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Academy Spotlight – Africa, Texas, Sri Lanka
The Nikonians Academy Tanzania photo safari is on for November 2016. This marks Academy Director Mike Hagen's tenth safari to Tanzania and he keeps refining them to be better and better.
His trip focuses on northern Tanzania's national parks including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.
We still have spots available, and most people who come, bring their spouse, but we also have a lot of individual shooters attend as well.
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Hagen-Hulbert tag-team targets Texas in April
What’s better than a Nikonians Academy instructor leading a workshop series?
Try two Nikonians Academy instructors at the same location presenting their specialties in a “pick and choose” assortment tag-team format.
That assortment includes your choice of customized training at various price ranges (depending on the subject matter and number of courses you choose) capped off with a free Photo Walk.
Is the Compact Flash format doomed (anytime soon)?
With the Nikon D5 and D500 preferring the XQD format for storage, is the Compact Flash card format doomed (any time soon)?
My take on this is, yes. Of course the format is doomed over time, but it will be around for quite a few more years, just that manufacturers will not produce much of any new camera models supporting it. One reason being reduced manufacturing costs to support XQD vs. higher costs for supporting CF. The CF format is physically great, being robust. The size of these cards reminds me of video cassettes somehow and it is clear that smaller cards are often more practical, ignoring any speed advantages newer specs provide in addition.
For us CF dinosaurs, we can order the D5 with CF slots, for anyone else, get the one for XQD cards. Maybe we can come up with some DIY projects, things to create out of old CF cards, something to put in the window, or to have the kids playing with.
Join the discussion on the future of the Compact Flash in our forums.
More about the XQD card format (on wikipedia)
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Nikonians Academy Sri Lanka trip adds Dubai extension
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us he is nearing the deadline for closing enrollment on our Sri Lanka trip (beginning March 12).
Our intrepid travelers will visit quite a few national parks with amazing wildlife photography opportunities. In these parks, we've arranged transport in open-air vehicles to better photograph leopard, elephants, monkeys, birds and other wildlife.
When not photographing wildlife, our trip will focus on stunning landscapes and beautiful culture.