PRICE ANNOUNCED: Nikon D810 kit and Spring 2015 COOLPIX Range‏

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PRICE ANNOUNCED: Nikon D810 kit and Spring 2015 COOLPIX Range‏

Nikon D810 – Best of Both Worlds
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New 36.3-megapixel Nikon D810 Boasts the Versatility and Performance for Stunning Shots

05th March 2015, Singapore – Nikon is pleased to announce the launch of the following new products starting sales today.

* Please note that the Nikon COOLPIX AW130 will only be available mid/end March 2015.

List prices after the jump.

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Stock will be available at all Nikon authorised dealers today, 5 March 2015 at the following prices:

  • D810 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR (Kit set) – SGD$ 5,688
  • COOLPIX S3700 (Silver, Black, Red, Pink, Blue) – SGD$ 239
  • COOLPIX S7000 (Black, White, Gold) – SGD$ 339
  • COOLPIX L840 (Black, Red) – SGD$ 399
  • COOLPIX AW130 (Black, Blue, Orange, Green) – SGD$ 529 (available mid/end March 2015)
  • COOLPIX P610 (Black, Red) – SGD$ 689

    Interested parties are advised to call their preferred dealers before make a trip down.

    Or simply call our Accredited Merchants here.

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My Favourite Moments Photography Contest 2015

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My Favourite Moments Photography Contest 2015
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05th March 2015, Singpapore – Good news to all ! Celebrate your Lunar New Year and stand a chance to win from over $500 worth of GIFT VOUCHERS from our Accredited Merchant RedDotPhoto!!

All you need to do is to take part in RedDotPhoto Lunar New Year Photo Competition and submit photo entries of “My Favourite Moments”!

So bring along your camera during visiting and start snapping away !!

PRIZES
1st Prize – $288 Gift Voucher
2nd Prize – $188 Gift Voucher
2nd Prize – $88 Gift Voucher

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To Enter
Sign up for a Red Dot Photo forum account (if you don’t yet have one)

  1. Submit your photo as a reply to this thread
  2. That’s it!
  3. Alternatively, you can also email to shafiq@reddotphoto.com.sg
- Upon submission, we will post your photo on RedDotPhoto’s Facebook Page.
– The number of Facebook ‘likes’ each photo gets will influence the final decision, so look out for your photo and get your friends to like it!

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 31st March 2015, 2359hrs.

Rules & Regulations:
1) The Lunar New Year Photo Competition is open to entrants of all skill levels.
2) All participants agree to grant Red Dot Photo a license to reproduce and publish winning entries. All copyright remains vested in the participants.
3) Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. Any discrepancy in entrant’s particulars may lead to disqualification at the discretion of the organiser.

Format
1) Submissions must be:
– JPEG format
– Recommended 1200px on the long edge
2) Every contestant may submit as many entry (unless otherwise informed)
3) Staff and judges are not responsible for loss or any damage to photographic submissions.

This exciting competition is organized by Red Dot Photo,
Proudly sponsored by Chromage, Lumia & Maha Powerex
& Supported by Ourshutterjourney.com

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Spoiled for Choice: Sony α E-mount Family Grows with Four Brand-New Full-Frame Lenses plus Two Full-Frame Converters

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Spoiled for Choice: Sony α E-mount Family Grows with Four Brand-New Full-Frame Lenses plus Two Full-Frame Converters

Lens Series (2)

* Zeiss® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z) Full-frame Wide-angle Lens
* FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (SEL90M28G) Full-frame Mid-telephoto Macro G Lens
* FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (SEL24240) Full-frame Zoom 10x Lens
* FE 28mm F2 (SEL28F20) Full-frame Wide-angle Prime Lens
* SEL057FEC Fisheye Converter and SEL075UWC Ultra-wide Converter for the SEL28F20
* VCL-ECU2/VCL-ECF2 Ultra-wide & Fisheye converters (APS-C)

5th March 2015, Singapore – Serious photographers now have the opportunity to explore even more creative possibilities with four brand-new Full-frame α E-mount lenses for Sony’s acclaimed family of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

From soulful portraits, dramatic landscapes and exquisite macro shots to fast-moving action, travel and everyday shooting – the expanded E-mount range has every situation covered. The quartet of premium lenses is joined by a further four lens converters – two of them full frame – making it easier to capture dramatic ultra-wide or fisheye perspectives.

Zeiss® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z) Full-frame Wide-angle Lens

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Legendary ZEISS® optical performance is showcased in this Full-frame wide angle prime that’s a superior choice for uncompromising professionals and enthusiasts wanting to craft portraits, day-to-day snapshots and night scenes.

Offering a minimum focusing distance of just 0.3m, the SEL35F14Z is also the first E-mount lens to provide a bright F1.4 aperture constructed with 9 blades: ideal for low-light conditions and super smooth bokeh (quality of the out-of-focus areas).

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Stunning corner-to-corner sharpness – even at maximum aperture – is assured by an advanced optical design that features aspherical elements including one Sony AA (Advanced Aspherical) element. Peerless optical performance is further assured by the ZEISS® T* coating that suppresses flare and ghosting for natural colour reproduction and excellent contrast.

Whether you’re shooting movies or stills, the Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) system enables fast and whisper-quiet precision focusing. A dedicated aperture ring can be set for smooth, continuous operation – ideal for movie-makers – or with click-stops to provide tactile feedback when shooting stills. The dust and moisture resistant design ensures reliable operation when shooting outdoors.

 

FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (SEL90M28G) Full-frame Mid-telephoto Macro G Lens

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Tailor-made for the Macro or Still-life photographer in mind, the SEL90M28G delivers an impressive blend of clarity and exceptionally smooth bokeh – thanks to careful control of spherical aberration – that’s a signature of every G Lens. The E-mount line-up’s first mid-telephoto macro also features built in Optical SteadyShot™ (OSS) image stabilisation, allowing pin-sharp images at up to 1:1 magnification even when shooting handheld making it a perfect lens for both Macro or Portrait Photography.

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The smooth, quiet Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) mechanism drives two ‘floating’ focus groups independently, ensuring extremely precise focus positioning that’s crucial for macro photography.

The lens uses an Internal Focusing mechanism that ensures no protrusions – a big plus when you’re just centimetres from your subject during macro shooting. There’s also a focus hold button and sliding focus ring that instantly switches between manual and auto focus. Resistance to dust and moisture helps ensure dependable performance when you’re shooting detail-packed close-ups of insects and wildlife.

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FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (SEL24240) 10x Full-frame Zoom Lens
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The SEL24240 covers a whole range from Wide-angle to Telephoto and gives you the ability to cover a wide range of photography genres from landscapes and everyday portraits to sports and action scenes. Its huge 24-240mm focal length range (10x optical zoom) makes this Full-frame tele-zoom an ideal travel partner.

The advanced design includes five aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element, contributing to excellent optical performance in a compact, easy-to-handle body. Serious photographers’ needs are catered for with an advanced linear motor that drives the focusing mechanism for quick, smooth response throughout the generous zoom range.

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Built-in Optical SteadyShot™ (OSS) image stabilisation is a welcome addition for handheld telephoto shots and low-light scenes at longer shutter speeds. Like every new FE (Full-frame E-mount) lens, the SEL24240 features a dust and moisture resistant design.

FE 28mm F2 (SEL28F20) Full-frame Wide-angle Prime Lens

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An ideal second lens to supplement every photographer’s basic lens kit, this Full-frame 28mm wide-angle prime features a bright F2.0 maximum aperture that’s ideal for handheld shooting in low light.

Lightweight, compact and designed to resist dust and moisture, the lens makes a beautifully-proportioned match for Sony’s acclaimed α7 series Full-frame camera bodies, with a high-grade aluminium finish adding instant visual appeal.

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The SEL28F20 features a 9-blade circular aperture for smoother bokeh, three aspherical lens elements – including one AA (Advanced Aspherical) element – and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements for excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. All lens surfaces are multi-coated to suppress flare and ghosting.

The Internal Focusing mechanism is driven by an advanced linear actuator for whisper-quiet AF, ensuring no lens protrusion when focusing.

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Image: SEL075UWC Ultra-wide Converter

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Image: SEL057FEC Fisheye Converter

For even wider perspectives, the optional SEL075UWC Ultra-wide Converter and SEL057FEC Fisheye Converter respectively increase the viewing angle to 21mm or 16mm fisheye with full 180° coverage. The maximum aperture of each converter is F2.8 and F3.5 respectively when mounted on the SEL28F20. In a first for α lens converters, corresponding EXIF data is generated with either converter attached to the lens.

VCL-ECU2 Ultra-wide and VCL-ECF2 Fisheye APS-C converters

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There’s no need to compromise optical performance when exploring extreme wide-angle and fisheye perspective effects.

The VCL-ECU2 adapter is compatible with the SEL16F28 16mm F2.8 and SEL20F28 20mm F2.8 wide angle (APS-C) lenses, boosting ultra-wide angle performance to 12mm (with SEL16F28) or 16 mm (SEL20F28). The VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converter creates exaggerated perspective effect, with a full 180 degree field of view for the SEL16F28, and 133 degrees for the SEL20F28. Each converter sports a smart new black finish.

Software updates for E-mount lenses
Available now, a new software update enhances lens functionality for selected current E-mount lens models. There will also be a software update for these newly-announced FE lens models in early March 2015. Details will be available at http://www.sony.com.sg/section/support.

The SEL24240 Full-frame Zoom Lens will be available all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from 5 March 2015 onwards at a recommended retail price of S$1,369. The SEL35F14Z, SEL90M28G and SEL28F20 E-mount lenses, as well as the SEL075UWC, SEL057FEC, VCL-ECU2 and VCL-ECF2 lens converters will be available from March 2015 onwards.

Specifications Sheet

– SEL35F14Z SEL90M28G SEL24240 SEL28F20
35mm equiv. focal length (when attached to APS-C body)
52.5mm 135mm 36-360mm 42mm

– Max. magnification ratio (x) 0.18 1.0 0.27 0.13

– Min. focus 0.3m 28cm 0.5m (Wide) – 0.8m (Tele) 29cm

– Filter dia. 72 mm 62 mm 72 mm 49 mm

– Dimensions
(Dia. x L) 78.5 x 112 mm 79 x 130.5 mm 80.5mm x 118.5mm 64 x 60mm

– Weight (approx.) 630g 602g 780g 200g

– Supplied accessories Front cap (Φ72㎜), Rear cap, Hood, Case Front cap (Φ62㎜), Rear cap, Hood, Case Front cap (Φ 72㎜), Rear cap, Hood Front cap (Φ 49㎜) Rear cap, Hood

– Colour Black Black Black Black
About Sony Electronics (Singapore) & Sony South East Asia
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Sony Electronics (Singapore) was established on 1st October 1999 with business activities comprising engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, and logistics and information systems. As part of Sony Electronics (Singapore), Sony South East Asia is responsible for the marketing and sales of consumer products in Singapore, as well as for business and professional products in Singapore and other countries in the South East Asia region. It also handles export business for consumer products from Singapore to various parts of Asia. Since establishing our presence in Singapore in 1973, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leader in the consumer electronics market. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Singapore, please visit http://www.sony.com.sg/


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Namibia – A Lesser Known Photographic Heaven

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Namibia – A Lesser Known Photographic Heaven
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04th March 2015, Singapore – Photographers in Singapore are an active lot. Most of them started shooting everything, everywhere, every attraction, every festivals and celebrations and in no time, everything would have been covered. Factually, Singapore is really tiny, so photography enthusiasts started venturing out to neighbouring countries – and soon, every other person would have been to almost every country in Asia & North Asia.

