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February 3rd, 2015

Winter Quiet Assignment Winner Kevin Russell

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Frozen' by Kevin Russell
Congrats to Kevin Russell for winning the Winter Quiet Assignment! “I have a friend that lives a little closer to Tipsoo Lake at Mount Rainier National Park. He mentioned he was going up there to shoot stars and asked if I’d like to join in. I’m glad I went along and grateful he asked. It was a …
February 2nd, 2015

Photo of the Day by Jim Caffery

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Morning Stretch' by Jim Caffrey
Today’s Photo of the Day was captured by Jim Caffery. “A sandhill crane stretches his wings before taking off from the Crane Pond at Bosque del Apache NWR,” says Caffery who used a Nikon D300 and Nikkor 80-400mm lens. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments …
January 6th, 2015

Nikon announces D5500, 300mm f/4, and DX 55-200mm at CES 2015

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon has announced the new D5500 camera, AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom lens and the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR telephoto lens. The D5500 is slightly smaller and lighter than the D5300, making for an easy travel companion. Utilizing a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, the optical low-pass filter has …
September 12th, 2014

Nikon Announces D750, 20mm f/1.8 lens and SB-500 Video Speedlight

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Nikon D750
Nikon has just announced several new products, including the 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor D750. Including the EXPEED 4 Images Processing Engine, the camera has an ISO range of 100-12,800 (50-51,200 extended) with a 51-point AF system. The Advanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX II AF tracks wildlife at a 6.5 fps burst rate. With the same Full …
September 11th, 2014

Summer Storms Assignment Winner Bryan Snider

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'High Desert Shelf Cloud' by Bryan Snider
Congratulations to Bryan Snider for winning the Summer Storm Assignment! “I spend most of my summer in Arizona chasing storms all over the state. During the past couple of years, I’ve chased 10,000+ miles each year in search of beautiful landscapes and storms.  In fact as a photographer/storm chaser my goal isn’t simply photographing weather.  Instead, …
August 12th, 2014

Lazy Summer Days Assignment Winner Gerry Groeber

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'TheField' by Gerry Groeber
Congrats to Gerry Groeber for winning the Lazy Summer Days Assignment! “I originally set out to capture the setting sun in line with the rows of a cornfield in June 2014. I had scoped out this location in Mesa, AZ, several day before. When the clouds were right, I drove to the location, but was …
June 26th, 2014

Nikon Announces D810

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Nikon D810
Nikon has just announced the new 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor D810 – the much anticipated upgrade from the D800 and D800E that were released in 2012. While the D810 isn’t a complete overhaul, there are some key features that photographers will be eager to explore with some hands on testing. One is the removal of …
May 20th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Kathleen Wasselle Croft

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Wildflower Sunset by Kathleen Wasselle Croft
Kathleen Wasselle Croft’s Wildflower Sunset epitomizes the wildflower season. In this area, the San Francisco Peaks of Northern Arizona, wildflower season is in the summer, rather than springtime.
May 14th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Dustin Penman

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Lone Tree' by Dustin Penman
Today’s Photo of the Day is entitled “Lone Tree” by Dustin Penman and was submitted to the Wildflower Assignment. Yes, more lupines. I was indoctrinated by my home state with an affinity for our state flower – the bluebonnet – in early childhood, so I admit my slight bias. But what really drew me to Penman’s composition …
May 14th, 2014

Nikon Announces New 400mm Telephoto, Teleconverter, Additions to Nikon 1 System

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
**Update 5/15/2014: The kit prices for the Nikon 1 J4 in the original Press Release are incorrect. Here are the corrected prices: J4 w/ 10-30PD – $599.95 J4 w/ 10-30PD & 30-110 – $849.95 (originally listed as $1049.95 in press release) J4 w/ 10-100 – $1049.95 (originally listed as $849.95 in press release) —- Nikon has just announced …