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June 2001 News  
D1X Tip: breaking in the EN-4 battery
My first experience with a high-capacity NiMH battery pack was in 1995, and the experience was not good. The pack powered the NC 2000 digital cameras issued to each of us then on the photo staff at the Calgary Herald. It quickly became apparent that some cameras could run all day on a single charge, while others were lucky to limp through a single assignment.
June 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X Tip: undocumented feature keeps camera awake
A common complaint among Nikon D1 sports shooters, especially those using two cameras, is that the second camera is often asleep when grabbed to take a quick sidelines photo. And because the D1's inactivity timer can be dialed up to a maximum of no more than 16 seconds, for some the result has been an unwelcome effective shutter lag of about 1/2 second when a sleeping D1 is pressed into shooting an incoming receiver or other fast-moving object. This lag is longer still with certain CompactFlash cards.
June 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Illustrated's "Leading Off" shot with Nikon D1X
David Bergman spent the weekend covering golf for Sports Illustrated with the Nikon D1X.
June 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DCS 720x list price set at US$6995
Kodak today set the list price of the upcoming DCS 720x at US$6995. The camera is expected to ship in late July.
June 19, 2001 | FULL STORY 
JobMinder 6.0 to run native in Mac OS X
Version 6.0 of JobMinder, the Mac/Windows photo assignment system built on FileMaker Pro, is set to go native. A Mac OS X-compatible version of the client/server package from Northern Light DataSystems is to be released on September 1. Meanwhile, v6.0 of JobMinder for pre-OS X Mac systems, as well as Windows, is available now (web site not updated).
June 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Firmware update plan for D1X-Microdrive incompatibility announced in Europe
Nikon service centres in Europe will, upon request, install a firmware update into any D1X cameras already in the hands of photographers, to ensure that the latest revision of 512MB and 1GB Microdrives will be compatible with Nikon's newest digital SLR.
June 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Server, forums software upgrade complete
The server move and forums software upgrade is now complete. The new server should enable both faster page display and zippier full-res photo downloads during peak times, as well as more reliable forums performance.
June 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Where's the D1X review?
Thanks to all who've sent an email inquiring about the posting date for a review of the D1X on this site. Please know that I intend to publish a number of articles about or related to Nikon's just-released digital SLR, including a report that will assess the suitability of the D1X to daily news photography.
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X-Microdrive incompatibility to be solved with camera firmware update
Nikon and IBM have discovered an incompatibility between a certain revision of the latest IBM Microdrive and the Nikon D1X. The incompatibility prevents the affected Microdrive models from functioning at all in Nikon's latest digital SLR - the camera's top LCD will blink "CHA", and the counter will read "0".
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Bibble supports D1X RAWs
Bibble 2.99c for Windows adds support for the Nikon D1X's RAW .NEF format, plus provides improvements to a number of image processing routines for other cameras, in the US$99 program. Both it, and QImage Pro 2001 v1.7 for Windows (currently in beta; download here) perform the interpolation of the D1X's...
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Bibble reviewed
Uwe Steinmueller has posted an overview of Bibble 2.99....
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X photos posted
Imaging Resource has posted photos taken with a production Nikon D1X....
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Canon's digital role examined
A Reuters story examines Canon's position in the fast-growing digital photography market....
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Multiplier available for Palm OS
Multiplier 1.1, a freeware Palm OS application, helps "digital photojournalists to determine equivalent fields of view using digital SLR cameras." Also for Palm from author Baron Sekiya is Reprint 1.0, a US$10 database application that enables photographers to keep track of photo reprint orders....
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak posts standard for inkjet prints
Kodak Research and Development has posted a white paper entitled New Standard for Professional Inkjet Prints that discusses the lightfastness of inkjet ink and media. Though it reads a bit too much like a Kodak marketing piece, it still contains lots of interesting information about professional inkjet printing....
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Coolpix 950 used in infared photos
Nick Didlick notes a Coolpix 950 was used by Carl Scholfield to shoot stunning infrared landscape photos....
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Site moving to new server
This web site will be migrating to a new, higher-performance server in the days ahead, a move that will result in a brief period offline for the entire site, and as much as several days of downtime for the forums, which require a major overhaul and software upgrade in conjunction...
June 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Photography Workshop goes digital
Rich Clarkson's Sports Photography Workshop, which kicks off in less than two weeks, has 10 slots remaining for the all-digital, week-long event for up-and-coming shooters of sports.
June 12, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Digital Camera Battery powers cameras, flashes and more
Over the past dozen years, my camera bag has been graced with no fewer than eight different external battery packs, most of them from Quantum, and all with a single purpose for me: to power a specific digital camera, or to boost the capacity and shorten the recycling time of an electronic flash.
June 8, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Hoodcap Hood HD-1 commences shipping
The Hoodcap Hood HD-1 is as good at cutting glare as it is funny to look at. The soft rubber, collapsible hood for the Nikon D1/X/H rear LCD monitor, the latest digital camera accessory from Hoodman in Redondo, CA, is effective at knocking down the unwelcome effects of moderately bright ambient light on the camera's 2-inch viewing screen, even outdoors. It's sure to be equally effective at attracting attention to the photographer using it.
June 8, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces discontinuation of 300, 500 and 600 series cameras
Kodak today has announced the discontinuation of all 300, 500, and 600 series cameras from their pro DCS product line. With Kodak now producing no digital cameras on the Canon platform, professional photographers looking for a Canon-based digital SLR have but a single choice of cameras currently in production - Canon's own EOS D30.
June 7, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 2.0r14 for Mac posted
In what should be a boon for news organizations with strict photo naming conventions, or any photographer looking to accelerate the image captioning process, Photo Mechanic 2.0r14 Lite and Pro for Mac add the ability to use variable substitution for both file renaming and IPTC captioning. That's the most noticeable change in a software revision filled with under-the-hood changes to fix bugs, markedly improve the handling of large files, add support for the Nikon D1X's JPEGs and TIFFs, and provide near-seamless integration with the JobMinder photo assignment tracking system (Pro version only).
June 5, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nature photographer looks at DCS 760
Nature photographer Uwe Steinmueller has posted a first look at the DCS 760 at his Digital Outback Photo web site....
June 5, 2001 | FULL STORY 
QImage tackles D1X RAWs
QImage Pro 2001 v1.7 beta 1 is Mike Chaney's first crack at processing Nikon D1X RAW files.The software is not linked to off the QImage Pro site; click here to download....
June 5, 2001 | FULL STORY 
NikonNet relaunches
Nikon this week is re-launching the NikonNet photo sharing site. Pro photographers featured on the site currently include photojournalist Essdras Suarez and underwater photographer David Doubilet....
June 5, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces DCS 720x
Kodak this morning announced the DCS 720x, a follow-on to the now-discontinued DCS 620x that improves upon the high ISO prowess of that camera while incorporating the interface design and key image processing components of the DCS 760.
June 4, 2001 | 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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