Nikon's worldwide site has announced plans to shift some current Thailand camera production work 800 kilometers (500 miles) northeast to neighboring Laos in the Savannakhet Province
Nikon's press release says the establishment of a new factory in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) is designed to reinforce its digital SLR camera manufacturing organization and reduce costs.
The factory will have 800 employees and will be 99.9% owned by Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Operations are scheduled to commence in October 2013.
The new factory in Laos will be preparing components to be used in final production of digital SLR cameras in the Ayutthaya Province of Thailand.
Nikon Corporation President Makoto Kimura said in an interview last year that the Thailand facilities had fully recovered from the October 2011 floods.
Our members are discussing the news in the English CaféNikon announces new factory
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just announced three new photography accessories for you.Hot from Think Tank Photo
Nikon has announced the new flagship of their DX-format HD-SLR lineup.
The D7100 features a 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and fast shooting (up to 7 frames per second in 1.3 crop mode). From the back you'll be able to work with your images on a 3.2 inch (8cm) high resolution LCD monitor.
The Nikon COOLPX line has added seven new models. These cameras cover long zoom requirements, GPS and Wi-Fi enhancements, rugged harsh outdoor environments, and even modest budget needs.
The Nikkor FX-format lens category has also expanded, with a hefty 800mm fixed focal length lens and an 18-35mm wide-angle zoom designed for Nikon's ultra-high-pixel-count D-SLR cameras.
Nikon is showcasing its full line of imaging solutions including new products at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas starting today (Jan 8th).
Highlights at the Nikon Booth (#8643) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center include the new Nikon D5200 D-SLR, and new Nikon 1 duo of cameras, the Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1.
Nikon Tokyo has announced the new DX-format Nikon D5200, featuring 24.1-million pixels, 39-point AF system and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor.
While rated as an entry level camera, the D5200 features enhancements rivaling some of Nikon's top models.
According to Nikon's Press Release, the image processing engine is equivalent to the EXPEED 3 built into high-end Nikon D4, D800, D800E, and D600 digital SLR cameras for superior resolution, and image quality with very little noise at high sensitivities.
Nikon has announced the newest addition to the Nikon 1 System, the Nikon 1 V2.
The Nikon 1 system will also have a new speedlight in January, designed for connection to the Nikon 1 V2 i-TTL hot shoe.
Nikon also announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR telephoto zoom lens, featuring five stops of VR image stabilization.
Touch-screen Sekonic light meters debut at Photokina
September 23, 2012   7:06 AM
Sekonic Corporation, manufacturers of professional photographic light meters for over 50 years, unveiled their LITEMASTER PRO L-478 series light meters at Photokina 2012, in Cologne, Germany.
Sekonic describes the new meters as the world's first touch-screen operated light meters with unique features for both still photographers and motion imagers.
Smartphone users will quickly adapt to the color 2.7-inch LCD monitor, which enables simply touching or sliding a finger over the touch screen to make settings.
The units are basically identical with built-in Pocketwizard support added to the L-478DR model. This is a highly useful function for wireless flash triggering and power control over multiple lighting units from a single location.
Nikon's newest FX-format camera has been unveiled.
The Nikon D600 features a full frame 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor alongside an EXPEED 3 image processing engine that allows for outstanding low-light ability and sharpness.
The new camera will be available on September 18, 2012 for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,099.95 (USD) for body only or $2,699.95 kitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.
Nikon has released Version 1.10 firmware for the 10-30mm and 30-110mm CX lenses. The update allows Nikon J2 cameras to be shut off by collapsing the lenses to their carry position.New Firmware Version 1.10 for Nikon CX Lenses
New York based, full service camera store helps its customers bring their images to life with new Center dedicated to photographic art and education.Berger Bros. Camera Opens New Photography Center
Blog recommendation - Profoto Blog
April 20, 2012   9:36 AM
Taking the step from shooting with only ambient light or speedlights to start using monolights or studio strobes might seem a little scary to some. Good thing there are a blogs such as the Profoto Blog out there, where photographers who have already mastered the art share the knowledge.
Nikon's newest entry in the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) category has been announced, along with a brand new FX-format high speed wide andgle lens.Nikon unveils new entry-level high level resolution DSLR
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) just announced the winners of their annual awards. Each year TIPA chooses the best products of the last twelve months in 40 photography related categories.
This year Canon is the big winner with 6 awards: Best Professional DSLR (Canon EOS-1D X), Best Video SLR (Canon EOS 5D Mark III), Best Professional Videocamera (Canon EOS C300), Best Expert Compact Camera (Powershot G1 X), Best Professional DSLR Lens (Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fish-eye), and Best Multi-functional Photo Printer (Canon Pixma MG8250).
Nikon and Fujifilm both won three Awards. Nikon for Best Expert DSLR (Nikon D800), Best Entry Level DSLR (Nikon D5100), and Best Professional Flash System (Nikon SB-910). Fujifilm won the awards for Best Professional Compact System Camera (Fujifilm X-Pro 1), Best Superzoom Camera (Fujifilm X-S1), and Best Photo Service (Fujifilm Fotoservice Pro).
For a complete list of this years winners, please see the TIPA website.Nikon wins three TIPA awards
Tamron announces the world's first full-frame fast-aperture 24-70mm f2.8 zoom lens with integrated image stabilization. The SP 24-70 f2.8 Di VC USD features an entire gamut of the latest optical technology. It is equipped with the silent and fast-focusing Ultrasonic Drive, the extremely effective three-coil Vibration Compensation, moisture-resistant construction and a nine-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh. The lens will be initially available in Canon mount in late April, with the Nikon mount to follow shortly thereafter. Hit the link for more details.Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 with Image Stabilization
Our friends at Rocky Nook publishing have arranged a "back to basics" conference and workshops series coming to California, USA this summer.
The two-day photoact 2012 comes to Santa Barbara August 24-25 and it offers attendees the opportunity to select their areas of interest in the art, craft, and technology of photography.
Nikon's long rumored megapixel abundant full frame DSLR has come out of hiding. Our members are going through the features and specs just released and weighing in with their reactions.Nikon announces new 36.3 megapixel D800 & D800E
Tamron has announced a new standard zoom lens designed for full frame DSLR's combining high speed in a lighweight bundle (plus vibration reduction).Tamron unveils new full frame f/2.8 lightweight zoom