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February 28, 2010

Nikonians News Flash Extra #5

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Today on News Flash Extra, Ray speaks with Kiwi Nikonian Wayne Lorimer

Download Nikonians News Flash Extra #5 (NPC-NF-2010-02-28.mp3;
17:37; 16.1MB; MP3 format)

W-Lorimer_150.jpg <-- Wayne Lorimer

Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

Email any questions About Nikonians local chapters

Thank you for joining me.

Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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February 25, 2010

Phase One updates Capture One 5

logo_phaseone.jpgPhase One has released an update on its Capture One 5 (Pro and Basic version).

It supports additional cameras (amongst others the Nikon D3s) and has some new functionalities. Those are shown intuitively on the Phase One homepage.

The update is free for all owners of Capture One 5.x.

 

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First update for Aperture 3 available

Logo_Apple-kl.gifApple has released an update for its new Aperture 3 software. according to Apple: it "improves overall stability and addresses a number of issues", especially with importing images from older versions of Aperture, iPhone and cameras.

The new Face Recognition functionality was also improved.

A complete list of the eliminated issues and a link for the free update are available at the Apple webpage

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February 23, 2010

Think Tank Photo unveils two new products at PMA

Think-Tank-Photo_110.jpgNikonians Media Communications representative Hendric Schneider has been visiting with some of our Nikonians corporate partners at PMA 2010 in Los Angeles and he tells us Think Tank Photo's president and lead designer Douch Murdoch has been highlighting two new additions to the Think Tank Photo products line.

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The Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager is their first rolling equipment case for lighting and photographic gear. The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location. It will be availabe March at a list price of $599 USD.

The Logistics Manager Press Release tell us:
The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location.

Its roomy internal dimensions of 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25-10”D (35 x 70 x 21-25.5 cm) allow it to hold multiple combinations of cameras and lenses, lighting gear such as strobes and reflectors, and accessories of all kinds. As there are many instances when photographers shooting on location must leave behind some or all of their gear, Logistics Manager offers a three-tier security system:

• A TSA combination lock to secure the main zipper.
• A rear security cable and combination lock allow the roller to be locked to immovable objects.
• A Security ID Plate with online plate registration allows lost gear to be identified and returned to the owner.
Its additional key features include:
• Extendable handle for easy transport and maneuverability and replaceable wheels within protective housings for greater longevity.
•.Attachment points on both sides for tripods or light stands
• A stretchable lower pocket in front that expands for cords, reflectors, and other grip items.
• Upper front pocket with built-in organizer and key loop.
• An organizer side pocket for secondary storage.
• Clear interior pockets for accessories.
• "No Rhetoric" lifetime warranty

“The Logistics Manager provides the answer to a question often asked by working photographers, which is, how can I transport all of my gear into the field, have quick access to it, and secure it from loss or theft,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo president and lead designer. “We took the design and engineering principles we pioneered in our line-up of award-winning rolling camera bags and applied them to this very roomy pro photographer logistics solution.”

Specifications:
Internal Dimensions: 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25-10”D (35 x 70 x 21-25.5 cm)
External Dimensions: 15.75”W x 30”H x 11.5”D (40 x 76x 29 cm)
Weight: 16 - 24.5 lbs (7.3 – 11.1 kg) depending on accessories used
List Price: $599.00

Also unveiled at the PMA (press release):
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Think Tank Photo’s New Retrospective Soft-sided Camera and Lens Shoulder Bags