Where next? Many seasoned photographers were wondering. Although a privileged lot would have been to faraway (and at most time, expensive) & exotic destinations, there are certainly many other options out there.

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Recently I came to know about Namibia – officially the Republic of Namibia – and previously known as South West Africa. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia is flank by Zambia & Angola to its North, Botswana to its East & of course, South Africa to its southern borders. Namibia gained its independence from South Africa since 21st March 1990.

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Today, Namibia has a total population of 2.1 million with a flourishing economy mainly based on mining, herding, tourism & agriculture. (Mining precious stones like diamonds and metals like gold, silver, uranium etc.) In terms of safety & stability, Namibia is politically stable with a good parliament, economically doing well and its citizens enjoy social stability as compared to many other African republics/ states.

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Image: San Artisans in Grashoek, Namibia via  earthpeoples.org

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Some interesting facts here are, Namibia is the world’s 34th largest country (after Venezuela) and just because of its geographical position (smacked in between 2 deserts, the Namib & Kalahari), Namibia is badly deprived of rain.

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Image: Sossusvlei Red Dunes via discoverafrica.com

Namibia’s Coastal Desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world. Its unique reddish sand dunes, created by the strong onshore winds, are among the world’s tallest. And out of 365 days in a year, probably 19 to 26 days will rain (350mm per year), please note I said probably. :)
So how does Namibians get water? From the ground that is.

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Tourism is a major contributor (14.5%) to Namibia’s overall GDP, creating jobs for over 80,000 Namibians to service a million visitors per year. It (Namibia) is also one of the preferred destinations in Africa due to ecotourism which heavily promotes Namibia’s extensive wildlife.

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The other most-visited places includes the Caprivi Strip, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast Park, Sesriem, Etosha Pan and the coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Lüderitz. English is the official language in Namibia and for the record; the Republic offers free education for 10 years to Namibians.
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Lastly, as a travelling precaution for photographers heading to Namibia, **AIDS & Malaria is common although you are more likely to get Malaria more than AIDS. (9 persons have AIDS out of every 100 persons but 15 persons are likely to catch Malaria out of 100 persons) So behave yourself and stay “main stream” with your tour guide – you will be safe & fine. Lastly, Namibia had only 598 physicians in 2002; I am sure they have much more Doctors now than in 2015.

**Source: Namibia Health.

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Photography wise, Namibia will be a great destination to explore. Given the basic information from above, you may also wish to research more on Namibia’s festivals and culture while planing your trip there. We came to know that Xing Asia, a licensed Tour Agent in Singapore conducts regular group tours to Namibia, you may wish to seek their advise too.

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From wildlife photography (the wild animals that roams the Namibia safari freely) to landscape photography (red dunes, fish canyon etc), from street photography (town, food, markets) to portraitures (Tribes like the San People, the Nama, the Damara, the Ovambo & the Herero), Namibia is definitely the “new” photography heaven that many will not imagine or even think about. The options are just endless from what I had read and discover so far.

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For the Asian Travel Photographer, Namibia will be a refreshing change from the regular Asian cities that many visits. It will be the “safer Madagascar” to enjoy a well-rounded photography trip as compared to other African states/ republics. When we say “safer”, trust us, comparing to the likes of Somalia, Congo, South Africa, Nigeria & Burundi*, Namibia is considered the oasis among the list.

*source (Worst countries in Africa)

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Image: Twyfelfontein engravings via ezakwantu.com

Namibia, beautiful and not exactly swarming with tourists yet – I will recommend taking a trip there before all the good things are destroyed – as more and more tourists flocks there. Be among the pioneering photographers to visit & uses your images to share to the world that among all the bad reputations and negative impressions of Africa, Namibia stands out among the rest as one of the best destination in Africa that you must visit – at least once in your life time.

As mentioned earlier in the article, we came to know that Xing Asia, a licensed tour agent in Singapore does regular trips to Namibia, you may want to speak to their specialists before you make (yet another boring) tour booking to some “over-traveled” destinations in Asia (again).

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About XING ASIA.

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Xing Asia is a fully licensed travel agent by Singapore Tourism Board and a member of NATAS. We seek to provide exceptional value and authentic experience for like minded people to experience Asia and beyond through the eyes of our lenses. We differentiate ourselves by creating a platform for people to share and express their passion through immersing themselves in the local culture and lifestyles, befriending the locals and giving back to the community. Our mission is to ensure that your photographic travel experience expands your soul, refresh your perspectives and rejuvenate your spirit.

Join us for a journey of new beginnings, friendships and an enriching experience! For more trips & information, Please visit www.xing-Asia.com


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- We are a Licensed travel company by Singapore Tourism Board & a member of NATAS.
– We have been granted ISO 9001 : 2008 Certification on Quality Management System.
– We specializes off-the-beaten-track destinations and photography expedition trips.
– All trips are designed and owned by us making us a true travel company and not just a travel agent.
– All photography technical advices are guided by a Master Photographer (MPA).
– We welcome customized trips or planning for a private group.
– Our travel concept are based on our values of the 4 pillars (http://xing-asia.com)

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Nikon launches D7200, COOLPIX P900 and ViewNX-i software!‏

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Nikon launches D7200, COOLPIX P900 and ViewNX-i software!‏
- Versatility and performance: The Nikon D7200, made for photographers who trust the
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- With reliable ingenuity for life’s adventures, Nikon’s latest DX-format DSLR pushes the limits for enthusiasts in a suite of features for low-light photography, social connectivity, excellence in image quality and Full HD videos

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02nd March 2015, SINGAPORE – Embark on an adventure of infinite imaging possibilities with the new Nikon D7200, announced today by Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd. Combined with the renowned reliability of the D7000 series’ pedigree, the D7200 delivers exceptional performance with outstanding technology, innovative imaging solutions, a new seamless connectivity feature, and distinction in function, design and build.

The 24.2-megapixel DSLR, coupled with the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine and a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor delivers an impressive experience of vivid photos and HD videos with lower noise at high ISO, and superior image processing speeds. Outstanding image quality is further assured even in low-light conditions, with the new autofocus (AF) sensor module that is also utilised by the Nikon D750, and an AF detection range down to -3EV. Nikon D7200 takes the journey further by allowing photographers to share adventures in real time via built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity*1 with Near Field Communication (NFC)-support*2, the latter being a first for Nikon DSLRs.

“To enrich the Nikon DX experience for photographers, not only does the D7200 render images and videos of rich tonality and sharp details with its standard ISO up to 25600, the camera also provides instant connectivity with its built-in Wi-Fi*1 and new NFC-support*2,” said Hiroaki Ono, General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd.

“Creating adaptability to any environment, such as low-light scenes, is made possible with the 51-point system of the new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module, a
technology that was first adopted by the Nikon D750.

“With a robust form, the D7200 and its Full-HD movie features, is also the first in the Nikon DXformat range to adopt the time-lapse function so photographers can also now enjoy time-lapse photography. Matched with the capability to shoot up to 100 shots*3, using JPEG format in continuous shooting mode, alongside the NIKKOR lenses’ superior optical performance, this is the reliable companion that’s up for any challenge a photographer may encounter in their pursuit of the perfect shot.”

D7200 Primary Features
1. Exciting journeys, stunning images
· Standout performance: With the incorporation of an EXPEED 4 image processing
engine, colours and fine details are accurately captured, ensuring consistent performance whether taking beautiful portraits with natural luminous skin tones or gorgeous cityscapes. Images are clear, sharp, and defined with this 24.2 megapixel shooter, perfect for subjects that require fine detail rendering such as foliage or breath-taking landscapes. An ISO range of 100 to 25600 is achieved with the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, which also provides improved noise reduction performance, while maintaining image definition at high ISO. Should photographers wish to shoot monochrome masterpieces, the ISO range can be further extended to Hi BW 1 (equivalent to ISO 51200) and Hi BW 2 (equivalent to ISO 102400).

· Picture perfect creations: Further aiding in the quest for image perfection and
refinement, and minimizing countless hours of post-processing, is the Picture Control
option of “Flat”. The “Flat” option allows overblown highlights, shadows or colour
saturation to be effectively suppressed even after image adjustment, achieving rich
gradation in both brightness and colour. Further flexible adjustments such as “Clarity”,
lets photographers adjust the crispness of still images while maintaining details and
saturation of the subject.

· Artistic inspirations: Embrace creative expression with the Special Effects modes
which enable immediate confirmation of results during shooting for both still images and
movies. Injecting creativity and fun into every shot is made possible with variable options
such as Night Vision, Colour Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Colour, and others, of all
which can be visualised in real time, before shots are captured.

2. Meeting expectations of demanding environments
· Built for the best: Solid and sturdy with a practical design both inside and out, the
D7200 is designed to be a constant companion. A magnesium alloy has been
incorporated into the top and rear covers for durability and superior texture, keeping the
camera light yet strong, while a comprehensively-sealed body protects the camera from
dust and water droplets.

· Size matters: Photographers demanding outstanding performance need not sacrifice on
size and weight. The top-tier DX-format performance ideally fits in a body that is
compact in size and weight with approximately 1,250g when combined with the AF-S DX
NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, and its EN-EL15 battery. Nikon’s
understanding of photographers’ needs has led to the development of a system focused
on functionality and efficiency, allowing them to pack smarter and maximise space.

· Ready for anything: The D7200 is an adaptable shooter, capable of delivering smooth performance in a variety of challenging conditions. Low-light photography, which often comes off as a deterrent for ideal compositions in dark environments, is made easy with the 51 focus points of the new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module, first
adopted by the D750. Superior low-light performance is further enhanced with an
expanded AF detection range down to -3EV. With the AF detection range down to -3 EV
for the single central focus point, and at -2 EV or below (above -3 EV) with the other 50
points, the freedom to shoot low-light and low-contrast scenes has been remarkably
boosted. The DSLR makes a perfect outdoor companion as one enjoys the spectacular
northern lights or explores the subterranean passageways of a cave.
· Greater viewing pleasure: The optical viewfinder is the perfect framing aid with
approximately 100% frame coverage, featuring superior light transmission ratio and
colouration, for perfectly lined-up shots. This is perfectly accompanied by a high
resolution 1,229k-dot, 3.2-inch LCD display, with RGBW alignment, for enhanced
visibility, ensuring clear and vibrant colours on a bright screen as one reviews shots on
the camera.
· Telephoto triumph: Ideal for capturing lightning-fast action up close, subjects can be
captured in a larger size when using a lens with the same focal length, with a 1.3x image
area option (approximately 15.4 megapixels) that elevates the telephoto shooting
experience. The 51-point AF system comprehensively covers the 1.3x image area,
providing superior subject-acquisition performance even for quick-moving objects over a
wide area, so getting a shot of the winning goal from a fast-paced street soccer match is
not an obstacle anymore.
3. Start sharing adventures in real-time
· Made for sharing: Select, send and upload high-quality images on favourite social media platforms seamlessly. The D7200 makes on-the-go connectivity even simpler with its built-in Wi-Fi® capability*1 and NFC-support*2, the latter being a pioneer feature on a Nikon DSLR. Photographers looking to share and upload their shots wherever they are, can now wirelessly transfer images to a smart device through the free Wireless Mobile Utility application*1, available for iOS or Android devices. The built-in Wi-Fi® also enables remote shooting with a smart device, especially when taking photographs from tricky angles while minimising camera shake.

