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. [click to continue…]
People like taking photos. And they apparently like using Nikon cameras to shoot those photos. At least that’s what it seems like when looking at Nikon’s 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 (April 1 – June 30, 2011) results. [click to continue…]
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]
Amazon has a cool little widget on its digital camera home page that shows the most “wished for” cameras from users. (If you’ve got an Amazon account, you can add items to your own Wish List.) Some of the top “wished for” cameras among all Amazon users are listed below. [click to continue…]
Canon UK have extended the cashback program on Canon 450D and 500D cameras and kits through February 24, 2010. Discounts range from £30 to £50.
UK shoppers can see all the cameras here on Jessops.com.
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.