calling for entries to the piclet.org Prize for Contemporary African Photography (POCAP)!

piclet.org Prize for Contemporary Photography

We call for entries to the piclet.org Prize for Contemporary African Photography (POCAP)!

The five best portfolios will be presented during Art Basel 43 from 13 June through 17 June in public projections. A publication including work of the winning portfolios will accompany the projections. The winner will be included in the piclet.org artist directory.

Scroll down to enter your portfolio containing 10 – 15 images concerning an Arican theme!

The call is open from noon, 28 April to noon, 28 May, 2012.

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Nikon D800 SLR Digital Camera

The Nikon D800 SLR Digital Camera is more than a DSLR, it's a broadcast quality video camera as well. Powering both still and video capture is the FX-format CMOS 36.3Mp sensor and the powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. Backing up the heart of the camera you'll find an optical low-pass filter that reduces false color and moire and an ISO range of 100-6400 that's expandable to ISO 50-25600 equivalent. Additionally, the D800 boasts 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing. What's more, the camera's Nikon F mount accepts a multitude of NIKKOR lenses, included DX lenses and AF-S lenses; and Nikon Speedlights provide exceptional flash capabilities

The D800's Advanced Scene Recognition System with a 91k-pixel RGB sensor brings out precise, accurate colors in every scene, for natural-looking results. Face detection and a detailed scene analysis support more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, and i-TTL flash exposure for any number of compositional and lighting situations. When combined with auto-area AF and subject tracking in 3D-tracking, your images are even more fine-tuned. In addition, the 3D color matrix metering III feature results in pleasing auto exposures, especially when human faces are in the scene.

Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan 5, 2012) – The new Nikon D4 digital SLR builds upon the legacy of the proven Nikon flagship D-SLRs before it, engineered to give today’s professional multimedia photographers a new apex of speed and accuracy with unparalleled image quality, low-light capability and Full HD video. The Nikon D4 hosts a multitude of advanced new features and useful functions that deliver speedy performance and amazing image quality for when missing the shot is not an option.

LaCie Announces Latest High-Speed Storage Solutions Featuring Thunderbolt Technology

LaCie announced its latest peripherals featuring Thunderbolt™ technology today at the 2012 International CES®. The new 2big Thunderbolt Series delivers speed, flexibility and capacity, while the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series allows users to connect external eSATA drives to their new Macs®. This announcement follows the unprecedented success of LaCie's Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series and further asserts the company's commitment to deliver high-quality products featuring Thunderbolt technology.

"LaCie is proud to offer the widest range of storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt technology," said Erwan Girard, Professional Business Unit Manager, LaCie. "These products are some of the fastest and most flexible storage solutions on the market. They will dramatically accelerate the workflow of even the most demanding digital users."