Thursday, 28 August 2008

$5 after 5 o'clock!

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I think it was worth it. For $5 I watched the Jump Jet show featuring Circus Orange on Prices' Boulevard. If I had walked faster, I could of also saw the Aerialist & Eqestrian Show at Ricoh Coliseum.

Lots to see and photograph. :-)

Thursday (Aug 28) is the last day for the special price.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Where do I sign up?

How cool would it be to be one of the testers of a new camera not yet released to the public? Where do I sign up?

Today the Nikon D90 is released to the public. A 12.3 MP, 4.5 fps, 3" LCD camera. This model is the replacement model for the D80 and like the D80 that shared the same sensor as the D200, the D90 shares the same sensor as the D300.

The big news is that it has a video mode on it, the first DSLR with video mode - gives users the choice of inter-changable lens for video. But no auto-focus - not sure how that is going to work out shooting live video with no AF.

It appears that Nikon is moving away from CCD to CMOS sensors - harder to design but cheaper to build. From the video below it appears that Nikon's Achilles’s heel has been fixed (noisy high ISO photos). Can the D90 really match the D3's high ISO performance? Someone send me a D90 and I will compare it for you :-)

Speaking of comparisons, Canon released their 50D - 15.5 MP, 6.3 FPS, 3" LCD camera on the same day as well.

Cannot wait for the head to head comparisons and the flame wars to start on the forums. I have too much invested in lenses to switch brands but its always interested to note what's on the other side.

Another Javis Chase production:

Inspired by Chase Jarvis

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Ever since I saw the video below, I have wanted to try some POV bike photography. I don't have the cool camera accessories or a full crew to assist me but I though I would try it out with just my balancing skills and the old D200 outfitted with the Sigma 10-20mm. It is really hard to get the sense of speed in the photo - have to try to find some narrower streets and shoot with a slower shutter speed.

Next time out, the D3 with the 14-24mm...

Originally inspired by this cool video