January 27, 2012
25% discount on accessories at Berger Bros Camera Store
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January 26, 2012
$135 savings - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 only $149
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for Mac & Windows $149 only $135 Savings Regular pice $284.95
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January 25, 2012
CES 2012 - International Technology Exhibition
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January 24, 2012
Essential image processing techniquesImages have always been manipulated. That is a fact. And there was always an argument about it. That is a fact too. Another fact is, usually those, who didn't know how to manipulate their pictures were those against manipulation, screaming it is not a proper photograph, because something wrong has been done to it in the post process. It's been manipulated! Yet another fact is, this argument is stronger in our post-film era, because photographer's darkroom is easily accessible to the wide masses. And at least, for us who know what the post process actually is, post process is a part of photography and it's always been. That is a fact I like the most, let me explain why.
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January 21, 2012
The Nikonians Academy keeps on rolling its feature workshops for you
Coming up in February, showing only those with available seats:
February 16-19 Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast with Michael A Mariant
February 23: Master the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80 in Phoenix, AZ with Winston C. Hall
February 26: Master Adobe Lightroom 3 in Phoenix, AZ with Winston C. Hall
Don't miss these opportunities; remember we may only come once a year to your area.
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January 20, 2012
Hot Price on D90 SLR Digital Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR LensHot Deal | Nikon D90 SLR Digital Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens
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January 19, 2012
New Nikon D4 vs. D3s - what's new?
King is dead, long live the king! Actually it won't be that long, because life cycle of the cameras are shorter and shorter, but still... The D3 came to the market in august 2007 which might seems as a long time ago, but it's gone through the facelift in October 2009, and re-name itself to D3s, so in fact the current version had lived only for 2 years. Than there was D3X announced in December 2008 with double mega pixel count, but slower shutter aimed to the market where resolution is a Holy Bible and speed is forbidden. Brothers had lived happily together, until now...
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Coolpix special refurbished dealsAdorama today announced a bunch of Coolpix refurbished specials.
- COOLPIX P7000 (BLACK) for $259.00 (reg $329)
- COOLPIX S9100 (BLACK) for $174 (reg $199.99)
- COOLPIX S8100 (BLACK) for $111.11 (reg $129.99)
- COOLPIX S6100 (SILVER) for $74.95 (reg $109)
- COOLPIX S4100 (PLUM) for $59.00 (reg $99.95)
- COOLPIX S3100 (SILVER) for $57.00 (reg $69.99)
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January 13, 2012
Free Eyepiece with every Rain Cover
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Nikonians Photo Professors launch first Podcast
Nikon photo enthusiasts looking for a series of free podcasts designed to enhance their image making skills have a new "must listen" resource. The first podcast in the new Nikonians Photo Professors podcast series debuts this week, hosted by Rick Paul and Rick Hulbert.
Nikonians Photo Professors Rick Paul and Rick Hulbert combine 60 years of professional and successful photography experience in the newest podcast series available through nikonians.org starting January 15th. Rick Paul has supplemented his 25-year career as an Aerospace Engineer by creating and developing a successful wedding photography and portrait photography business in addition to his success as a stock photographer. Rick has honed his instructional skills teaching photography skills to company factory workers.
Rick Hulbert has leveraged his 35-year background in architecture and urban design as a springboard for his current activities as an instructor and lecturer and workshop leader in the areas of architectural, travel, street and urban photography.
The Nikonians Photo Professors credit Jason Odell and Rick Walker, longtime podcast veterans of more than 150 Nikonians Image Doctors episodes for their inaugural work in generating interest in the field of photography-oriented podcasts. While preparing for the debut episode they consulted with Jason Odell and arranged to book him as their first guest.
The professors pay homage to the Nikonians motto: Share, Learn, Inspire by structuring the podcast format to those three elements.
Each monthly episode will share information on new gear, assist in learning with the help of special guests and inspire creative techniques with an emphasis on basics (meaning no need for purchasing new equipment).
