Nikko 105mm f/2D AF DC

his was a test to see if the DC feature (Defocus Control) of the Nikon 105mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor really made a difference. At first glance the effect was not clearly visible since it is rather subtle. The DC can also be found on the Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor. I am not aware if the Canon Soft Focus lenses uses the same technology to achieve soft focus.

My first test was taken with a F80 using black and white film. Then enlargements were made on 8x10in paper. You could see the effect there but when scanning the negatives it was not as distinct anymore. So when I got my D70 I wanted to repeat the experiment. I do not use this feature very often, but it was fun to see that it made a difference, although small.

This is by no means an exhaustive technical test or review. It is merely an personal experiment that I wish to make available to the public since I have seen many questions regarding DC but not many really good answers. Now you can look at the pictures and understand yourself.

The lens

he lens itself is of excellent build and handles great. The large maximum aperture gives great bright view in the viewfinder and it focuses quickly due to the Rear Focusing construction.

The aperture diaphragm has rounded blades making the diaphragm opening very round and thus gives nice out-of-focus elements. The hood is built in and by pulling it out and turning it two times to the right you lock it into place.
What is DC? How does it work?

DC, Defocus Control, allows you to control the spherical aberration of the lens. Usually aberrations are not something you want in your lens but sometimes they can give effects that are desireable. In this case they can give softer or harder out of focus effects or when extreme a soft focus effect, similar to what you get with some filters.

To illustrate the following I recommend that you have looked at the excellent essay Understanding Boke by Harold M. Merklinger over at The Luminous Landscape. I will refer to the figures in this essay.

To understand this you should first understand how focus works with a camera. When photographing something only one plane is ever in focus. Everything in front of that plane or behind it is unsharp. The thing called Depth-of-Field is just an illusion. "What?! I have seen it", you claim.

Well, if you enlarge the image you will see that the Depth-of-Field decreases as the image is enlarged more and more, given that you are watching the image from the same distance. If you step back a few steps and repeat the experiment you will see that the same happens again but the Depth-of-Field seems to be a little bit larger this time at the same magnification rate as before.

Why? It is really rather simple. Our eyes can only resolve small detail down to a certain size. Instead of using size which is dependent upon how far away the object is, we can measure the smallest angle that we can distinguish details in. This exact angle is not really important, but what is is that we cannot distinguish a small dot from a small disc if the disc is small enough. Our eyes will make us believe that both are dots!

This is why you see the Depth-of-Field effect. Tiny objects close to the plane of focus will be portrayed not as dots, but as small discs. In figure 1 you see this illustrated with triangles. But if we, at normal magnifications and normal viewing distances, cannot distinguish these discs from dots, the objects will look sharp, thus creating an illusion that there is an area in the picture where objects are portrayed as sharp.

The further away from the plane of focus we get the larger the discs. Figure 9, just below the middle of the essay, shows how seven dots, three in front of the plane of focus, one on the plane of focus and three behind are portrayed on film. This lens has pretty neutral bokeh (I'll come back to the term bokeh later). How do I see this? Well the discs are uniformly gray with no really sharp and bright edges or centers. It is not exactly neutral since the right circles have a slightly higher edge contrast, but not much.

Bokeh is a japanese term that describes how the out of focus elements looks. It is pretty subjective but some factors can be measured and quantified. The effect contributed by the spherical aberration is one and the one that Harold describes.

Now, how does spherical aberration come into this. The simplest example would be if you take a look at figure 6. This image shows four light dots are placed, two in front of the plane of focus and two behind. The plane of focus is exactly in the middle of dot two and three. If this image was taken with the 105mm DC-Nikkor, the dial would be set to REAR to achieve this effect.

As you see the two dots in front of the plane of focus have distinct edges where as the centers are darker. Behind the plane of focus the dots have light centers and fading edges. Imagine that two dots are close to each other and behind the plane of focus. Then the soft edges would make it apperar that they are melted together whereas if they were in front of the plane of focus you would get two overlapping circles.

