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1x Photo Awards 2012

Seen and heard Posted on Tue, September 11, 2012 16:16:59

X1 Photo Awards 2012
1x Photo Awards 2012 is an exclusive photo contest by,



$5000 in cash.


$1000 in cash.


$500 in cash.

People’s Choice Award

$1000 in cash

All winners and honorable mentions will receive one year of 1x PRO membership and Pixu PRO membership
($199 value) as well as the new 1x How-to book “Photo Inspiration” ($39 value).

For DSLR’s R.I.P DX sized sensors!

The future, some thoughts Posted on Mon, September 10, 2012 15:25:12

In a near future we will expect Nikon to release the D600 Full frame DSLR.
The D600 is expected to carry a aggressive price tag (As low as 1600 usd have been mentioned in speculations) and will be the DSLR that kills the DX sized sensor in respect of the pro and prosumer segment of DSLR’s.

Find it here when available D600

And further we expect the DX sensors to be used (as they already are by some makes) in electronic viewfinder cameras and viewfinderless cameras with or without interchangeable lenses like the new Fujifilm X-E1 Find it here when available.

Nikon D800 and D800E

Most Wanted Posted on Thu, June 21, 2012 09:22:37

Buy your’s at Amazon – Nikon D800E 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera

The most wanted DSLR for late 2011 and most of 2012 is the Nikon D800 and D800E!
Those amazing 36.3 Mp monsters even compete with MF digital cameras in regards of resolution and image quality.

As usual Nikon have had hard to produce them in a rate to keep up with the demand from customers so the waiting list have been long and frustrating.

However by now 21 June 2012 things starting to look better and today they are actually in stock at amazon in UK!

In stock at Amazon – Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera

Filters for Sigma 8-16mm lens

Reviews Posted on Thu, June 21, 2012 08:45:20

I have just posted my review of the one and only available filter system for the great Sigma 8-16mm HSM lens and I like the Lucroit/HITECH system a lot!
Read all about it here:

Nikon D7000, Sigma 8-16mm HSM, Lucroit/HITECH filter system

Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Reviewed as calibrated with the i1-Display2 Colorimeter

Reviews Posted on Wed, March 02, 2011 12:15:45

I have just finnished my 3page review of the impressive 27″ Dell U2711 IPS panel equiped Widescreen monitor. Once profiled and calibrated with the i1-Display2 It showed to be a sheep in a wolf’s clothes in regards of performance.

Read more about this great monitor from Dell Here!


Seen and heard Posted on Wed, March 02, 2011 11:37:16

Ever heard of DropBox the most convinient way to get a free online storage.

Just klick this link to get your own free 2GB account!
to have when you are on travel for a quick backup or to be able to access
your work from virtually any internet connected computer or smartphone!

You can get extra space for your Dropbox by inviting your friends to try it out. Once your friend registers and installs Dropbox, both of you will receive bonus space.

  • Basic (free) accounts get 250MB per referral and can earn up to 8 GB, for a total of 10 GB.
  • Pro (subscription) accounts get 500MB per referral and can earn up to 16 GB of extra space.
  • Students can earn up to 16 GB of extra space and double the referral credit (500MB per referral), simply by subbmitting their e-mail adress.


Enjoy/ Stefan

Canon CanoScan 9000F review

Reviews Posted on Thu, May 06, 2010 17:05:21

Canon just released a new scanner again 2010 05 05
And Yes! Im reviewing it right now and will continue to do so untill I squeezed
out all the best from this scanner!
Keep your self updated at

I have also been waiting for something new and interesting from Epson like a
replacement for the aging V700/V750 but noooothing at all for years :0(

The New CanoScan 9000F looks promising, lets take a look at the specs.
Get it here when available!

CanoScan 9000F

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner with Film Adaptor Unit

Scanning element CCD 12-line colour

Light source White LED

Optical resolution 9600×9600dpi (film)¹ 4800×4800dpi


Selectable resolution 25 – 19200dpi

Interface Hi-Speed USB

Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input -> 48/24 bit output

Scanning gradation (greyscale) 48 bit input -> 16 bit (Film scanning only) / 8 bit output

Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]

EZ-Scan Buttons 7 buttons (PDFx4, AUTO SCAN, COPY, E-MAIL)

Preview speed Approx. 3 sec¹

Scanning speed (colour) 1.2 msec./line (300 dpi), 12.1 msec./line (4800dpi)¹

Scanning speed (greyscale) 1.2 msec./line (300 dpi), 12.1 msec./line (4800dpi)¹

Scanning speed (B&W) 1.2 msec./line (300 dpi), 12.1 msec./line (4800dpi)¹

Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour) Approx. 7 sec¹

Film Handling 35mm strip (negative/positive)/12 frames, 35mm slides
(negative/positive)/4 frames,
120 format film max 6 x 22cm (filmstrip only)

Software included ScanGear, MP Navigator EX, ArcSoft PhotoStudio,
SilverFast SE, Adobe Photoshop Elements

Power supply AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption approx. 15W (Operating)
approx. 0.9W (Standby)
approx. 0.5W (Switch-off)

Dimensions approx. 270 x 480 x 111mm
Weight approx. 4.6kg

Upcoming Sigma 8-16mm lens

Reviews Posted on Mon, April 26, 2010 09:48:32


The review is done and I love this lens sooo much smiley

You can find the review at:

I have now pre-ordered the Sigma 8-16mm and intend to review it as soon as
I can get my sticky fingers on it

If you want it as bad as I do, make sure to order yours at Amazon A.S.A.P
as the waiting list will grow fast!

Pre-order it here!

Kodak Professional Ektar Color Negative Film ISO 100, 120mm Size

Seen and heard Posted on Tue, February 23, 2010 16:20:45

Kodak Professional Ektar Color Negative Film ISO 100
Now available in 120mm Size and soon also in 4×5 and 8×10-Sheet Format !