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments to share with the Nikonians Photo Professors you can email them as a team at [email protected]
and individually at [email protected] or [email protected].
You can follow podcast show notes and background information at the Nikonians Photo Professors blog page.
January 12, 2012
20% SanDisk 32GB Extreme Compact Flash CardMPN: SDCFX-032G-A61
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Up to 50% off - Sale at PhotoProShop EMEAWhile stocks last we are having a sale on all our:
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January 9, 2012
Berger Bros Camera gears up for Nikon D4 rush
The newly announced Nikon D4 will make a splashy public debut at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week and behind the scenes, camera retailers will be confirming their pre-orders.
The Berger Bros. Camera team has already announced their pre-order arrival date as February 16. They assure their customers that credit cards will not be charged until the item ships.
Nikonians members have a direct line to the the team by checking our Ask Berger Bros Camera forum.
As mentioned in a recent entry in the forum shipments will be done on a first come first serve basis.
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January 8, 2012
Nikonians Behind the Lens #14
On this edition of Nikonians Behind the Lens, Ray speaks with Belgian photographer Pascal Baetens.
Talking Points for Behind the Lens #14
-Pascal Baetens, 1978
-Pascal's different photographic genres
-Nude photography, Europe vs USA
-Pascal's photographic inspiration
-Pascal on his success
-www.pascalbaetens.com and "Friends of Pascal"
-Pascal's "Words of Wisdom"
Thank you for joining me.
Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos
January 6, 2012
Glamour Photography workshop confirmed!
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Nikon unveils new FX format flagship and new lens
Nikon has announced their newest new FX-format camera and a medium format telephoto lens.
The Nikon D4 and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens announcement comes just in time for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.
Nikon's official D4 brochure is available for download.
Sample images are also available.
The Tokyo Press Release (in English) is available through the Nikon global site.
Nikon USA's official press release is also available
Moderating Team member Ned S. Levi (Ned_L) has started a discussion thread in the English Café to help gather up the reactions of our members.
Highlights of the Nikon D4 DSLR
• 16.1 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor
• ISO range from 100-12,800, expandable from 50-204,800
• 10 fps with full AF/ AE or 11 fps with AF locked
• Magnesium alloy body sealed to resist the elements
• Accepts CF and new XQD memory card format
• 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system
• 15 cross type points, with nine points that work with lens speeds of f/8 and below
• Advanced video features
• Uncompressed HDMI out
• Mic and audio jacks
• Full 1080p in FX, DX and 2.7X crop modes
• Full manual control of Exposure
• Available February for $5999.95
Nikon USA's Press Release on the new lens follows:
MELVILLE, N.Y. (January 5, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of the new AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G FX-format lens to its legendary line of NIKKOR lenses. The new 85mm is a fast, fixed focal-length lens with medium telephoto capabilities and a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is capable of performing a wide variety of imaging tasks with amazing sharpness and clarity.
“Whether a professional photographer who needs extreme sharpness or a photo enthusiast looking for an affordable, lightweight lens with amazing clarity, Nikon photographers appreciate and rely on the vast selection and dependability of NIKKOR lenses for their imaging needs,” said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “The new 85mm f/1.8 is fully optimized for capturing amazing photos and videos, while providing the ability to utilize background blur to compliment the subject of their photo.”
A welcome addition to Nikon’s growing line of versatile prime lenses, the new AF- NIKKOR 85mm is ideal for travel, general photography, low-light, landscape, portraiture and capturing movies with extreme depth of field. The 85mm is designed to capture photos utilizing beautiful image blur achieved due to its large maximum aperture. Furthermore, the lens is lightweight, easy to carry, and provides an equivalent focal length of 127mm when attached to a Nikon DX-format D-SLR camera body.