If you set the dial/ring to FRONT you just mirror this figure.

So how do you use this lens? If you have a background that you wish to have a softer background you first set the aperture. Then you turn the front, DC, ring to match the set aperture to REAR. Then you compose and focus. You must set the DC ring before focusing since there is a small shift of focus when you adjust the DC. If you have anything in front of the main object these objects will get an ugly out of focus effect.

Should I ever set this ring to FRONT? Yes. Imagine that the background is pretty even and soft. You might have a plain white or gray backdrop or just the sky, but in front of the subject you have some bushes or branches that pops up. Then you would want the branches to to be soft and the background doesn't contain any detail that would render as overlapping circles. Remember that this effect is most visible in small points or thin details where the contrast to the background is high.

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尼康单反可以查看快门释放次数,尼康单反也可以通过加密指令修正快门释放次数。这个问题我已在中国上海尼康公司的热线电话中得到证实,因经销店反应快门次数多了数码相机(文章 美图)不好卖,尼康允许经销店自己将快门次数归零。刚才看了一些网友仅以快门释放次数来鉴别是否新机,着实是一大误区,仅防中计,特此提醒。




creative lighting, flash & strobes..


1) Dave Black Photography - Workshop at the Ranch
3) The World of Nikon Speedlights
4) Flash Photography with Canon EOS Cameras
5) Lighting & Other Studio Equipment
6) Intro To Flashes: Monolights And Hot Shoe Flashes
7) Lighting II: Studio Effects
8) Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) review
9) Nikon D200 and CLS
10) Flash Photography Techniques


1) Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography
2) Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers
3) Digital Portrait Photography and Lighting: Take Memorable Shots Every Time
4) Nikon AF Speedlight Flash System, 2nd Ed.: Master the Creative Lighting System!
5) Exposure and Lighting for Digital Photographers Only
6) Basic Studio Lighting: The Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Techniques
7) Light: Science and Magic, Third Edition: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
8) Creative Lighting Techniques for Studio Photographers
9) Master Lighting Techniques for Outdoor and Location Digital Portrait Photography
10) Corrective Lighting, Posing & Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers
11) Outdoor Lighting: Fashion & Glamour (Outdoor Lighting)
12) Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour Photography
13) Professional Portrait Lighting: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers

Experts in Lighting

1) Dave Hill
2) Jill Greenberg
3) Tim Tadder
4) Jim Fiscus
5) Michael Grecco
6) Jeremy Cowart
7) Michael Muller
8) Andrzej Dragan
9) Chase Jarvis


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Windows XP Product Key Modifier description
Windows XP Product Key Modifier automates the task of changing your Windows XP product key

Windows XP Product Key Modifier was intended to automate the task of changing your Windows XP product key. Doing this manually is quite a nuisance, so I wrote this little application to do it for you!

Simply enter your new valid XP product key (e.g. XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) into the field provided, and apply pressure to the 'Change Key' button.

The operation performs the following tasks:
· Modifies a certain registry value to trick Windows into thinking it has not been activated.
· Makes backups of all your OS's existing activation script files.
· Copies modified versions of these activation scripts to the appropriate locations.
· Executes the Windows Activation Wizard (system32oobemsoobe.exe /a).
· Waits for the Wizard to complete (The wizard will run automatically and completely because of the modified scripts.)
· Rolls back the original script files to their original locations.
· Removes temporary directories and scripts created during the process.

This entire operation should take only a few seconds on a moderately quick machine. Once the operation is complete, your copy of Windows XP has been activated using your new key.

Note : You must reboot Windows for this to take effect.

2007 Chinese Holiday

Please see above table...


So boring today, walk here walk there........
Watch movies, surfnet..............