SANTA ROSA, CALIF – Created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, Think Tank Photo has created five soft-sided shoulder bags in its new Retrospective™ series. Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, the three shoulder bags’ and two lens changer bags’ retro look mixes "Old-School" with "New-School" that is a throwback to the days when bags where visually simple but highly functional.
The Retrospective series is made up of two styles: three Retrospective Soft-sided Camera Shoulder Bags and two Retrospective Soft-sided Lens Changer Shoulder Bags. Their soft and supple fabrics conform to the body and feature two color options: Pinestone Cotton Canvas and Black Poly Spun Canvas. And, as with all Think Tank Photo gear, they are filled with innovations for today’s professional photographer.
There are three models of Retrospective camera shoulder bags—the Retrospective 10, Retrospective 20, Retrospective 30. Their features include:
• Carries a pro size DSLR with zoom lens attached
• Accommodates up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens (hood reversed)
• Front pockets hold pro size camera bodies (without lenses attached)
• Organizer pocket built into main compartment for pens, note pad, batteries, etc.
• Seam sealed rain cover included for protection against the elements
• Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
• Hook and Loop “Sound Silencers” on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
• Side pockets and side webbing loops carrying for additional accessories
• Clear business card holder and removable carrying handle
There are two models Retrospective lens changer shoulder bags—the Retrospective Lens Changer 2 and the Retrospective Lens Changer 3. Their features include:
• Lenses carried in separated compartments for rapid access while changing
• Carries two or three lenses plus small accessories
• Accommodates up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens (hood reversed)
• Organizer built into rear pocket for pens, note pad, batteries, etc.
• Seam sealed rain cover included for protection against the elements
• Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
• Hook and Loop “Sound Silencers” on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
• Clear business card holder under front flap
• Convenient carrying handle

“As camera bag designers and frontline photojournalists, we honor the role of reportage and its influence on photojournalism,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s president and lead designer. “We understand that photography is more than an assignment or a paycheck, but a way of life and an art form. To quote Cartier-Bresson: ‘To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.’”

Specifications:

Retrospective 10
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID: 12” W x 9.5”H x 6.0”D (30.5 x 24 x 15.2 cm)
•OD: 13” W x 10.5” H x 7” D (33 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
•WEIGHT: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
PRICE: $149.00 (US)

Retrospective 20
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID: 12” W x 11.75” H x 6.5” D (30.5 x 29.8 x 15.2 cm)
•OD: 13” W x 12.5” H x 7” D (33 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm)
•WEIGHT: 3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
PRICE: $159.00 (US)

Retrospective 30
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID: 15” W x 9.5” H x 6.0” D (40.6 x 24 x 15.2cm)
•OD: 16” W x 10.5” H x 7” D (43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
•WEIGHT: 3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
PRICE: $179.00 (US)

Retrospective Lens Changer 2
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID (each lens section): 4.75” Diameter x 10” H (11.5 x 25.5 cm)
•OD: 10.25”W x 11.25” H x 5”D (26 x 28.5 x 12.5 cm)
•WEIGHT: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
PRICE: $99.00 (US)

Retrospective Lens Changer 3
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID (each lens section): 4.75” Diameter x 10” H (11.5 x 25.5 cm)
•OD: 15” W x 11.75” H x 5” D (38 x 30 x 12.5 cm)
•WEIGHT: 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
PRICE: $119.00 (US)

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February 22, 2010

Good Locations iPhone app now with offline mode

Our iPhone app Good Locations version 1.1 has been released now supporting offline mode: Capture locations independently of network coverage and send them later.

Also new in V1.1 is the link "My locations" at the top of the settings page (which you find by tapping the "i" icon bottom right corner of the main screen). The "My locations" page shows all of your previously sent locations.

Tap on an entry to see its location on a map. Tap on the checkbox at the left side of the entry to enable/disable the entry. This information will be used for the upcoming map of the locations. You can disable your test entries here by unchecking the checkbox.

To the right of the entry you will see up to three different icons indicating where the entry has been published: Nikonians, twittter and facebook. Older entries, prior to V1.1 do not show these icons.

At the bottom of the screen you will see two links: "next" and "prev" letting you navigate through your locations.

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Happy Birthday Lensbaby!

Monday marks the 6th Birthday of the popular Lensbaby line of lens products.
To celebrate, our friends at Lensbaby are throwing a big social media birthday bash.
Check out the Lensbaby Turns 6 - Birthday Giveaway announcement to join in on the fun.

