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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for September 2014

Nikon-D750-specifications  Nikon-D750-DSLR-camera-logo
Photokina-2014-logo Nikon-D810-vs-D750-size-comparison
Everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-Nikon-D750-camera Nikon-D750-camera-side-view
Nikon-D750-DSLR-camera  Nikon-Nikkor-20mm-f1.8G-lens-rumors
©: Josuha CrippsNikon-D750-FX-camera
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for September, 2014:

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Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 1 J3 camera with 10-30mm VR lens for $179

For a limited time you can get a refurbished Nikon 1 J3 camera with a 10-30mm VR lens at BuyDig for $179 with coupon code C3RDS (free shipping). You will also get a free camera bag:

I've said this before: I do not think those are really refurbished cameras, it's just a way for Nikon USA to drop the price significantly and clear their inventory.

Update: you can also get a refurbished Nikon 1 Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR lens for $95 with the same coupon code (C3RDS). I think that discount code will work also for other Nikon products listed at BuyDig.

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The Nikon D810 “Switch & Save” promo ends tomorrow

The Nikon D810 "Switch & Save" promotion will end tomorrow (September 30th). The voucher form can be downloaded here.

The current Nikon instant rebates are set to expire on October 4th (they now include the D810 and D4s).

The D810 filmmaker's kit is currently in stock at B&H.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #282

Topaz Labs released new software called Topaz Impression - designed to transform your photos into realistic-looking studio art with 47 different presets. The new Topaz Impression is now 25% off until September 30 with coupon code: SEPIMPRESSION.

→ Nikon is pushing FX cameras: the company announced two full frame F-mount microscope cameras: DS-Ri2 and DS-Qi2 (with a full frame 16MP monochrome sensor!). This is an interesting development - previously all microscope cameras used c-mount.

DigiCamControl version 1.2.0 released (free Windows tethering solution for Nikon cameras).

Nikon plans to invest in medical startups.

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Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D810 camera for $2,700 ($600 off)

The first refurbished Nikon D810 DSLR cameras are already available for $2,699.88 with free shipping on eBay from Roberts Camera (authorized US Nikon dealer)  - this is $600 less than the MSRP of $3,296.95.

FYI: refurbished Nikon D800 cameras currently sell for $2,279, while refurbished D800E are listed for $2,550 - the refurbished D810 is only $150 more than the D800E. Grey market D810 cameras are listed in the $2,800 range.

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Nikon NEF Codec 1.24.0 released with D750 support

Nikon NEF Codec
Nikon released NEF Codec version 1.24.0 with support for the D750 camera. Nikon NEF Codec makes RAW (.NEF) files easy accessible in a Windows environment. Here is the full list of supported cameras:

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Nikon D750 first impressions

Initial observations of the Nikon D750 FX DSLR camera by Delmar R Mineard Jr

This afternoon I had the opportunity to handle and shoot the new Nikon D750. Here are my initial impressions and observations based upon a limited amount of time in the store and standing outside.

The local camera dealer had two in stock at the store I visited and more at their other stores. The manager put a Nikon 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6 EDVR AFS lens on the body and said have fun. I inserted my memory card and checked out the camera.


  • Nice size slightly bigger than the D7100 and definitely smaller than the D810. Fit’s my middle size hands nicely. The new ergonomically grip is larger than my D7100 and my long gone D300 and D200. It’s deeper (front to back) and is easy to hold with just the right hand.
  • Control layout is excellent. I found it interesting that besides the “AE/AF” button on the back was room for a “AF” button. Front and back buttons are sized for smooth operation.
  • It’s nice to see the U1 & U2 settings on the top panel. Great flexibility for quick access to settings.
  • Menu’s looked familiar and would be easy to master for Nikon users.
  • As a DX users for years it was nice seeing a larger viewfinder.
  • Buffer size - see below for comments
  • 51 AF spots
  • Not sure the location of the Function button is good or bad. Location is good but with the redesigned grip, there is considerable distance from the back of the grip area. Most people will probably adjust to the higher height.
  • The tilt LCD monitor appears to be sturdy and robust. Time will tell if it lasts.


  • The AF spots are closer together than my D7100. I asked for a D610 to compare the spread of the AF spots and they were out of stock on the D610 and no D600’s in their used cameras. I memorized the spacing using the reference information across the bottom in the finder. When I got home I pulled out my D7100 and sure enough, my spots are spaced out closer to the edge than the D750. Although I have used the D600 with 39 AF spots I know they are closer to the center but can’t say if the D750 and D610/D600 are identical or not. My hunch is that the D750 AF spots fall between the D610 and D7100. Why?

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