Photo of the Day

by on January 16, 2008

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alfa romeo – 8c – 1

Originally uploaded by reddo the redneck

Check out more of reddo the redneck’s amazing photos and imagery in his Flickr photostream.

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Last fall, we saw the introduction of the EyeFi SD card, which ultimately received underwhelming reviews. Panasonic is taking that concept one step further with a camera that will upload photos to Google’s Picasa Web Albums over T-Mobile’s HotSpot network. [click to continue…]

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Photo Contests Galore

by on December 18, 2007

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Are you looking for photo contests to enter? Well, PhotoCompete.com is a site that keeps a running tally on all the current photo contests. You can check out all the active contests (58 at the time of this post) and even jump in on ones that are ending soon (better hurry, 24 are about to end). And follow the blog for the latest announced contests. Check out the goodies in this current contest:

Amateur Photographer, the world’s leading weekly photographic magazine, is launching a competition to give away a rare Leica model O replica kit in its Christmas issue, AP 22/29 December 2007.

The limited-edition kit was put together by Leica Camera AG to mark the 125-year anniversary of the death of Leica inventor Oskar Barnack. Worth well over £2,000, the special kit comprises a working replica of the original Leica model O 35mm camera and a ‘1 of 100’ archival print of a test photograph taken by Barnack himself during trials of his unique cameras.

So what are you waiting for? Enter now!

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These photos of the Nikon D3 and D300 have purportedly been leaked out on a Korean website:

These are the cleanest looking photos that I’ve seen to date. Still, officially, this is a rumor . . . but maybe not for long?
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Below is a chronology of the rumors leading up to the official announcement.There are some rumors floating around on the message boards of DPReview.com about a replacement for the Nikon D200:

The French newspaper Chasseur d’Images gives some information about a new body from Nikon which should replace the D200 in the last issue which came out this morning.

Main features:
-12-13 Mpix
-New image processor with integrated D-lighting
-better high ISO
- better AF system
- better battery management
It should be announced in the next days. (Read more. . .)

Also, a poster that purportedly states the replacement for the D200 is coming in fall 2007 . . .


. . . albeit, in Chinese Japanese Chinese something other than English (see comments below) (thanks purefeel Sam). (Source)

UPDATE 8/1/07: More rumors that the Nikon D300 will be here September.

8/7/07: Rumors are heating up for the end of August time frame.

8/17/07: More confirmation on August 24th time frame (. . .with the D3 to boot).

8/21/07: A well done (i.e., photoshop) Nikon D300 spec sheet showed up in the rumor mill today.

8/22/07: More rumored specs of the Nikon D3 (16MP) and D300 (12MP) along with five new pro-level lenses.

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GOLDEN, CO. (July 11, 2007)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact digital camera models – the PENTAX Optio M40 and the PENTAX Optio E40.

With 8.0 megapixels, the PENTAX Optio M40 features an ultra-slim, sophisticated metallic body offering a 3X optical zoom and a large and easily viewable LCD monitor. The user-friendly Optio M40 also features Face Recognition and digital Shake Reduction.

The PENTAX Optio E40 is an affordable, entry-level compact digital camera also featuring Face Recognition technology and Digital Shake Reduction functions for high-resolution photography. This entry-level model accepts widely available AA batteries and is designed for simple and intuitive operation so that even beginners can enjoy photography effortlessly.

Priced at US $199.95, the PENTAX Optio M40 will ship in August 2007. The PENTAX Optio E40 will ship in September 2007 for US $149.95. [click to continue…]

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