Here’s a page that contains six more sample shots from the new Nikon D3 taken by photographers Dave Black, Mike Corrado and Joe McNally. They are all jpeg images and, so, that means they’ve been processed either by the camera or Nikon’s Capture software. This means we are probably not seeing the full range of the raw image presented to us - for instance, the background in the McNally image is showing some banding. I hope that we won’t see that in the final production camera.
Otherwise, I’m pretty impressed with the overall quality. Noise levels are low enough in the high ISO images to be quite usable, and probably acceptable to places like Getty Images and other stock houses (my benchmark for acceptable imagery).
So you go around boasting to others about your 22 megapixel camera and the stunning images that it can take - unfortunately, that megapixel count pales in comparison to the efforts of big-brained researchers at Carnegie Melon University and NASA Ames’ Research Center, who developed an image that contains more than a billion pixels. They found a method to capture multiple images of a single landscape, combining them into one gigantic panoramic photo that you can view in total or zoom all the way into in perfect clarity. All you need is a standard digital camera and a robotics tripod, and you can begin snapping across the entire landscape while stitching them together later. Neat!
Not only has OJ been Jobs’ hitman since 1985 (when Jobs bombed Philadelphia’s Move House that same year with pyrotechnics borrowed from Great White) but he also paid Steve Jobs to clone Dolly the sheep in 1998.
Jobs is also accused of pointing nuclear missiles at Lance Armstrong’s bicycle, the Seattle Space Needle, and the brain of one Jonathan Lee Riches. Riches also states in his complaint , filed September 21st in US District Court in Orlando FL., that Jobs regularly tours his brain with infrared waves.
Read the full complaint here.
I really hope this doesn’t delay Leopard any longer.
I’m getting an iPhone. Resistance is futile and all that crap. I’ve held out as long as I can and unless I get really lousy AT&T reception in my apartment, the iPhone will be in my sweaty meat palms before Thanksgiving.
What set me over the edge is that Mark/Space will be releasing a version of their popular program, The Missing Sync, for the iPhone sometime in the last few months of 2007.
What it looks like it’ll do is sync the iPhone’s SMSs, call logs and notes to compatible desktop programs. The notes sync should be well worth the price alone. The product page doesn’t mention whether we can use this program to sync with, say, Entourage, or any other contact manager (other than iCal and Mail). But they do say that it’ll have a “migration assistant” to help move your data from your Treo or Blackberry to the iPhone.
Flesh is weak. What are you gonna do?
Go here to read their hands-on preview of Nikon’s first full frame DSLR.
It’s a thing of beauty, no?
I figured I’d start a new category here called Mac Nuggets. Here is where I’ll feature wonderfully small and useful Macintosh shareware/freeware programs. I will mostly post about programs I already use and will, if time permits, add my thoughts about the usefulness of the programs I mention.
So, to start off…
Hazel 2 is a great little program (installed into the System Preferences) that automates cleaning up and putting away all those loose files you have scattered around your desktop. And it’s not only for the desktop. You can program Hazel to keep an eye out on any folder and, based on rules you create (monitoring various criteria, such as a files creation date, type, contents, etc.) it will act on those rules. So, you can program Hazel to watch your desktop and every time it senses a jpeg file being saved there, can move that jpeg to your pictures folder and import it into iPhoto at the same time. All automagically. It can even look inside a file (like a .doc or .pdf) for specific words and act on rules created to deal with those words. This just scratches the surface as to what Hazel can do.
For a nice screencast demo of just what Hazel can do, watch this vid from ScreenCastsOnline.com.
This is well worth the shareware fee. Hazel is such a simple, yet powerful program that it should, in my opinion, be built into OS X.
The Hasselblad H3D-II DSLR camera offers a choice of 22, 31 or 39 megapixel sensors up to 48×36 mm in size.
Read more here.
Leaf’s new AFi product line is out of prototype and being shown to a lucky few on a pan-European road show — like all great medium-format cameras should be displayed. The new AFi 7, AFi 6 and AFi 5 are 6 x 6 medium-format shooters take up to 70 shots per minute, sport Schneider AutoFocus Digital lenses designed for 30+ megapixel camera backs, and can be swapped from landscape to portrait mode by simply turning the camera back. Demo units should be out by mid-October, and you should be able to purchase one of these for some indeterminate large sum by the end of this year.