· Connected for work and play: Leveraging on the connectivity features, professional photographers can tap on a suite of optional wireless accessories to maximise workflow efficiency. The WR-1/WR-R10/WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers enable efficient remote shooting in the studio, while the WT-5A/B/C/D Wireless Transmitters together with a UT-1 Communication Unit provide stable, high-speed data transmission directly to computers and FTP servers.

4. Creativity without interruption
· The continuous shooting champ: Experience greater freedom to create and experiment with majestic shots of beautiful light trails and similar burst mode captures. With an extended buffer capacity, the number of shots recordable during continuous shooting is increased to a magnificent 100 shots*3 in large image size, JPEG fine-format, 18 shots in RAW, 14-bit lossless compressed, and 27 shots in RAW, 12-bit lossless compressed. Furthermore, unlimited number of images can be captured continuously, as long as battery and memory card capacity permit, when using the CH or CL release mode with a shutter speed slower than 4 seconds.

· Time-lapse and interval wonders: A first for a Nikon DX-format DSLR, stunning timelapse videos are made possible with the D7200. With its ability to ensure smooth
exposure variations during time-lapse and interval-timer photography, photographers
can also film scenes where light conditions change vastly such as twilight evenings and
breath-taking dusk scenes, with minimal disruption to video and image quality.

5. For moments best captured on video
· Movie-making magic: Choose to capture video on a DX-based movie format, similar
to that of a super-35 format movie film, or experience up-close action in extreme
sports with a favourite telephoto zoom lens and the 1.3x-based format image area. Full
HD recording up to 1080/60p in 1.3x-based format, with minimal noise even at high ISO
settings, is conceivable with the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. The “Flat” Picture Control option also works with movie recording, should photographers require rich gradation for added movie brightness and colour. Mode M provides Auto ISO sensitivity control during filming, allowing an automatic response for the appropriate exposure with sensitivity adjustments only while shutter speed and aperture values remain fixed. This intuitive technology allows photographers to shoot movies in a single shot even when moving from dark to bright areas.

· The director’s assistant: Besides innovative technology, the D7200 boasts additional
handy features to simplify the movie-making process. To allow more time being focused
on the subject instead of fiddling with the camera, an independent menu dedicated for
movies enables a more efficient configuration of settings for movie recording. The
additional highlight display function provides further assistance by identifying potentially
troublesome overblown highlights when recording. To complement great videos,
improved audio performance is made available with wind noise reduction when the builtin
stereo microphone is used, providing clear audio with less interference. Select a
preferred microphone frequency response to suit respective filming needs, such as
“Wide” for street sounds and musical performances, or “Voice” for interviews and
speeches.

· Relive the sounds: Pair up the D7200 and the newly released ME-W1 Wireless
Microphone for clear off-camera audio recording when the intended subject (sounds) is
too far away for the camera’s built-in microphone, or an external microphone attached to
the camera’s accessory shoe. The water-resistant wireless microphone, also compatible
with other Nikon DSLR, Nikon 1 and COOLPIX cameras that are equipped with an
external microphone connector, comes with Bluetooth® specification Power Class 1
support to allow recording of sounds as far away as approximately 50 m. Both distant
sounds and those near the videographer can be recorded, and two-way communication between a subject and the videographer is possible with the usage of headphones or earphones. Stereo sound can also be recorded with the ME-W1 Wireless Microphone when the Stereo Microphone ME-1 (sold separately) is connected to the microphone component.

6. A perfect fit for any Nikon DX enthusiast
· Capture more with NIKKOR: Experience seamless integration and maximize the 24.2-
megapixel count with the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 G ED VR, which delivers superior
optical imaging and telephoto performance. In addition, take advantage of the extensive
range of NIKKOR lenses, including the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
for a range of dynamic wide-angle shots, or the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G for
gorgeous close-ups with softly blurred backgrounds. The world’s lightest 300mm
autofocus (AF) lens*4, the new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, also makes as an
extra complement to the D7200 with its outstanding optical proficiency of sharpness and
clarity with absolutely minimal chromatic aberration of ghosting.

· Be in the spotlight: Like any member of the Nikon DSLR family, the D7200 is readily
compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. Photographers can enjoy even
greater creative control with a diverse range of flexible flash and lighting options to suit
any occasion.

· Complete the creative imaging experience: Discover a readily comprehensive
system to support a great photoshoot with free Nikon software, from the new ViewNX-i
for convenient browsing of stills and movie files, and even uploading onto social media
networks, to its bundled ViewNX-Movie Editor with features to convert, create and edit
movies. The Capture NX-D also allows photographers to compare images pre-and postediting, adjust exposure, white balance and picture tones, and customise Picture Control for seamless end-to-end image management.

1 Wireless Mobile Utility must be downloaded onto a smart device (compatible with iOS/AndroidTM) to use
the Wi-Fi® function. Wireless Mobile Utility can be downloaded for free from the appropriate application
store. Wireless transfer of videos is available only on the Android OS.
2 NFC-compatible Android™ smartphones and tablets (Android 4.0 or later).
3 When a 16-GB SanDisk SDHC UHS-I memory card (SDSDXPA-016G-J35) is used, and an ISO
sensitivity setting of ISO 100 is applied.
4 Among 300mm fixed focal length (prime) AF lenses compatible with 35mm “full-size” format cameras
available as of March 2, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.
Availability
The Nikon D7200 will be available by end March 2015 with the AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G
ED VR lens, or AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, or with the body-only configuration.
For more information on the new D7200, ME-W1, and other Nikon products, please visit
http://www.nikon.com.sg

Launch News on COOLPIX P900 and ViewNX-i software after the jump.

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With ultra high-powered zoom, the COOLPIX P900 takes compact photography to new
heights. Fusing innovative technology and exceptional design, the latest COOLPIX model from Nikon is engineered for superior telephoto performance with 83x optical zoom.

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– Experience the rush of ultra high-power zoom photography, and enjoy the action up close with the new COOLPIX P900, announced today by Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd.
Made for users who are unwilling to compromise on superior image quality, the 16.1-
megapixel*1 P900 and its new Dual Detect Optical VR technology boasts the finest supertelephoto performance in the history of the Nikon COOLPIX range. The impeccable
combination of an optical zoom reach up to 2000 mm*2, alongside a Dynamic Fine Zoom
with focal length reach of 4000 mm*2, comes in handy when shooting a wide array of
subjects, from plane spotting to bird watching and vast landscapes in full gorgeous detail.

“The P900 represents the pinnacle of Nikon’s technological innovation with regard to
compact digital cameras. With an amazing optical zoom reach of 2000 mm and the
accompanying 4000 mm from its Dynamic Fine Zoom, users can now shoot what was
conventionally impossible with a device that fits comfortably in the palm of the hand,” said
Hiroaki Ono, General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon
Singapore Pte Ltd. “Packed with advanced features and improvements, such as the newly
introduced Dual Detect Optical VR, a remarkably shortened shooting time lag, and the
inclusion of built-in Wi-Fi with NFC-support, the P900 reflects our commitment to constantly improving the experience of everyday photography.”

P900 Primary Features
1. Innovation and class-leading performance
· Leader of the pack: Backed by 16.1 megapixels*1, and an EXPEED C2 imageprocessing
engine, superior image quality and vibrant Full HD video are assured.
The P900 also comes equipped with a backlight illumination CMOS sensor and High
ISO sensitivity, expandable up to ISO 6400 for superb performance, even in low light
conditions. Users can get creative and hone their craft with consecutive shot
combination technology and a range of specialized shooting modes such as Night
Landscape, Night Portrait, Backlighting (HDR), and Close-up, all configured to show
off the P900’s strengths.

· Unrivalled ultra high-powered zoom: Leveraging on its core NIKKOR lens
technology, the P900 is capable of 83x optical zoom, from wide-angle 24 mm to
2000 mm (35mm-format equivalent), and an impressive 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom*3, with an approximate focal length of 4000 mm (35mm-format equivalent) with maximum
image size used. Sheer zoom power allows the capture of incredibly fine subject detail,
such as distant wild animals in a safari, or craters on the moon’s surface. Powerful
both near and far, macro photography of subjects as close as 1 cm to the lens is
made possible, making it perfect for the daintiest of subjects like insects and fine
textures.

· Crystal clarity: Blur-reduction is immensely enhanced with the newly adopted, Dual
Detect Optical VR. A high-performance lens-shift VR, it ensures crisp images while
on-the-move and minimizes image blur from camera shake, especially when utilizing
the P900’s ultra-zoom features, by providing an effect equivalent of shooting at a
shutter speed 5.0 stops*4 faster. Vibration reduction is improved with a great degree
of accuracy, by the angular velocity sensor and the image sensor, which work in
tandem to detect and calculate vibration intensity and frequency.

· Refined shooting experience: In order to capture precise moments, an evolved highspeed
response is required. The P900 provides this with an autofocus (AF) speed
of approximately 0.10 seconds*5, perfect for the fleeting moments in sports or wildlife
photography. This is accompanied by a shooting time lag of approximately 0.12
seconds*5 at wide-angle and 0.75 seconds*6 at tele-angle. When photographing subjects
in motion the P900 excels with a range of continuous shooting modes such as
Continuous H, for the largest image size at approximately 7 fps (up to 7 frames).

· Speedy reaction to every moment: Complementing the ultra high-power zoom
capability is a suite of features dedicated to maximizing the ease of use. Should subjects
move out of frame temporarily during telephoto shooting, zoom position can be
easily shifted to the wide-angle side with the quick press of the Snap-back zoom button,
while the Side zoom control enables zoom operation while minimising camera shake,
allowing for stable movie and still images. Additionally, Moon and Bird-watching modes
have been incorporated, enabling simple focusing and dedicated settings for capturing the best shots of these challenging subjects and helping users take full advantage of the P900’s superior zoom power.

· Premium technology, compact portability: This versatile, outstanding performance
is made possible with the use of refined NIKKOR lens technology, and the inclusion
of a Super Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens element. The Super ED lens element,
normally used in interchangeable lenses for SLRs, provides superior chromatic
aberration correction capability for high image quality, even at high zoom ratios and
maximum aperture. This ensures sharp, clear images with excellent contrast during
shooting, minimizing the need for image post-processing, thus resulting in gorgeous
images, ready for sharing and uploading with the touch of a button. The incorporation
of the lens element also enables superb image forming capability, without increasing
the size of the lens barrel, keeping the P900 compact and fitting nicely in the hand for
easy handling.

· Movie-making magic: Get into the director’s chair and film Full HD videos of
1080/60p with stereo sound. Equipped with a zoom microphone that changes
directivity according to the zoom operation, videos are accompanied with sharp
sounds for a vivid experience in reliving the captured moments. A Time-Lapse Movie
function also automatically creates 10-second movies from still images captured at
various intervals, simply with a selection of a preferred shooting scene.

2. Shoot and share
· Technology that brings people together: In line with the Spring 2015 COOLPIX
digital camera range, connectivity is key with the P900’s built-in Wi-Fi® and Near
Field Communication (NFC) capability*7. With the simple tap of a smart device on the
camera’s NFC antenna to activate its built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity, high quality images
can be transferred to a compatible smart device through the use of the Wireless
Mobile Utility app*8. This allows the quick upload of photos to social media and
websites, for exciting adventures and memories to be shared with the world.

