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December 2011 News  
Times features pictures of the year
The Los Angeles Times features The Year in Pictures: 2011.
December 30, 2011 | FULL STORY 
TIME selects best viral images of the year
TIME LightBox features an interesting gallery on TIME Picks the Best Viral Photos of 2011.
December 30, 2011 | FULL STORY 
First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1
Back in October, the Nikon 1 system launched with a quartet of 1 Nikkor lenses covering focal lengths between 27mm and 297mm (35mm frame equivalent). These lenses are crisp, and three of the four are especially compact too, but if you've wanted to reach further into the telephoto range with Nikon's J1 or V1 cameras, or work at apertures wider than f/2.8, you've been out of luck. Until now. Last week's release of Mount Adapter FT1 brings most of the catalog of full-size Nikkor lenses to the Nikon 1 system. Lenses with an AF-S designation are able to autofocus, while others will work but with restrictions on their capabilities. Here's a first look at the newest and perhaps most interesting accessory to emerge for the Nikon 1 system to date, especially for those - like me - who want to combine the stealthy operation of the camera with some of Nikon's longer telephoto or wider aperture lenses.
December 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photographer follows wounded marine's story
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features a photo essay by Anja Niedringhaus on Wounded Marine inspires AP photographer's search.
December 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Kim Jong-il mourning gallery featured
Aljazeera features In Pictures: 'Dear Leader' mourning continues, an interesting gallery on the grieving period in North Korea for Kim Jong-il.
December 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
POY part 3 in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features The Year in Pictures: Part III, a strong selection of the best images of 2011.
December 24, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The colour of the season in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features Holiday season lights up the globe, a gallery of colourful images from around the world.
December 24, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic marks fall of Soviet Union
The Atlantic features an historic gallery of images marking 20 Years Since The Fall of the Soviet Union.
December 24, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PhotoRescue photo recovery software updated to v3.2.9 Build 13221
DataRescue's PhotoRescue Wizard, our longtime go-to software for photo recovery from memory cards, has been updated to v3.2.9 Build 13221. The new release for Mac and Windows improves recovery of several camera RAW formats, including those captured with the Nikon D5100, Olympus EP-3 and over a dozen other models from various manufacturers, plus it corrects two bugs that could cause the program to crash and alters the default settings for the Advanced Recovery mode.
December 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Santa is coming to town
The Atlantic features a wide variety of interesting and humorous images in Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
December 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
NYT: features Year in Pictures
The New York Times features 2011: The Year in Pictures which is based on several interesting themes.
December 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SI features Pictures of the Year
Sports Illustrated features a fine gallery of peak action images in Pictures of the Year.
December 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic: photographing lions with the help of remote technology
Since earlier this month, National Geographic has been publishing regular dispatches from staff photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols on his experience photographing lions in Tanzania using an array of technology designed to get Canon digital SLR cameras closer to his fearsome and beautiful subjects.
December 22, 2011 | FULL STORY 
NYT LENS: explores the darkness
LENS, The New York Times blog, explores the archives in search of images showing the darker days of this time of year with Black and White, and Black All Over.
December 22, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Part 2 of the best in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features The year in Pictures: Part II.
December 22, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Multi Accessory Port Adapter AS-N1000 now shipping in the U.S. (updated)
Multi Accessory Port Adapter AS-N1000, a cold shoe mount for the Nikon 1 V1 camera, is now shipping in the U.S. The primary purpose served by the AS-N1000 is to allow for small external mics, ones with cold shoes such as Nikon's own Stereo Microphone ME-1, to be fitted to the V1.
December 21, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Jason Odell: Capture NX2 v2.3.0 delivers significant performance improvements
Nikon Capture NX2 v2.3.0, released yesterday, introduces dramatic speedups in the Mac version, says Jason Odell, author of several ebooks on Nikon's RAW conversion and image editing software. In a blog post, he details the results of a small series of intensive tests in which he saw performance improvements ranging from about 80% to over 750%, relative to v2.2.8.
December 21, 2011 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic contest winners selected
National Geographic has announced Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 from more than 20,000 submissions.
