Weekly Nikon news flash #359

Sigma-150-600mm-f5-6.3-DG-OS-HSM-Contemporary-lens-for-Nikon-F-mount
→ Sigma released new firmware for their 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens that will make the autofocus up to 50% faster.

Nikon D500 camera shipping date
Nikon D500 shipping date
→ Both Amazon and Adorama now list the shipping date for the Nikon D500 as April 21st.

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→ Refurbished Nikon Df camera + lens kit now sells for $1,949.95 (more deals available here).
Nikon Nikkor 360-1200mm f:11 ED zoom lens
→ Check out this Nikon Nikkor 360-1200mm f/11 ED zoom lens listed on eBay (15.7 pounds, 122mm filter size, selling for $16,000).

Commlite Nikon F-mount to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter 5
→ The Commlite CM-ENF-E1 Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount AF lens smart adapter is now in stock.

Nikon-D750-camera-reacall-repair-list
This is what Nikon fixed in the latest D750 recall.

Capture-One-9-logo
→ Capture One 9.1 ($269) released with support for three new Nikon F mount lenses (more info available here):

  • Nikon 24-70E VR
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM (Nikon mount)

Nikon-Image-Chaser
→ New articles published on Image Chaser.

nikon-logo Cramer-Krasselt logo
Nikon and Cramer-Krasselt kick off fully-integrated brand campaign this March that includes new TV and in-cinema spot, print, digital and social media program. Her is the first promo:

→ Matt Granger explains why he ditched Sony for Nikon:

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  • TheInfinityPoint

    Interesting to see what Nikon did for the D750 service advisory. Does anyone know how long I can wait before sending it in, or if there is a statute of limitations on the shutter replacement? I’m thinking of basically sending it in when I want a shutter replacement, lol.

    • fanboy fagz

      shit, thats what id do. but do you work your camera hard enough it would need a shutter in the near future?

    • sefopo

      End of march 2016 I heard

      • TheInfinityPoint

        No I don’t believe that… they definitely serviced the D600 oil spot issue far longer than just a month after announcing the service advisory.

        • sefopo

          ;-]

  • Spy Black

    Df looks tempting. Should have cost that in the first place.

    • nwcs

      It is tempting for sure. If only it had the better focus system…

      • Spy Black

        At that price I can’t complain too much about the AF system. I’m also used to it working with my D600.

        • Captain Megaton

          D600 has better grip, a better sensor, a higher eyepoint finder, and more sensible control layout. The Df is a bit of a downgrade in comparison, unless you want to use pre-AI lenses, or use ISO12800+ often enough to be concerned about it.

          • Spy Black

            I’m sometimes shooting at ISO 25600 on my D600 so yes, that’s a plus. The Df layout is more to my liking than modern digital cameras.

        • Aldo

          You mean the price of a d750 or a d500? I used the d600/d610 for about a year… put about 45k pictures on it… I can tell you there were some situations in darker places where the camera would hesitate to focus… that is the most obnoxious and uneasy feeling you could get while taking pictures. I didn’t really care much for the spread… but coming from the d800, that is perhaps the single thing I hated about the d610.

          • NBMZ

            I totally agree with this assessment. Both the df and the D600 have the same focusing system that hesitates focus a LOT in darker scenes. Does NOT instill confidence like my D4/D750…

          • Spy Black

            Yes, I’m familiar with it, I’ve had the D600 for a while now. My point was that I’m used to it. It’s a toss up for me, because I do like the D750 as well not only for the AF but the tilt screen, but I like the idea of a traditional control layout, as well as the extended ISO range. Other than the less-than-ideal AF, the Df was always the kind of digital camera I hoped to have when I first started looking at digital cameras.

            • Aldo

              Believe me when I say I wanted the Df to be what everyone hoped for I would have bought one myself maybe… even at 3k… but it’s NOT. Considering the alternatives… buying a Df even at 2k will set you back both technically (bad AF, no video)… and professionally (no 2nd card slot, no battery grip..no extra power, bag ergonomics). As for the manual dials… they do look nice… but you have to remember when we shot film we had so much dynamic range that exposure didn’t have to be very precise… and although we do have something similar with raw files… with digital we are far more precise…point being the current dials on current dslr’s are far more practical than the nostalgic manual controls fround in the Df.

              PS… the one thing I STILL scratch my head about… is why they didn’t create an OEM split focusing screen to go with it… WHY OH WHY???.. I wanted this… but they couldn’t even deliver that BASIC feature of film cameras.

            • Spy Black

              It’s a matter of tastes, I guess. Ergonomically the Df is perfect for me. No video is not an issue, I have plenty of video capable cameras. Battery grips are not part of my shooting style.