· Geotagging, anywhere in the world: Explorers can now embrace their
wanderlust with GPS, GLONASS and QZSS*9 support. The P900’s improved
geolocation capabilities identify locations and tag images with higher speed and
greater accuracy, recording information, such as longitude and latitude into pictures.
With fast and convenient location tagging, picture-perfect memories and idyllic
locations are accurately matched and memorably preserved.

3. Pure photography pleasure
· Brilliant, both inside and out: The P900’s dimensions of approximately 139.5 (W) x
103.2 (H) x 137.4 (D) mm*10, reflect a compact, yet elegant design. The camera sits
comfortably in the hand with a secure grip that ensures stability during shooting,
offering users a shooting experience that is similar to that of DSLR cameras. Like a
DSLR, the command dial is projected, allowing the manual switching between
shooting modes, while an eye sensor enables a variety of shooting styles by
automatically switching from monitor shooting to the Electronic View Finder (EVF)
when the photographer’s eye gets closer to the viewfinder. Shooting and reviewing photos is further enhanced by the high-definition, approx. 921k-dot, 3.0-in.,
wide-viewing-angle, vari-angle TFT LCD monitor. A vari-angle system grants the freedom to shoot from various angles for flexible and creative composition when framing shots, while the RGBW pixel alignment provides superior visibility even under direct sunlight and maintains low power consumption.

1 Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels
2 In 35mm-format equivalent
3 Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the full-wide end of optical zoom. Dynamic Fine
Zoom refers to the areas in which the camera can zoom while maintaining resolution from the
maximum optical telephoto zoom position
4 Based on CIPA standards, measured at approx. 350 mm (35mm-format equivalent)
5 Based on CIPA standards, measured at maximum wide-angle position, subject brightness
measuring 10 LV, programmed auto exposure, Single AF autofocus mode
6 Based on CIPA standards, measured at maximum telephoto position, subject brightness measuring
10 LV, programmed auto exposure, Single AF autofocus mode
7 NFC-compatible Android™ smartphones and tablets (Android 4.0 or later)
8 Wireless Mobile Utility must be downloaded onto a smart device (compatible with iOS/AndroidTM) to
use the Wi-Fi® function. Wireless Mobile Utility can be downloaded for free from the appropriate
application store. Wireless transfer of videos is available only on the Android OS
9 GLONASS refers to “Global Navigation Satellite Systems” operated by Russia. QZSS refers to
‘Quasi Zenith Satellite System’ commissioned by the Japanese Government
10 Excluding protrusions

Price and availability
The Nikon COOLPIX P900 will be available by end March 2015. For more information on the new COOLPIX P900 and other Nikon products, please visit http://www.nikon.com.sg.

ViewNX-i
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Nikon presents new image-browsing software, ViewNX-i, available for free download
Nikon will be initiating a free download of its new image browsing software, readily
compatible with other Nikon software applications, on March 17, 2015.

The ViewNX-i, a new image-browsing software designed to enable easy
management of still images and movies recorded with a Nikon digital
camera, has been announced by Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd for a free
download beginning March 17.

ViewNX-i is the successor application to the ViewNX 2 image-browsing and
editing software Nikon has offered to date. Inheriting the user-friendly
interface of ViewNX 2, the new software offers simpler operation as an
application specialized for image browsing, with features such as tabs that make it easy to
switch between workspaces, and the addition of an Output Toolbar that intuitively displays convenient functions.

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The ViewNX-i is also fully compatible with other Nikon software applications, in which the
ViewNX-i serves as the launch pad for RAW development and still-image adjustment using Capture NX-D, and movie editing using ViewNX-Movie Editor. With Capture NX-D, Nikon’s photofinishing software, all advanced adjustment functions available with the application can be used to develop RAW images and edit still images via ViewNX-i. Further complementing the ViewNX-i functionality is the ViewNX-Movie Editor, a bundled movie-editing software that provides users of all proficiency levels in movie-editing with the ability to easily convert, create and edit movies.

The enhanced mutual collaboration between these applications greatly expands the ways in which users can now enjoy their photos and movies after they are recorded.
ViewNX-i Overview
Name: ViewNX-i
Release date: March 17, 2015
Download URL: http://nikonimglib.com/nvnxi/
· ViewNX-i Primary Features
– Quick switching between the browser, map display, and Web services using tabs
– An Output Toolbar that enables quick access to easy-to-use functions, including
image editing with Capture NX-D, movie editing with ViewNX-Movie Editor,
printing, and image upload
– A variety of display formats, including vertical and horizontal thumbnail display and
display of two images for comparison, that can be easily used as needed
– Simple shooting information display with a layout familiar to users of DSLR
cameras
– Photo Tray function in which still images and movies from multiple folders can be
temporarily stored for quick and easy access
– Smooth upload of files to Facebook, YouTube, and Nikon Image Space
– Flexible RAW development and image adjustment using Capture NX-D, which can
be accessed directly from ViewNX-i (collaboration between the two applications
will be strengthened with the addition of a button that returns operation to ViewNXi
to Capture NX-D Ver. 1.2.0 and later)
– Support for the sidecar file format for movies enables the application of ratings
and specification of playback range without modifying the original movie file
– Movie-editing functions that enable creation of original movies, movie trimming,
combination of multiple photos and movies into a single movie, and saving of
individual movie frames as still images with simple operations (collaboration with
ViewNX-Movie Editor)
· ViewNX-i System Requirements
Windows
OS: 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows® 8.1
CPU: 1.6-GHz or better Intel Celeron/Pentium 4/Core i-series
Memory (RAM): 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended) under 32-bit operating
systems, 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended) under 64-bit operating
systems
Hard disk: 1 GB or more free space on the start-up disk required to launch the
application, 3 GB or more required during use
Monitor resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels or more (1,366 × 768 pixels or more
recommended) with 24-bit colour or better
Others: An Internet connection is required to use all functions (Online help, the map
function, Web services, and functions, including those built into ViewNX-Movie Editor,
related to movies, as well as to acquire update information). A 3 GHz Pentium D or
better, or Intel Core i5 or better CPU is recommended to play back or edit HD and
Full HD movies.
Mac
OS: OS X versions 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.2 (however, OS X version 10.9.5 or 10.10.2
is required to use ViewNX-Movie Editor)
CPU: Intel Core series/Xeon series
Memory (RAM): 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk: 1 GB or more free space on the start-up disk required to launch the
application, 3 GB or more required during use
Monitor resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels or more (1,366 × 768 pixels or more
recommended) with 24-bit colour or better
Others: An Internet connection is required to use all functions (Online help, the map
function, Web services, and functions, including those built into ViewNX-Movie Editor,
related to movies, as well as to acquire update information). A 2 GHz Core Duo or
better, or Intel Core i5 or better CPU is recommended to play back or edit HD and
Full HD movies.
* Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and
other countries.
* Mac is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
* All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or
area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on
the part of the manufacture.

About Nikon
Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.

 

 

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Getty Images celebrates one year with Lean In‏

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One Year On, Getty Images Lean In Collection has changed how women are portrayed in visual communications

Partnership to repicture women and girls is driving cultural change and commercial success in more than 65 countries

02nd March 2015, Singapore – Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communication, and LeanIn.Org, the women’s non-profit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, are celebrating one year of partnership with the anniversary of the Getty Images Lean In Collection – a curation of images devoted to the powerful depiction of women, girls and the communities who support them. Images from the collection have been licensed in over 65 countries, including Qatar, Kuwait and Korea, with sales doubling since the collection’s inception in February, 2014.

Thousands of images have been licensed through the collection across a wide variety of industries, with two of the biggest sectors being financial and tech organisations – industries which are actively trying to attract more women. The most successful images globally can be viewed here, with the most popular three images licensed in Singapore available to view here.

Speaking on the anniversary, Getty Images Co-Founder and CEO, Jonathan Klein said: “From the creation of Getty Images 20 years ago, we have been guided by the belief that imagery can change the world. Getty Images partnership with Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org to break down stereotypes and kill the cliché is changing the conversation about the depiction of women in visual communications and has delivered impressive bottom line results.”

“Men and women should be equally represented at the boardroom table and at the kitchen table. To get there we need reform of our policies, we need to encourage women to fulfil their ambitions and we need to encourage men to do their part in the home – but we also need to address how women and men are depicted, because you can’t be what you can’t see,” said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, author of Lean In and founder of LeanIn.Org. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Getty Images on this project and our shared commitment to literally repicture women, men and equality.”

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More than 2,000 images have been added to the collection since the launch, bringing the total to over 4,500, with new content being added each month. The collection is hand-curated by Getty Images’ global trend experts and LeanIn.Org, led by Getty Images Director of Visual Trends Pam Grossman and LeanIn.Org Contributing Editor Jessica Bennett.

Usage is growing in the US, UK and Canada, and growth is also being seen in a diverse range of countries including Russia, Mexico, Singapore and China.

The success of the partnership with Lean In has inspired Getty Images to address how other key concepts are communicated visually through the company’sRePicture movement, such as RePicture family and RePicture love, calling for content that breaks down stereotypes and celebrates the world in its raw and authentic form.

The Getty Images Lean In Collection is available to be licensed at gettyimages.com/leanin.

Click here to view a video that explores the success of the partnership in greater depth.

About Getty Images:
Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, with over 170 million assets available through its premium content site www.gettyimages.com and its leading stock content site www.istock.com. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit press.gettyimages.com, and for the stories, innovation and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends http://stories.gettyimages.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages , Twitter athttps://twitter.com/GettyImages, or download Stream, our free consumer app, to view and share the world’s best imagery. 

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Interesting Equipment We Found on Internet

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Interesting Equipment We Found on Internet

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17th February 2015, Singapore –
We were kinda bored as 80% of Singapore’s businesses is shutting down for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year. So we have pretty nothing much to do in the studio so we turned to google. Instead of typing “Photography” – which we were pretty bored with that too, we keyed in “Interesting Photo Gear” and several interesting results came up. We decided to pick 2 and write about what we think about these products.

The Peak Design Slide Professional Camera Sling (pictured above) was one of our pick.
From our understanding, the rest of the world call it “Slide” instead of PDSPCS. That’s quite a mouthful actually. Slide is a camera strap, but designed and made differently. It’s more than just a strap that you use to wear your camera, we call it an integration of the best camera straps that we (or you) can think of.

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Apart from regular uses like a normal camera strap, the Slide has a proprietory system that they call Anchor Link that an user only need one hand to connect. Next is what we like best, a 2-way, 2-tension slide adjustment that has a grippy side and a smooth one on the opposite side. This allows the user to custom-use their Slide to exactly how they want it to behave. Cool eh? That’s not all, the wide strap promises comfort and promises to take away (compensate) the weightiest of DSLRs.  Look-wise, the material reminds me of racing seatbelt harness which means this strap is much tougher than it actually looks and we also found out that comfort is not compromised as Slide has padded underlinings and best of all, Slide looks good.

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So far from what we have read and see, the Slide is probably the strongest camera strap that we had known to date, Slide can hold (almost) anything (big cameras, big lenses etc)!
Last but not least, we also learned that Slide is fully compatible with Arca-Swiss-type tripod heads, this means the user can secure the camera onto the tripod without without unscrewing anything – sweet!

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The next gear that caught our attention was the Audio Technica ATR3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. Audio-Technica’s newscaster-style omnidirectional ATR3350 lavalier is engineered for intelligible, accurate voice reproduction. This high-quality condenser is ideal for video use, and is a favorite choice for aerobics/dance/sports instructors. Its low-profile design assures minimum visibility, and is engineered for intelligible, accurate voice reproduction. In addition, the capsule features an omni pickup pattern. 