Nikon AF-S 14-24 mm and 24-70 mm F2.8G ED

A pair of new professional AF-S lenses, first comes the AF-S 14-24 mm F2.8G ED which promises to offer a huge field of view on the new FX format D3 digital SLR. The lens is made up of fourteen elements in eleven groups, two of which are ED glass, three aspherical. There's also a "Nano Crystal Coat" which features in all the lenses announced today, it's designed to cut down internal reflection within the lens which can be a particular problem with the reflective surface of a digital SLR sensor. Next is the AF-S 24-70 mm F2.8G ED a new slimline (by F2.8 lens standards) lens which will provide wide to just beyond standard field of view on the D3. Both lenses will be available this November, no pricing yet.

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

The ultra wide-angle/fast aperture combination of the AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens is a world first, and is highly adaptable for the tight spaces busy professional photographers often find themselves working in. The excellent optical quality of this 14-24mm lens, combined with excellent levels of detail contributes to brilliant, sharp results.

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

The completely new standard zoom AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED complements the NIKKOR range of professional lenses. Much slimmer than its predecessor, (the AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8) the new lens exhibits outstanding characteristics at wide settings where centre-to-peripheral resolution is a priority, making it ideal for landscape photography. At the 50-70mm setting, crisp details are displayed with excellent bokeh, making the lens highly suited for portraits. Publish Post

Both lenses share Nikon’s unique Nano Crystal coat technology to minimize ghost and flare, with ED glass elements contributing to outstanding levels of resolution and contrast. Nikon’s precision Silent Wave Motor assures fast and quiet autofocus performance, with instant manual override possible. Both lenses are designed with high dust and moisture resistance, and include a rubber seal around the bayonet mount.

Nikon D3, Full-Frame

The professional Nikon D 'single digit' series of digital SLR's started life back in June 1999 with the groundbreaking D1. Groundbreaking because it was the digital SLR which broke Kodak's stranglehold on the digital SLR market and fundamentally brought prices down to a level which most professionals could afford (around the US$5,500 mark). Since then we have seen a steady progression of this line of cameras, while the core values of a high quality full size body with integrated grip have remained the line split into two halves, one targeted at high resolution photography the other high speed sports type photography (lower resolution but faster continuous shooting); the X and H suffixes. It's been almost three years since Nikon introduced a completely new digital SLR with a new sensor (the D2X) and there has been much anticipation that Nikon's next move would be a full-frame chip.

This predictions have come true with the introduction of the 'FX format' (new moniker created by Nikon) D3 which features a 36 x 23.9 mm 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor as well as a vast array of new features which absolutely raise it another notch above previous single digit Nikon DSLRs. Important headline improvements include high sensitivity support by default, up to ISO 6400 with 25600 available as a boost option, 14-bit A/D conversion, a new standard image processor, a new shutter, new auto focus sensor, focus tracking by color, nine frames per second continuous, dual compact flash support, DX lens support (albeit at lower resolution) and a 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor (which it has to be said is lovely).

Some will undoubtedly question Nikon for 'only' delivering twelve megapixels on their first full frame digital SLR, all we can presume by looking at past model line history is that this camera is designed for speed (both in sensitivity, auto-focus and continuous shooting).

Model line history

Effective pixels
Auto focus
Continuous highest (JPEG) LCD monitor
D1 Jun 1999 2.6 mp 5 point 4.5 fps, 21 frames 2.0", 120K pixels
D1X Feb 2001 5.3 mp 5 point 3.0 fps, 9 frames 2.0", 130K pixels
D1H Feb 2001 2.7 mp 5 point 5.0 fps, 40 frames 2.0", 130K pixels
D2H Jul 2003 4.1 mp 11 point 8.0 fps, 40 frames 2.5", 211K pixels
D2X Sep 2004 12.2 mp 11 point 5.0 fps, 22 frames *1 2.5" 235K pixels
D2Hs Feb 2005 4.1 mp 11 point 8.0 fps, 50 frames 2.5" 235K pixels
D2Xs Jun 2006 12.2 mp 11 point 5.0 fps, 22 frames *1 2.5" 230K pixels
D3 Aug 2007 12.1 mp (FF) 51 point 9.0 fps, 64 frames *2 3.0" 922K pixels + Live View

*1 Also 8 fps in cropped mode (6.7 MP)
*2 Up to 11 fps with DX format (5.1 MP)

