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Weekly Nikon news flash #139

  • Android NEF viewer app: you can view, share and save the embedded jpeg images and display the EXIF information.

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  • http://jensahner.com Jensen

    “The new N-Photo magazine is now available on iTunes as iPhone/iPad app.

    Read more on NikonRumors.com: http://nikonrumors.com/2011/12/04/weekly-nikon-news-flash-139.aspx/#ixzz1fbeA1dHx

    Where is the Android Version? :(

    • Sebastien_M

      Jensen:

      Where is the Nikon D800 ? ;-)

      • rogues

        +1

        • lanskymob

          +2….what have these clowns been doing all weekend in LA-buying drinks for Ashton Kutcher?! Make the darn announcement so everyone who reads this site can bitch about all the things they hate about the very thing they’ve been waiting for which is probably 3x the camera they’ll ever need in their life

          • T.I.M

            @lanskymob
            Stay cool, you’ll live longer, maybe long enough to see the D800
            :)

          • Boing Wronkwell

            “what have these clowns been doing all weekend in LA-buying drinks for Ashton Kutcher?!”

            Darn it … Ashton … our secret is out!!!

      • Spooky

        +1

  • T.I.M

    C’est juste un magazine, on va pas en faire des pages !
    :)

  • http://Www.novumlucis.com Dr SCSI

    I just tried the N-Photo, it looks promissing, they should have given Nikon Rumors a promo code for their readers, first issue free. You can’t really tell how good it will be by just looking at a free advertisement about what content is inside. For a company which has little publication overhead in the digital realm, $60 seems a bit steep for an anual Subscription. Do we get 132 pages of content every month, or is that the page count with advertisements? I will look for a paper copy on the news stands and buy the first issue to make my determination.
    As for Nikon’s own Pro guide, forget it! I already deleted their app, because they show you no preview of the content; but you do get a buy now for $2.99 on their very first page. At least you know where their priorities lay.

    • Darkness

      Yeah…all magazine apps should be free, but the photographers should get paid?

  • Not Surprised

    Hey… what about Google Phones — you know the MAJORITY of cell phones.

    Why iPhone?? Android is a bigger market! o__o

    • Boing Wronkwell

      “But only 5 people have ever asked us for a D800 and what’s an Android? We only use iPhones at Nikon Towers… Do we have any customers left?”

      Boing Wronkwell – Worldwide Marketing Elf at Nikon.

      • Not Surprised

        Are you speaking Angleesh?

    • Smarty

      It’s pretty simple really, it’s all about the money. IOS lets you buy thing with pre-paid cards so you don’t have to buy a credit-card first. Over here in Europe e.g. many people don’t have credit-cards or trust the internet with their credit-card information for that matter. So even-though Android may be bigger, it’s market is simply less efficient.
      To me personally it makes no difference either way; this free app. is one I don’t want to waste money on anyhow.

    • Ren Kockwell

      Well, Android backed Flash and Adobe just dropped it. Nikon is just following suit.

  • T.I.M

    Guys,
    You may think I’m picky but I can’t stand this anymore;
    I was looking for a 55″ LED TV at Neweggs
    To see the price of that damn TV you have to :

    - put the item in your cart
    - login (I guess you have to be a Neweggs customer already)
    - start checkout
    - enter your payment informations
    - and finally you get that damn price ! (not cheaper than others sites)

    What a wonderfull world…well I’ve ordered computers parts from them in the past, they just loose a customer !

    :(

    • http://haroldellis4444@gmail.com Harold Ellis

      if you have to check the price, you cannot afford it…
      Just buy it and 50eur here or there be damned. Life is too short to fsck about such details.
      And no, i am not rich, i can always sent overpriced junk back for refund.

      • http://dundermifflin.com dwight shrute

        Or maybe he’s being a smart shopper by price checking and shopping around.

        • silmasan

          +1

          we just love transparency, don’t we?

        • Bigus Dickus

          smart shoppers are cheap asses

          there is nothing worse then smart shopper in your retail.

          NOTHING is worse

          not even 3 young chicks checking all cameras and asking which takes nicest pics

          not even dude removing all SD cards from displayed cameras

          not even dead bored “i was also photog” 90 y/o granpa

          NOTHING is worse

          • T.I.M

            @Bigus Dickus
            I think it’s time for you to change job because there is NOTHING worse than a retail guy who does not like to serve customers.
            :)

            • FX DX

              Lol! Funny but true. A comment like that was expected from him. After all he is a BIGus DICKus.

