Monday, December 26, 2011

NASA captures the Earth at night with Nikon D3s

German videographer Michael König has compiled a breathtaking HD video from footage shot from the International Space Station. The original video clips, that König has processed and set to music, were created from a series of time-lapse stills of the Earth at night and include footage of Aurora Borealis and Australis.

Viewing the original still images on NASA's "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth" website reveals they were shot with a Nikon D3S with 17-35mm f/2.8D and 14-24mm f/2.8G lenses.

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km. All credit goes to them.

LYTRO - Make it Magic!

Lytro lets you take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. So you can take picture now and set any focus point later.

Nikon D700 & D300s no longer shipping in Japan

Nikon D700 and D300s
Nikon Japan announced today that it has stopped shipments of the following products in Japan as a result of a new Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law:

Nikon D300s and Nikon D700
Wireless Transmitter WT-3
Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10, MB-D200, MB-D80
Battery Chamber Cover BL-3 (※ 2)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9

Overseas shipment of those products is not impacted. Nikon also mentioned that the following products are also not compatible with the new Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law but they will continue to sell them in Japan:

Nikon D3X and Nikon D3S
WT-4A Wireless Transmitter
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, EN-EL3e, En-EL9a