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IWDIG Photographer Ian Mitchell in Niton On Cuba

Our own Ian Mitchell LRPS has been invited to regale members of Niton & District Camera Club with an interesting, if not cultural, photographic travelogue of his many visits to Cuba.

Not only an accomplished photographer but well known Isle of Wight Angel Radio presenter, Ian first visited Cuba in April 1997.

Ian will present a digital diffusion of celebrity gossip, music, history, politics and of course photography from his fascinating journeys.

The journey begins in 1997 when in the company of Swedish photographer Jan Olofsson… Continue reading

Brian May Captured IWDIG Photographer In 3D

On a recent visit to Dimbola Brian May could not contain his passion for stereoscopic images and seized the opportunity to use his Fuji Real 3D camera to capture the moment.  If one Gary wasn’t enough look away as we now have him in stereo.

The pictures, commonly called stereo pairs, make use of the parallel viewing method. Seeing them stereoscopically requires concentration and may take a while to master.  We found using the ‘Owl’ designed by Brian worked a treat. Continue reading

Brian May Celebrates Birthday Bash at Dimbola

We welcomed very special guests a Dimbola yesterday.  As mentioned earlier Brian May was to host a book signing of A Village Lost and Found.  As today 19th July just happens to be Brian May’s birthday, we enjoyed an impromptu pre birthday party bash with cake in the Seminar room.

Brian May and his wife Anita Dobson are a delightful couple and they went out of their way to interact with everyone who attended the very successful book signing. 

The Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group would like to wish Brian a very happy birthday and we hope both he and Anita enjoy this special day on the Isle of Wight.

Which reminds me there will be another special birthday celebration at Dimbola this week. I have been sworn to secrecy but rest assured all will be revealed on Wednesday along with a birthday cake. Continue reading

Leica Camera Breaks Auction Records

A world price record was set at the 19th WestLicht camera auction by lot number 1 when a Leica 0 sold for 1.3 million Euro.   The bidder, a private collector from Asia, is the new owner of the most expensive camera ever sold worldwide.

After a tough bidding battle starting at 200.000 Euro, lasting for 20 minutes, this extremely rare Leica of the 0-series from 1923,  the highlight of the auction, Continue reading

Nikon Filed Patent Infringement Against Sigma

Nikon is seeking an injunction against Sigma, as well as multi-million pound damages, for alleged patent infringement of its vibration reduction technology used in interchangeable lenses.

Nikon has invested considerable resources in the form of research and development over a period of many years. Such investments have created intellectual property that are important business assets of Nikon and have enabled Nikon to continuously provide the products and services that satisfy its customers Continue reading

Nikon D7000 Wins Grand Prix Award

Nikon Corporation have announced that the Nikon D7000 digital-SLR camera is the recipient of the CameraGP2011 Readers Award.  The D7000 was also the recipient of the TIPA Awards 2011 Best D-SLR Advanced award.

This Readers Award was established in 2008 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Camera Grand Prix. The recipient of this year’s award was selected with voting by general users between March 28 and April 10, 2011. Continue reading

IWDIG Scoop Photo Prose Credit In AP

In review of the recent Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards, an image by Colin and prose by Amanda has made the Amateur Photographer Magazine news page.

Of course this is not the first time the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group or the IWPOY have featured in the news or in the world renowned AP magazine and we are sure it wont be the last.

The article and image relates to former Amateur Photographer Magazine Features Editor Bob Aylott on winning the Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

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