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This newscaster-style miniature mic is perfect for video use, or any other application where minimum visibility and a low profile are desired. This also makes it an ideal choice for aerobics/dance/sports instructors.

The lavalier features an Omni pickup pattern, for full, 360-degree coverage. Clip it on and go, without worrying to much about where it’s pointing. And best of all, it works with almost all the cameras today with its integrated 6-meters (20-foot) cable with 3.5 mm mini-plug that connects directly to cameras ports.

Here’s the official specs:
– Element: Condenser
– Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
– Frequency Response: 50 – 18,000 Hz
– Open Circuit Sensitivity: -54 dB
– Impedance: 1,000 ohms
– Weight: 6 g (0.2 oz)
– Cable: 6 m (20 foot) terminated with 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) mini-plug
– Accessories Furnished: Tie clip; battery; foam windscreen.

What’s in the Box
ATR3350 Lavalier Mic, Tie Clip, Battery, Foam Windscreen, LR44 Battery

Looks good? We tried to find out where can we buy this locally (Singapore) and we need not look far. One of our accredited merchant RedDotPhoto happened to carry these 2 products and you can buy directly without having to go to online sources. Make contact with RedDotPhoto to reserve yours today.

RedDotPhoto
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Contact Person: Fisher
Tel: +65 63383830
Email: enquiries@reddotphoto.com.sg
Web: http://www.reddotphoto.com.sg/
Address: 109 North Bridge Road,
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Need a Reason to Switch to Sony A7 Series?

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A7 Series Cash Rebate Promotion 2015

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Nikon D810A: Lets Photographers Capture Wonders of the Galaxy

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 Nikon D810A: Lets Photographers Capture Wonders of the Galaxy
- The “A” Stands for Astrophotography? Nikon’s latest class-leading, high-definition DSLR built with a suite of outstanding features designed for astrophotography.

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11th February 2015, Singapore – Capturing the mysterious beauty of celestial bodies is now within grasp with the launch of the new D810A, a Nikon DSLR*1 designed with an array of features built specifically for the most dedicated astrophotography hobbyists.

Often requiring custom equipment and hours of persistence, stunning images of the night sky are within reach with the D810A, a pinnacle of bespoke imaging technology.
Chief among the D810A’s strength is its ability to capture astronomical subjects that emit the H-alpha wavelengths of light such as nebulae and other distant galaxies in red, allowing astrophotographers to see them just as imagined. Helping even the most skilled
photographers, are features such as longer exposures in low-light conditions with minimal
noise, and a live view preview function which assists with planning the best shots. In
addition, 36.3 megapixels ensure superior image quality in ultra-high definition.

Bringing astrophotographers one step closer to capturing the majestic vastness and beauty of space is a challenge that Nikon has undertaken with the D810A, empowering enthusiasts with the best dedicated model of unprecedented image quality,” said Hiroaki Ono, General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd.

The DSLR marries advanced imaging technology and a deep understanding of the obstacles that astrophotographers face. This camera, precisely enhanced for the craft, offers them a new perspective in stunning detail. Its 36.3 megapixels and unique ability to capture subjects with H-alpha wavelengths ensure rich vibrant capture, for images of the cosmos that are true to the eye.

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D810A Primary Features

1. Stellar core for exceptional image quality
· Class-leading performance: The D810A is equipped with an array of top-notch features, designed to deliver superior image quality. At the core of full FX performance, images
with rich tonality and high resolution are guaranteed with the 36.3-megapixel Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor built without an optical lowpass filter. With the power of superhigh
resolution, the possibilities are endless as photographers can capture rich detail, crop with
confidence or even turn photos into wallscapes. Taking things up a notch, the image sensor which has been specially-developed for the art of astrophotography, is particularly
sensitive to emissions of the H-alpha wavelength, allowing astrophotography enthusiasts to shoot stunning images of nebulae and constellations.

|· Surpassing details and precise
tonality: Also ensuring unrivalled image quality is the EXPEED 4 imageprocessing
engine, which improves noise reduction performance at high sensitivities, as well as upgraded depth and clarity in gradation rendering. Made for capturing the night sky, the ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 200 to 12800 and can be decreased to Lo 1 (ISO 100 equivalent), or increased up to Hi 2 (ISO 51200 equivalent) to suit a variety of environments.

2. Seeing red in high definition
· Spectacular captures of H-alpha wavelength nebulae: Behind the most powerful, readily available camera for astrophotography, is its unique ability to capture nebulae that
emit the H-alpha wavelength in red, which cannot be achieved with ordinary DSLRs. The D810A*1 employs an optical filter (IR cut filter) with reassessed transmission characteristics in which the transmission of H-alpha spectral line has been increased by approximately four times from a typical DSLR. This allows remarkably-detailed shots of nebulae, constellations and other celestial objects in rich tones and vibrant colours that are true to the eye with a high signal-to-noise ratio.
With more accurate and detailed colour reproduction, users can better understand the images that they take, and reduce the need for long hours of post-processing.

 

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3. A galaxy of features optimised for astrophotography
· Optimal settings with minimal configuration: With the special long exposure
Manual (M*) mode, shutter speed can be set up to 900 seconds, making the
D810A a light capturing powerhouse, able to shoot in the darkest of conditions.
Be it the Milky Way or a meteor shower, users will find it a breeze to shoot in
low-light conditions.

· Vivid clarity for a masterpiece: One of the challenges astrophotographers face
when they point their cameras to the sky, is the difficulty in observing the live
view image which is often too dark, especially when photographing in the
wilderness away from light pollution. The D810A offers an intelligent solution to
this with the live view preview function which displays a brighter, clearer preview
image when the shutter speed is set at 30 seconds or more*2, enabling easier
focusing and framing adjustment, while minimizing misaligned focus on the
desired subject.

· Framed for perfection: Take a closer look at the stars and frame the perfect
shot with the ability to enlarge live view images up to approximately 23 times.
This helps astrophotographers achieve perfect framing and precise focusing,
while retaining high definition in the LCD display.

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4. Front-row seats to the greatest show on earth
· Striking details with minimised distortion: The D810A is especially adept at
capturing crisp, clear images of the moon’s surface or landscape photos with
minimal blur, when using telephoto lenses. An electronic front-curtain shutter can
be enabled to reduce internal mechanical vibration, by eliminating the movement
of the conventional front curtain of a mechanical shutter. Vibration from mirror
movement is also reduced with mirror-up shooting, increasing image clarity.

· Uninterrupted inspiration: Smooth continuous shooting has never been easier,
with the ability to take an unlimited number of high-quality JPEG images, a
feature that is particularly handy when capturing beautiful light trails across the
night sky. When using the CH or CL release mode with a shutter speed 4
seconds or longer, the duration of continuous shooting can be extended
indefinitely, as long as memory card capacity and battery status permit.
Astrophotographers can also capture astronomical phenomena in action with
cinematic quality, time-lapse video.

5. A Capable Companion
· Built for journeys: Venturing out to photograph the unknown, the premium
design and build of the D810A ensures that astrophotographers have reliable
equipment that helps them capture their best shot, even in less than favourable
weather conditions. Inheriting the robust, weather-resistant design from the Nikon
D810, this FX-format DSLR offers a comprehensive seal against dust and water
droplets, with a grip that sits comfortably in the hand for steady shooting.
For improved product endurance, various components have been repeatedly
tested, such as a newly-designed, highly accurate and durable shutter, tested for
200,000 cycles with the unit actually loaded on the camera. This in turn provides
photographers with reliability and years of trouble-free image capture.

· Creative support: A variety of accessories to support the enthusiasm for the
craft is also available, making astrophotography easier and more enjoyable. From
a remote cord for remote shutter release, battery pack for longer battery life and
uninterrupted captures, to a GPS unit which enables the recording of latitude,
longitude, altitude, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) where photos were
taken, these equipment are ready to assist an astrophotographer’s exploration of
the galaxy. The new Picture Control system is also supported by the D810A and
users can utilize the free Capture NX-D software application to process and
adjust RAW images for full-scale photofinishing.

1 The D810A is a digital SLR camera designed exclusively for astrophotography. When
shooting under light sources with a significant amount of near-infrared wavelengths, or
capturing common subjects exhibiting high reflectance at near-infrared wavelengths,
resulting images may exhibit an unusually red cast.
2 When Bulb or Time is set at M mode or M* mode, or when the shutter speed is set at 60,
120, 180, 240, 300, 600 or 900 seconds at M* mode
Availability

The Nikon D810A will be available in early June 2015.

For more information on the new D810A and other Nikon products, please visit
www.nikon.com.sg

About Nikon
Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.

For more information, please visit www.nikon.com.sg
Nikon Singapore Facebook Page www.facebook.com/nikonsingapore
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Getty Images launches commemorative SG50 EZ-Link card‏

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Getty Images launches commemorative SG50 EZ-Link card‏

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10th February 2015, Singapore – Joining in the SG50 Celebration, Getty Images has launched a series of interesting commemorative “SG50 EZ-Link” Cards. The series comprises of 10 EZ-Link card designs available to commemorate Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence.

To receive one of this special EZ-Link Card, all you need to do is to spend a minimum of SGD$500.00 at www.gettyimages.com and quote the promotion code “FJ8PC46N”.

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Mean time, Getty Images is also announcing the launch of its SG50 page that allows industry professionals to easily and quickly find local Singapore images, including images from our archive, for their own SG50 campaigns. You can visit Getty Images’ SG50 page: http://e.gettyimages.com/SG50

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To learn more about the SG50 EZ-Link card visit: http://e.gettyimages.com/ezlink_card

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Elliott Erwitt to Receive Outstanding Contribution to Photography

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Elliott Erwitt to Receive Outstanding Contribution to Photography at 2015 Sony World Photography Awards‏

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06th February 2015, Singapore – Renowned Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt is to be honoured at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

Erwitt, aged 86, will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize in person at the awards’ annual gala dinner in London, on Thursday 23 April 2015.

To coincide with the award ceremony, an intimate show celebrating Erwitt’s most familiar and lesser known works from his 60-year career will be presented at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015, as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. A rare public talk between Erwitt and his long-time book designer, Stuart Smith, will also take place on 24 April 2015.

Recognised worldwide for his candid and often ironic black and white images capturing everyday life, Elliott Erwitt is a modest master who approaches both his commercial and personal work with the same wry and witty visual brilliance.

Since joining Magnum in 1953, the French born American has captured historic events, personalities, humour, and the absurd, with a seeming effortlessness and an inherent eye for good photographs. Describing his craft, Erwitt said, “To me, photography is an art of observation, it’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

While Erwitt’s images of President Nixon, Marilyn Monroe and Parisian dogs are instantly recognisable, the photographer has produced a huge body of diverse work across stills and film, and he continues to do so today. The exhibition at Somerset House will showcase this range with Erwitt’s vast collection of book publications, archive prints, a digital presentation of his Personal Best (Erwitt’s favourite photographs), and a selection of his films.

Friend and fellow Magnum photographer, Hiroji Kubota said, “Certainly, Elliott is a born photographer and also the most intelligent photographer I came to know. It is astonishing that he has been a top photographer for the last 60 years. I bet he will stay on top for another 10 years. At least.”

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The Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award is given each year by the Sony World Photography Awards in recognition of a photographer’s significance to the photographic industry. Previous recipients include Eve Arnold, William Klein, Marc Riboud, William Eggleston and Mary Ellen Mark.