            • http://haroldellis4444@gmail.com Harold Ellis

              imo all those who he described are not customers, but paininasses.

              customer is the one who buys

            • Ren Kockwell

              +10
              “Nothing is worse than an informed consumer.” Yes, they put know-nothing companies and salesmen out of business.

      • FCAP

        That’s the silliest thing I have ever read on this website.

  • texajoe

    Terrible commercial…

  • silmasan

    100% NIKON 100% INDEPENDENT 100% FREE …

    I think we do have the last part somewhere else, don’t we?

    • Gary

      No. That’s just a rumour.

  • WB

    D800?!!!

    • thery

      wow! give it up man xD

      • WB

        :D

  • Zorro

    I wish those people continually sniveling about there being no D800 yet would just go and buy a Canon 5D MkII and then bore everyone on Canon Rumors with complaints about the lack of a MkIII.

    • T.I.M

      @Zorro
      I think you missspelled you name Mr Zero.

  • http://totographe.free.fr totographe

    Hi admin,

    there is a good alternative for viewing Nef on Android smartphones and tablets:

  • PhotoFreak

    While we are waiting for a new rumor, I have a quick question. I see some dust on my D700 viewfinder but this dust is not visible on the pictures; hence, it is most likely on the mirror or the prism. Should I get it cleaned professionally or leave it alone. I am scared of using Giotto blower thinking that dust might end up on the sensor.

    How common is this problem?

    Should I worry about it or leave it alone.

    Other thoughts?

    • broxibear

      Hi PhotoFreak,
      If it’s really annoying you then go down to your nearest Nikon Pro Dealer and they’ll give you some free advice on exactly what it is. If it’s something you decide to have cleaned by Nikon then ask what the price of a service is compared to just cleaning the dust…if the price is close you may as well have the whole camera serviced at the same time ?
      Sometimes dust will appear and disappear on it’s own, if you’re not comfortable using something like a Giotto blower then don’t do it.
      I remember years ago I went to a shoot, put my FM2 up to my eye to discover an insect in the viewfinder…it was tiny but through the viewfinder it looked like a tarantula.

      • PhotoFreak

        Take it to Nikon authorized repair shop or a Nikon Pro dealer?

        It’s not major, but it’s just in there and it is a little annoying. I doesn’t show up on final pictures, so I guess it is not a big deal. I live in Chicago, so I have to go to a suburb (Bensenville) for authorized Nikon repair shop. Here is the site URL: http://www.unitedcamera.com/nikon-d700/. They are charging $47 for sensor cleaning (I am assuming mirror and prsim will be included with sensor cleaning) . I called them to find out what would be the cost of general service and they said I would have to bring my camera in.

        • broxibear

          Hi PhotoFreak,
          Without seeing the camera it’s very difficult to say where the dust actually is…that’s why I suggested taking it into a Pro Dealer just so they could look at it at the counter and tell you where the dust is.
          If it’s not annoying you just leave it.

          • PhotoFreak

            This is a used D700 that i recently bought on eBay from a reputable buyer (99.9% positive feedback) and as I am still in the return window, I can return it. I am kind of thinking about returning it, but the camera is really nice (no sctraches or dents) and shutter count is really low. I took a picture at f/22 to make sure sensor is clean, and it was. What I don’t want is to return such a nice camera and get another camera with the same issue. I cannot make up my mind. What would you do if you were in this situation?

            • broxibear

              Hi PhotoFreak,
              I wouldn’t worry about it.
              The dust isn’t affecting your images and it might disappear as quickly as it appeared. The D700 is an exceptional camera, I’d keep it and in a few months if the dust is still there maybe have it cleaned.
              There’s a discussion about D700 dust here you might find interesting http://www.flickr.com/groups/nikond700/discuss/72157623586488106/

            • PhotoFreak

              Thank you. Your advice really helped. I think I am going to keep the camera. I cannot tell you how much I love the big bright viewfinder compared to my DX viewfinder in my old Nikon DSLR.

    • T.I.M

      @PhotoFreak
      Drink 2 or 3 beers and you won’t notice dusts anymore….
      :)

  • Bullsnot

    GO JOE!

    Way to promote a new product while not actually proving it is any better than the one it replaces. I’ll bet there’s no way you could have made those shots without the improvements found in the SB-910.

    I guess we’ve all gotta pay the bills somehow.

  • broxibear
  • http://www.bretdossphotography.com BDP

    $64 bucks a year for the e-mag?

    No thank you very much.

  • Jabs
    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      Nikon lens :)

      • Jabs

        Yes, it looks like a 55mm F2.8 Micro-Nikkor.

  • M Lance

    I hope the guy withe the trashed D7000 puts that video on Youtube and earns a few bucks back for his replacement camera.

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