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February 21, 2010

Nikonians News Flash # 147

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This week Ray passes along the latest photographic news relating to Nikon and Nikonians:
-D3S Firmware update
-Nikon Press Conference Feb 23rd?
-Nikon's Feb "Learn and Explore" centers on strobes
-Bibble Labs reintroduces 5.0.2
-Happy Birthday Photoshop-20
-Nikonians Photo of the Year winners for 2009 announced
-Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest
-Winston's Academy workshops
-Six local Nikonians chapters


Download Nikonians News Flash #147 (NPC-NF-2010-02-21.mp3;
4:33; 4.17MB; MP3 format)

-Show Notes
D3S Firmware update

Nikon Press conference on the last day of PMA?

Nikon's Learn and Explore

Bibble 5.0.2 reintroduced

Photoshop reaches twenty years-San Jose Celebration Video

Photoshop reaches twenty years-Adobe Celebration Video Original Team

Nikonians 2009 Image of the Year winners announced

Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest

Nikonians Academy

Nikonians Chapters now in Atlanta, Northern California, Houston, Minneapolis, London and New Zealand
Questions about local chapters e mail

Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

Thank you for joining me.

Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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February 18, 2010

Ten days left to win this lens

tamron-18-270-thmb_100.jpgNikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum members have ten days left to claim this lens, which is our February prize in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest.
The contest consists of images which serve to share, learn and inspire us all and it has been designed to give our active members a "head-start."

Each Month's theme category is an easy challenge, but this contest has a new "twist."
It also includes some stepping stones (called tasks) which provide eligibility priorities to our members who are also taking advantage of their discussion forum and gallery benefits.
These extra steps are narrowing the eligible entries, which means you have an even greater statistical chance to win our first month's prize:

EISA-Tamron-100.jpgTamron’s AF18-270mm/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens
This is the lens that won the coveted European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) Photo Award – European Travel Lens of the Year 2008-2009 award, announced in August last year.

The Awards Jury summary of this 15x-zoom lens in the APC-S (Nikon DX format) lens described it as an ideal compact and lightweight travel lens:

tamron-18-270_250.jpg "Tamron has not only produced a DSLR lens with the most extensive zoom range available, but also an impressive optical performance. Tamron’s built-in optical image stabilizer, Vibration Compensation (VC), is able to reduce the impact of camera shake so the photographer can hand hold the lens at shutter speeds of up to 4 stops beyond normal safe levels. This is especially useful in low light conditions. With its compact design, light weight, high optical performance and extremely wide focal range the Tamron AF18-270mm VC lens is a perfect travel companion.”

DX-format lenses are not intended for use in full-frame format cameras, but for the full-frame reference minded photographer, this DX lens gives you a 28-419mm equivalent angle of view when converted to full frame.

On to the Contest:
In order to make sure that all the winners in the monthly segments and eventual grand prize selection are totally committed to the Nikonians community goals of "sharing, learning and inspiring" these stepping stones are set up to look for contest entrants who are actively participating in our forums and the photo galleries. Most of our members have probably already accomplished these tasks with no thoughts of entering the 10th Anniversary Photo Contest by their active participation in any of our forums.

So, for each month of the contest, you will become eligible to enter your image for the monthly segment as well as the grand prize by just having started a discussion thread, replied to any discussion thread, and posted any image (not your contest entry image) from your Nikonians Gallery into the Forum. The Tamron lens prize goes to our winner from the February contestants, who will then be elgible for the Grand Prize.

The Grand Prize will be an exclusive "One-on-One" workshop with an International award winning photographer. You alone will have the full dedicated attention of a workshop with Pascal Baetens in Brussels, including air ticket and hotel!

Check our Contest Rules and stake your claim on that February prize of the Tamron lens today!

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ID #111: The Image Doctors

Nikon has announced two new wide-angle Nikkors.  Jason and Rick interview Nikon Legend Bob Krist, who shot the marketing campaign for these lenses for Nikon.  We'll also give our hands-on preview of the new TC-20E III teleconverter.  Lastly, check out our Video Prescription!