Astrid Merget Motsenigos, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation and organiser of the awards commented, “Elliott is entirely unique and independent in every way.  Photography is part of his very fabric, but he also clearly separates what he calls his ‘hobby’ from his client work. To most, there will be no noticeable difference between the two. That is what makes him a master.”

Elliott Erwitt will receive his award on Thursday, 23 April 2015, at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony. On the same night, the winners of the awards’ professional categories and the overall L’Iris d’Or / Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year will be announced.

Alongside Erwitt’s exhibition at Somerset House, the works of the winning and shortlisted photographers of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will also be on display.

Tickets for the exhibition can be booked at www.worldphoto.org/2015exhibition.

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About World Photography Organisation (WPO)
WPO supports professional, amateur and young photographers, lending a global platform for the photographic industry to communicate, converge and showcase current trends across all genres of photography. Delivering various initiatives to this global community, these programmes involve the photographer in commercial, cultural and educational activities within the many industry sectors, whilst also creating events for the public to participate in. Currently included within the WPO portfolio are: the Sony World Photography Awards; the World Photography Student Focus Competition and Youth on Assignment. In addition the WPO have recently launched Photo Shanghai, Asia-Pacific’s premiere international Art Fair focused on photography and The Magazine, a monthly online publication where photography is explored, debated and discussed. WPO also has a thriving online presence via its website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and engages its online audience via regular PhotoTALK discussions. For more information please visit www.worldphoto.org

About Sony Electronics (Singapore) & Sony South East Asia
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Sony Electronics (Singapore) was established on 1st October 1999 with business activities comprising engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, and logistics and information systems. As part of Sony Electronics (Singapore), Sony South East Asia is responsible for the marketing and sales of consumer products in Singapore, as well as for business and professional products in Singapore and other countries in the South East Asia region. It also handles export business for consumer products from Singapore to various parts of Asia. Since establishing our presence in Singapore in 1973, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leader in the consumer electronics market. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Singapore, please visithttp://www.sony.com.sg/

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Price Announced for Nikon D5500 and 2015 Spring COOLPIX Range‏

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Price Announced for Nikon D5500 and 2015 Spring COOLPIX Range‏

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06th February 2015, Singapore – Nikon is pleased to announce the pricing and availability information of the following products:
 
Sales start: Today, 5 Feb 2015
  • D5500 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II – S$1,229
  • D5500 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR – S$1,449
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II – S$439
  • COOLPIX S2900 – S$179
  • COOLPIX L31 – S$129
 
Sales start: Mid-February
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR S$2,599
Interested parties are advised to contact their preferred Nikon authorised dealers before making a trip down. 

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To read more about the Nikon Spring CoolPix Series click here.

To read more about the Nikon D5500 click here.

About Nikon
Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.

For more information, please visit www.nikon.com.sg
Nikon Singapore Facebook Page www.facebook.com/nikonsingapore

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Pink Submissions #06 “Red” Editor’s Pick

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Pink Submissions #06 “Red: Editor’s Pick
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06th February 2015, Singapore – This is the 6th Pink Submissions by Pink Photographers Singapore (PPSG). For this round, we took on the theme of “Red” – and making it more challenging, I added that no Chinese New Year (CNY) related photos should be submitted since CNY is all about Red – the auspicious color that all Chinese believes in.

Red has multiple meanings, significance and symbolism to many things. It can be happiness, danger, sexiness, fresh, lively etc and this gives the photographers lots of versatility to play with for this submission. We received a total of 149 entries this round and by far, the largest number from a single female-based photography group and we are indeed overwhelmed by the response.

Before we go to the submissions, here’s some words from the Editor as well as the sponsor P & G Photographic Centre.

“As the curator and editor, I must share that I happy to see many new photographers submitting their works and on overall, the standards had been raised again by the entries. Good job ladies! You gals made my hard work all worthwhile. I enjoy the photos very much – thank you!”
- AL, Editor.

“Red may be just a color, but it holds an ocean. We love the entries ”
David Phan, P & G Photographic Centre.

Enjoy the entries!
(Winners Announcement after the jump)
(Appearance not in any order)

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Editor’s Picks #06 Pink Submission “RED”.
- Let’s see what or how the Pink Photographers define the theme “Red” and how they expressed the theme into images. For this round, I am doing away with the commentaries but instead, I would like to invite you to look at the selected entries and try to understand (or figure out) why we picked these excellent images. Here we go.

1) Red Baby Octopus – Adelene Ng
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2) Red Strawberries – Alice Chia
Alice Chia

3) Red Dining Table – Alice Hsu
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4) Red Dahlia – Carolyn Ho
Carolyn Ho

5) Red Awl – Eileen Maki Val
Eileen  Maki Val

6) Red Post Box – Ellis Jade TayEllis Jade Tay

7) Red Chrysanthemum – Iris Eu
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8) Red Classic Mercedes Benz -Joanna NgJoanna Ng1

9) Red Umbrella – Lee Siew Yian
Lee Siew Yan

10) Red Art Display – Low Poh Ai
Low Poh Ai

11) Red Singapore Cheer Banners – Magdalene Teo-Yong
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12) Red Window – Cindy (Muse Muse)MuseMuse Cindy1

13) Red Prakeet – Nanette Cruz
Nanette Cruz

14) Red Shoes – Neelima PatnaikNeelima Patnaik‎

15) Red Apples – Norafida Tomoshika Luketika‎Norafida Tomoshika Luketika‎

16) Red Dress – Regina Mak
Regina Mak

17) Red Sun Shades – Soh Chui LianSoh Chui Lian

18) Red Descending Walkway – Suvarna Devacharan‎Suvarna Devacharan‎

19) Red Cut Asian Chilli – Tan HuihuiTan HuiHui

20) Red Jellyfishes – Zhang Tiantian
Tiantian Zhang

21) Red Corridor – Trisha Lim
Trisha Lim

22) Red Temple Doors – Fione (Wee & Soh)
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And the Prize Winners for the #06 PINK SUBMISSION are!
- Proudly Sponsored by P & G Photographic Centre.


1st Prize – Lee Siew Yian
“The Red Umbrella”
(Prize: SunPro Dry-Box)
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Editor’s Note: This is surely an interesting way to present an umbrella. Using the backlight, Siew Yian plays with the shadows from the umbrella structure against the design on the umbrella surface creating a superb image with a depth of thoughts. This is the type of image that I will print and hang it in my office – for it evokes inner thoughts and sends you off to another dimension especially when you are already deep in it.
Well Done Siew Yian! 

 

2nd Prize – Regina Mak
“Red Dress”

(Prize: Pentax 35mm Compact Camera)
Regina Mak
Editor’s Note: Red, when presented on a person can make or break the overall  effect of expressing over an image. This model has the “right looks” at the “right place” at the “right angle” with the “right light” and in the “right color”. Honestly, we have nothing “left” to complain about – in fact we love how this portrait was presented by Regina.
We love this Regina!

 

3rd Prize – Cindy (Muse Muse)
“Red Window”
(Prize: Steinzeisser 4-Section Tripod)
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Editor’s Note: A Red Window opens the world, your world into thousand of possibilities. Cindy presented this interesting image of a red window set against a dullish looking wall with a few pigeons on the latch – made us took a few extra looks. For this image evokes memories, missed opportunities and an insane mix of positives and negatives nicely blended together. This image is powerful.
Good job Cindy!

 

And! We have a special mention of the below entries!

Cool entry by Tan Huihui “Red Cut Asian Chilli”
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Editor’s Note:
 Maybe I am a fan of Chilli. We just love this image by Huihui for no reason. :)

Congratulations to All the Winners & Those Who are on Special Mention!

You will be Notified on the Collection of your prize via FB.
For those that didn’t win, please try harder next time.
Remember, it’s not about the prize, but taking up the challenge and going all out to shoot the theme in your own way and expressing yourself.

Thank you for your participation Ladies! Love you all!

Special Thanks to P & G Photographic Centre for sponsoring the Prizes!

Till then, look out for the next #07 Pink Submissions!

Ed.

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Take your Best Selfie with the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11

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Take your Best Selfie with the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 
– Showcase your beauty and individuality with the Selfie Camera
* Editor’s Note after the Jump.

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05th February 2015, Singapore – With the sophisticated and trend-conscious fashionista on the street in mind, Sony is introducing the luxurious and sleek Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 digital still camera, designed to help capture their perfect selfie or their OOTD (Outfit of the Day) shot for sharing on their social networks. With an unprecedented design and a rich array of features, the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 is both functional and complementary to one’s lifestyle needs and wants.

The Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 has a high-sensitivity 19.2 effective megapixels Exmor RSTM CMOS sensor to capture the finer details of your shot, while its F2 maximum aperture lens ensures that there is less noise on images, even when using the camera indoors or in other low-light environments. Mounted on a 180-degree swivel, the 21mm[1] wide angle lens also helps to give users the illusion of a slender body and a slimmer face for convenient and easy selfie shots.

The Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 also flaunts a large high-definition, high-contrast, 3.3 Type OLED screen with approximately 1,299k dots equivalent for the brilliant display of images, which allows you to see in vivid detail the different effects applied to present your best self to the world.

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To complement the lifestyles of trendy fashionistas, Sony has given the camera an elegant and unconventional design that is reminiscent of a bottle of perfume with a silky pearl finish, sparkled with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Fitting nicely in the user’s hands, the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 is small and handy for everyone to carry it anywhere, all day.

The Beauty Effect mode of the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 provides users with a multitude of options that can be applied before and after you take your photo to achieve your desired look. While shooting, Skin Toning and Skin Smoothing effects can be individually adjusted. After making your selection, you can further refine your look with the five available effects to be applied in playback mode. The options of Skin Toning, Skin Smoothing, Eye Widening, Face Slimming, and Shine Removal are also adjustable to allow you the flexibility to present a different side of you.

Flick Touch Shutter is a new feature that lets users effortlessly set up a self-timer by just tapping and flicking their finger towards the wanted delay timing and number of images on the screen. With no cumbersome buttons and extra panels that require more time to set, users can easily set the features they want with just their thumb.

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The Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) and Wi-Fi features that enable easy one-touch connection with smartphones or tablets, so that users can share their best shots instantly to their friends and families via their social media platforms. Compatible with Smart Remote Control[1], the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 further allows users to control the camera remotely using their smartphone or tablet. This is complemented by the camera’s attachable ring stand that allows it to stand freely at a tilt or hung on the wall, offering users the option of versatile hands-free selfie shooting.

The Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 comes in four beautiful silky pearl colours (White, Pink, Green and Violet) and will be available in Singapore from 5 February 2015 onwards at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers at a recommended retail price of S$999. From 5 to 15 February 2015, every purchase of the DSC-KW11 will come with an additional battery for free.

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Editor’s Note:
Amazing specifications. Probably a first in this product category, the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 comes a decent 19.2 megapixel Exmor ES CMOS sensor and a ultra fast aperture of F2.0, touch screen LCD with touch shutter, 6 built-in effects which 2 of them are specifically designed for excellent portrait shooting (and selfie of course). Post process filter are available too for that “beauty” effect. Weight is lighter than a Big Mac (120 gm) and it can be controlled with a smart phone. Find out more on Sony’s website.

Looking at the specifications, I think Sony had created (yet) another camera that captures the hearts of today’s consumers. Good job Sony.
– Editor

* Available in four beautiful silky pearl colours (White, Pink, Green and Violet), the Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 will be available from tomorrow onwards at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres, and selected Sony authorised dealers at a recommended price of $999. From 5 to 15 February 2015, every purchase of the DSC-KW11 will come with an additional battery.