Nikon D3 Key Features

  • First ever Nikon DSLR with a Full-Frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor (coined FX format)
  • 12.1 megapixel full-frame sensor (8.45µm pixel pitch)
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25,600)
  • Also supports DX lenses, viewfinder automatically masks (5.1 megapixels with DX lens)
  • 5:4 ratio crop mode (10 megapixels, up to 9 fps, viewfinder masked)
  • 14-bit A/D conversion, 12 channel readout
  • Nikon EXPEED image processor (Capture NX processing and NR algorithms, lower power)
  • Super fast operation (power-up 12 ms, shutter lag 41 ms, black-out 74 ms)
  • New Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 exposure durability
  • New Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)
  • Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)
  • Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) now available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings)
  • Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)
  • Picture Control image parameter presets (replace Color Modes I, II and III)
  • Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast
  • Nine frames per second continuous with auto-focus tracking
  • Eleven frames per second continuous without auto-focus tracking
  • Ten / eleven frames per second continuous in DX-crop mode (AF / no-AF)
  • Dual Compact Flash card slots (overflow, back-up, RAW on 1 / JPEG on 2, copy)
  • Compact Flash UDMA support
  • 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
  • Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast detect Auto Focus
  • Virtual horizon indicates if camera is level (like an aircraft cockpit display)
  • HDMI HD video output
  • 'Active D-Lighting' (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)
  • Detailed 'Control Panel' type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness
  • New MB-D10 vertical grip fully integrates into body, multi battery type compatible
  • Buttons sealed against moisture
  • Dual battery charger as standard
  • Available November 2007

Nikon D3 specifications

Price (body only) • US: $ 4999
• UK: £ 3399
• EU: € 5180
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
• FX format
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 12.9 million total pixels
• 12.1 million effective pixels
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor Nikon EXPEED
A/D conversion 14 bit
Image sizes
(FX format)
• 4256 x 2832 [L; 12.1 MP]
• 3184 x 2120 [M; 6.8 MP]
• 2128 x 1416 [S; 3.0 MP]
Image sizes
(DX format)
• 2784 x 1848 [L; 5.1 MP]
• 2080 x 1384 [M; 2.9 MP]
• 1392 x 920 [S; 1.3 MP]]
Image sizes
(5:4 format)
• 3552 x 2832 [L; 10.0 MP]
• 2656 x 2120 [M; 5.6 MP]
• 1776 x 1416 [S; 2.5 MP]
File formats • NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
NEF compression • Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80%
• Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60%
Lens mount • Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
• No field of view crop (full-frame)
• When using DX lenses / DX mode 1.5x FOV crop
Usable lenses

• Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
• DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size
• AF NIKKOR other than type G or D: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
• AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
• Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
* IX NIKKOR lenses cannot be used
* Excluding lenses for F3AF

Auto Focus • 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
• Multi-CAM 3500FX
• AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
• Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode
Lens Servo • Single Servo AF [S]
• Continuous Servo AF [C]
• Manual focus [M]
• Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
Focus Point • Single point from 51 or 11 focus points
• Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame
AF Area Mode

• Single point AF
• Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points (3D-tracking)]
• Automatic-area AF

Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist External Speedlite only
Exposure modes • Program Auto [P] with flexible program
• Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
• Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
• Manual [M]

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
• 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed)
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8, 15, or 20 mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame
• Spot: Meters approx. 4 mm dia. circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Metering range • 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
• At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
Meter coupling CPU and AI
Exposure lock Locked using AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure bracketing

• 2 to 9 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps

Exposure compen. • +/-5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps

• Default: ISO 200 - 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
• Boost: 100 - 12800 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps, HI2 = ISO 25600