Download The Image Doctors #111 (NPC-ID-2010-02-18.m4a; 1:00:10; 17.3 MB; MP4 format)

  Show Notes: February 18, 2010
0:49 Two new Nikkor lenses: 16-35mm f/4 VR and 24mm f/1.4
6:32

Interview with Bob Krist

47:35

TC-20E III: Initial Impressions

 

Photo Prescription: Jason demonstrates a polarizer in this exclusive video:

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February 14, 2010

2009 Nikonians Image of Year Winners announced

Storm-Win_88.jpgCongratulations to Silver Nikonian Ryan Pendleton (Pichead) of Missouri, USA for taking top honors as the overall winner of The Best of Nikonians - 2009 Image Contest.

Storm-175.jpgHe first displayed his image "St. Louis Storm" in our November segment.
Ryan used his Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED lens for an extended 25 second exposure at f/2.8.
That's Ryan standing in the foreground. He had his D700 tripod mounted and triggered it with his remote.
In his photo notes he calmly states "Did not get struck."
As the winner, he will receive a Think Tank Photo - Airport Security™ V 2.0 backpack, and an extension of his membership at the Gold level for three years.


Honorable Mention went to (by sheer coincidence) to our first and last segment finalists during the 2009 contest.


Snowflake_300.jpgOctavian Radu Topai (Tavi) of Timisoara, Romania, was our first finalist in the Best of Nikonians – 2009 Images Contest.
His segment focused on the theme "Hot and Cold" and he won with "Story of a Snowflake."

He used his Nikon D200 with a Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124AF Pro DX lens zoomed to about 19 mm, aperture f/9, exposure time 1/30 sec at ISO 100.
Octavian will receive Think Tank Photo's StreetWalker® backpack as his prize, along with an extension on his membership at Gold level for one year.


Play-Time_300.jpg Silver member Jody L. Dutro (Jodys98Torch ) earned Honorable Mention with her image titled “Play Time.” It shows a novice monk having a little fun at the Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mingun, Burma. Jody submitted this photo as her entry in the December segment of the contest. She used a Nikon D300 with her AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED lens at 65mm f/14, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, handheld, no filters.
She tells us:
We had a small group of novice monks we 'borrowed' from the monastery for our photo shoot at this temple. When our guide asked them to climb around and leap from point to point, this young monk was the one I concentrated on shooting because of his graceful and fluid motion. I liked the way he had that slight smile the whole time, like he was enjoying himself, and was probably amused at us goofy photographers clicking away.
As her prize, Jody receives a Datacolor - Spyder3Pro Hardware/Software package and her membership will be upgraded to Gold and extended for one year.

The 2010 Contest has begun!
The Best of Nikonians 2010 Image Contest started in February, with the first theme centered on HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos. HDR is a unique aspect of the digital darkroom age, allowing you to combine the best exposure elements from multiple exposures into one perfect end-product.

For more information on HDR photography discussed by Nikonians, check our Photomatix & Other HDR software forum.

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Nikonians News Flash Extra # 4

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-Nikon introduces 2 new lenses
-Today on News Flash Extra, Ray speaks with Winston Hall, Nikonians Academy Instructor

Download Nikonians News Flash Extra #4 (NPC-NF-2010-02-14.mp3;
11:25; 10.4MB; MP3 format)

Show Notes;

Nikon's New lenses

Winston-Hall_175.jpg◄Nikonians Academy Instructor Winston Hall







Brian-Snow.jpgNikonian Brian Hatch. Snowstorm in Afghanistan? ►






Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

Thank you for joining me.

Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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February 12, 2010

Win an exclusive VIP workshop and flight to Europe

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary where you can win a VIP workshop with Pascal Baetens in Brussels including air ticket and hotel! Other prices include great gear and software and we run the contest for February, March and April. Make sure you upload an image each month and that you take part in posting and answering questions in the forums. Read more


Tenth_88.jpgFollowing the announcement of our Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest in the News Blogs, we've had a number of questions seeking details and a further explanation of the contest procedures (referred to as "tasks" in the Contest Rules).