December 21, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Some winners in this SI gallery
While the entire selection of Sports Illustrated's Leading Off: Pictures of the Week is good, there are a few outstanding images in the mix, not least of which is an unusual hockey picture.
December 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon updates Capture NX2, ViewNX 2
Nikon Capture NX2 v2.3.0 for Mac and Windows incorporates support for photos captured with the Nikon 1 J1 and V1 when Mount Adapter FT1 is attached, adds a noise reduction setting for long exposure star field photos, alters preview and caching options, corrects several bugs and implements minor tweaks to a fairly long list of other features. The Mac version also now operates as a 64-bit application and is officially compatible with OS X 10.7.2 (the Windows version gains 64-bit support too). Nikon ViewNX v2.2.5 for Mac and Windows also weaves in support for Mount Adapter FT1, adds an Auto 2 white balance setting for RAW photos captured with the Coolpix P7100, corrects a metadata editing bug in the Windows version and introduces compatibility with OS X 10.7.2 to the Mac release.
December 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Pictures of the year in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features The Year in Pictures: Part 1.
December 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Captured posts part 3 of year's best
Captured, The Denver Post photo blog, features 2011 Best Photos of the Year, Part 3 of 3.
December 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic photographer discusses work
National Geographic photographer Mattias Klum discusses his work in this interesting 25-minute video clip.
December 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features the best of 2011
MSNBC features The Year in Pictures: 2011, five excellent galleries of images in various categories.
December 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Fifty best from the natural world in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a gallery of the 50 best photos from the Natural World.
December 17, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Adobe tutorials on using Photoshop CS5 Extended for time-lapse and video
Adobe TV has posted two video tutorials on using Photoshop CS5 Extended with video. One 6-minute tutorial shows how to create time-lapse movies, and the other, a quick 2-minute tutorial, demonstrates some of the unique video editing capabilities in Photoshop Extended.
December 16, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LIFE features pictutes of the year
LIFE's online magazine covers all the bases with this large gallery of 2011 Pictures of the Year.
December 16, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910
The Speedlight SB-910, Nikon's update to the venerable SB-900, is landing in stores worldwide now. We run down the changes that Nikon has made to its flagship shoe mount flash, including the new model's redesigned thermal protection feature.
December 15, 2011 | FULL STORY 
IPTC launches campaign for permanent metadata in digital media
The International Press Telecommunications Council, along with two advertiser associations and other organizations, have launched what they are calling a campaign "to embed descriptive and rights information in digital media and to retain it during the whole life cycle." How this will be accomplished isn't clear from their statement, but it appears to be an effort to coordinate producers and users of digital media with hardware and software manufacturers.
December 15, 2011 | FULL STORY 
HDR Expose 2 and 32 Float V2 released
Unified Color has released two updated software products. HDR Expose 2 is the newest version of the company's standalone high dynamic range application. 32 Float v2 is the latest update to the company's high dynamic range plug-in for Photoshop. The updates feature performance improvements and expanded tools for controlling tonal effects in HDR images.
December 15, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PluralEyes for Final Cut Pro X now available in beta form
Singular Software has posted a beta version of PluralEyes, its automatic audio-to-video synchronization software, that incorporates support for Apple Final Cut Pro X.
December 15, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Post features the best images of year, parts 1 and 2
Captured, The Denver Post photo blog, features 2011 Best Photos of the Year, Part 1 of 3 and Part 2 of 3.
December 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Lunar eclipse featured
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a gallery of creative images from the Lunar eclipse of December 10, 2011.
December 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Olympus announces 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 Micro Four Thirds lens
Olympus has announced a new motorized zooms lens for the Micro Four Thirds format, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ.
December 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Mount Adapter FT1 for Nikon 1 J1 and V1 nearing release (updated)
Mount Adapter FT1, an accessory that enables F-mount Nikkor lenses to be attached to a Nikon 1 J1 or V1 mirrorless camera, is slated to ship towards the end of next week in the U.S., Canada, Japan and probably other countries too.
December 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PocketWizard presents free off-camera flash webinar today at 1pm EST
PocketWizard is presenting a free streaming video webinar on TTL and manual off-camera flash photography today at 1pm EST. No pre-registration is required; you simply log on at 1pm today and the seminar's video stream will begin.