Shutter • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
• 30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
• Bulb
DOF Preview • Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
• Activates modelling flash
White balance • Auto (1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
• Presets (seven) with fine tuning
• Manual presets (four)
• Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K, 31 steps)
• White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames, 10,20,30 MIRED steps)
Picture Control • Standard
• Neutral
• Vivid
• Monochrome
Image parameters • Sharpening: Auto, 7 levels
• Contrast: Auto, 5 levels, Custom tone curve
• Brightness: 3 levels
• Saturation: Auto, 5 levels
• Hue: 5 levels
Color space • sRGB (Standard and Vivid modes)
• Adobe RGB (Neutral mode)
Viewfinder • Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1)
• Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0m-1)
• Focusing screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen
• Frame coverage 100%
• Viewfinder magnification approx 0.7x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
Focusing screen • B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II
• Superimposed focus brackets
• On-demand grid lines
LCD monitor • 3.0 " TFT LCD
• 922,000 pixels
• 170° viewing angle
• Brightness adjustment
LCD Liveview

• Handheld mode: TLL phase-difference AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors)
• Tripod mode: focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area

Shooting modes • Single frame
• Continuous Low [CL]: 1 - 9 fps
• Continuous High [CH]: 9 fps (9 - 11 fps with DX format)
• Liveview [LV]
• Self-Timer (programmable)
• Mirror-up mode
Continuous buffer • JPEG Large/Normal: 64 shots (at 9 fps)
• RAW: no data yet
Self-timer • 2 to 20 sec custom
Flash control

•TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-800, 600 or 400
• AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-800 used with CPU lens
• Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S
• Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-800

Flash Sync Mode • Front-curtain Sync (normal)
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
• Slow Sync
• Rear-curtain Sync
Flash Accessory Shoe

ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided

Flash Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Creative Lighting System

With Speedlights such as SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200, supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling flash and FV lock

Orientation sensor Tags images with camera orientation
Playback mode • Full frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
• One-touch zoom
• Slideshow
• RGB histogram
• Shooting data
• Highlight point
• Auto image rotation

• Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
• Dutch
• English
• Finnish
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Russian
• Spanish
• Swedish

Custom functions ? custom functions

• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
• HDMI video out (version 1.3a, Type A connector)
• Remote control 10-pin terminal
• PC Sync flash terminal

10-pin terminal

• GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
• Remote control: via 10-pin terminal

Communications FTP and PTP/IP file transfer with optional Wireless Transmitter WT-3 (IEEE 802.11 b/g)

• Dual Compact Flash Type I or II
• Dual modes: overflow, back-up, RAW on 1 / JPEG on 2, copy
• UDMA, Microdrive and FAT32 supported
• 36 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header

Power • Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a/EL4
• Included dual battery charger MH-22
• Optional AC adapter EH-6
Battery monitoring The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information about the battery:
• Remaining charge (%)
• No. of shots taken since last charge
• Battery life (5 stages)
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in)
Weight (no batt) 1240 g (2.7 lb)
Operating environment

Temperature: 0 - 40 °C / 32 - 104 °F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)

Box contents

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, Quick Charger MH-22, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-D3, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cap BS-2, Eyepiece DK-17, Battery Chamber Cover BL-4, USB Cable Clip, Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional accessories

Wireless Transmitter WT-4, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-17M, AC Adapter EH-6, Capture NX Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software

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Nikon D300

Just under two years since the D200 Nikon reveals the D300, the range of changes is so significant that it wouldn't be inappropriate to call it a 'compact D3' (less the full-frame sensor of course). From the top there's a new CMOS sensor with twelve megapixels, a new auto-focus sensor with 51-points (15 of which are cross-type sensitive), there's focus tracking by color, scene recognition, Picture Control presets, six frames per second continuous shooting (or eight frames per second with a battery pack), Compact Flash UDMA support, Live View (with contrast detect AF) and the mighty impressive 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor (oh and HDMI video output). It's an impressive list, the D200 was a fair step up from the D100, the D300 can be seen as just as big a step, certainly more than enough to make the competition sweat.

