26 February 2013
Finally, after close to two years of no travelling...
Visited Vietnam for the second time in February 2013. Spent two weeks travelling from Saigon to Hanoi, enjoying the beauty and vibrancy of another indo-chine country. And such a large one it is. I will tell more the story as i post pictures since i have seen and passed through so many towns and visited so many locations, from boring, historic, cultural to down right out-of this-world beauty...
Here's a direct from camera (D600) jpg taken inside Thein Cung Grotto, Halong Bay
Yeah, this trip was also the proper on-the-road test of my fairly new D600. ;)
Wow, i made so many photographical errors, its a wonder i have any photos to show at all.
Nikon's latest DX Camera is a powerhouse. It does not have a OLPF just like the D800e.
• 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, with no OLPF
• EXPEED 3 processing
• ISO 100-6400 standard, up to 25600 expanded
• Max 6 fps continuous shooting in DX mode, 7fps in 1.3X crop mode
• 51 point AF system, 15 sensors cross type
• 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor
• Spot white balance in live view mode
• 1080 60i/30p video recording, built-in stereo mic, mic jack and audio monitoring jack
• Pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.94X magnification
• 3.2", 1.2m-dot LCD screen (640 x 480 X RGBW)
• Front and rear IR receivers
• Water and dust resistance
Its very much like the D600 without a full frame sensor. With this release, Nikon also introduces a new 1.3 crop mode giving an effective X2 sensor crop.
Hands on preview: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d7100
13 January 2013
01 January 2013
13 September 2012
Today, Nikon introduces a very long awaited mid-range full frame dslr. The D600. Its got 24 megapixels on a completely new CMOS sensor with Iso range 50-25,600. A 3.2 inch Lcd plus all the latest video capabilities. Expected price USD 2000.
14 June 2012
27 April 2012
Nikon Recalls Batch of V1, D7000, D800 and D800E Batteries
In the technology push forward, some issues are bound to crop up and back steps need to be taken to keep the push forward going in the right direction.
Its not as serious as Airbus having to fix certain A380s' with cracked wings. Note this "certain A380s' only" applies to airlines that purchased long term warranties for their aircraft. Airbus ensures that the cracked wings problem is not a serious defect and the aircraft is safe to fly So they will not be fixing all the A380s!
If you own a Nikon EN-EL15 battery, check the 9th character in the serial number and look for an E or F. If found, go to Nikon and get it replaced. The defect is overheating and distortion. No Explosions!
Notice to users of the EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
This is an important announcement regarding the EN-EL15 battery which is used in the Nikon D7000, D800, D800E and Nikon 1 V1 cameras.
While Nikon takes great measures to assure high quality products, it has come to our attention that a certain number of EN-EL15 batteries manufactured by one of our suppliers did not meet Nikon’s internal quality standards. In extremely rare cases, this may cause the battery to overheat and the exterior casing to become deformed. Batteries exhibiting this problem have only been confirmed in the Nikon manufacturing process. We have received no reports of this problem from the market. Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of our customers and their equipment, we have initiated a voluntary replacement scheme for applicable products.
Customers using an applicable EN-EL15 battery may request a replacement battery as indicated below.
- Locate the lot number for your EN-EL15 battery. Lot numbers are alphanumeric characters printed at the bottom of the name plate on the bottom of the battery as shown below.
- Check the 9th digit of the lot number as indicated below.
- If the 9th digit of the EN-EL15 battery lot number is E or F then the battery needs to be replaced as it may be affected by this issue.- If the 9th digit of the EN-EL15 battery lot number is A, B, C, D, G or any subsequent letter in the alphabet then the battery is safe to use. This voluntary recall is limited only to those units of the model EN-EL15 in lots E and F.
This issue does not apply to EN-EL15 batteries supplied with the D7000 and Nikon 1 V1 purchased before February 29, 2012 or to batteries purchased individually before February 29, 2012.
Keep on Shooting!