Tuesday, April 26, 2011

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G



A bright and fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, a fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length (prime) lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is compatible with Nikon FX-format digital-SLR cameras.

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers the pleasing blur characteristics and three-dimensional rendering capabilities possible only with a fixed focal length (prime) lens at a very reasonable price. A new optical design that enables f/1.8 maximum aperture brightness and utilizes an aspherical lens element has been adopted for this lens, which achieves superior rendering performance for excellent image quality even with shooting in dimly lit indoor settings. The built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures quiet autofocus operation. What's more, the SWM means that autofocus shooting is also possible when the lens is used with entry-level Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras such as the D5100 and D3100, which are not equipped with an autofocus drive motor.



Nikon has long had the support of professional and advanced amateur photographers for its consistent development of innovative products that respond to the demands of users and are equipped with the optical technologies Nikon has spent years cultivating as a manufacturer of optical devices. Nikon intends to continue to expand and strengthen the NIKKOR lineup with the steady release of new, high-performance lenses that offer advanced functions.

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Nikon D7000, COOLPIX P7000, COOLPIX S1100pj, EDG 8x42 Receive "red dot award: product design 2011"



TOKYO-Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the Nikon D7000 digital-SLR camera, the COOLPIX P7000 and S1100pj compact digital cameras, and the EDG 8x42 binoculars, developed, manufactured and sold by Nikon subsidiary Nikon Vision Co., Ltd, have been awarded the "red dot award: product design 2011" by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

The "red dot award: product design" is a world-class award presented to products released over the past two years that exhibit superiority in terms of a total of nine aspects, including innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology and durability.

4,433 products from 1,700 companies in 60 countries were entered in the "red dot award: product design 2011" competition. Winners will be on display from July 5, 2011 to August 1, 2011 in the exhibition "Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2011" at the Red Dot Design Museum on the premises of the Zeche Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site in Essen Germany.
See the following website for further information on the "red dot design award".

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F1 RESULT GRAND PRIX OF CHINESE 2011



F1 RESULT GRAND PRIX OF CHINESE 2011

1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 Winner 3 25
2. Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 56 +5.1 1 18
3. Mark Webber RBR-Renault 56 +7.5 18 15
4. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +10.0 2 12
5. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 +13.4 4 10
6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +15.8 6 8
7. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 +30.6 5 6
8. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 56 +31.0 14 4
9. Vitaly Petrov Renault 56 +57.4 10 2
10. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 56 +63.2 13 1
11. Paul Di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +68.7 8
12. Nick Heidfeld Renault 56 +72.7 16
13. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 56 +90.1 secs 15
14. Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 56 +90.6 secs 9
15. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 LAP 11
16. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 55 +1 LAP 19
17. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 LAP 12
18. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 55 +1 LAP 17
19. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 55 +1 LAP 20
20. Jerome dAmbrosio Virgin-Cosworth 54 +2 LAPS 21
21. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 54 +2 LAPS 22
22. Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 54 +2 LAPS 23
23. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 54 +2 LAPS 24

Not Classified
19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 9 Wheel 7

MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN (JEREZ) 2011



MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN (JEREZ) 2011

1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing
2 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team
3 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team
4 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini
5 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team
6 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP
7 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP
10 John HOPKINS USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
11 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team
12 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team

Not Classified
5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing
14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team
58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini
27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team

F1 RESULT GRAND PRIX OF MALAYSIAN 2011



F1 RESULT GRAND PRIX OF MALAYSIAN 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 56 Winner 1 25
2. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +3.2 secs 4 18
3. Nick Heidfeld Renault 56 +25.0 secs 6 15
4. Mark Webber RBR-Renault 56 +26.3 secs 3 12
5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +36.9 secs 7 10
6. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 +37.2 secs 5 8
7. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 +49.9 secs 2 6
8. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 56 +66.4 secs 10 4
9. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 56 +84.8 secs 11 2
10. Paul Di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +91.5 secs 14 1
11. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 LAP 17
12. Nico Rosberg Mercedes +1 LAP 9
13. Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari +1 LAP 12
14. Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari +1 LAP 13
15. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault +1 LAP 19
16. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth +2 Lap 21
17. Vitaly Petrov Renault +4 Lap 8

Not Classified
23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth +10 Lap 23
25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth +14 Lap 22
21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault +25 LAPS 20
17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari +33 LAPS 16
11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth +34 LAPS 15
22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth +42 LAPS 24
12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth +48 LAPS 18

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nikon D90 with AF 85mm f/1.8D (image galleries)



Talent: Emma Kurnia
Location: Pantai Indah Kapuk
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: AF 85mm f/1.8D

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sixty Million NIKKOR Lenses for Nikon SLR Cameras



TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached 60 million in March 2011.