Model line history

Effective pixels
Auto focus
Continuous highest (JPEG) LCD monitor
D100 Feb 2002 6.0 mp 5 point 3.0 fps, 6 frames 1.8", 120K pixels
D200 Nov 2005 10.2 mp 11 point 5.0 fps, 37 frames 2.5" 230K pixels
D300 Aug 2007 12.3 mp 51 point 6.0/8.0 fps, 9 frames 3.0" 922K pixels + Live View

Nikon D300 Key Features

  • 12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor
  • Self-cleaning sensor unit (low-pass filter vibration)
  • ISO 200 - 3200 (6400 with boost)
  • 14-bit A/D conversion
  • Nikon EXPEED image processor (Capture NX processing and NR algorithms, lower power)
  • Super fast operation (power-up 13 ms, shutter lag 45 ms, black-out 100 ms)
  • Shutter life 150,000 exposures
  • New Multi-CAM3500DX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)
  • Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)
  • Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) now available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings)
  • Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)
  • Picture Control image parameter presets (replace Color Modes I, II and III)
  • Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast
  • Six frames per second continuous shooting (eight frames per second with battery pack)
  • Compact Flash UDMA support
  • 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
  • Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast detect Auto Focus
  • HDMI HD video output
  • 'Active D-Lighting' (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)
  • Detailed 'Control Panel' type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness
  • New MB-D10 vertical grip fully integrates into body, multi battery type compatible
  • Buttons sealed against moisture
  • Available November 2007

Nikon D300 vs. D200 feature and specification differences

Nikon D300

Nikon D200
Sensor • 12.3 million effective pixel CMOS
• DX format
10.2 million effective pixel CCD
• DX format
A/D converter 14-bit 12-bit
Image processor Nikon EXPEED Unspecified
Image sizes • 4288 x 2848
• 3216 x 2136
• 2144 x 1424
• 3872 x 2592
• 2896 x 1944
• 1936 x 1296
RAW files NEF / Compressed NEF 14-bit NEF 12-bit
TIFF files Yes No
Dust reduction Self-cleaning sensor unit No
Auto focus • 51-point Multi-CAM 3500DX
• 15 cross-type sensors
• Contrast detect in Live View mode
• 11-point Multi-CAM 1000
Focus tracking by color Yes No
AF area mode

• Single point AF
• Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points (3D-tracking)]
• Automatic-area AF

• Single Area AF
• Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on
• Group Dynamic AF
• Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF

• Default: ISO 200 - 3200
• Boost: ISO 100 - 6400
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps

• Default: ISO 100 - 1600
• Boost: Up to ISO 3200
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps

Continuous shooting • With built-in battery: up to 6 fps
• With AC adapter or MB-D10 pack and batteries other than EN-EL3e: up to 8 fps
5 fps
Image Parameters • Picture Control (4 presets)
• Sharpening
• Contrast
• Brightness
• Saturation
• Hue
• Presets (6 presets)
• Sharpening
• Tone
• Color mode
• Saturation
• Hue
Active D-Lighting Yes (also adjusts exposure) No
Viewfinder 100% frame coverage 95% frame coverage
LCD monitor • 3.0 " TFT LCD
• 922,000 pixels
• 2.5 " TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixels
LCD Live View • Handheld mode (phase detect AF)
• Tripod mode (contrast detect AF)
Compact Flash Type I / II (UDMA support) Type I / II
Vertical grip MB-D10 MB-D200
Video output HDMI (HD) Composite (SD)
Menu languages 14 13
Dimensions 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in) 147 x 113 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)
Weight (no batt) 825 g (1.82 lb) 830 g (1.8 lb)

More info at here

Bad Thing happen

Yesterday, my computer power supply burn it out %^&!*&^*@*&... Bring it to supplier to claim warranty, it will take about 2 month to claim the warranty......
Today continue to my adsl modem gone ^&*(*&^%!&*!78787*&*.... why this happen to me. &&!*%%!%%!%%#&!&&*&*

Canon expands EF-S range with two new lenses

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 20 August, 2007: Canon today strengthens its EF-S series of lenses with the launch of the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS. With equivalent focal lengths of 29-88mm and 88-400mm respectively, the lenses are the first in the EF-S series to incorporate a 4-stop Image Stabilizer, dramatically extending low-light performance. Both lenses incorporate specialist optics to achieve exceptional image clarity - the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS employing an aspherical lens element with the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS benefiting from an Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) lens element. The lenses are built to fit exclusively on those EOS cameras with an EF–S lens mount – including the new EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 400D and earlier models.

