Nikon

Nikon, the Grandfather of Modern Photography

Nikon has been a cornerstone brand of the photography industry for decades. Isn’t it time you picked one up?

Nikon has been around for YEARS. It was actually originally founded in 1917 under the name Japan Optical Industries Co., Ltd, but they changed their name to Nikon in 1988 after the huge successes that they had with their cameras. And talk about success! For nearly 30 years, Nikon’s F-series SLRs were the most widely used small-format cameras among professional photographers as well as by the U.S. space program. Nikon popularized many features in professional SLR photography, such as the modular camera system with interchangeable lenses, viewfinders, motor drives, and data backs; integrated light metering and lens indexing; electronic strobe flashguns instead of expendable flashbulbs; electronic shutter control; evaluative multi-zone “matrix” metering; and built-in motorized film advance. Basically, when you think of any film-based SLR camera, Nikon was there first, offering the features that we all care about.

Let’s talk about the different Nikons that are available. My personal dream camera is the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera. Being kind of a girly-girl, I absolutely adore the fact that this camera comes in a beautiful red color. But besides the colors, it comes with an awesome AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. This lens is capable of capturing things with ease, right down to the tiniest detail, it captures high-resolution images up to 6000 x 4000 pixels. That’s way more pixels than you will ever need, no matter how many birthdays, graduations, or vacations you might be attending and be “VolunTold” to take pictures of with your awesome Nikon camera. This particular camera also has a 3″ LCD screen, records in HD video, and has Optical Image Stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake and vibration to minimize blurring in your shots.

After you have gotten your Nikon camera, be it the D3300, the D3200, or whichever model you are interested in, the next step you might want to take is to get some different lenses for your new camera. The lens that your Nikon comes with will be a great all-purpose lens, but if you need something more specialized, here are a few choices available from DealDash:

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Standard Zoom Lens

If you are interested in a Nikon camera or any of it’s many accessories such as an external flash,  head on over to DealDash. You can find Nikon cameras in different models, book your Bid Buddy, and sit back and enjoy the watching and bidding in the auction. However, also remember, if you have bid up the auction to the point of retail price you should go ahead and hit the “Buy It Now” (BIN) button, because when you BIN the item for the retail price you get every single one of your bids back, immediately. You can then use the bids all over again to try and win another auction. Good luck and Happy Bidding, everyone!

Have You “Gone Pro” With GoPro yet?

GoPro is a truly different kind of camera than you’re used to. You don’t have to be into “Extreme Sports” to find them useful.

GoPro  is a rugged and lightweight camera, and small enough to fit into a pocket or purse. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to take awesome pictures with the GoPro. Not only does this camera take single photos it also takes HD video!  

You also don’t have to spend as much as you think you do to get a GoPro – The entry level model is called the GoPro HERO, and the list price on that model is just $159.95. Even though the GoPro HERO is their entry level model they don’t skimp on the features. The GoPro HERO Action Camcorder features high-quality 1080p 30 and 720p 60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, GoPro HERO Action Camcorder captures the same immersive footage that’s made the higher-level GoPro cameras one of the best-selling cameras in the world.

If you are looking for a model with more features, the GoPro HERO4 is what you’re looking for! The GoPro HERO4 offers 1080p 60 and 720p 120 video and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second. It has the convenience of a touch display. The GoPro HERO4 is also compatible with WiFi and Bluetooth so you can connect to the internet and upload your pictures and videos. This device is both wearable and mountable and it is also waterproof to 40m. Some other features of the The GoPro HERO4 include: HiLight Tag, QuikCapture, Protune, Night Photo and Night Lapse.

Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro, Inc. is an American-based corporation that is in the high-definition personal camera business. The company was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002. Woodman started the company following a 2002 surf trip to Australia in which he was hoping to capture quality action photos of his surfing, but could not because amateur photographers could not get close enough, or obtain quality equipment at reasonable prices. His desire for a camera system that could capture the professional angles inspired the ‘GoPro’ name. Woodman initially raised a portion of the money for his company by selling bead and shell belts for $20 out of his VW van, and later, fashionable camera straps. He also received over $230,000 in investment from his parents. Though GoPro had modest beginnings, you might be interested to know that they now have over 860 employees!

If you are interested in a GoPro or any of it’s many accessories head on over to DealDash. You can find GoPro cameras in different models, chest mount harnesses, battery chargers, clamp mounts, wall chargers, and more!

Samsung Products

Are You on Team Samsung?

Are you on Team Android or Team Apple? Being the well-rounded tech-lover that I am, I actually like both! I will tell you though, the best phone that I have ever owned was a Samsung!

I love my Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s an awesome phone! So easy to use and even customize to your own preferences. It’s so easy to use the internet on it, and all of my favorite apps are free. The Galaxy is a great product, but Samsung makes so many more things than just phones.

 

The Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Note are actually two of the best selling tablets out on the market today, they are so popular with all age ranges from kids up to seniors. Everyone at my house, from the oldest to the youngest loves the Galaxy Tab; My Fiance’s mother, who is retired, loves to play Candy Crush and Bejeweled on her Galaxy Tab, you should see some of her scores! My kids, who are 3 and 7, love to play Angry Birds and Fruit Slice together. So you see, the Samsung Galaxy Tab really has something for everyone.

Another great product that Samsung makes that I have and use every day is my Samsung TV. Samsung makes a huge range of TVs, from 19″ TVs under $200, all the way up to the top of the line Samsung 46″ Class LED HDTV Smart TV that runs just over $1,100. You know when you buy a Samsung TV it will last – one of our Samsung’s is 7 years old and still running just as well as when we bought it.

 

The original Samsung Electric Industries was started in Korea way back in 1969, and the Samsung that we know and love that manufactures our favorite consumer electronics became a subsidiary in 1988. You might be surprised to know that Samsung actually manufactures some of the batteries, flash memories, and hard drives that are in Apple, HTC, Sony, and Nokia products! Samsung actually became the world’s largest technology company in 2011, a title which was formerly held by Apple.

If you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone, TV, laptop, or camera, DealDash and Samsung have you covered. DealDash holds multiple auctions of Samsung products daily. Go ahead and check out some of Samsung’s newest products, including the Samsung Gear 2 Smart Watch; And remember, if you don’t win the auction, you can Buy It Now (BIN), and get all of your bids back. Good luck everyone!

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