Nikon D5000 DSLR: Announced and Previewed

Nikon has unveiled the D5000 upper-entry-level DSLR and we've prepared a full preview of the camera and its features. Sitting between the D60 and D90, the D5000 appears to go head-to-head with Canon's EOS 500D, aiming at upgrading DSLR owners and experienced compact users. It combines many of the features of the D90 in a slightly smaller, simpler body and includes a 12.3 MP CMOS sensor, live view, 720p movies and a 2.7 inch, 180 degree Tilt/Swivel LCD.

Nikon announces 10-24mm F3.5-4.5G ED lens

Nikon has announced the AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm F3.5-4.5G ED, an ultra-wideangle zoom for DX format DSLRs. This mid-range optic offers a minimum focus distance of 0.24m through the entire zoom range, and includes a built-in AF-S motor that enables autofocus on entry-level Nikon bodies (including the D5000 also announced today). The optical formula consists of 14 elements in 9 groups, including 3 aspherical elements and 2 ED glass elements to combat aberrations. It will be available from May at a cost of €849.

Nik Software announces Silver Efex Pro for Lightroom

Nik Software has announced the availability of the Silver Efex Pro, its advanced Black and White conversion plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Silver Efex Pro is the third of Nik's plug-ins that it has developed for Photoshop Lightroom. The plug-in is compatible with Lightroom v2.3 and higher and is available for immediate download for a suggested retail price of $199.95 or free to existing users.

Nik Software announces Silver Efex Pro for Lightroom

Nik Software has announced the availability of the Silver Efex Pro, its advanced Black and White conversion plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Silver Efex Pro is the third of Nik's plug-ins that it has developed for Photoshop Lightroom. The plug-in is compatible with Lightroom v2.3 and higher and is available for immediate download for a suggested retail price of $199.95 or free to existing users.

Phase One releases Capture One 4.7

Phase One has announced an updated version of its Capture One 4, PRO and DB RAW workflow software. Version 4.7 introduces a new Enhanced Image Package (.EIP) file format that combines Capture One changes with lens calibration data and the original RAW data in a single file. Furthermore, JPEG and TIFF files can now be edited directly in Capture One. It also supports tethered shooting with Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Nikon D3x DSLRs.

Phase One releases Capture One 4.7

Phase One has announced an updated version of its Capture One 4, PRO and DB RAW workflow software. Version 4.7 introduces a new Enhanced Image Package (.EIP) file format that combines Capture One changes with lens calibration data and the original RAW data in a single file. Furthermore, JPEG and TIFF files can now be edited directly in Capture One. It also supports tethered shooting with Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Nikon D3x DSLRs.
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