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a lightweight general-purpose zoom lens that is ideal for handheld photography in a wide range of lighting conditions. Offering high optical quality, the lens has an 11 element, 9 group construction, including one aspherical element for crisp corner-to-corner detail. The lens maintains a closest focusing distance of just 25cm throughout the zoom range, giving photographs the flexibility to frame up close when needed.

Compact and lightweight, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS offers the longest zoom range in the EF-S series to date. The 88-400mm equivalent focal length opens up new framing possibilities for owners of EF-S mount cameras shooting wildlife, sports and travel photography. Optical quality is assured through a UD element, which minimises chromatic aberrations that could otherwise cause reduced contrast and colour fringing.

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Masters Of Horror 恐怖大师

【频  道】:Showtime
【剧  名】:Masters of Horror-恐怖大师
【首  播】:2006年10月27日
【类  型】:剧情/惊悚
Showtime召集了13位最顶尖惊慄电影导演联手为大家带来精彩短剧《恐怖大师》。《恐怖大师》绝对是每个惊慄电影迷梦寐以求的作品, 因为参与这个计划的导演均会拍摄一部约一小时的作品。
The Damned Thing 本片的灵感源于德克萨斯州一小镇受一神秘人物的恐怖统治这一传闻。
Family 本片讲述一对年轻的夫妇搬到新家,发现其看似普通人的邻居却在背地里做着一些令人触目惊心之事。
The V Word 一个孤独的吸血鬼为了惩罚两个孩子的恶作剧,而决定侵占停尸间,实施其报复计划……
Pro-Life 讲述的是一个年轻女孩,在一家诊所落入其追求者预先设好陷阱之中。当她醒来后发现了一件更为可怕的事,其仰慕者将一种神秘的邪恶力量植入其体中……
Pelts 取材于一个充满欲的故事:谁穿上了被盗的毛皮大衣,就会遭到一系列可怕的报复……
The Screwfly Solution 一种致命的病毒在全国蔓延,男人们都变得近乎疯狂,并攻击他们所见到的任何女性。一名家庭主妇和她的女儿如何在这场浩劫中幸存下来……

Tide and Time Test

Tide and Time movies

What happen is traffic jam?

What happen up there ???

Mom why road side have a lot people ??? Let take a look......
Why this happen at here.....
Ambulan Photo


Product Advisory: Nokia BL-5C battery

Please select the language : English Español 日本語 中文

Dear Nokia Customer,

This is a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia battery.

Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with relevant local authorities to investigate this situation.

Nokia has several suppliers for BL-5C batteries that have collectively produced more than 300 million BL-5C batteries. This advisory applies only to the 46 million batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006. There have been approximately 100 incidents of over heating reported globally. No serious injuries or property damage have been reported.

Consumers with a BL-5C battery subject to this advisory should note that all of the approximately 100 incidents have occurred while charging the battery. According to Nokia's knowledge this issue does not affect any other use of the mobile device. Concerned consumers may want to monitor a mobile device while charging that contains a BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.

While the occurence in the BL-5C batteries produced by Matsushita in the time-period specified is very rare, for consumers wishing to do so, Nokia and Matsushita offer to replace for free any BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.

The BL-5C batteries which are subject to the product advisory were used with the following Nokia models or separately as accessories:

Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60

This product advisory applies also to the following accessories:

Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-1W, Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W

“Nokia” and “BL-5C” are printed on the front of the battery. On the back of the battery, the Nokia mark appears at the top, and the battery identification number (consisting of 26 characters) is found at the bottom. If the battery identification number does not contain 26 characters, it is not subject to this product advisory.

If you are interested to know if your battery is part of this product advisory, please follow the two steps below:

1) Switch off your mobile device and check the battery model. If your battery is not a BL-5C model, you are not included in this product advisory and your product will not be replaced.


