Nikon Corporation announced today the release of the Nikon D850, a FX-format digital SLR camera that optimizes the combination of high resolution and high-speed performance to set the standard for next-generation full-frame cameras for professional photographers and serious hobbyists across landscape, commercial sports, fashion and wedding genres, and multimedia content. Development of the D850 was already announced by Nikon last July 25.
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The economically prosperous southern side of Germany is also a land of the internationally well know German stereotypes: big men wearing Lederhosen, historical beer halls where rivers of genuine and tempting craft beer flow unceasingly, never ending lanes of colourful houses that seem to come out of a Hänse-and-Gretel fairy tale and the heaviest Baroque style churches you may find out on earth.
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American and international photographers are going to experience an even more tedious experience if they fly to or within the USA. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) just announced that all electronics larger than a cell phone need to be placed into a bin for separate screening as part of a rollout of new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items. This means that also your camera inside the backpack or bag you intend to bring with you on board of the plane must be pull out of and place it inside a bin for X-ray screening while passing through the standard security lanes.
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Greece is a spectacular country that balances perfectly its rich past and difficult present in its everyday’s life. Greeks are truly social beings. During my 15-day trip, I saw Greeks living and enjoying life to the fullest almost everywhere, even at the most difficult of times. They are passionate and their passion continues to drive their society forward despite the last sad economic turmoil.
I started my journey in Santorini, one of the most iconic Greek islands. Santorini is adorned with spectacular volcanic cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera which offer some great views and spectacular landscapes. Spent a few days in Oia, a tiny hilltop white village contrasting with the indigo Aegean sea below.
Then I flew to the Greek capital. Bustling and somehow chaotic, Athens is a heady mix of ancient and modern with its city centre truly like an open-air museum dominated by the impressive and breathless Acropolis. Despite the last sad financial issues, I found Athens be a live, sophisticated, cosmopolitan and somehow stylish city.
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My first trip to Prague was at the end of summer 1995. At that time, the “Velvet Revolution” and the end of the Iron Curtain freshly delivered the Czech capital back to Western Europe but you could still notice some reminiscences of the recent Communist past: the cobblestone streets near the Old Town Square were still peppered with marketplaces selling old soviet memorabilia, many historic buildings were still blackened by carbon air pollution, you could still spot a fairly good amount of automotive socialist icons like Trabant or old Skoda cars in the streets and not so many tourists yet around.
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