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Nikon D700 review

This camera is not a hot new gear from Nikon, it was produced in July 2008 and until now my D200 worked perfectly. But when time came to make a change, the D700 was the perfect choice. This camera is just amazing! ISO, weight, ergonomics, performance, battery life, just a really good piece of hardware! I got it just one week ago, and these are my first impressions.

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Nikon Festival Contest

Explain your day in 140 seconds! Take part into this Nikon Contest, creating a video about your daily life in only 140 seconds (or less) Do you notice something weird in this number?? Exactly! They are the 140 characters of twitter :)

- You can upload your video till next December 15th

What do you need to win?

1. The video’s quality. This doesn’t mean that you have to shoot it with a professional camera, but some quality counts.
2. It has to be original.
3. Your hability to capture your daily life in just 140 seconds.

Beware with the following toxic thought: “My life is too boring to shoot a video about it”, or “who would be interested in what I do?” All of us have something to tell. Our life is unique and original.

By the way, it doesn’t matter the equipment you use. You don’t need your camera to be a Nikon, even your iPhone is okay. The important thing is that you follow the contest rules.

www.nikonfestival.com

Macro + Screws + Water + Metal (macro lens #3)

More pics about macro. Lately I’m starting to discover a new world, the microworld, the micro universe. Well it’s still not so micro, but anyway from a human point of view, everything that cannot be seen by our primitive eyes do not exist so let’s show those details that are there hidden by small sizes.

So I created a new group on flickr, the Macro Hackers group. Why hackers? Because everything is acceptable to create Macro photography on that group. From hand-made-macros to professional and expensive equipment. The important thing is to use the imagination to catch that part of the small world that escapes from our daily life.

How to make a powerful and cheap macro

Read the second part of this article also

When I went to Granada with my good friend Pepe he showed me his hand-made macro lens. It was incredible the good quality and the huge macro than can be obtained with this technique. It requires a little bit of hand art skills and patience, but the results are really interesting:


Macro

Pepe taking a picture of a tiny piece of bread on the table.

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