined.

Posted by flashdeadline at 9:46 AM

July 18, 2006

8GB Speed Boost: Lexar Jumps to 133x

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Large Capacity and High-Speed Data Transfer Rate Benefits Professionals and Advanced Amateurs Shooting in RAW Format

Fremont, Ca., July 18, 2006 Lexar Media, Inc., a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today announced that it has increased the performance of its popular Professional 8GB CompactFlash memory card to 133X. This performance improves the digital imaging workflow for both professional and advanced amateur photographers working with and managing large files. Lexar's new card is capable of a minimum sustained data write speed of 20MB per second and is currently available in CompactFlash Type I flash memory card format, the most popular format for today's digital SLR cameras.

"Lexar has encouraged photographers to 'keep shooting' while consistently introducing products that improve digital imaging workflow once images are stored on their flash memory cards," said John Omvik, director of professional product marketing, Lexar. "Those who shoot in RAW format require a vast amount of storage capacity, but also need reliable high-speed performance at all steps in the digital imaging process. Our new 133X 8GB cards directly address and satisfy both needs and, as a result, are ideal for photographers shooting in all situations," he added.

Well-known professional photographer Howard Schatz has incorporated Lexar's high-capacity CompactFlash cards into his digital imaging workflow, which often begins when he shoots with his Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II in an underwater housing. Howard chose Lexar cards because of their reliability and vast storage capacity, which can hold a large number of images on each card. As a result, the cards are ideal for this and other shooting situations where the photographer has less time to change cards or where changing cards is inconvenient.

"Shooting below the water's surface requires the most reliable, high-capacity flash card that can store an enormous number of images," said professional photographer Howard Schatz. "I'm underwater and it's inconvenient to have to stop shooting to open the housing and change memory cards. The high-capacity card means that I have to stop less frequently. The reliability of Lexar's cards is key in my work and the high-speed performance allows me to work relatively uninterrupted," he added.

Like all Lexar Professional flash memory cards, the new 8GB CompactFlash includes the full version of Lexar Image Rescue 2.0, the company's award-winning image recovery software, and Paint Shop Pro 9, the image editing and management software program from Corel.

Lexar's new 133X 8GB CompactFlash will be available in August for the suggested price of $424.99.

Additional information regarding Lexar's new 133X 8GB CompactFlash cards can be found on www.lexar.com. Information on Howard Schatz and the many ways he uses Lexar's Professional flash memory cards during his photo shoots can be found on the company's digital photography website, located at www.lexar.com/dp. Lexar's digital photography website includes valuable information and tutorials to help photographers fully utilize the unique features Lexar products offer and achieve a more rewarding experience shooting and working with digital images. Additionally, this popular site provides detailed information about new photography techniques, products and services, as well as interesting feature stories, a pro blog and background information about the many professionals who count on Lexar’s flash memory cards and accessories to help them succeed.

About Lexar Media, Inc.
Lexar, a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash memory products including memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller technology for the digital photography, consumer electronics, industrial and communications markets. Lexar also sells memory cards under the Kodak brand.

About Micron Technology, Inc.
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAM, Flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit its Web site at www.micron.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements related to the benefits and availability of, and consumer demand for, Lexar's products, and the growth opportunities available to Lexar. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. These risks include, among others, uncertainties related to competitive pressures; and that the growth and success of our business depends on our ability to achieve and maintain technology leadership, and to develop, sell and market products that are commercially accepted. Readers should also refer to the risk factors described in our filings with the SEC, including our most recently filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. We assume no obligation to update the information in this release.

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Lexar, Image Rescue and the Lexar logo are trademarks of Lexar Media, Inc. Micron is a trademark of Micron Technology, Inc. Corel and Paint Shop are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Media contacts:

Scott Signore
Matter Communications (on behalf of Lexar)
(978) 499-9250 x221
scott@matternow.com

Posted by covey22 at 3:39 PM

July 17, 2006

SanDisk's Large Capacity SD Card

SanDisk has launched a new Secure Digital card with 4 Gigabytes capacity, with the potential to store up to 2,000 photos, 1,000 audio files or eight hours of MPEG-4 video. The card is the first in the new SDHC (High Capacity) standard that was formalized earlier this year. While not currently usable with any popular Nikon digital still camera, we're likely to see newer devices coming out with SDHC compatibility in the near future.

Posted by covey22 at 7:04 PM

July 15, 2006

Nikonians News Flash #11

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The July 15, 2006 episode is chock-full of announcements from the community!

Download Nikonians News Flash #11 (NPC-NF-2006-07-15.mp3; 09:06; 8.4MB; MP3 format).

From the ProShop: NikSecure insurance is available!

Gary Fong Lightsphere and the Katz Eye optics products are going like hotcakes. We are shipping on a first come, first serve scheme and are getting new deliveries from the suppliers on a weekly schedule, so don't fear. We want to hear from you! Tell us here what you'd like to see in the ProShop.