The construction of the 85mm f/1.8 consists of nine optical elements, with a seven-blade diaphragm which contributes to a substantially more circular bokeh for a natural appearance to out-of-focus background elements. Additionally, instances of lens flare and chromatic aberration are suppressed using Nikon’s exclusive Super Integrated Coatings, which also help ensure vividly accurate color balance.
The new lens also comes equipped with a carefully engineered optical system optimized to deliver superior image quality. The integration of an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, whisper-quiet AF operation, which is essential when recording movies. The 85mm also features two focus modes, M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual) to further enhance versatility and adapt to a shooters needs. Additionally, Internal Focus (IF) design prevents the front element from rotating, allowing for the use of filters and attachments.
Price and Availability
The lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G will be available in March 2012 for a SRP* of $499.95. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
To see the new AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens and other new Nikon products, visit Nikon at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at booth # 11039 from January 10-13th, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.
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January 3, 2012
Nikon Instant Savings
Save up to $130 Instantly on select Nikon Coolpix Cameras! Click this link to take advantage.
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January 1, 2012
Nikonians Academy launches 2012 calendar
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been coordinating an aggressive new schedule for the new year. Mike tells us the highlights include more adventure trips and a new instructor who is very familiar to the Nikonians community.
Here is Mike's report:
Thank you very much to all of our Nikonians Academy attendees who participated in workshops with us in 2011. All of us at the Academy are grateful for your support and enthusiasm for photography. We truly couldn't offer our workshops without you, and look forward to the next time we meet.
Our 2011 photo adventures truly spanned the globe while we taught photography to hundreds and hundreds of Nikonians, Canonites and Pentaxians. We have more photo adventures waiting for you in 2012 and we've only just begun adding workshops to the calendar.
Now, with eight professional instructors, we bring you topics that range from learning your cameras to studio photography to architectural photography to software to landscape photography to safaris in far off places around the world. In addition, we have more adventure trips in 2012 than we've ever scheduled.
Speaking of new instructors, I'd like to formally announce the addition of Rick Hulbert to the Nikonians Academy instructor team. Rick has honed his photography skills over decades and is well known for his artistic images and humorous approach to teaching.
Rick's first workshops for the Nikonians Academy will be a new series titled Urban Photography, How to Photograph Built Environments Including Architecture and Other Places for People.
These four-day workshops are scheduled all over North America and are aimed at learning how to incorporate Architecture into your travel and people photography.
Rick has been instructing at the famous Vancouver Photo Workshops Studio and is also an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.
Our schedule kicks off in January with workshops in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco and Seattle.
- Orlando has most workshops almost sold out with a few seats remaining in the Nikon D700/D3/D3x/D3s Workshop on January 19th.
- Fort Lauderdale has seats available for Nikon D700/D3/D3s/D3x, Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash CLS, Master Adobe Lightroom 3, Master Nikon D300/D300s
- San Francisco we're running Master Nikon D300/D300s, The Passionate Photographer, Master Nikon D7000/D90/D80, Master Nikon D700/D3/D3x/D3s
- Seattle we're running Master Nikon D700/D3/D3x/D3s, Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash CLS, Master Adobe Lightroom 3
February brings our first travel photography workshop called Yosemite in
Winter A Season of Contrast -- from Feb 16 through the 19th.
Yosemite in the winter time is a photo adventure that everyone should participate in at least once in their lifetime.
Also, we'll be in Phoenix, Arizona running Master the Nikon D7000/D90/D80 and Master Adobe Lightroom 3.
We are still adding more workshops to the schedule for 2012, but a quick check of our calendar shows additional workshops including:
Denver CO, Seattle WA, Big Sur CA, Page AZ, Toronto ON, Moab UT, Yosemite CA, Yellowstone NP WY, Grand Teton NP WY, Giant Redwoods CA, DSLR Video & Cinematography, Alaska Wildlife, Eastern Sierra & Owens Valley CA, Galapagos Islands, Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Acadia NP Maine, and Tanzania Africa.
We look forward to meeting you at a workshop soon.
Also, stay tuned for more workshops in your city.
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