The Summer Music Moment Contest

The deadline for PDN and Billboard’s music photography contest is getting close: submissions are due by August 29. They’ve actually split the Summer Music Moment contest into two separate competitions. You can enter either as an amateur or a professional, through the contest’s website.

There’s a wide variety of prizes, including cash, cameras and computers. Just a head’s up, though: you must have written releases from anyone appearing in your photographs before you enter your work. You may have an absolutely awesome shot of some famous singer rocking out, but if you can’t get a written release, you’re out of luck.

You can see recent entries here, and some of them really do rock.


Sony A350 Review at Photoclub Alpha

Photoclub Alpha has posted a “creative” review of the 14.2 megapixel Sony A350.

Sony uses that slogan – ‘’. Dead right. You can not call the Alpha 350 ‘recommended’ or ‘best buy’ or anything else like that. It is unique at the price, it offers performance features entirely out of line with the expected aims of a new DSLR at £399, and it can do half a dozen things which no competitor can match.

For more digital camera reviews and news on the A350, visit Photography Bay’s Sony A350 Reviews and Resources.

Dell Deals of the Day

Just saw these deals from the Dell store and the current Day 3 of the 10 Days of Deals for Dads and Grads promotion.

Nikon D90 and D3X Due June 2008

UPDATE: The Nikon D3X has been officially unveiled. See details of the Nikon D3X Announcement here.

The rumors surrounding the Nikon D3X have been stirring quite a bit over the last few days. See here and here for examples. Thom Hogan has stepped out with some more solid dates based on supposedly more solid rumors.

Current rumors out of Japan have Nikon introducing the D90, D3x, plus lenses, in the second week of June. I’m tightening my D90 (or whatever they decide to call it) prediction date to between May 12th and June 16th.

(via ByThom)

Stay current on these upcoming cameras via Photography Bay’s Nikon D90 Rumors page and Nikon D3X Rumors page.

Sony A300 and A350 Available for Pre-Order

Looks like Amazon just listed the A300 and A350. I just pre-ordered the A350 w/ 18-70mm lens, so I’ll let you know what I think when it arrives. Currently, Amazon is showing availability dates in May for the A300 and April for the A350.


Here’s the links:

Sony A300 w/ 18-70mm lens

Sony A300 w/ 18-70mm & 55-200mm lenses

Sony A350 (body only)

Sony A350 w/ 18-70mm lens

Sony A350 w/ 18-70mm & 55-200mm lens

Get more info on the Photography Bay resource pages for the A300 and A350.

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Pentax K20D Specs Leaked

I’m not sure you call it a leak if they’ve been in the wild for as long as they have, but the ever-diligent crew over in the forums have purportedly lifted the K20D specs from a Russian Pentax distributor (I’m not making this up).  Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of the specs:

  • 14.6 CMOS megapixel sensor
  • 3 types of dust removal
  • ISO – Auto, fixed 100-1600 (standard values), manual 100-3200 with possibility of ISO6400.
  • 2.7″ display consisting of 230k pixels
  • LiveView
  • 12 bit RAW
  • 3fps – 9 RAW, unlimited JPEG
  • PC-contact for studio flashes
  • Same battery and vertical grip as K10D

If this stuff is really floating around on a distributor’s website (it was taken down when I checked), then I imagine we’ll hear something official in the next couple of days.  Stay tuned.

Watch the Pentax K20D page for the latest updates.

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