I notice in poking around the web that the Nikon reviewer nonpareil, Thom Hogan, has posted his characteristically excellent review of the Nikon D300. I'm not an industry insider by any means, but by all accounts the D300 is an exceptionally hot-selling camera. The Nikon plant that makes them is apparently working at capacity, and a friend in retail tells us, "These things are flying off the shelves."
If you're interested in the D300, you might also be interested in Thom's article "D3 or D300?"
Those of you who have adopted Lightroom as your primary workflow hub will probably be interested in the press release we recently received from our friend Marc Rochkind:
"LRViewer is a free app for the Mac and Windows that allows you to view Lightroom images and metadata without using Lightroom itself.
"A major LRViewer upgrade, Version 1.1, is now available for download from ImageIngester.com. You can now:
- See ratings (1 - 5 stars) along with the image file name.
- Zoom in to see a 100% view, and then pan with the mouse.
- Export JPEGs with EXIF and XMP info.
"This version also includes LRVmaker so that photographers can customize the appearance and behavior of LRViewer for their clients by:
- Placing a logo on the screen.
- Showing a button that goes to the photographer's web site.
- Opening a catalog automatically when LRViewer starts up.
- Starting with a selected collection or other outline item, and controlling which outline items show.
- Marking images with a watermark.
- Preventing clients from accessing EXIF info and metadata, from viewing images above a certain size, and from exporting JPEGs.
"LRVmaker costs $25; a free demo is fully functional but marks the LRViewer screen with the word DEMO.
"For more information or to download LRViewer and LRVmaker, go to ImageIngester.com."