Nikon Symphony Uses 14 DSLRs to Make Music

In the above video, Benjamin Von Wong put together a symphony of DSLRs with the help of Nikon Professional Services to create music from shutter shutter sounds, menu beeps and other camera-centric sounds.

I spotted a couple of D4‘s, a D7100 and a D800E in there. Can you name all the cameras an other Nikon products used to make the music?

For a deeper look behind the scenes, check out the below video. [Read more...]

Canon 1-Ups Nikon with 70 Million Lenses in the Wild

Canon Lens Lineup

Just yesterday, Nikon announced 65 million NIKKOR lenses have been produced.  Now, a single day later, Canon announces production of 70 million lenses.  Also, 50 millions EOS DSLRs are out there.  That’s a pretty mild lens-to-camera ratio.

Talk about gamesmanship…

The full press release packed with nostalgia and bragging rights is below. [Read more...]

DSLRs Banned in Kuwait

The Kuwait Times reports that Kuwait has banned the use of DSLRs in public places.  In the article, the Kuwait Times notes that the only exception for public DSLR use would be journalism purposes.

The article seems to imply that DSLRs make people feel uncomfortable, pointing out that amateur photographers in Kuwait have completely changed how they use cameras because of the poor reception to public use.  One photographer “decided to take photos of animals or still life due to the fact that these subjects don’t mind having their picture taken and don’t make a scene. ‘I started facing problems the very first day I bought my camera,’ [the photographer] added.”

Even with the assorted issues related to photography in the US, I’m thankful to have the liberties that we do have, and I’m glad I can walk around in public without being charged with a crime for using a DSLR.

UPDATE: Kuwait Times has issued a retraction of its story.

[via Kuwait Times]

B&H Offers Free Overnight and 2nd Day Shipping for Procrastinators

If you were thinking that you had waited a little too long to order a Canon or Nikon camera and figured you’d just pay a little more at a retail store, B&H Photo has got you covered.

You can still get some solid deals at B&H on Canon and Nikon cameras and get them shipped quick and free – with plenty of time to wrap them up before Christmas.

Here’s the Canon free 2nd day shipping promo items:  Canon cameras @ B&H Photo.

And, here’s the Nikon free overnight shipping promo items: Nikon cameras @ B&H Photo.

Sony A850, A900 & Canon 5D Mark II ISO Comparisons

Sony A850, Sony A900, Canon 5D Mark II

The Sony A850 is the newest full frame DSLR from Sony.  It’s based largely on the Sony A900; however, its a couple of notches below on feature sets.  Since the A850 uses the same 24.6-megapixel sensor as found in the A900, we shouldn’t expect any real difference in image quality between the two.

Although, comparing these two cameras to the Canon 5D Mark II, which is the current prosumer state of the art for low-light performance, is another story.  You’ll also see some Canon 7D samples at higher ISOs for the sake of comparing a crop-sensor camera to these full framers.  To see how the Sony A850 and A900 stack up, read on. [Read more...]