Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced

Published on 07/02/12 in the section of Presentations

By viewAt.org Team

Nikon has announced the D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs. The pixel count of the long-awaited replacement for the D700 means it also trumps the D3X as the highest-resolution camera in Nikon's lineup. As well as the 'stock' D800, Nikon has also revealed a more expensive model, the D800E that will be free from the effects of an anti-aliasing filter. Aimed at studio and landscape professionals the D800E should theoretically begin to rival medium format digital equipment in terms of resolution.

 

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Feb 6, 2012) –  Today, imaging leader Nikon Inc. announced the highly anticipated D800 HD-SLR, engineered to provide extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers.  A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.

Whether shooting high fashion, weddings or multimedia content, Nikon’s highest resolution sensor to date, a groundbreaking new 36.3-megapixel (7360 x 4912 resolution) FX-format CMOS sensor, affords flexibility and astonishing image quality to satisfy a myriad of client requests. The Nikon D800 incorporates the latest 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III and the Advanced Scene Recognition System, coupled with an improved 51-point AF system for images with amazing sharpness, color and clarity. With its compact, lightweight D-SLR form factor and extensive video feature set, the D800 allows photographers to transition to multimedia to create an immersive story. Professional videographers will appreciate practical features that go beyond NIKKOR lens compatibility and Full HD 1080p video, such as full manual control, uncompressed HDMI output, and incredible low-light video capability. With this innovative combination of features, the D800 celebrates resourcefulness and a dedication to the flawless execution of an epic creative vision. All of this is driven by Nikon’s latest EXPEED 3™ image processing engine, providing the necessary processing power to fuel amazing images with faithful color, a wide dynamic range and extreme resolution. 

“Whatever the project, visionaries need a tool that is going to help them stay on-time and on-task. The Nikon D800 re-imagines what is possible from this level of D-SLR, to address the needs of an emerging and ever changing market; this is the camera that is going to bridge the gap for the most demanding imaging professionals, and provide never before seen levels of SLR image and video quality,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “The D800 is the right tool for today’s creative image makers, affording photographers, filmmakers and videographers a versatile option for capturing the ultimate in still image quality or full HD content, with maximum control.”

via@Dpreview

Kolor now let you export your virtual tours as widgets for Ibook.

Published on 05/02/12 in the section of Publications

By viewAt.org Team

Only 2 weeks after the launch of iBooks Author by Apple, Kolor provides a free update to Panotour Pro virtual tour software to integrate a special export compatible with iBooks Author and iBooks.

iBooks is the iPhone / iPad app that lets you download and read digital books on your iOS device. The new (and free) iBooks Author app for Mac lets you create books by yourself, publish them in the iBookstore and let any iPhone / iPad user read your books.

Panotour Pro already provided the export of the virtual tours in Flash format as well as iPhone / iPad format. It now also lets you export your virtual tours as widgets for iBooks Author, to include them in your books. Embedding a virtual tour in a digital book through iBooks Author has a great advantage: you can save your tours as digital books directly on your iPhone or iPad and display them without being connected to the Internet (read the iBooks Author documentation to learn how to publish a digital book).

Example: a 360° virtual tour created with Panotour Pro and embedded in a digital book through iBooks Author

 via@Kolor 

Summary of the highlights of January

Published on 03/02/12 in the section of Press

By viewAt.org Team

318 new panoramas have been published this month on viewAt.org.
Of which the fived more rated are:


Obruk Caravanserai, central Anatolia

by Heiner Straesser


Aqua City Promenade, Tokyo, Japan #2

by Junichi Ogino


ธุดงค์ธรรมชัย

by Thanee Charoensilp


El castillo de los Templarios bajo la niebla

by Henry Alvarez


Noc na szlaku 2010 r.

by POLAND Panoramic Photography Szling.com

And the most relevant authors are:

Soledad Tante Agudo
from Polán (Toledo) ESPAÑA

Vincent Cibula
from Banska Bystrica (SVK)

Carles Nicolás
from Vilafranca del Penedès

Antonio Graziano
from Chinchón

Juan Luis Redajo
from La Guardia (Toledo) - Madrid

Join the Panobook 2012 contest

Published on 02/02/12 in the section of Publications

By viewAt.org Team

Kolor Panobook 2012 contest is now OPEN! You can win great prizes this year. Send us your 3 most beautiful panoramas before the end of February.

All details are on the Panobook.org website.

Special thanks to our partner Nodal Ninja which contributes to the prize pool with its famous NN4 panoramic headUltimate R1 head and the P1 telescopic pole! Kolor gives aPanogear motorized head as the first prize and other prizes including the Panobook collection and large-format prints.

via@Kolor Blog

Consejos para mejorar el rendimiento en Photoshop

Published on 01/02/12 in the section of Publications

By Juan Carlos Izquierdo

Tokina 11-16mm AT-X 116 Pro DX II

Published on 01/02/12 in the section of Presentations

By viewAt.org Team

New Gear: 11-16mm Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX II

An update of the already popular 11-16mm from Tokina, the DX II packs a focussing motor so it'll work with all Nikon bodies.

Tokina has just announced an updated version of their well regarded 11-16mm Pro DX, one which brings more functionality to more camera bodies. Dubbed the Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX II, the new lens has only officially been announced in Japan, but shouldn't be too long before it heads to western markets. For now, it appears to be for Canon and Nikon APS-C cameras, and the big change is that it comes packing  a 'Silent Drive-Module' (SD-M) focus motor. That's right, if you have a Nikon SLR without a built-in focusing motor, then you can still use AF on this new Tokina lens. It also features new coatings, and faster autofocus.

The Japanese announcement pegs the Nikon version of the lens is set to launch in March, and the Canon in July, and DPReview's USA contact says April and August respectively. Its predecessor was also available for a Sony mount, so we'll see if Tokina goes that way with the new one, too.

The big talking point on this lens is the price. With an announced sticker of a whopping  ¥90,000 (almost $1200) that's putting it into very high-end territory. In fact, the original DX lens is going forjust $609 with an MIR. While that is an extremely high asking price, it's the same as the official list cost of the original, so hopefully the new one will drop to a similar level quickly.

via@popphoto

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