New Sony XQD G-E memory cards?

B&H has new listing for three Sony XQD G-E memory cards (32GB, 64GB and 128GB) labeled as "new release". Unless this is a mistake, Sony probably introduced new and updated versions of their XQD G models. No technical specs are available. The read/write speed is labeled as 440 MB/s (read) and 400 MB/s (write). The new XQD G-E are slightly more expensive than the previous M, G and N versions.

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Major Nikon D500 firmware upgrade rumored to be released in August or September

Nikon D500 camera guts parts
A major Nikon D500 firmware upgrade with over 20 fixes is rumored to be released in August or September. I do not have any details what exactly will be included.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #373

A grey market Nikon D7200 camera is now selling for $749 - a new low price.

→ Sea&Sea released new MDX-D500 underwater housing for the Nikon D500 camera.

→ The new ‪Hasselblad‬ ‪X1D‬ medium format mirrorless camera uses a Nikon compatible hot-shoe:

"Its hot shoe is compatible with Nikon Speedlights and the camera can sync with flashes at its maximum shutter speed: 1/2000 sec."

Capture One 9.2 released
→ Capture One 9.2 ($269.95) released with support for the Nikon D500 (more info available here).

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Nikon D4s is now discontinued

Nikon D4s front
The Nikon D4s DSLR camera is now listed as discontinued on Nikon Japan's official website. The D4s was announced in February, 2014 and was recently replaced by the new D5. B&H still has few Nikon D4s cameras, while Adorama is already out of stock.

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From Snowy Mountains to Tropical Rainforest (part 2)

From Snowy Mountains to Tropical Rainforest (part 2)

by Des Ong (website | Facebook | Instagram) - see also his previous [NR] articles

Portrait of a dominant male Orang-utan. D810, 200-500mm at 500mm.

Portrait of a dominant male Orang-utan. D810, 200-500mm at 500mm.

It is hard to believe that it’s been a year since Part 1 of this article was published. My traveling schedule is usually back-to-back between destinations during winter and early spring. It wasn’t that long ago that I had completed another month long tour in the tropics, so picking up where I left off made perfect sense.

Before I dive in to the challenges of shooting in the warmer climes, I just wanted to mention that I have been using the 200-500mm f5.6 for nearly 6 months so I will first share what I think about this lens.

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