“Chicken vs. Penguin” Wins $100,000 from Nikon

Nikon just announced the winners of the Nikon Festival contest, which was searching for the best short film in an effort to promote new Nikon DSLRs with D-Movie functionality.

You can see the winning video above, “Chick vs. Penguin,” and check out more details about the winner Marko Slavnic, as well as word on the fan favorite award and more in the press release below. [Read more...]

Nikon D3S Sample Images from Times Square

ISO 6400 – HDR Composite of 9 Bracketed Images

I’ve just been getting to know the Nikon D3S a bit, but I brought it along with me on a quick trip to NYC to visit my good friends at B&H Photo. I had some time to kill last night and I couldn’t resist a walk down to Times Square with the D3S to see what the high ISO handling looked like in a real world environment.  [Read more...]

Capture NX 2.2.4 Update for Mac

Capture NX 2.2.4

Nikon has updated Capture NX2 to version 2.2.4 for Mac, which adds support for Mac OS X version 10.6.2, along with other bug fixes.

Compatibility with Mac OS X version 10.6.2 has been added.

Specifications have been modified so that when 25 Photos on Page, or a higher number of photos per page, is selected for Select Layout in the Print layout dialog, the Use Thumbnail Data (Draft Use Only) box is automatically checked.

This resolves an issue that prevented printing when 25 Photos on Page, or a higher number of photos per page, was selected for Select Layout.

Capture NX 2 would quit unexpectedly when certain settings files were applied with the Apply Settings box checked in the Watched Folder panel of the Batch Process dialog. This issue has been resolved.

An issue that caused Capture NX 2 to freeze when switching images after the Color Picker had been opened has been resolved.

You can find the update for download on Nikon’s website.

Deal Alert: Nikon D90 for $789 + Free Overnight Shipping

B&H Photo has a solid deal on the Nikon D90 for $789 for the body only.

You can also pick up a kit with the D90 and 18-105mm VR lens for $1025.

Finally, you can take advantage of an instant rebate and get the D90, 18-105mm VR and 70-300mm VR lens for $1395.  The Nikon 70-300mm VR lens currently runs $540 by itself, so the rebate can save you real money.

To top it all off, B&H has free overnight shipping to get it to you in time for Christmas.

Amazon has the same prices for the Nikon D90, but with free 2-day shipping, so your time is a little more limited there.