And finally -- free shipping for Platinum Members-- Upgrade your membership today!

50,000 Members Strong!
On July 9, the Nikonians Community hit 50,000 members! Check out how this community got started (and see pics of our founders). Don't forget to find out all about our team, as well. And finally, if you're interested in joining us, please see what jobs are available in the community.

Workshops:
There are some seats left for our North American Photoshop, Nikon Capture and Nikon D70 workshops taking place now in Canada and Seattle this month.

The Vancouver workshops run from July 20 to July 23, and the Seattle sessions will be held July 27-30. Complete details on the workshops are available here. Reservation details, which include attending your option of attending any full-day session or all four, are available at our PhotoProShop.

Amongst Nikonians Forum

Photographers Wanted:
Gil is in Manila and offers his services, as well as stock photos!

Contact Us!Don't forget that you can always send me feedback to newsflash(at)nikonians(dot)org. In addition, you can post feedback in the forums.

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Posted by drjay32 at 7:24 PM

July 14, 2006

Nikonians survey offers reward

A few minutes of your time could easily earn you the hottest new Markins ball head on the market.
By filling out a simple 14 question membership survey you will greatly assist the Nikonians goal of tailoring products and services to the majority of our more than 50,000 members.

All information gathered is processed strictly for confidential review within the Nikonians community and the names of participating members will be handled as anonymous.
The data, with no names attached, is also valuable in serving our sponsors who are helping us to sustain the growth of the Nikonians community.
Nikonians participating in the survey will be entered in a random monthly drawing for a Markins Q3 Emille ball head and their choice of the correct Markins camera plate.
The survey is available here.

Posted by flashdeadline at 10:09 PM

July 10, 2006

What ProShop Products Do You Want To See?

Nikonians wants to know what products you want to see in our ProShop! Post your feedback here; and to serve you better, please include which country we would be shipping to.

Posted by covey22 at 8:20 PM

Nikon Capture NX Tips and Tricks

FinderScreenSnapz001.jpgIf you have recently downloaded the new Nikon Capture NX, you might want to check out our Capture NX FAQ/Tips and Tricks discussion. We'll be adding new topics frequently. We'd also love to hear your suggestions for Capture NX Tips and Tricks topics.

Posted by drjay32 at 6:09 PM

July 9, 2006

Nikonians News Flash #10

News-Flash.pngJoin Jessica for her weekly jaunt through the Nikonians community! This week she reminds all you avid listeners to check out the latest Nikonians "Behind the Lens" interview! Jason Odell, of The Image Doctors fame, chats with Rich Clarkson about professional sports photography. Also, check out the latest from Jason in the Sports forums!
Click here to download Nikonians News Flash #10 (NPC-NF-2006-07-08.mp3; 10:19, 9.5MB; mp3 format)

Nikonian DigitalDarrell has blessed us with his knowledge. His latest guide to the Commander Mode Speedlight controller is a must-read for all Nikon D200 owners!
The news from Nikon software is that there is a trial version of Nikon Capture Control Pro (and Capture NX) now out for Macs and Windows! Check out the trials here!

A warning from Nikon Europe about D2Xs RAW files...Picture Project only!

And finally, there's treks happening in the MidAtlantic, and reports from the latest Nikonians trek in Northern California in the Travel & Getting Together Forums.

Tons of fireworks in "A Picture I Took", and digital users being converted to film bodies!<

Finally, Jessica is offering you a chance to be heard on a future edition of Nikonians NewsFlash! Just email a short mp3 file with your question, announcement, or comment to newsflash(at)nikonians(dot)org.

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Posted by drjay32 at 3:37 PM

July 7, 2006

The Wait is Over: Capture NX Trial Now Available

Capture NX Trial Version is now available from Nikon in Windows (172MB w/ .NET and 13.4MB w/o .NET) and Macintosh (61.9MB). As previously stated, this is not a Universal Binary and the manufacturer does not guarantee compatibility with Intel Core. For upgrade information, click here.
UPDATE 1: Find the user's manual here.

Posted by covey22 at 3:01 PM

Two new articles available in the Nikonians Resources

If you want to come home from your youngster's sports event with a set of photos that look the the work of a professional, check Nikonian Steve Johnson's comprehensive article in our Resources. The Nikonians Resources has also recently added an easy guide to understanding depth of field and aperture and shutter relationships by Nikonian Darrell Young.

Posted by flashdeadline at 5:35 AM

July 6, 2006

Nikon Capture NX Trial: Is July 7th the Magic Day?

A translated copy of the Capture NX page on Nikon Japan's website seems to indicate the trial version will be available on 7-July with a sales date of 28-July. (translation courtesy of Babelfish - results not guaranteed).

