Extreme ISO Settings With the D3s, 1D Mark IV and Lightroom 3

I’ve been digging into Lightroom 3 for a couple of days now.  I’m a big fan of the improvements – happy to see my video files, love the tethered shooting capability, as well as the improved speed. Last night, however, I decided to dig up some of my photos from the Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3s ISO comparisons and take a closer look at the improved noise control that we’ve all heard so much about.

While I experienced a taste of what was to come in the Lightroom 3 beta, I was not prepared for the magnitude of improvement that I saw in the images as I wiped my Lightroom 2 adjustments and made new adjustments in Lightroom 3’s noise control panel.

I could go on and on about it, but you really need to see for yourself. [Read more...]

NikonLIVE: Music, Cameras and Social Media

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Today, Nikon announced the launch of NikonLIVE as part of its sponsorship of the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater with Live Nation.

NikonLIVE is set to provide music fans with exclusive music-related content, including tips on shooting concerts, photos/videos by professional photographers and concerts, while integrating music, photography and social media.

You can check out the NikonLive site at www.nikonlive.com and get your Nikon social media fix at www.facebook.com/nikon and on Twitter at @nikonusadotcom.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Nikon Coolpix L110 Review

The Nikon Coolpix L110 is a 12.1-megapixel superzoom camera with a 15x optical zoom equivalent to 28-420mm on a 35mm camera.  While a 15x zoom isn’t quite at the top of the superzoom food chain today, two or three years ago that was about the best you could buy.  Nowadays, 15x zoom cameras are your entry-level superzooms, and the Nikon L110 is targeted squarely at the novice user in terms of its controls and usability.

To see how the Nikon L110 measures up, read on. [Read more...]

Nikon Coolpix S3000 Review

The Nikon Coolpix S3000 is a 12-megapixel, ultra-compact camera.  The S3000 is quite a basic point and shoot camera that’s really just a step or so up from the bottom-end Nikon L22.  The S3000 has a decent 4x optical zoom, equivalent to a 27-108mm zoom range on a 35mm camera.

If you’re looking for cheap and thin in your digital camera, read on to see if the Nikon S3000 works for you. [Read more...]

Nikon Coolpix L22 Review

The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12-megapixels, budget-friendly compact camera that is powered by 2 AA batteries.  Nikon’s target for the L22 is clearly a casual snapshooter who isn’t really interested in thinking about photography.  It’s basic.  It’s simple.  It’s cheap.

To see whether this bargain-basement bare bones camera fits your bill, read on. [Read more...]

Nikon D90 Goes 3D

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That’s 2 Nikon D90s rigged to be about the same distance apart as the human eyes.

The Stereo Portrait Project was put together by Alex Fry and Jamie Nimmo.  These guys assembled the custom rig shown above to capture Anaglyphic 3D images.  They’ve even put together a book featuring their 3D images.

Head over to Nikon Rumors for a full rundown of the setup and art behind the Stereo Portrait Project.