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March 31, 2011

Win a Tamron 17-50mm Lens from The Image Doctors! Part2

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The Image Doctors are pleased to announce that one lucky listener in the USA will be the winner of a brand-new SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical lens from Tamron USA!

Contest rules and entry information:

Contest is open to legal residents of the United States only.

To enter the contest, please leave a comment in this blog post between 3:00pm and 3:15pm Eastern Time on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. Be sure to include your name and a valid email address in your post so that we may contact you.

From the responses received within the appropriate time-frame, one lucky winner will be drawn at random. We'll announce the winner in our next episode of The Nikonians Image Doctors podcast!

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March 30, 2011

The Nikonian -- eZine 49 now available for free download

eZine49THU_85.jpgThe newest edition of The Nikonian, our official nikonians.org magazine is now available for free download featuring winners of our Best of Nikonians - 2010 Images Photo Contest and an interesting article by a trained architecture and landscape photographer who improved his technique by learning to shoot fine art nudes with the help of Pascal Baetens.

TheNikonian49-Cover.jpg This latest edition of The Nikonian features:

Recap of the Best of Nikonians - 2010 Images Photo Contest winners along with their "behind the lens" descriptions.

Moderating Team member Ernesto Santos (esantos) delivers an in-depth review of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer.

Charter member Rick Hulbert (rhulbert) shares his experiences in Belgium, where he enjoyed his exclusive workshop with International award winning photographer Pascal Baetens. The workshop was part of his grand prize in our Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest last year.

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Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen shares highlights of upcoming workshops and photo trips.

Gold member Steven Shepard (sshepard) describes a teamwork approach to light painting an image.

Prolific Nikonians author Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) gives us a sneak peek at a small portion of his latest book (due out in May) --- Understanding User Settings in the Nikon D7000.

New from Nikon: Eight new COOLPIX cameras

Rebate reminder: the offer on Tamron's SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF) ends in April.

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March 25, 2011

Capture One Pro and Express discounts exclusive for Nikonians

Phase-One_110.jpgNikonians are now eligible to receive special discounts on Capture One Pro and Capture One Express. This special discount is good from now until April 5th. capture-disct_300.jpg Capture One is a RAW converter and image editing software which provides ultimate image quality.

With tailor-made Nikon camera profiles, Capture One is the choice for Nikon photographers who want to bring out the very best in their images.

Use your Nikonians Special voucher code "NIKOCO" at the Capture One ordering and information page before April 5th and save 30% on Capture One Pro or 50% on Capture One Express.

Information on your Nikonians voucher code and this special discount offer is being discussed at this thread.

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March 24, 2011

Useful Pouches and Holders from Think Tank Photo

Think Tank Photo has released several useful pouches and holders designed to address specific photographer needs:

  • Credential Holder
  • AA Battery Holder
  • Passport Holder
  • Travel Pouch - Large
  • Travel Pouch - Small

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The Image Doctors #137

Jason & Rick interview the talented Miss Aniela, who discusses her artistic self-portrait photography.

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Show Notes: March 24, 2011
Interview with Natalie Dybisz, a.k.a., Miss Aniela
Tamron Lens Contest rescheduled to April 2. Click here for details.

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March 23, 2011

Announcement regarding Tamron Lens Contest

This just in: We've rescheduled the Tamron 17-50mm lens giveaway for Saturday, April 2nd from 3:00-3:15pm EDT. Check back at blog.nikonians.org for more details!

Download the official contest announcement here.

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March 22, 2011

Nikon Issues Updated Notice on Operations in Japan

Nikon has published an additional notice on the state of manufacturing operations in Japan. Unfortunately, they report at least one employee fatality and several missing from the Sendai plants. In addition, one of their manufacturing factories appears to be heavily damaged. The statement did not indicate when a potential return to normal operations could be expected.

Editorial note: Several business news sources have indicated Nikon is exploring moving part of their camera lens manufacturing to Malaysia. A firm called Notion VTEC Berhed currently supplies Nikon with cam barrel parts and is the likely candidate for a facility relocation.

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March 21, 2011

ObviousIdea - Free Image Resizing Program

Who wouldn't like access to free editing tools? Certainly not Nikonians members! ObviousIdea is the new IP-owner of a wide-range of products from VSO; including popular programs such as PhotoOnWeb (secure photo-sharing utility) and Image Resizer. To celebrate the launch of his new company, ObviousIdea CEO and founder Meuwissen Fabrice wants to give you access to the new Light Image Resizer, absolutely free. To get your copy, simply log into FaceBook and "Like" the ObviousIdea Page. That's it!