About Sony Electronics (Singapore) & Sony South East Asia
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Sony Electronics (Singapore) was established on 1st October 1999 with business activities comprising engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, and logistics and information systems. As part of Sony Electronics (Singapore), Sony South East Asia is responsible for the marketing and sales of consumer products in Singapore, as well as for business and professional products in Singapore and other countries in the South East Asia region. It also handles export business for consumer products from Singapore to various parts of Asia. Since establishing our presence in Singapore in 1973, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leader in the consumer electronics market. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Singapore, please visit http://www.sony.com.sg/

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The Monkey That Went Viral

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The Monkey That Went Viral

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Photo: Photo by Steven Hee, neither Steven nor the Monkey knew they were going places.

Note: This article is supposed to be published no 6th Feb 2015, but we decided to bring forward as we heard from reliable sources that this Monkey is almost reaching Russia. So it might be a better idea to publish now.

 

04th February 2015, Singapore – Recently a photo of a monkey appeared on our Facebook group page. The photographer who shot this photo was Mr. Steven Hee. But what Steven did not expect was, this photo of a monkey with a “couldn’t-care-more” or “cannot-be-bothered” look went viral. From what we understand from Steven, this shot was taken at Macritchie Reservoir in Singapore.

According to our sources, this photo had been made into several photography-related meme and it is circulating fast in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. We estimated that this photo had been seen by at least 50,000 individuals since this photo was posted 8 days ago.

Several members of the group also tried their hands on making this photo into a meme. (that includes me too haha). Here’s some for your enjoyment.

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by Carmen (Hong Kong).
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And recently, Steven went to Horse City, Singapore and he returned with the below shot of a horse which is laughing and grinning. I have a feeling that might be the next biggest meme photo soon. what do you think?

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Thank you Steven for allowing us to use your photos to create unimaginable and insane memes. Let’s see where the bochap monkey or this laughing horse will end up one day.
Once again, Thank you Steven!
-Editor.

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Pentax K-S1 User Review – Featuring Rachel Ong

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Pentax K-S1 User Review – Featuring Rachel Ong

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Photo: Rachel Ong with the Pentax K-S1.

03rd February 2015, Singapore – Pentax Ricoh announced the Pentax K-S1 in September 2014 and it had managed to grab the attention of many DSLR users locally. Attracting mostly the younger photographers who are artistic, fashion-minded, hip & trendy, the new Pentax K-S1 created a new market segment altogether with its launch. Many of you would have remembered the astounding success when the Pentax K-X came to our shores in many colors (the White K-X was the 1st in the world then) and it was later followed up with the Pentax K-R then the K-30/K-50. This is the entry level range of Pentax’s DSLRs but for those who know, photographers are getting more than just an entry-level camera. To compete in the strongly competed segment that are predominantly dominated by brands like Canon, Nikon & Sony, Pentax’s survival can be attributed to its value-for-money package. In layman’s term, you paid for an entry-level DSLR and you get semi-Pro level functions.

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Photo: The Pentax K-S1 comes in 12 colors. (And 3 more after the jump)
The Pentax K-S1 is nothing like its predecessors. It has a hard-to-explain futuristic and space-like design cue which seems carry through the whole camera and personally, I like the rear control cluster which feels more like a car dashboard (than a camera) and this is just awesome. The camera body feels really solid. At 558gm, the K-S1 is very manageable in terms of weight and the size is compact – similar to the earlier models. The LED cluster (05 units) on the handgrip also reacts to the camera functions and shows the camera status too which is pretty clever. It accepts K-mount lenses like its siblings so there is no issue if you have a huge inventory of old & new Pentax lenses. Handling the K-S1 is pretty easy, the buttons/ dials are easy to reach and use. The grip also feels assuring although on first look, it looks a little shallow – until I held it.

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Before I carry on, if you are looking for technical reviews for the Pentax K-S1, please look elsewhere, there are tons of it. Or you can read it over here. Over here, we are only keen on user functions, usability and real feedbacks from users.

Function wise, this little monster has a 20.42 megapixel CMOS sensor that comes without the AA filter for the craziest of resolutions, and of course, the company’s long proven Shake Reduction (SR) technology that put an image stabilizer with almost any lens used on the body. The K-S1 has a fastest shutter speed of 1/6000 & a continuous shooting speed at 5.4 frames per second; this is very decent and adequate for most fast speed subjects. What I personally like most is the 100% view from the pentaprism viewfinder, it makes framing and composing photos really easy – what you see IS what you get.

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Photo: A scene of Singapore’s Marina Coast Expressway (MCE) by Rachel using Pentax the K-S1.

As with other Pentax DSLRs, the K-S1 comes with an array of (really fun) digital filters that can be customizable to suit your creativity needs. ISO range from 100 – 51,200 but rarely people will shoot at peak ISO but realistically speaking, the K-S1 can produce pretty decent and clean photos up to ISO 6400 which, to me, it’s already a bonus. (You can try to compare with Canon 700D or Nikon D5300 which on the same market segment with the Pentax K-S1).

Metering comes from a 77 zones RGB sensor and it works pretty well rendering well calculated exposures and colors. Although the K-S1 comes with a standard 11 focusing points, it has 9 cross-type points which means the AF engine is so much more sensitive (and probably much faster) than other DSLRs. Don’t understand this? (Like 50+ focusing points & 9 cross-type points? Go do your maths). Apart from the above highlights, the Pentax K-S1 is essentially everything Pentax and plus all the expected “standard functions” all packed into one.

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Photo: A scene from a Chinese New Year novelties shop by Rachel / Pentax K-S1.

We invited Miss Rachel Ong, 26, a Logistic Executive and a Pentax user to be the Guest Reviewer for the Pentax K-S1 and after we let her have the Pentax K-S1 for 2 weeks, we wanted to find out what she thinks about the K-S1. Here’s our little chat below;

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Editor: Which Pentax Camera are you currently using?
Rachel: I am using the Pentax K5IIs.

Editor: And how long have you been into photography?
Rachel: It’s my second year right now.

Editor: Wow! 2 years and you are already using the Professional-range Pentax K5IIs! So which genre are you into?
Rachel: I do pretty much of everything but more inclined toward landscape photography.

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Photo: Pop culture in Singapore – by Rachel & Pentax K-S1.

Editor: Honestly, would you like to share on your first impression of the Pentax K-S1?
Rachel: I love the sleek design and it is very stylish to begin with. It managed (the K-S1) to break away from the traditional DSLR design. I find that the shooting mode switch (Mode Dial) that had found its way to the back panel very refreshing too. On overall, it is very minimalistic and the flashing LED lights are very fun and special. There is not a DSLR that is designed this way, very unique. The K-S1 is also compact, perfect for traveling.

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Editor: I like the design too. But after using it for about 2 weeks, how do you find it?
Rachel: It feels solid, but a little heavy for a camera of this size. This is probably due to more alloys being used instead of plastic. I was a little unsure of the grip as my fingers are slightly longer so when I am holding the K-S1, there is a little fear of the camera slipping off my hand. Luckily, the grip is grippier than I thought and that helps me to regain back the confidence of holding it. The control dial is easy to reach and I can do almost everything at the back panel using my thumb. This is decent.

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Photo: by Rachel Ong using the Pentax K-S1.

Editor: I have that same feeling too when I first saw the K-S1. Looks are indeed deceiving. It has a good handling feel to it. Can you tell me more about the images that you had taken with the K-S1?
Rachel: I like the 11 focusing points, not too many to confuse myself and not too little so that I can still do selective focusing creatively without much hesitations. The images produced are of excellent quality (when coupled with my 50mm lens). The focusing is very responsive (thanks to the 9 cross-type focus points) and fast. On the ISO, it handles noise very well and this is an advantage over past Pentax entry-level models – a huge improvement. The images produced by the K-S1 has rich colors and contrasty, which I love so much.

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Photo: Chinese New Year decorations at Chinatown, Singapore. Photo by Rachel, Shot by Pentax K-S1.

Editor: You sound very impressed. Why not share with me and our readers what are the things you like most on the Pentax K-S1?
Rachel: The cool and stylish design, non-existent of the AA Filter that lets me extract every single bit of the resolution into my images, the 100% coverage on the viewfinder and lastly, the super-fast focusing.

Editor: Ok, let’s be fair here, what do you hate about the Pentax K-S1?
Rachel: I will not say I hate anything about the Pentax K-S1 but I do hope that the handgrip can be a little bigger, a little deeper so that it will give me an absolute grip – or for those who has long fingers like me. :)

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Photo: Photo by Rachel Ong w Pentax K-S1.

Editor: I will probably feel the same if I had been using the K5IIs like you too. But seriously, will you even recommend the Pentax K-S1 to your friends?

Rachel: Definitely I will. Especially for people buying their first DSLR, or those looking for something different, or upgraders from compact or bridge cameras. Do not be fooled by the Pentax K-S1’s look, it is a very decent and good performing DSLR inside – unless you are allergic to flashing LED lights. :)

Editor: You are funny! Thanks Rachel for being our Guest Reviewer for the Pentax K-S1, it had been a pleasure.
Rachel: Thank you Allan!

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Photo: Bishan Park, Singapore. Photo by Rachel, Pentax K-S1.

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To summarize this review, if you are looking for a fun DSLR without breaking the bank, get the K-S1. The K-S1 may not look like any of its Pentax siblings, but it has everything Pentax in it. From the array of digital filters, built in Shake Reduction for stabilizing images, good ISO range, fast focusing and allow the use of almost every K-mount lenses that was ever made and to lastly the friendly asking price, it’s a good DSLR that I will recommend for purchase.
– Editor.

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Following the initial launch of the original XX colors, Ricoh Imaging had also announced three additional colors for the Pentax K-S1, named as “Strawberry Cake”, “Blue Cream Soda”, and “Lime Pie”, (K-S1 Sweets Collection).

Buy Your Pentax K-S1 here.
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About Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd
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PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CORPORATION was originally founded in 1919 under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. In the 1950s, launched the first SLR camera, the Asahiflex I, and the company haven’t stopped since. From the Asahi PENTAX single-lens reflex camera to the Spotmatic and to our most recent K-5IIs and incredibly tiny Q10, Pentax empowers and inspired photographers around the world.
For information on Ricoh, click here.


About APDS (Exclusive Distributor for Singapore)

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Audio & Photo Distributor (Far East) Pte. Ltd. formerly known as MHE Consumer (S) Pte. Ltd was founded in 1973.

Since its inception Audio & Photo has had been the distributor of many well-known international consumer brands such as Konica cameras from Japan, Kenwood and Nakamachi hi-fi products from Japan, and Metz flash and accessories, Rollei cameras and Jos Schneider enlarging/professional lenses from Germany, to name a few.

Currently Audio & Photo Distributor is the sole distributor of Pentax & Ricoh cameras from Japan . With over 35 years of marketing experience and history, Audio & Photo has developed a strong network of dealers located islandwide in Singapore with whom it enjoys close rapport and support.

Audio & Photo Distributor (FE) Pte Ltd bides by its belief that it exists because of the customer, and therefore it will always strive to serve the needs of its customers with full dedication and commitment.

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The Nikon D750 – End User Review

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The Nikon D750 – End User Review

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Photo: Editor with the new Nikon D750.