December 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases firmware updates for J1, V1 cameras
Firmware v1.10 for the Nikon 1 J1 and V1 incorporates support for Mount Adapter FT1 and adds a pixel mapping feature.
December 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SI offers Pictures of the Week
Sports Illustrated features Leading Off: Pictures of the Week, a gallery of highlights from the sports world.
December 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts Camera Raw 6.6, Photoshop Lightroom 3.6
After posting release candidates last month, Adobe has now issued the final versions of Camera Raw 6.6 and Photoshop Lightroom 3.6. The updates extend RAW conversion support to several new camera models including the Nikon 1 J1 and V1 and Sony NEX-7. Over 30 new lens correction profiles have been added too, plus a number of bugs have been squashed.
December 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SI photographers select favourite images
Sports Illustrated features a gallery of SI Photographers' Favorite Photos.
December 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
New XQD memory card format announced by CompactFlash Association
The CompactFlash Association, an industry working group that oversees the CompactFlash standard, has announced a new memory card format called XQD. The rectangular card, whose dimensions put it between CompactFlash and SD in size, has an interface to the host device that's based on the PCI Express specification and appears to be much like a smaller-scale version of Sony's SxS Pro card.
December 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
TIME LightBox picks most surprising images
TIME LightBox features an interesting gallery of images in TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2011.
December 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Aperture updated to v3.2.2
Aperture 3.2.2, a maintenance release of the pro photo management and RAW conversion software from Apple, corrects a Photo Stream-related bug.
December 8, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic adds final part to POY
The Atlantic features 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 3 of 3.
December 8, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Reuters adds trio best-of galleries
Reuters adds three best-of galleries with Pictures of the Year in news, technology and entertainment.
December 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic adds part 2 of POY
Lots of good images appear in The Atlantic's 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 2 of 3.
December 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
TIME picks the top 10 of 2011
TIME editors have selected the top 10 photos of 2011.
December 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Post features Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary
Captured, The Denver Post photo blog, features a gallery of images on The 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
December 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic: Pictures of the year, part 1
The Atlantic features 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 1 of 3.
December 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LA Times: Kodak's long fade to black
Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik has written a sobering look at the steady decline of Kodak, a photographic icon that he describes as being "a shutter-click from extinction."
December 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Einstein 640 monolight now shipping with 150W modeling lamp installed
Starting about two months ago, Paul C. Buff began shipping the Einstein 640 with both 150W and 250W modeling lights, with the former being installed in the monolight at the factory and the latter bundled alongside it. We have a quick look at the company's move away from including a single, 250W lamp only.
December 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Coolpix P7000 firmware updated to v1.2
Nikon has released firmware v1.2 for the Coolpix P7000. The update is intended to improve autofocus performance, correct numerous bugs and enable the use of auto bracketing together with the self-timer.
December 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LA Times: 130 years celebrated in images
The Los Angeles Times celebrates its 130th anniversary with an interesting image gallery of 130 images representing that time period.
December 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features week in sports
MSNBC features a fine set of images in the Week in Sports Pictures.
December 5, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The buzz on top 45 pictures of 2011
A social media site called BuzzFeed features The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 and it's hard to argue with many of the choices.
December 5, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic features Christmas gallery
The Atlantic features a gallery reminding us that It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
December 5, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Two galleries from Reuters worth a look
Reuters features Pictures of the year: Science and Pictures of the month: November.
December 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The AP captures daily life in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features an interesting gallery of Life captured daily by AP photographers.
December 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LA Times: Santa is airborne
The Los Angeles Times features The Week in Pictures: November 28 - December 4, 2011, an interesting gallery that is well worth a look.
December 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
TIME's LightBox features best of week
TIME's LightBox features Pictures of the Week, November 25 - December 2.
December 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC weekly gallery posted
MSNBC features a fine collection of images in the Week in Pictures.
