February 14, 2017
Congrats Top Ten 2016 -- I am Nikonians/Candi -- DL cameras cancelled
Here are some of the topics and news items we're tracking for our community this week.
Nikonians Photo Contest Director David Summer (dm1dave) has announced the winners of the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest.
2. Fred Morton (Fred Morton) from Virginia, USA with his image titled Night Time in Havana
3. Peter Allinson (critidoc) from Maryland, USA with his image titled Swordfish
4. Koos Erasmus (Rassie) from Ontario, Canada with his image titled Gliding Snowy
5. Russ Glindmeier (russg) from Arizona, USA with his image titled Meadview Arizona
6. Michael Kawerninski (qanik) from British Columbia, Canada with his image titled Spring is in the Air
7. Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) from Spain, with his image titled A Bright Stare for the Photographer
8. Henning Bossen (henbo) from Denmark with his image titled Alpe di Siusi at sunrise
9. Godofredo Baylon (GBaylon) from Ontario, Canada with his image titled This face needs Photoshop help
10. Scott Ashley (scottashley) from Colorado, USA with his image titled Red Fox Peering Over Snow
The winners had gained points by entering in the Landscape, Wildlife, Micro-Macro & Close-up, Travel, Digital Artistry Forums and Online Assignments as well as themed segments covering: People, Animals, Plants and Places. Competition was open to Silver, Gold and Platinum Nikonians Members.
Speaking of winners: Congratulations to Gold member Richard Higgins (HigginsR1) from Florida, USA. He was named Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2016 by The Societies of Photographers, an international organization for serious and professional photographers based out of Rhyl, North Wales, United Kingdom.
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I Am Nikonians - Candi Foltz (CandisCamera)
Moderating Team member Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) has posted her latest chapter in the Nikonians member profile "I am Nikonians" series of articles.
Her subject in this installment is Silver member Candi Foltz (CandisCamera) from Florida, USA.
Candi tells us:
I think with these images I have illustrated a short autobiography of my history with photography and the Nikon camera. The photos of the Iguanas and the Pug dog are a glimpse into my past when I was a pet photographer twenty years ago using the Nikon 8008n film camera. I made all the costumes myself and most of the backdrops. The other photos show more recent digital camera shots and my interest in post processing artistry.
The article includes images showcasing her expertise in pet photography.
Berger Bros. great trade-ins and spectacular deals
Berger Bros Camera is offering great trade-ins or outright purchase for your used Nikon or any brand photo gear. We see many people trading in older heavy DSLR gear toward new Fuji, Sony or Olympus Mirrorless cameras.
We now have in stock new fabulous Olympus EM1 MKII Sony A6500, Sony A7R II cameras as well as Fuji XT2 and coming soon Fuji GFX50S medium format 50mp.
Also we have spectacular deals on Nikon D810 and put your order in now for the new Nikon Full Frame Body to be announced shortly.
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Nikon cancels DL cameras
Silver member Ron DeBlock (ron917) from New Jersey, USA has started a discussion on Nikon's announcement of a product line cancellation.
Nikon's official statement of February 13 includes:
A June, 2016 release was originally planned for the DL series. However, with the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.
Since then, everyone involved has worked very hard to develop products with which our customers will be satisfied. However, it has been decided that sales of the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.
If you had been planning on purchasing any of the DL series cameras, join the discussion.
Mac software picks
New member P. F. Infante (pfinfante) from New Jersey, USA is asking for advice on Photo Editing software on a Mac.
We've seen this question many times in the past few years, but for our newer members, it's worth having a look at the latest (most up to date) replies.
Here's a sample:
• If you exclude Photos, which is better suited to cell phone shots and lightweight editing, Lightroom is probably the most popular. Ditto on Windows. A large percentage of apps are licensed to run on either Macs or Windows computers. You don't necessarily need to buy new apps. Lightroom is a good example of that.
• Lightroom is popular with Photoshop but comes with monthly subscription. You can also look at others like Luminar from Macphun, Nikon software, ON1 raw, Affinity Photo, Phase One, DxO... now a day, you can get a trial version to try them before buying.
• One should note that each time you make a change from one editing software to another, your images will not look the same as each and every one have their own algorithms and codes to produce the image, (that's a layman's explanation.
Spring ANPAT in less than 3 months
Start the new year right by locking on your reservation for our Spring ANPAT (Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip).
The Spring ANPAT will be held in Moab, Utah. Join us for a full week of photography, shop talk and camaraderie.
The dates this year will be:
Arrival on Saturday May 6, 2017
Departure on Saturday May 13, 2017
Posted by flashdeadline at February 14, 2017 11:13 PM
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