2) If your battery is a BL-5C model, remove the battery and check the 26-character identification number from the back of the battery. Enter the identification number in the field below and you will be advised if your battery may be replaced.



10. 诺基亚(Nokia)镇的名字来自流经当地的一条河流。这条河名为“Nokianvirta”,在芬兰古语种是黑貂的意思,这种动物现在已经绝迹。  
9. 诺基亚有时候被非诺基亚用户和移动软件开发人员称做“aikon”(就是把“Nokia”反过来写),因为“aikon”被用在许多SDK软件包中,包括 诺亚自己的Symbian S60 SDK
8. 和其他手机不同,诺基亚的通话计时器不会在通话连接的时候自动开启,而是在通话开始的时候开启(除了S60系列手机,比如诺基亚6600)。

7. 诺基亚名列《财富》2006年最受推崇企业第20名(网络通讯行业中的第1,非美国公司中的第4)。
6. 在亚洲,数字4打头的手机从来没有出现在诺基亚手机,因为4在南亚和东亚的许多地区被认为是不吉利的。
5. 诺基亚公司字体是AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans字体,最初由Eric Spiekermann设计。此前在广告和手机用户手册中,诺基亚最常用的是Agfa Rotis Sans字体。
4. 诺基亚手机收到短信时的“特殊”铃声是摩斯密码的“SMS”(短信服务),“渐强”短信铃声是摩斯密码的“Connecting People”(当时是翻译成“科技以人为本”来着吗?),“标准”短信铃声是摩斯密码的“M”(代表“Message”,“信息”)。
3. 诺基亚现在是世界上最大的数码相机制造商,因为它的拍照手机销售量超过了任何一个相机厂商。
2. 实际上第一个商用GSM通话是1991年在赫尔辛基通过诺基亚支持的网络打出的,打电话的人是芬兰副总理Harri Holkeri,用的是一个诺基亚手机。
1. 诺基亚标志性的铃声"Nokia tune"实际上是改编自19世纪的吉他作品《GranVals》,作者是西班牙音乐家Francisco Tárrega。这个铃声在诺基亚手机中最早名为“Grande Valse”。在1998年,这支铃声已经广为人知并被称做“Nokia Tune”,诺基亚将其改名并沿用至今

Broadband and Internet Service Providers in Malaysia

Malaysia got so many Broadband and Internet Service Providers is true ???
1. Tmnet Streamyx ~
2. Jaring Broadband ~
3. Time Broadband ~
4. Airzed WiMax ~
5. Digi Mobile Broadband ~
6. Nasion 1 Wireless Broadband ~
7. Maxis 3G ~
8. Smart Ku-Band ~
9. Penang Fon ~
10. .....

check account

nothing to do... just login to my shutterstock account to check how much i earning until today ?@

Nikon's new full-color RGB sensor?

news from
Kudos to one of our forums posters, 'imagewest' for spotting US Patent 7,138,663, assigned to Nikon Corporation of Japan. This patent describes a new type of image sensor which uses three small dichroic mirrors below an opening to direct red, green and blue light to separate photodiodes. This design would provide full color detail at each photo sensing location, a bit like Foveon's X3 sensor (although this design is quite different). A single 'pixel' of light passes first through an element which reflects blue light to the blue photodiode but allows red and green light to pass, the next element reflects green light to the green photodiode but allows red light to pass and the final element reflects red light to the red photodiode but absorbs infrared. Of course this design has all of the advantages we have seen from full-color sensors including , the primary disadvantages must be the complexity of the design and the poor 'fill factor' (which is mitigated somewhat by the use of microlenses). This patent was filed in 2003 so we will have to wait and see if it ever comes to fruition.

Warning/Alerts - Sunshine Empire and other


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Members of the public who come across any suspicious websites, as well as e-mails or any information on the Internet relating to investment advice and services, may alert the SC at the contact number or e-mail above.

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Last updated: 17 May 2007