- Nikon MB-D12 battery grip ($449.95) for Nikon D800/D800E to start shipping on April 2nd according to Amazon Germany.
- Amazon best sellers list: Nikon D800 is at the #22 spot, the new Canon 5D Mark III is #83. The Nikon D800 is #1 in the camera and photo bestsellers.
- Nikon D800 orders "unprecedented".
- Refurbished Nikon D5000 for $329.95.
- Nikon prepares robot mounted D4 for the Olympics.
- Pro Nikon 1 mirrorless camera is still a "possibility".
- Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6.7 release candidate is out with Nikon D4, D800/E and new lenses support.
- Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.11.0 released with Nikon D800/D800E support.
- Free Nikon HD-SLR workshop during SXSW in Austin, TX - register here.
- Thailand's Prime Ministers visits Nikon's factory in Sendai.
- RAW files from the Nikon D800E can be downloaded from those links, or follow this link (very slow) for few D800 RAW samples. More D800/E jpeg images at different ISO are available here.
Nikon D4 roundup:
- Ten high ISO NEF files from the Nikon D4 can be downloaded here. More D4 and 85mm f/1.8 NEF samples are available for download here (the download may take few hours).
- Nikon D4 test images and video @PDNonline.
- Nikon D4 studio samples @dpreview.
- Behind the scenes with Corey Rich and the Nikon D4:
I have often said, if I wasn't a filmmaker and photographer, I would be a teacher. There's great satisfaction in sharing knowledge & experience to help spark the creative fire in others.
When Nikon approached me to be a part of the D4 release project not only did they ask me to produce a video and stills, showing off the attributes of the new camera, they were also looking for a behind the scenes video spot detailing how "WHY" came together. This was an amazing opportunity, as it allowed me to simultaneously be both a filmmaker/photographer and a teacher. Though this meant everyone in the crew had to work twice as hard, especially Dane Henry. Capturing the action behind the scenes became just as important as the hero footage and stills. "HOW of WHY" is a great illustration of everyone's hard work and ability to multitask, plus proof that we all had a lot fun along the way!
In this spirit, now is a perfect opportunity to thank the key teachers that shared their knowledge with me. Thank you Bob Porter, George Egbert, James DuPratt, Jim McNay and Greg Lewis - I am forever grateful for the time you spent helping me to find my passion for adventure and storytelling.
For more detailed information on the production of "WHY" & "HOW of WHY" and the Nikon D4, check out our blog and the Nikon Professional Services Global site.