Nikon cash back offers from December 2018

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Nikon appears to be offering cash back on various pieces of photographic equipment through December 2018 and January 2019. As of this afternoon, bonuses range from $100 to $350 back for selected DSLR bodies and from $50 to $500 back for selected lenses. Camera Electronic has released a list with the items available from them,… Continue reading Nikon cash back offers from December 2018

Intel and AMD

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Some years ago, Intel was the only real choice for a consumer-level CPU for serious productivity work, such as RAW image processing. Over the past year or so, though, AMD has really come to the fore—not necessarily for raw computing power, but for sheer value-for-money combined with good multi-core performance. At this point, Intel CPUs… Continue reading Intel and AMD

Nikon Z announced

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Nikon recently announced its new Z system, a high-end consumer mirrorless camera system. I haven’t read through any of the many on-line commentaries in depth, but I’ll comment on a few things in the announcement that stood out in my mind. The Z system is a “full-frame, Nikon FX format” system, so it will have… Continue reading Nikon Z announced

Trouble for DxO?

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Thanks to Mike Johnston (The Online Photographer), I’ve become aware that DxO appears to be in some financial difficulties. In a news release, DxO indicated that on 7 March 2018 it had filed for bankruptcy protection, and was restructuring its business. I’ve relied on DxO Optics Pro as my main RAW conversion program for some… Continue reading Trouble for DxO?

Farewell to NEC?

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

In mid-2015, I wrote about monitors for high quality imaging work. Obviously, these kinds of monitors are not frequent purchases, so I have not kept track of that scene for some time. Visiting Image Science‘s website again recently, I noticed that NEC apparently changed its dead pixel policy for the worse in 2017. Previously, NEC had… Continue reading Farewell to NEC?

DxO acquires the Nik Collection

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Late last month, DxO announced that it has acquired the Nik Collection from Google. As a direct result of this acquisition, it seems, Nik Software’s U Point interface technology is now included in DxO’s flagship image processing software, along with a name change of that software from DxO Optics Pro to DxO PhotoLab. The Nik… Continue reading DxO acquires the Nik Collection

Nikon D850 viewfinder

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

A week ago, Nikon announced its new D850 camera body. I haven’t taken a look at the technical specifications or studied any commentaries in detail yet, but initially there seemed to be little that was exciting about this new camera. Of course, it has a better, higher-resolution sensor than its predecessor (the Nikon D810) and… Continue reading Nikon D850 viewfinder

Nikon D7500

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Last month, Nikon introduced its new mid-range D7500 camera body. This is the latest in the line that extends back to the Nikon D70. The D7500 uses the same sensor as the more expensive D500. Viewfinder coverage: approx. 100% of image frame (0.63x magnification relative to full frame). Autofocus (AF) points: 51 (15 cross type). Base sensitivity range: ISO… Continue reading Nikon D7500