24th January 2015, Singapore
– By now, at this time that I am writing this article, there are already tons & tons of technical reviews out there on Nikon’s latest FX (Full Frame) DSLR. You can easily find them all over the internet or pop over to Dpreview for a complete review if you are looking for one. Over here, we are more interested on how the Nikon D750D performed from the user-experience from an end-user. As an user & reviewer, I had touched almost every model/ brand of DSLR out there in the market and prior to the D750, my last encounter with a Nikon DSLR was a D810 & the D610. The D750 seems to be the “in-between” model for the earlier mentioned models.

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Photo: Shot from a restricted location at North Buona Vista Road, Singapore. The D750 meters well & works seamlessly with the Nikkor 24-120 f/4  producing contrasty images with lots of details and interesting colors.

 

The Nikon D750 is a 24mp Full-frame DSLR. It has a CMOS sensor coupled with an AA filter – in Nikon language, this is FX. It features a fast 6.5 fps continuous shutter with a better (compared to earlier models) 51 points “Multi-CAM 3500FXII” AF system. This means you can focus & lock on to your subject faster and you can burst your shutter to capture fast-moving moments. The tiltable LCD screen is very useful when you have to shoot really low or have to raise over head and shooting in Live view mode.

Video recording are pretty standard on the Nikon D750 with its capability to capture 1080/60p video, but what may be more interesting to users may be the built-in Wi-Fi that allows the user to instant save or share photos with a little configurations.

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Photo: I don’t about you, but I like what I saw.

Before we get to my review, let me just share the differences between the Nikon D750 and the earlier D610 & D810. To start, all 3 DSLRs here are Full Frame cameras (FX). The D610 & D750 both comes with a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor while the D810 has a little more edge with its 36.3 megapixel CMOS. When it comes to metering light & colors, the D610 has a rather standard (these days) 2016 pixel RGB sensor but the D750 & D810 has a whopping 91,000 pixel RGB sensor.

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Photo: The D750 performed well for macro too.

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Another important difference to note is, the D610 focuses through the 39 focus points (+9 cross type) Multi-CAM 2700 engine while both the D810 & D750 are doing its thing through 51 focus points (+15 cross type) engine – the only slight difference here is, the D810 is running on the Multi-CAM 3500 engine while (Surprise!) the D750 get the Mark II version of the 3500. I find the D750 does focus faster and more sensitive than the D810 when I did the comparison test. (All 3 DSLRs went through the test with the same lenses which includes the Nikkor 24-120mm F4 & the Nikkor 50mm F1.8D)

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For light speed, and with every new DSLR launched into the market, most photographers of any discipline will ask this question – ISO how ah? Well, it is as if you will be really shooting in the insane range of 12,800 all day but it is good to know that the D750 has an ISO range of 100-51,200 (after expansion) which is on par with the D810 while the D610 still gives you a 100-25,600 range although it knows that you won’t use it anyway. :)

Over to shutter speed, both the D610 & D750 has a fastest speed of 1/4000th second while the D810 was made for capturing even faster subject and peaking out at 1/8000th second. With that capability to shoot such speed, Nikon gave both the D610 & D750 a lifespan of 150,000 releases while the D810 gets another 50,000 more. Seems fair huh?

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Photo: Street photography? Don’t worry, the D750 is capable for that too.

The other “most searched info” on the above 3 DSLRs are none other than the memory storage. Both D610 & D750 both comes with 2 SD Card slots while the D810 uses 1 SD Card Slot and has 1 Compact Flash Card slot. The next few things that I will be comparing and highlighting will put the new D750 into limelight.

The new Nikon  D750 has a tiltable 3.2 inch LCD screen with 1.2 million dots, although similar to the D810, the LCD on the D810 cannot be tilted. The D610 were given a fixed 920,000 dots unit only – speaking of product ranking/ placement. And among the 3 FX, the new D750 has a faster frame per second of 6.5 fps than the cheaper D610 with a moderate 6fps and the mightier D810 at 5fps. Getting your photos online, the Nikon D750 comes with a built-in Wi-Fi while the other 2 relies on optional transfer transmitter.

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And the next interesting point, the D750 battery life (claimed to shoot 1230 shots) seems to last longer than the D810 by 30 shots and it can shoot 330 shots more than the D610. Lastly, on the camera body weight (with battery only), it weight a mere 755g as compared to the slightly heavier D610 (760g) and the lot more heavier D810 (880g).

The other thing I like about the new Nikon D750 is the improved (and expanded) scene mode. The D750 comes with the scene control for Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet, Candlelight, Blossom,
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On using the Nikon D750, it looks like a D610 on 1st look, but the D750 surely feels much more solid in terms of built. A clever combo of magnesium alloy & engineering thermo-grade plastic really made both cameras stand apart from each other in the product line. On the buttons and controls layout, it’s very similar to the D610 or the cheaper mass market D7100 for advanced users. Some will say that the D750 will feel, shoot and behaves like the recent DSLRs from Nikon, I agreed with this but I will also add that the D750 may the “opening model” for other newer & more advanced bodies to come. Probably after the D750, I reckon more Full Frame bodies will come our way with some cues (or hints) from the D750. Possibly more solidly-built bodies, better handling feel (the handgrip on the D750 is awesome).

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Editor’s Notes.
In conclusion, the new Nikon D750 scores a lot more points than its earlier siblings. But please don’t get it wrong, the D610 & D810 are very capable cameras – just made differently and for other market.  I must say that Nikon did a great job by pulling off the D750 with the “in-between” factor. The Nikon combined elements from the lower D610 & the higher D810 and came out with an unique & capable DSLR that has the best of both worlds and created a product segment on its own. And a successful attempt at that.

So should you buy the new D750?
Go get it.

About Nikon
Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.

For more information, please visit www.nikon.com.sg
Nikon Singapore Facebook Page www.facebook.com/nikonsingapore

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Capture Life’s Precious Moments With Nikon Spring 2015 COOLPIX‏

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Capture Life’s Precious Moments With Nikon Spring 2015 COOLPIX‏
- Photography for the everyday is made more fun and fashionable, as Nikon Singapore announces the release of the Spring 2015 COOLPIX digital cameras. Designed to capture any situation, the latest COOLPIX series brings a range of stylish and slim cameras that fit effortlessly into an individual’s lifestyle and pocket.

15th January 2015, Singapore – Nikon announces the Spring 2015 series of COOLPix digital compact cameras. In 3 guises, each camera was designed for a purpose with its intended features that oozes the individual model characteristics. We are not new to Coolpix, after all, it’s the only choice against Nikon’s long time rival Canon’s Powershot series when a new purchase is being considered.

From the editorial point of view, personally I find these new Coolpix cameras are not really made for the mass consumer market – Rather, it had been made as a mass consumer companion. Go figure yourself at Nikon’s website.

The Nikon COOLPIX S3700: Share Your Moments of Joy with a Stylish Companion
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Sleek metallic texture combine with fine features in the S3700 make it an ideal fashion statement, whether at a day out on the beach or a birthday dinner. The impressive 20.1 megapixels* camera presents an 8x optical zoom (covers from wide-angle 25 mm to 200 mm, 35mm-format equivalent) and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom** to help deliver magnificent images at a distance. Delivering stunning clarity to users, the S3700 incorporates an EXPEED C2 image-processing engine and renowned NIKKOR lens.

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• 20.1 effective megapixels
• 8x optical zoom and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom
• Built-in Wi-Fi®/Near Field Communication (NFC)
• Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR)
• 4-Axis Hybrid VR for movie recording
• Panorama assist (in-camera processing)
• Target finding autofocus (AF)
• Smart portrait mode and Advance Glamour retouch
• Stylish, slim and lightweight design
• Long battery life, approx. 240 shots or more

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The Nikon COOLPIX S2900: Tell Precious Stories from a Sleek Technology
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The 20.1-megapixel* COOLPIX S2900 boasts a slim body with a thickness of less than 20mm, making it a fashionable and ideal choice to capture all the good times with family and friends. Compact and designed to be carried anywhere, the S2900 measures approximately 94.5 (W) x 58.6 (H) x 19.8 (D)*** mm, and weighs a mere 119g, making it the slimmest in this COOLPIX range.

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• 20.1 effective megapixels
• 5x optical zoom and 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom
• Slim design – approx. 19.8 mm/0.8 in. thick
• Advanced Glamour retouch
• Special effects and Quick effects
• Target finding autofocus (AF)
• Long battery life, approx. 250 shots

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The Nikon COOLPIX L31: Capture a Pocket Full of Memories
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The user-friendly 16.1-megapixel* COOLPIX L31 is designed to allow individuals to confidently shoot and relive their cherished moments through high-definition photos and videos. For superior image quality, the combination of a high-performance NIKKOR lens, 5x optical zoom (wide-angle 26 mm to 130 mm, 35mm format equivalent), and blur-reduction function, allow users to compose quality shots.

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• 16.1 effective megapixels
• 5x optical zoom from wide-angle 26 mm*
• Scene auto selector
• Special effects and Quick effects • Uses readily available R6/AA-size batteries
*35mm format equivalent.

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Price & Availability
  • The Nikon COOLPIX S2900 and L31 will be available in late January.
  • The COOLPIX L31 will be available in 3 colours (Black, Silver, Red) in Singapore (excluding decorative purple).
  • The COOLPIX S2900 will be available in 4 colours (Purple, Black, Silver, Red) in Singapore (excluding decorative purple).
  • The Nikon COOLPIX S3700 will be available in late February 2015, in 5 colours (Pink, Blue, Red, Silver, Black) in Singapore (excluding decorative blue).

 

 

About Nikon
Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.

For more information, please visit www.nikon.com.sg

Nikon Singapore Facebook Page www.facebook.com/nikonsingapore

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Sgcamerastore HUAT Sales V

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Sgcamerastore HUAT Sales V
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14th January 2015, Singapore – Ushering in the new year and the upcoming lunar New Year, Sgcamerastore is having a “Huat” Sales promotion now. “Huat” – in Hokkien means making a fortune in local dialect slang. So what’s this promo about?

For this promo posted here, it’s for a set of 03 x 900watts digital strobes, 03 x light stands, 2 x shoot-through umbrellas, 1 x medium size soft box, 1 x trigger/receiver set with a carrying case for all of the above. And to sweeten the deal, they are throwing in a 6-in-1 flash modifier!

This set up is good for a basic professional portrait set up with strobes or can also be used as a mobile light set up for doing both indoors or outdoors shoots. If you are a strobist or starting out to play with strobes, or a professional photographer who does both outdoor and indoor work with mobility, this is the set to buy!

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Everything stated above is going for ONLY SGD $588.00! (588 in Cantonese slangs means “me” will gain fortune ahead and all the way).

So people, make your way down to Sgcamerastore and Huat ah!

Try quoting Ourshutterjourney.com (again) and see if the Boss will give you a free Teh Tarik too!

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Sgcamerastore HUAT Sales IV

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13th January 2015, Singapore – Ushering in the new year and the upcoming lunar New Year, Sgcamerastore is having a “Huat” Sales promotion now. “Huat” – in Hokkien means making a fortune in local dialect slang. So what’s this promo about?

For this promo posted here, it’s for a set of Backdrop Stands (with Bag), a Muslin background cloth of your choice, 02 x 85 Watts Bulb with Bulb Holders, 2 xwhite Umbrella & 02 x 1.9 metre light stand! These used to be really costly if you had been shooting for the longest time, but now, you can get the set for just SGD $288!

This set up is good for a basic portrait set up with constant lights or can also be used as a mobile light set up for doing both indoors or outdoors shoots.

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