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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to the love of my life,

Happy Birthday Ashlee. Thank you for being such an amazing mother, wife and friend.

I am the luckiest man alive. I love you.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy 12th Birthday Miranda!

Happy birthday to my oldest daughter Miranda. You are officially growing up too fast. Please slow down.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Google Acquires Nik Software

This announcement from the Nik Software blog:

We are pleased to announce that Google has acquired Nik Software. For nearly 17 years, we’ve been guided by our motto, “photography first”, as we worked to build world class digital image editing tools. We’ve always aspired to share our passion for photography with everyone, and with Google’s support we hope to be able to help many millions more people create awesome pictures.

We’re incredibly grateful for all of your support and hope you’ll join us on the next phase of our journey as part of Google.

All our best!

The Nik Software Team

I am not sure what to think of this announcement yet. I love Nik Software and I hope that Google does not screw them up. We will just have to wait and see.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Canon 6D

Canon Announces Its Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera For Serious Photographers

The EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Includes a New Full-Frame Sensor, Built-in Wireless and GPS

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera, a versatile mid-range full-frame camera with the durability and performance professionals require and the creative imaging options serious photographers crave. Canon has coupled the incredible image quality of a newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with the creative potential of built-in Wireless and GPS features. The camera also includes an 11-point AF array and 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor together with 1080p Full HD video capabilities, in an affordable camera body. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D Mark II camera so successful, the EOS 6D bridges the gap for budget-minded photographers, videographers and cinematographers who are eager to step up into the world of full-frame imaging.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Nikon D600

Performance that Fuels the Passion: The New Nikon D600 Puts FX-Format in Focus for Photo Enthusiasts

As Nikon's Smallest, Lightest and Most Affordable Full-Frame HD-SLR, the D600 Packs in Powerful, Pro-Grade Photo and Video Features with Wireless Sharing and Capture Capabilities

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc. announced the 24.3-megapixel (MP) D600, a camera that is designed to deliver the image quality and performance benefits of a full frame FX-format sensor to the enthusiast looking to take their dedication to the next level. The Nikon D600 offers a remarkable value, merging the perfect combination of a lightweight, compact form factor and superior image quality, making the leap into FX-format photography more attractive than ever

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sony A99

Sony announced the Sony Alpha A99, the world’s first full-frame camera to use Sony’s translucent mirror technology. Priced at $2800 and available from October, highlights from the full specification include:

  • 24.3MP CMOS Full-frame Sensor
  • Unique dual AF system – phase detection on sensor
  • Improved BIONZ processor
  • ISO 100-12800, with options for ISO 50 and 25600 with boost.
  • Six frames per second at full resolution, 10fps in cropped mode
  • AVCHD video at Full HD 1080 60/24p
  • Video features include external mic and headphone sockets, clean HDMI output
  • Magnesium alloy body with weather sealing
  • Same XGA OLED viewfinder as A77
  • Design and layout very similar to A77 – essentially a full-frame A77
  • New accessories: Battery Grip, Wireless Remote, HVL-F60M Flash, HVL-F60M Ring LIght, XLR Audio Adapter kit , Hot Shoe Adapter, Screen Protector.
  • New 300mm f2.8 Telephoto Lens

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pentax Q10

PENTAX Expands the Q-system with New Q10 Digital Camera and Accessories Super-compact, ultra-lightweight interchangeable lens camera (ILC), new Q- Mount telephoto zoom and K-Mount adapter added to the Q family of products DENVER, CO (September 10, 2012) — PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX), today expands on the innovative Q-system with the new 12.4 megapixel PENTAX Q10 interchangeable lens camera, new Q-Mount PENTAX 06 15-45mm F2.8 telephoto zoom lens and Adapter Q for PENTAX K-mount lenses, expanding its family of compact Q series products.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Valhalla, N.Y., September 6, 2012 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is proud to introduce its second compact system camera of this year - the FUJIFILM X-E1 - a premium interchangeable lens camera system that truly exemplifies the high quality and extraordinary image resolution that the X-Series is known for among professional photographers.

The FUJIFILM X-E1 follows in the tradition of the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and utilizes the same proprietary 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensorTM and the same X-Mount for use with FUJINON XF lenses, all in a body that is 30% smaller than the FUJIFILM X-Pro1.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rest in peace Bob Denver

Robert Osbourne "Bob" Denver was an American comedic actor known for his roles as Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 1959–1963 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.