Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Can You Say, Prescient?


I'm not one to toot my own horn (he says as he puckers his lips and expells air into his horn), but I predicted the Nikon D3x a full two-and-one-half years before it even existed.

Don't believe me?

Check out this Rantings on Photography post dated March 24, 2006. You'll notice in the last paragraph, near the end, I specifically mention the D3x.

Ha! Take that Ken Rockwell and DP Review.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

An Historic Photograph


You are looking at an historic photograph.

It's historic not only because it's the official Presidential portrait of soon-to-take-office Barack Obama. It's historic not only because it's the official Presidential portrait of the first African-American to be elected president of the United States.

More importantly (I think), it's historic because it's the first official Presidential portrait to be shot digitally.

Newly-hired White House Photographer Pete Souza took the shot with his Canon 5D Mark II. Us loyal Nikon users would have preferred he'd used a Nikon to take the portrait, but you can't win them all.