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February 9, 2010

Nikon D3S firmware update 1.01

Nikon has released firmware update 1.01 for the D3S digital SLR. Notable fixes include inadvertent movie playback stalls and memory card "CHA" errors.

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New Wide Nikkor Lenses: 16-35mm f/4 VR and 24mm f/1.4

new-lensthmb_88.jpgTwo highly anticipated FX-format lenses were officially confirmed by Nikon today; bringing VR to a popular zoom range and updating a wide-angle classic.

two-lens-compare_2-9-2010.jpgThe AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED updates the venerable AF 28mm f/1.4 D, providing a silent, faster focusing, two ED and ASPH elements, plus Nano coating.

The AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR brings much welcomed image stabilization to a familiar and useful zoom range. Weighing in at a hefty 24 oz., the lens also features two ED and three ASPH elements, Nano Crystal Coat and VR II which delivers a specified four stops handholding.

Based on press materials, Nikon is marketing the new optics' suitability for HD video as well as still photography using the approriately equipped DSLR bodies. The 16-35mm VR has an MSRP of $1259.95 USD and will be available in late February 2010. The 24mm f/1.4 G has an MSRP of $2199.95 USD and will available in late March 2010.

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February 7, 2010

Nikonians News Flash #146

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This week Ray passes along the latest photographic news relating to Nikon:
-Nikon Introduces 7 new Coolpix cameras
-What will be new at PMA
-Topaz Labs releases Detail 2
-Unified Color announces HDR Photo Studio for MAC
-Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest
-Nikonians new Good Locations App available now from iTunes
-Berger Brothers Camera announces Nikonians personalized Rewards discount
-Kiwi, Wayne Lorimer and I speak about finding Nikonians near you

Download Nikonians News Flash #146 (NPC-NF-2010-02-07.mp3; 4:52; 4.46MB; MP3 format)

Program Notes:
Nikon introduces new Coolpix Cameras

PMA weeks away

Topaz Labs releases HDR Photo Studio Software

HDR Photo Studio

Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest

Nikonians "Good Locations" iPhone app

Good Locations app translators wanted

Kiwi Wayne Lorimer

Happy Birthday Nikonians Party?


Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

Thank you for joining me.

Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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February 5, 2010

Berger Bros. Camera says "Bring it On"

BB-Special_88.jpgOur good friends at Berger Bros. Camera have extended an invitation to our members which will let us hit them with our personal wish lists for special deals. Check it Out!
Don't forget, you can always chat with the Berger Bros. Team in our Nikonians - Berger Bros. Camera Forum

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February 4, 2010

10th Anniversary Photo Contest Update

Tenth_88.jpgFollowing the announcement of our Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest in the News Blogs, we've had a number of questions seeking details and a further explanation of the contest procedures (referred to as "tasks" in the Contest Rules).

Those tasks are merely stepping stones in a new concept for this particular contest. You will see that the actual image descriptions for the three months are centered on three basic themes (one per month) and should be fairly easy to accomplish.
In order to make sure that all the winners in the monthly segments and eventual grand prize selection are totally committed to the Nikonians community goals of "sharing, learning and inspiring" these stepping stones are set up to look for contest entrants who are actively participating in our forums and the photo galleries. Most of our members have probably already accomplished these tasks with no thoughts of entering the 10th Anniversary Photo Contest by their active participation in any of our forums.

First-Entry.jpgSo, for each month of the contest, you will become eligible to enter your image for the monthly segment as well as the grand prize by just having started a discussion thread, replied to any discussion thread, and posted any image (not your contest entry image) from your Nikonians Gallery into the Forum.

The contest rules spell it out in detail.

Another question that has come up (and since been resolved) regards pop-ups. Many of our members are not liking pop-ups and have them blocked. Those pop-ups were designed to help you keep track of the tasks as you proceed with the contest. However, recognizing that pop-ups are not popular (thanks to a number of postings in our forums and messages to our Help Desk) we have eliminated the pop-ups.

