Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kenro releases Marumi DRF14 ring flash for Nikon D40

Kenro has announced the UK release of a new Marumi Ring Flash, the DRF14. The Marumi Ring Flash is the perfect choice for the photographer who requires shadow free illumination. It is designed for close up, macro, medical, scientific and forensic photography as the flash light source is positioned directly between the camera lens and subject providing an even illumination. The DRF14 is available with either a Canon fitting (DRF14C) for Canon cameras that use the E-TTL/ E-TTL11 system or a Nikon fitting (DRF14N) for Nikon cameras using the iTTL system.

It can also be used with the following Nikon Models: D40, D50, D70, D70s, D80, D200, D2X, D2Hs, D2x, D2H, D300 and D3.

Kenro managing director Paul Kench believes the new Marumi Ring Flash is ideally suited to those looking for high end results on a limited budget: “We have all seen those amazing fashion shots by the world's top photographers with models posed against a wall and the lighting jumps right out at you. Yet there is a softness to the shadows, which envelop the subject. Ring flash is normally an expensive luxury, but now it is within reach of every serious photographer, courtesy of Marumi. It's easy to use and very effective.”

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Nissin releases new Di466 flashgun for D40

Kenro has announced the UK release of a new flashgun from Nissin, the Di466. The Di466 has been developed for digital SLR cameras with the latest TTL flash control technology. Two models are available, type C for Canon Cameras utilizing E-TTL and E-TTL11 technology and type N for Nikon Cameras with iTTL. This versatile unit features a guide number of 33m (108ft) at 100 ISO. Flash exposure compensation is provided in six steps by half stop increments of -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, +0.5, +1.0, +1.5 by controlling a switch on the back panel. When on manual power the flash can also be triggered wirelessly. The zoom head diffuser is motorised and will cover a lens range of 16-70mm (24-105mm on film SLR cameras). It also incorporates a fill in reflector and wide-angle diffuser and a built in colour filter guide. For ease and speed of use the batteries are held in a convenient battery cartridge where the battery contacts are all aligned in one direction and is also supplied with spare cartridge. Says Paul Kench, Kenro managing director: “This is a great addition to the Nissin range and is a serious contender in the mid-range flash gun arena. Nikon and Canon digital camera owners are encouraged to try out one of these guns at their local dealer... the feature set and build quality make them excellent value for money.”

It can also be used with these Nikons, D40, D50, D70, D70s,

Monday, February 25, 2008

HDR and my D40

Originally uploaded by Click Clack MA
Well here's a shot of my first attempt at HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photo. I used 3 Raw pictures in a program called Dynamic-Photo HDR which i bought for $39 dollars. Then I PP it in Elements 6. I hope to get good at this since I really love these images you can create! The 3 exposures I used were -1.50, 0.00, +1.50

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse with your D40

Tonights lunar Eclipse is something fun to try and capture tonight with your nikon. Here's a quick guide i found on how to shot a Lunar Eclipse. Looks like 7:05 pm west coast time.

Have Fun!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Opanda IExif is a professional Exif viewer for your D40, D40x & D60 Pictures

Opanda IExif is a professional Exif viewer in Windows / IE / Firefox, From a photographer's eye, It displays the image taken from digital camera and every item of EXIF data in the image from beginning to end. The user can learn about how and where to take the photo, what the camera's model is, the detail of photographer and more in IExif. You can know more information and some unbeknown story. It is not only the good assistant to study photography, but also the best choice to view EXIF for photographer, shutterbug, photo editor and so on...
Now digital camera is very popular, more and more people begin to use dc taking photo. It's an important thing that reviewing and learning about the photographic technology via EXIF data in digital image. Opanda IExif is just a professional software browsing Exif / GPS / IPTC data in digital image. It's powerful and easy-use, and it's one of the best tool for every shutterbug and photographer.

This is very cool! Get it here!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Aperture 2 - Your best shot's. Made even better from your D40 & D40x

The new Aperture 2 Software now avalible, I cant afford it but maybe you can. It sure looks awesome.

Aperture 2 delivers over 100 dramatic, new features including advanced image processing, a streamlined interface, faster performance, and unprecedented Mac integration

View all 100+ New Features

Streamlined interface that’s more accessible and intuitive.
Accelerated performance at every step of the workflow.
Enhanced image processing.
Unprecedented integration.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lake Sonoma, Ca

Originally uploaded by Click Clack MA
The weather here in northern California has finally been nice enough to get back out and do some bass fishing. I took this from my kickboat at sunrise the other day. had the 55-200mm vr on!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Delkin Snug-It Pro Protection for your Nikon D40!

Delkin Snug-it Pro camera skins provide complete protection for digital SLR cameras. Heavy duty for heavy use, they are custom molded for a glove-like fit and come with a hard plastic cover to protect the LCD. All buttons, dials, sensors and compartments are carefully molded over and around for a completely functional and rugged skin. Thicker silicone provides added protection and ridges molded into the skin allow for a better grip. Whether you are a professional photographer or a first-time digital SLR buyer, Snug-it Pro skins are perfect for anyone looking for complete camera protection. Snug-It Pro’s will begin shipping in late March, and will be available for the Canon Digital Rebel Xti, Canon 40D, and Nikon D40.

I'm definitely going to be getting one of these as soon as there avalible in late March!

Read The Reviews Here!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Photomatix - HDR for your D40 & D40x

Photomatix Increase the dynamic range of your photographs!

If you have ever photographed a high contrast scene, you know that even the best exposure will typically have blown out highlights and flat shadows. Photomatix offers two ways to solve this problem

Exposure Blending: Merge differently exposed photographs into one image with increased dynamic range.

Tone Mapping: Reveal highlight and shadow details in an HDR image created from multiple exposures. The tone mapped image is ready for printing while showing the complete dynamic range captured.

See examples of how it works
View more examples in the User Gallery
Get started with a quick tutorial
Download a free trial version