Posted by covey22 at 5:20 PM

The Image Doctors #18

Join Rick and Jason as they discuss how to purchase used equipment, answer listener questions, and review the Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs. Today's podcast is made possible by Bibble Labs, maker of the excellent RAW converter, Bibble 4.8.
Download the Image Doctors episode #18 (NPC-ID-2006-07-06; 38:12, 17.5MB, mp3 format)

Show Table of Contents
(0:37) Listener Mail
(6:13) Buying guide to used camera gear
(13:24) Sports Photography

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Posted by drjay32 at 5:01 PM

Nikon Digital SLR Sales Up By 35 Percent

Nikon is reporting sales of digital SLR cameras are up by 35 percent, putting the company on track to exceed current-year sales projections. Chairman Makoto Kimura indicated that the Thailand factory that builds the popular D200, D70S and D50 models is at full steam; "Conditions for all three models are very tight worldwide. We can sell as many as we can produce."

Posted by covey22 at 1:37 AM

July 5, 2006

Capture 4.4 Install Workaround for Intel Macs

Nikon has released a work-around that describes how to install Capture 4.4 on Intel-based Macintoshes.

Posted by covey22 at 5:57 PM

Nikon Capture Control Pro Trial for Windows and Macintosh

Nikonians Member Mallaig informed us that Nikon Europe has posted the Trial Version of Nikon Capture Control Pro for Windows and Macintosh. The Macintosh version supports only PowerPC; Intel Core support is not guaranteed. This product replaces the Camera Control portion found in Capture 4.x. Download the Windows trial here. (23.3MB) For the Macintosh version, click here. (19.5MB)
UPDATE 1: Nikon USA now posts their copies of the Windows and Mac versions.

Posted by covey22 at 2:51 PM

July 3, 2006

Capture NX Launch Impacts D2Xs RAW File

Nikon Europe just posted a technical note indicating the newly launched D2Xs RAW file can only be edited by PictureProject at this time. No other current Nikon software is compatible. It appears a point update of current Capture 4.x will not be released to accomodate the new camera. Capture NX will read the new file format, but there is currently no indication of a hard launch date. Nikon Europe indicates a trial version of NX will be made available as soon as possible.

Posted by covey22 at 11:14 PM

Nikonians Podcast #6: Rich Clarkson

Go behind the lens with Rich Clarkson, sports photographer. Mr. Clarkson has made some of the most memorable and recognizable images to have ever appeared as covers on "Sports Illustrated". He was also the photography director for National Geographic Magazine. Mr. Clarkson's photo agency is responsible for photographing the NCAA Final Four tournament games, the Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Mr. Clarkson sat down with Nikonians' Jason Odell at the Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs, Colorado and discussed his more than 50 year career as a sports photographer.

Click here to download Nikonians Podcast #6 (NPC-2006-07-03.mp3; 23.:04, 10.6MB, MP3 format).

To see a gallery of Rich Clarkson's work, click here.

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Posted by drjay32 at 8:24 PM

Apple Pro: Focus on Graham Watson

Apple's latest pro profile focuses on veteran cycling photographer Graham Watson who uses both Nikon Digital SLRs and Aperture to create and process his work.

Posted by covey22 at 4:36 PM

Nikon D200 puts you in command

It was once known as the art of using "slave strobes." Now, it's more like a smart team.
Nikonian Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) takes the mystery out of Nikon's Creative Lighting System with a step by step guide to the built-in Commander Mode Speedlight controller of the Nikon D200 -- now available in our Resources Library.

This article will have readers quickly grasping not only the principles of this integrated lighting system, but also show how to put it to practical use by combining the built in- pop-up Speedlight with two external Speedlights designed to take sophisticated commands from the D200.

Posted by flashdeadline at 4:36 AM

July 1, 2006

Nikonians News Flash #9

News-Flash.pngJessica is enjoying her time at the Island Getaway but still keeps us on track with the latest developments. This week's tour through the Nikonians community takes us to the Volunteer Call for Photokina, the newst segment winners in the POTY contest, late-breaking offers following the Pixmantec buyout and job opportunities with the Team. Download Nikonians Newsflash #9 (NPC-NF-2006-07-01.mp3, 8.42 MB, 9:09 min)

Show Notes:
New compatibility issues with Capture NX, and other Nikon software, have been announced for Intel-based Macs. To read more, please follow the link!

Volunteers are still needed for the Photokina event in Cologne this Fall: 29-Sept through 1-October. Check the forums for more information, and to volunteer!

http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID4/15136.html

Segment #3 of the Photographers of the Year 2006 has begun! Enter the contest here:

http://www.nikonians-images.com/galleries/index.php?cat=1&password=

For those of you currently using RawShooter Premium, Bibble Labs is offering $30 off an upgrade to Bibble Pro 4.8

http://www.bibblelabs.com/upgrade/

Don't forget to check out the following pages on the community:

Jobs available with Nikonians: http://www.nikonians.org/jobs
New resource articles: http://www.nikonians.org/resources
Nikon-Specific articles: http://www.nikonians.org/nikon

And our newly updated membership page!!
http://www.nikonians.org/membership

Lastly, please email Jessica at newsflash@nikonians.org with your feedback.

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