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The $160,000 1970 Nikon Fish Eye

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Imagine the idea of a lens that can look behind itself, that's exactly what a Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f2.8s can do, delivering a viewing angle of 220-degrees. So what's this new technology and when did it first arrive? It isn't new at all actually, the fisheye lens was first introduced at the Photokina trade show in Germany, in the year 1970. This thing is huge, 7-inches long and 10-inches in diameter, wit ha weight over 11 pounds. Imagine trying to comfortably hold this thing while taking a photo.

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Sony Adopts XQD Flash Memory Card Format

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Sony has a long history of pushing their proprietary formats for many things that otherwise (and outside of Sony) become more or less standardized. A good example of this Sony approach is their Memory Stick format that has irked quite a large number of Sony fans who wished at times that the Japanese company might be a bit more lenient and include SD memory card support in some of their devices. Well, it didn't happen this time, too. At least, not for SD Card format.

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Nikon D5100 DSLR Does HDR And Night Vision Too

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When shopping for a new digital camera, you have to look past the specs. Most entry-level SLRs have the same kinds of megapixel counts and such, so you've got to do something to stand out from the crowd. Like offer a 102,400 ISO night vision mode, as is the case with the Nikon D5100.

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Nikon to Announce Camera-Projector Combo (VP650)

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Last month, I pondered with myself (and shared with you) what could be the next big digital camera feature. It seems that Nikon could have the answer, because the camera giant is reportedly working on a unit that integrates a pocket projector. You’ve probably seen some of these pico projectors ...

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