Another question that has come up is the grand prize option. We have been asked whether or not the trip to Brussels, Belgium (with round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and a chance to study with internationally recognized Nikonians Photographer Pascal Baetens) is the only option. There are some who have expressed concern that they may not be able to make the trip in the June 11 through June 13 timeframe.

If our winner grand prize winner will not be able to make the trip, our contest coordinators are currently arranging for an alternative prize featuring a professional quality Nikon DSLR and other goodies). We don't have the exact details yet, but you will like it. :)

So, go have a look at those contest rules again—you will find the "tasks" are not that hard, and your pop-ups worries are taken care of.

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Calling Nikonians speaking Hebrew, Hindi, Mandarin...

If you speak Hebrew, Hindi, Mandarin, Turkish or Ukrainian, please help us translate our very popular, free iPhone app GoodLocations. See this message in the English Café.

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ID#110: The Image Doctors

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Jason and Rick interview former NFL player turned-photographer, Tony Mandarich.  Tony specializes in boudoir/glamour photography.  Let's just say we are jealous.

Download The Image Doctors #110 (NPC-ID-2010-02-04.m4a; 1:01:03; 17.7 MB; MP4 format)

  Show Notes: February 4, 2010
1:23

Interview with Tony Mandarich
www.mandarichmodels.com
www.boxscorebabes.com

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February 3, 2010

Nikon Updates Coolpix Line with Seven New Models

Nikon has updated the Coolpix product line with seven new models spanning the Performance, Life and Style classes, including a superzoom with a new CMOS backlit sensor and the slimmest in-class 10x pocket camera.

Seven-New_500.jpgP100 - a 10MP 26x superzoom (26-678mm) and first Nikon compact to offer high-speed shooting and improved low-light performance by using a new back-lit CMOS sensor. It also is the first camera in the product family with full 1080p HD video.

L110 - a 12MP 15x zoom (28-420mm) general purpose camera featuring 720p HD video that is coupled with the autofocus system - making action movies easier to capture. The camera also features Hybrid VR and can utilize 4 Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries rated for seven hours of video or more than 800 still photos.

L22 - an 12MP 3.6x zoom (37-134mm) camera designed to make photography easy and affordable, with auto scene selection and AA battery power sources. It will be available in a variety of colors, including black, red, blue and champagne silver.

S8000 - the slimmest in-class (as of 15-Jan-2010) 14MP 10x (30-300mm) camera that easily fits into a shirt pocket or small purse, with a new Creative Slider control that simplifies adjustment of brightness, color and tone using the Rotary Multi-Selector. The camera also has a new Advanced Flash Control for more natural looking balanced-fill photos.

S6000 - another slim-factor camera, this one boasts a 7x (28-196mm) and shares the same 14MP sensor from the S8000. The higher performance specifications allow an amazing 0.75 second start-up time and 0.3 second shutter release latency, so you'll never miss a shot.

S4000 - another 14MP zoom, this one has a smaller range (27-108mm) but features a sensitive Touch Panel control system; you can even trigger the autofocus and shutter release with the tap of a finger.

S3000 - basically the entry level model; sharing the same 14MP sensor of it's siblings and the zoom lens of the S4000. No Touch Panel, fast start-up or Advanced Flash Control but it has all the other video and new in-camera features -it's perfect for the casual shutterbug.This model has a very wide color selection: plum, champagne silver, black, orange, green and blue.

All new Life (L) and Style (S) models feature the latest Smart Portrait functions such as Enhanced Face Priority AF, Smile Mode, Blink Warning and In-Camera Red Eye Fix. In addition, full 720p video capture is supported.

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February 1, 2010

How are your language skills?

We need help to translate our GoodLocations app to more languages. It is really not much work - just a few sentences.

If you write any of these languages, please help us - See the message in the English Café

We need help with:
Arabic, Danish, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portugese, Turkish, Ukrainian

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