12-06-2013, 09:13 PM
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For those who do not know of the Nikon D4, although it two years old in January (quite old in the digital world) it is still far and above all others in low light situations. ISO up to 256,000. Yeah, you read that right. (Totally noise free to 3200 ISO)

Anyway, I digress.

Nikon Japan recently added a non camera product for sale in Japan only. It's an alarm clock shaped like one of Nikon's lenses. In the US there are plenty of things like coffee mugs etc shaped like lenses, but the alarm clock is something unique to the Japanese market.

So what's the point of this? The "ringtone" for the alarm is a series of shutter activations on the D4. Click, click, click etc. Eventually going into short burst mode clickity clickity clickity click and ending with a rapid fire from the shutter.

Here is the audio for those interested, it's worth the listen.

No, there is no looping taking place. That last series is continuous shutter actuations from empty buffer until the buffer is full.

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 12-06-2013, 09:23 PM
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Very interesting, Doug ... thanks for sharing.

I was perfectly content with my D7000 ... I now have this strong urge to get a professional grade, full-frame dSLR ... Biggrin

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 12-06-2013, 09:25 PM
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It's freaking insane if you ask me. I can't even count how many times that shutter went off on that last section. Way too fast for my head to wrap around it.

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 12-06-2013, 09:28 PM
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10-11 FPS and ISO >200,000 capabilities ... unreal ... Exclamation

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 12-07-2013, 01:24 PM
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Holy cow, Doug! That is insane!
Not the loveliest sound to wake up to, though. Biggrin
By the way, who uses alarm clocks?! Biggrin

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 12-11-2013, 10:17 AM
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(12-07-2013, 01:24 PM)celestino Wrote: Holy cow, Doug! That is insane!
Not the loveliest sound to wake up to, though. Biggrin
By the way, who uses alarm clocks?! Biggrin

You think that's annoying, my "get your ass out of bed" alarm is the boss ringtone from here:

http://www.geico.com/about/commercials/m...ssRingtone

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 12-11-2013, 12:57 PM
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(12-11-2013, 10:17 AM)wingdo Wrote: You think that's annoying, my "get your ass out of bed" alarm is the boss ringtone from here:

http://www.geico.com/about/commercials/m...ssRingtone

* Sheesh! Good thing I don't use an alarm! Biggrin

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 12-11-2013, 01:11 PM
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(12-11-2013, 12:57 PM)celestino Wrote:
(12-11-2013, 10:17 AM)wingdo Wrote: You think that's annoying, my "get your ass out of bed" alarm is the boss ringtone from here:

http://www.geico.com/about/commercials/m...ssRingtone

* Sheesh! Good thing I don't use an alarm! Biggrin

I've never overslept with it. Just last week I went to bed at 2am and had to get up at 4:30am to get my mom to the hospital for a procedure. This bad boy saved the day.

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 12-11-2013, 09:08 PM
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Doug, enjoy the wake-up call, my friend! Biggrin

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