Get it here!

Kodak Press Release:

The response to the introduction of EKTAR 100 has been amazing; since its introduction in September 2008, the EKTAR 100 family of films has won numerous industry awards, including the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) award (2009), Professional Photographers’ Hot One Award (2009, 2010) and American Photo Editor’s Choice Award (2009).

Now large-format photographers will be able to enjoy the impact and flexibility that EKTAR 100 brings. With ultra-vivid color and ultra-fine grain, it’s the ideal choice for creating high magnification enlargements for commercial display.

The new sheet sizes of KODAK EKTAR Film will be available worldwide beginning in April of 2010.

Get it at

Great source for DIY projects

Seen and heard Posted on Mon, February 22, 2010 12:18:45

I just found a great source for parts that can be used in various DIY projects.

DX DealExtreme can help you with lots of different lightning and lead light parts.

and other electronic parts.

And even cheep digital cameras suitable for experimental DIY projects.

SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Seen and heard Posted on Sun, February 21, 2010 14:11:18

I’m thrilled about the new SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
and are looking forward to put my fingers on it.
This will be the widest rectilinear lens on earth to use on DX sized DSLR’s

When available you will find it at the best prize here!

Camera equiped ski and diving googles

Seen and heard Posted on Wed, February 17, 2010 17:04:50

I just found great product that I didn’t realize was available before.
Anyhow let me present Liquid Image ski and diving camera googles with both still and motion image capture capability.

Summit Series D1 AVAILABLE MAY 2010
5.0 MP Camera &
D1 (720×480) video, 30 fps
Item #335 – One Size

The Liquid Image Summit Series is the world’s first snow goggle with an integrated digital camera. The goggle contains a wide angle lens to capture all the action while skiing, boarding, sledding or snowmobiling. The hands free unit has a 5.0 MP (2560 x 1920) camera mode and a video mode that records D1 video (720×480) at a rate up to 30 frames per second with audio.

Scuba Series HD Wide Angle AVAILABLE MAY 2010
5.0 MP Camera &
HD 720P (1280×720) video, 30 fps
Item #322 – Mid Size &
Item #323 – Large Size

Keep your hands free as you dive! This dive mask that has an integrated water resistant High Definition 720P digital video camera plus 5.0MP photographs. Operates to a depth of 130ft / 40m and eliminates the need to hand carry an underwater camera. Ideal for scuba diving and may also be used for snorkeling, snuba, spearfishing, and freediving. The Wide Angle lens more than doubles the current Scuba Series HD’s field of view to capture all the action underwater in High Definition while snorkeling or scuba diving.

Specification comparison chartLiquid image

Ipod / Iphone photo apps

Reviews Posted on Tue, December 22, 2009 21:48:28

I just bought a Iphone and are starting to explore it’s possibility’s.
I also plan to review some of the many applications that are suitable for
photographers and to make a list over available ones.

I can ensure you, there are many and many of them are good an very helfull
for everyday use for the keen photographer.

Sooo keep looking back to

Happy holidays/ Stefan

Aputure Gigtube

Seen and heard Posted on Thu, December 10, 2009 11:11:14

Aputure Gigtube Instant Digital Screen Remote ViewfinderThe Aputure Gigtube is an innovative remote viewfinder device that is different with any remote ever offered because it includes a LCD screen. Compatible with any camera with a video output, the screen can automatically display an image immediately after shooting it, or can stream the video feed from live view. Moreover, the LCD screen is rotatable for different angle view and this gadget offers the remote shutter release function.
This might also be the ultimate upgrade for owners of Canon D5 witch has a
bad reputation for its poor LCD!
Get the Aputure Gigtube at Amazon

The Aputure Gigtube now has seven models available for Canon, Nikon digital and SLR cameras.
Models and compatibility information is listed below*.

Model Compatible with:



EOS 1000D (Rebel XS)**
EOS 450D (Rebel XSi)**
EOS 400D (Rebel XTi)
EOS 350D (Rebel XT)
EOS 300D (Rebel)



5D Mark II**



EOS 50D**
EOS 40D**



D700**, D300**, D200, D2Xs, D2Hs, D2X, D2H




* The live LCD viewfinder works depend on if camera supports “Live View”.
** Tested “Live View” compatible camera.

Get the Aputure Gigtube at Amazon

Ricoh GRX, a new aproach to interchangable lens cameras.

Seen and heard Posted on Tue, November 10, 2009 09:42:29

Ricoh GRX is introducing a new way of making a compact camera with interchangeable lenses.

The GRX is basically a small frame containing a control, display and storage unit plus a platform like lens/sensor mount in witch you can slide a lens unit of your selection.

Get it at
Camera units are containing lens, image sensor and image processor and can hereby
use different sensor sizes and resolutions depending on lens type as we can learn from the first two lenses that is introduced.

Note: “lenses” has different sensor types and sizes, this is new and have not been possible in any compact or DSLR before the GRX!

As you can see in the ad above Ricoh doesn’t call it lens units but camera units and this makes sense since they are actually complete cameras without control units and could in theory be used without the body if a suitable computer interface was available (Can we get that Ricoh?).

In some respect this system reminds more like a medium format body and digital back system than it does to a DSLR.

Two good news about this system is.

The lens and image sensor is built in to one unit we also get a completely closed system and no dust can get to contaminate the sensor.

The camera unit with its sensor and lens can also be optimized for its particular task and any problem can be corrected by its own image processor witch it doesn’t have to share with other lenses!


The Ricoh GRX is something new and fresh but it might also have been introduced to late since the micro four thirds systems from Olympus and Panasonic is one step ahead in marketing right now!

Get it at

Read more here:
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