In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released its first SLR camera, the Nikon F. At the same time, Nikon also released its first NIKKOR interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, among them the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2. In the half century since, NIKKOR lenses have become the favorite lenses of a wide variety of users, and have been extremely well received by a great number of photo enthusiasts and professional photographers.

In August 2010, total production of NIKKOR lenses reached 55 million. Since then, Nikon has continued to expand the product lineup by releasing six new NIKKOR lenses for FX- and DX-format SLR cameras. As a result, the fact that NIKKOR continues to satisfy a wide variety of photographers is evidenced by production of an additional five million lenses in less than one year, bringing total production to 60 million.


NIKKOR lenses released since August 2010
# AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (released September 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G (released September 2010)
# AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR (released September 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR (released September 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II (released October 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G (released November 2010)

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Nikon Release New DSLR D5100



TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D5100, a Nikon DX-format digital-SLR camera equipped with a vari-angle monitor, and a CMOS image sensor and the EXPEED 2 image-processing engine that enable high-resolution rendering and rich expression of tones.

The D5100 is a member of the popular D5000 series. The D5000 was the first Nikon digital-SLR camera equipped with the vari-angle monitor that allows users to enjoy flexible shooting from a wide variety of angles. The vari-angle monitor adopted for the D5100 has been enlarged to three inches, and utilizes a side hinge that enables flexible use from more angles with hand-held shooting and when the camera is mounted on a tripod. The camera is also equipped with the D-Movie function that supports recording of full-HD (1920 X 1080p, 30p) movies, as well as a Special Effects mode with which a variety of special effects can be applied to still images and movies. The D5100 was designed to respond to the needs of a broad range of users, from those using a digital-SLR camera for the first time, to those looking for a camera that allows them to express their individual sense of creativity through still images and movies.


D5100 Primary Features
- A high-resolution Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels, an image-processing engine that provides superior image quality and rich expression of tones, and the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) function
- 3-in., approximately 921k-dot vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle and increased visibility
- D-Movie for recording and editing of Full-HD movies
- The first Nikon digital-SLR camera to offer Special Effects mode

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MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN (JEREZ) 2011



MOTOGP RESULT GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN (JEREZ) 2011

1. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 141.0 50:49.046
2. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 140.1 +19.339
3. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team Ducati 139.7 +29.085
4. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 139.6 +29.551
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team Ducati 138.2 +1'02.227
6. Hector Barbera SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 137.9 +1'08.440
7. Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 137.7 +1'14.120
8. Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 137.4 +1'19.110
9. Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 136.4 +1'42.906
10. John HOPKINS USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 136.2 +1'48.395
11. Loris Capirossi ITA PRAMAC RACING TEAM Ducati 136.0 +1'51.876
12. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 133.6 1 LAP

Not Classified
5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 140.0 1 Lap
11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 141.3 3 Laps
14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 140.3 11 Laps
58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 143.9 16 Laps
27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 144.0 20 Laps

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Friday, April 1, 2011

New Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D



Photographers looking for an easy-to-use camera that will help them create their next masterpiece need look no further than the Canon EOS Rebel T3i. The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance. Featuring Canon's newest DIGIC 4 Image Processor and an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor - plus cutting-edge technologies like Full HD video recording, Live View shooting, Wireless flash photography and even a Vari-angle 3.0-inch LCD monitor - the EOS Rebel T3i offers the best of EOS photography in a compact package.


Features

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
  • Improved EOS Full HD Movie mode with manual exposure control, expanded recording [1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) and 25.0 frames per second] with new Movie Digital zoom and Video Snapshot features for enhanced movie shooting options.
  • Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) for shooting at high or low angles and 1,040,000-dot VGA with reflection reduction using multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
  • New Scene Intelligent Auto mode and Picture Style Auto incorporating the new EOS Scene Detection System to capture beautiful scenes with ease.
  • Express your creativity with advanced imaging features like Basic+ function, Multi-Aspect function and Creative Filters.
  • Enhanced metering with a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system for accurate metering between exposures, and 9-point AF system utilizing a high precision, f/2.8 cross-type center point.
  • 3.7 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 34 JPEGs or approximately 6 RAW.
  • New Feature Guide offers short descriptions of each function and Quick Control screen for easy operation.
  • Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
  • Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
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