Nikon Takes Four to the Floor Tour to San Francisco|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 14:36 EDT)
We clocked some overtime last night at Ruby Skye, the nightclub on the site of the old Stage Door Theater in downtown San Francisco.
Somehow we got by the bouncer and were escorted (in a nice way) upstairs to the old theater balcony made over into a bar. Two bars actually. One for libations and the other for cameras.
An attentive fellow presented us with a Nikon Coolpix S51c on a silver platter to take some pictures during the evening. And we did just that.
There was plenty to shoot. The new P5100 (and yes it focuses faster than the P5000), the new D300 and the new D3 (love at first sight). The entire dSLR line was present as well as quite a few of the Coolpixes.
It was pretty dark (we left the S51c on High ISO Scene mode) but we had some interesting lighting. Visit our HTML gallery to see what we came up with. Click on any image in the index to see the captioned shot full screen.
The DJ theme highlighted up-and-coming DJ/producers who are "shifting artistry and musicianship back to the forefront of dance music." A shift, it was suggested, Nikon represents in the realm of photography.
We tried to find a WiFi server to upload our S51c (and EasyShare One) images and while we found two at the bar, they both required passwords that no one revealed. So we're just now bringing you a few snapshots.