Sunday, February 22, 2009

Chobi Mela Ends

Chobi Mela Ends, originally uploaded by -Niloy-.

What a show!

It really saddens me to see this end. But it has grown rapidly through the years. It brings together such incredible people with such powerful and haunting stories to tell... it becomes the celebration of photography itself.

Don't you let yourself ever think that here, in this world of 285 billions of photos every year, the power of photography has ever faded. If you came here, you'd know.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"... and the whole world fits neatly into an FX.."

I misread that.

Ken Rockwell was talking about the old Nikon 8mm f/2.8. And he said "whole circle," instead of the whole world. But this here goes one to prove that he can take beautiful pictures!

Btw, I love this lens already! This on a D3X!! Instant WOW!
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Monday, February 16, 2009

I can has 10-18mm plz?

Rumor: Images for what should be a Nikkor 10-18mm surfaces.

Nikon always has been beat fairly and squarely by Sigma's offers: the unique 30mm f1.4 and the 10-20mm ultra-wide. Sure they were DX only, but they were so EXCITING! Nobody else had anything remotely close!

Nearly every awesome photographer [slight exaggeration] I've came to know had either the 30mm f1.4 or the 10-20mm by Sigma. Sometimes both. There just weren't anything like that by anyone else!

Of course, Nikon can't let things stay that way, can they?

So here comes the 10-18mm. Ready to take the popular and awesome Sigma lenses off their respective pedestals.

Nikon already just released its own Sigma-30mm-killer. Now this!

Sure this isn't official yet, and somebody just dug this up from the depths of QQ, an MSN equivalent from China. But if this is just photoshop, WOW, that's one hell of a job!

Found at NikonRumors
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The NEXT cameras

Hover-mode, so that you don't need tripods.

Thought-sensors, so that it picks up what you want from the photo before you realise it yourself.

Super flash, that adds to and intensifies every photon present in the scene.

Just a few thoughts.

What do YOU think we're gonna have in the next cameras?
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How come the N55 film camera look so much like the D40?


Or is it just becauase they're both the cheapest models?

The N55 on Ken Rockwell's site.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

NEW Lens - Nikon AFS 35mm f1.8 DX $200

Nikon just went official on it's new lens. It's specially made for us folks with the D40/x/60. Only a DX format lens, but it's mighty cool at only $200.

Finally we guys with a D40/x get a proper prime that autofocuses.

More info at:

Official Nikon USA site

Brochure as a PDF

One unimpressive sample image.

Nikon Rumors official on the new lens.

Posted it in a flickr group.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Don't be one of us

Every press photographer I talked with warned me not to be like them. Everyone.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Notes from Chobi Mela V

I've been taking notes of the interesting stuff said by the people coming to Chobi Mela V. These are bits from speakers and presenters of the evening sessions.

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