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March 20, 2011

Nikonians News Flash Extra #14

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Today on News Flash Extra, Ray speaks with Jim Clark, founder of PocketWizard and Dave Schmidt his Vice President for Sales and Marketing.

Download Nikonians News Flash Extra #14 (NPC-NF-2011-03-20.mp3; 17:33; 16.0MB; MP3 format)

JimC-PW_120.jpgSHOW NOTES FOR News Flash Extra #14

-How did PocketWizard come to be?
-PocketWizard not just an rf trigger for your studio lights
-Where does PocketWizard fit in the market?
-RF vs. Infrared
-MiniTT1 compatibility with the rest of the PocketWizard line
-System allows for higher synch speeds
-Systems components
-Control TL offers more advantages for the system
-AC3 expands versatility of system
-Range of system
-New components for the system
-phone and online customer support
-PocketWizard TV
-Nikon, Canon and ???
-PocketWizard integral to pro bodies?
-Wppi response to MiniTT1 system

www.pocketwizard.com

Zack from PocketWizard explains the different products

PocketWizard Tutorials

PocketWizard MiniTT1

PocketWizard on Facebook

PocketWizard TV


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March 14, 2011

Nikon Notice on Northern Japan Earthquake

Nikon has posted an official comment on the state of their operations in Japan. As many Nikonians are aware, the town of Sendai closest to the earthquake is the home of Nikon's professional camera manufacturing factory, outputting models such as the D3 and the D700. For now, operations are shut down, and unfortunately some employees are reported to have been injured. Nikon has also committed 100M Yen (approx. 122MM USD) to the Japanese Red Cross Society in support of relief efforts in the country.

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March 10, 2011

The Image Doctors #136

Rick and Jason spend some time with John Van Steenberg from Tamron USA

Download The Image Doctors #136 (MP4 format)

This Episode is sponsored by Tamron USA and the new SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II VC. Take advantage of the $50 Mail In Rebate offered by Tamron USA.

Show Notes: March 10, 2011
Interview with John Van Steenberg, Tamron USA
Shooting in Pennsylvania with Tony Sweet and Bob Krist
Enter to win a Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II VC Lens! Just look for the contest entry post in the Nikonians Podcasts Blog
 

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March 7, 2011

Nikonians News Flash #171

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This week Ray passes along the latest photographic news relating to Nikon and Nikonians:-Free Shipping from the Nikon Store
-Nikon Instant Rebates continue
-D3100 wins two awards
-Entries being accepted for Nikon's Small World Photo Competition
-D700 availability?
-Nikon View NX2 update
-European Academy's Bird Of Prey Workshop
-Nikonian Richard Hulbert meets Pascal Baetens
-Minneapolis Chapter of Nikonians Dines in the Big City
-News Flash Q&A line 1-888-727-4101

Download Nikonians News Flash #171 (NPC-NF-2011-03-06.mp3; 4:30; 4.13MB; MP3 format)

Show Notes for March 6, 2011 Brought to you by Tamron

Free shipping for 3 lenses from Nikon Store

Nikon Rebates continue

Two awards for D3100

Nikon's Small World Competition

D700 replacement around the corner?

Nikon View NX2 update

Nikonians Academy Europe offers Bird of Prey workshop

Nikonian Richard Hulbert enjoys contest prize near
Brussels

Minneapolis Nikonians Enjoy a night out.

For information on local Nikonians Chapters email here

Ask a Question-Get an Answer 1-888-727-4101

Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

Thank you for joining me.

Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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March 4, 2011

Win a Tamron 17-50mm Lens from The Image Doctors!

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The Image Doctors are pleased to announce that one lucky listener in the USA will be the winner of a brand-new SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical lens from Tamron USA!

Contest rules and entry information:

Contest is open to legal residents of the United States only.

To enter the contest, please leave a comment in this blog post between 3:00pm and 3:15pm Eastern Time on Saturday, March 19th, 2011. Be sure to include your name and a valid email address in your post so that we may contact you.

From the responses received within the appropriate time-frame, one lucky winner will be drawn at random. We'll announce the winner on the March 24th Episode of The Image Doctors!

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