December 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Entries now being accepted for World Press Photo 2012
World Press Photo, one of the most prestigious annual contests for working photojournalists, is now accepting submissions for 2012. Cash prizes and a trip to the Amsterdam awards ceremony are given in nine still photo categories, plus the winner of World Press Photo of the Year will receive 10,000 Euros, a pro-level Canon digital SLR and more.
December 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Induro releases trio of BHL-series heavy-duty ball heads
Induro has announced the BHL series of three tripod ball heads. The BHL series are Induro's new top-of-the-line ball heads; they feature high load capacity with comparatively low weight and small size, according to Induro.
December 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Profoto unveils Umbrella XL "slightly parabolic" umbrella
Profoto has announced the Umbrella XL, a 65-inch "slightly parabolic" umbrella. It's available in white, silver, and translucent versions, and there is an optional front diffuser that allows the umbrella to function much like an octabox.
December 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Glidetrack announces inexpensive, compact mobislyder video slider
Later this month, Glidetrack will begin shipping mobislyder, a compact video slider intended for use with point-and-shoots, smart phones such as the iPhone, mirrorless cameras and perhaps small digital SLRs. It features a 14.2in/360mm rail portion, comes with five mounts including one with a 1/4-20 attachment and is to ship December 12 at an introductory price of about US$130. Accessories include a longer 26in/660mm rail, wheels that can take the place of the unit's rubber ball-style feet and an articulated module that, in conjunction with the wheels, turns the mobislyder into a tabletop dolly.
December 1, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Olympus ex-CEO Michael Woodford quits board, campaigns for new directors
The British ex-CEO of Olympus, Michael Woodford, who revealed the financial improprieties that are at the heart of the company's current accounting scandal, has resigned from Olympus's board of directors. He had retained his position on the board even after being fired as CEO in October. According to reports, he has decided the company's current management can only be changed by outside pressure, and he's resigned in order to launch a campaign to replace the current board.
December 1, 2011 | FULL STORY 
  XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (View)
  LPA Design announces PocketWizard Plus III transceiver (View)
  Announced: Nikon D800 with 36.15 million image pixel sensor (View)
  Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694) (View)
  Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (View)
  Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi (View)
  Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X (View)
  Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR (View)
  First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 (View)
  Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910 (View)
  Feature: Stephen Mallon shoots a bridge's journey (View)
  Feature: Wildlife shooter Scott Linstead captures slices of time (View)
  Tip: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (View)
  Review: Nikon's J1 and V1 cameras and 1 Nikkor lenses (View)
  Canon announces 17.92 million image pixel EOS-1D X (View)
  Feature: William B. Plowman goes underground (View)
  Feature: Joel Hawksley starts a photography career (View)
  Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (View)
  Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2 (View)
  Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2 (View)
  Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes (View)
  Photosmith iPad app now available (View)
  Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2) (View)
  Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (View)
  Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated (View)
  Feature: Crisp light, great moments typify the wedding photography of Cliff Mautner (View)
  Review: Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack (View)
  Review: blueSLR remote trigger and geolocation system for Nikon (View)
  Patent infringment suit filed on eve of 344MHz Phottix Atlas production (updated) (View)
  Dynalite revamps power pack lineup, releases high performance 1600ws pack (View)
  Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated) (View)
  A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (View)
  PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 for Nikon head to dealers (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 2 (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 1 (View)
  Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch (View)
  Canon Expo 2010 kicks off in New York (View)
  Fighter jet crash "one of the most unforgettable moments," says photographer (View)
  Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark IV autofocus performance (View)
  PLM umbrellas offer sweet combo of efficiency and softness (View)
  A first look at Nikon D3S high ISO image quality, plus the new 70-200mm f/2.8 (View)
  LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 provides premium portable power for strobes (View)
  DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone comes to life in v1.1 (View)
  Revamped MacBook Pro line delivers top-notch display quality (View)
  A look inside Nikon's Sendai digital SLR factory (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark III autofocus performance (View)
  Notes from Canon headquarters (View)
  Staying sharp: A veteran news shooter seeks new challenges (View)
  Beneath the waves with the Nikon D2X (View)
  Alex Majoli points and shoots (View)
  A look back at the NC2000 (View)
  Shooting the D1X for National Geographic (View)

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