Nikon Digitutor : Tutorial site for Nikon 1 V2 and J2 now online

Nikon has made the Digitutor for Nikon 1 V2 available online. Nikon Digitutor is a website to teach new users about basic photography, camera operation and some good tips on how taking great photos. If you hate reading long and boring camera manual , you should check Digitutor online. Learn basic stuff and start taking some photos !

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Visit the digitutor micro site : http://www.nikondigitutor.com/eng/v2/index.html

Stock status: Nikon 1 v2 and j2 is available for pre-order on Amazon right now.

Nikon D3200 users manual

Like many other Nikon cameras, you can find and download the manual at Nikon support website. It’s available for free to download for everyone , even for non-Nikon D3200 owners. That’s also great for people who planning to buy the camera. Peek the manual first , check the features / control to make sure this is the right choice.

The PDF document available in two language  : English and Spanish language . Size around 18 megabytes. Begin the download here

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EISA Awards 2011-2012 for Photo Announced

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for Photo categoy just announced. The Canon 600D is voted as European Camera of The Year while Nikon D7000 is European Advanced SLR camera.

List of the winners:

  • European Professional Lens 2011-2012 – Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6L IS USM
  • European Camera 2011-2012 – Canon EOS 600D
  • European Travel Compact Camera 2011-2012 – Casio EXILIM EX-ZR100
  • European Printer 2011-2012 – Epson Stylus Photo R3000
  • European Advanced Compact Camera 2011-2012 – Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • European Photo Software 2011-2012 – Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2
  • European Advanced SLR Camera 2011-2012 – Nikon D7000
  • European All Weather Camera 2011-2012 – Olympus TOUGH TG-810
  • European Compact System Camera 2011-2012 – Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3
  • European Professional Camera 2011-2012 – Pentax 645D
  • European Compact System Lens 2011-2012 – Samsung NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED i-Function
  • European Social Media Camera 2011-2012 – Samsung SH100
  • European Lens 2011-2012 – Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • European Compact Camera 2011-2012 – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
  • European Zoom Lens 2011-2012 – Tamron AF 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
  • European Photo Accessory 2011-2012 – Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head

Adobe Photoshop Express 2.0 for iPad,iPod,and iPhone

Adobe just announced the update for Adobe Photoshop Express for Apple’s iPad,iPod and iPhone. The software helps users in editing and share their photos. Version 2.0 add several ‘commercial’ addon pack such as Reduce Noise, Self Timer , features new workflow for taking photos and support multitasking. The app is available for free download at iTunes

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Free basic features:

  • Basics: Crop, Straighten, Rotate, and Flip
  • Color: Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black and White, and Contrast
  • Filters: Sketch, Soft Focus, and Sharpen
  • Effects: Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, and Soft Black and White
  • Borders: Rectangle, Rounded, Oval, Soft Edge, Vignette, Rough Edge, Halftone, and Film Emulsion

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Adobe RAW library update (release candidate)

Adobe just published a release candidate of their latest RAW library: Lightroom 3.4 and ACR 6.4. This update will add support for these new cameras:

  • Canon EOS 600D/T3i
  • Canon EOS 1100D/T3
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Hasselblad H4D-40
  • and Samsung NX11

The new update also add support for several lens profile and fix some processing issues ( more details at download link )

The download is free, and available in Windows and Mac format:

Adobe Lightroom 3.4 RC
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6.4 RC

Apple updates digital camera RAW support (Canon 600D etc)

Apple just published an update for their RAW library to support new cameras and also fix some issues. Version 3.6 will add support these cameras:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D / Kiss X50
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D / Kiss X5
  • Olympus E-5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
  • Pentax K-r
  • Pentax K-5

and fix some processing issues with:

  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon COOLPIX P7000
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Download the update at digital camera raw compatibility update page. The update requires OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.5 or later.

Japan’s 2010 camera sales rankings

BCNRanking.jp just published their analysis on Japan’s camera sales for 2010. The top 4 is still belong to Canon / Nikon DSLRs with market share 43% ( total ) and on the 5th is Lumix GF1 , mirrorless camera from Panasonic. The mirrorless market is growing stronger this year with 7 of top 20 are mirrorless cameras. Please noted that Nikon and Canon hasn’t enter the mirrorless market yet.

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Source (Google translated )

PocketWizard MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Nikon delay

PocketWizard announces that the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon will be delayed for shipping to USA. The products should be shipping to dealer on middle Januari 2011. PocketWizard has already begin shipping to Canada and other countries.

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MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 is the latest wireless trigger products from PocketWizard that has capability to use CLS / i-TTL and Manual Power Control capability.

Amazon have them In-Stock : Check Amazon

Apple release Aperture 3.1.1

Apple just released free updates for Aperture 3.x users. This update improves performances and stability of the application along with problem fixes such as : compatibility with iLife Media Browser, problems during upgrading libraries and some publishing issues to MobileMe,Facebook,Flickr.

There is no information regarding compatibility with the latest camera RAW format ( Nikon D7000, Pentax K-5 etc ). Some user claimed that it still doesnt support D7000 raw format ( link ) . Sad :(

Read the release notes of version 3.1.1