Tag: Japan

Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945 (we’ll be celebrating this event anniversary in a few days) the Enola Gay US bomber dropped the first atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The images of the deadly effects of this new kind of bomb have been restricted in circulation by the US government, while they were taken and used in…

Nikon D800, not right now

According to the Spanish webzine QUESABESDE.COM, Nikon has clarified (at least internally) what to do with the upcoming replacement of the Nikon D700 (FX large sensor with a high sensitivity). Because of the impact of the Japanese earthquake on the Sendai plant normally used to work on the pro SLR cameras of Nikon, the future…

Shortage at Samyang (lenses)

Samyang stays a South Korea lens manufacturer (and they have a catalog of both excellent quality and low-cost). But the March-11 tsunami hit hard one of their suppliers of special glass lens. Consequently, Samyang has been forced to announce some delays and difficulties to supply their products in the coming months. The list of impacted…

Japan Red Cross Society

Offer support to Japanese people

In these times of difficulties, Japan does not only need our attention to economic woes, but your active support can be offered through some resources that I can recommend. Japan Red Cross Society: http://www.jrc.or.jp/index.html American Red Cross:  Donations can be made by accessing www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 International Federation of Red Cross…

Japan earthquake photo news

As you certainly already know, a massive 8.9 earthquake has hit Japan North-East early yesterday morning (Japan earthquake photos at Boston.com The Big Picture). Consequences already appear quite dire and more than 1000 people are reported dead around the country (and this count will probably still climb steadily in the coming day while people currently…