              A second slot is nice, but not a deal breaker professionally. I work in a studio where they shoot all day with Canon Mk IIs and Mk IIIs and all of them are running with one card. The second card thing is a bit overrated. Have you ever had a data write failure? Not that it can’t happen, but not having a second slot is not that big a deal.

              The Taiwanese compnay focusingscreen.com has fortunately taken care of the manual focus screen option, I have one in my D600.

              The AF is to me the biggest shortcoming of the camera, although as I said I’m used to it.

              That said, something along the lines of the D750 is still on the table for me.

    • Wade Marks

      Adorama lists these as refurbished by Nikon USA, so it’s the same as the ones you buy direct from Nikon.

      • Spy Black

        Yeah, that doesn’t mean anything. I suspect companies like Canon, Nikon, et al give big distributors like B&H and Adorama carte blanc to repackage and resell returned items as refurbished or discounted. I’ve seen plenty of this returned items sold as new from both operations over the years. Adorama is sloppier at it than B&H, B&H have repackaging down to a science. I recently bought a “closeout” Panasonic GM5 from Adorama, and half the contents of the package were missing! When I pointed it out, a new, unopened package conveniently came up.

    • fanboy fagz

      I remember how insane the forum was here. teaser after teaser was released and people were going CRAZY. slowly the info came out. the tension and excitement was unreal. people were hoping pricing would be $2000 like the D600. fingers crossed…price announced..$3000 and the forums went quite just as fast.

      a complete fail. I planned to buy one and I would forgive the garbage AF module but no video and $3000..? morons at nikon didnt know how to take advantage of the potential sales and hit the metal when its hard. they released the price and the crowd pretty much poof-vanished. no interest. and again nikon makes a spectacle of themselves.

      • Wade Marks

        I agree wholeheartedly…the Nikon marketing campaign for the Df was fantastic and hugely successful in creating a buzz around the product… for a FF camera I don’t think I’ve ever seen such anticipation.

        If Nikon had just priced the Df correctly it would have been a massive hit. I too think that around $2000 would have been the right price.

        The problem was mostly with the price, not the product. Now in all fairness, we don’t know the profit margins involved, the Df is made in Japan with higher labor costs.

      • osynlig fog

        The Df cost 2700$, not 3K.

        So what you wanted was less well built, more plastic camera with less weather seals and with the D600 sensor and shutter made in Thailand? Basically a D600 with dials?
        Actually skip the dials as anyone with any insight into the costs of tooling would realise that metal dials are very expensive to make low volume.
        Oh there’s another word! Volume. So you kids wanted Nikon to make an exclusive low volume model at the same price as the very high volume “budget full frame” D600? I hope you realise what impact volume has on costs.

        Instead we got a more well built metal camera, with pro level weather sealing and finder, with the D4/D4s sensor, metal dials, a very quiet shutter mechanism that made the D800 sound cheap, and all of this made in Japan!
        Perhaps you’d rather get a D600 but I would pay those extra 500-600 to get the better build, shutter, better viewfinder and D4 sensor any day.

        Also, note quality problems with Thailand made budget full frame models compared to Df (which have had zero problems).

        • Joven

          The body was a top/back metal construction just the like the D600. As a matter of fact, it didn’t have video, had a 1/4000 sec shutter, 5.5FPS, 39pt AF from the D600, and the exact same .70x magnification. It sounds like you’re just making excuse for why you got suckered into paying more for a camera that did as much, and in some cases less as the D600/610. Especially when you consider how quickly the D600/610 moved down market.

          • KnightPhoto

            One of the Df unique features was the D4 sensor. That is a good choice I think for this camera and the MF lenses of yore that make for good companions. I use that sensor a lot and really like it. Despite the haters I think there is a legitimate place in the line-up for a Df2, and just like before don’t expect it to be discounted. I do agree though it sorely needs the D750 AF module this time. Maybe wasn’t available in time for the Df?

            • waterengineer

              Cheap access to that sensor for those of us who shoot in the dark. The price of entry is worth it, given the cost of the alternative.

          • osynlig fog

            The D600 has metal top and bottom, not the back like the Df. The Df is far better made with better seals. The viewfinder of the Df is better than either D600 or D800. I’ve worked extensively with both.

            That it didn’t have video was/is seen as a plus by many. The Df targeted that customer base.

            • Joven

              The D600 has a top and back plate like the Df. You didn’t even take the time to look up the information, and instead decided to pull things out of thin air.

            • osynlig fog

              Sorry my bad, the D600 has metal top and back plate but not bottom plate. The Df has top, back and bottom plates in metal.

        • fanboy fagz

          blah blah blah.it had no video shitty af module, and priced too high. the Df was a flop. period. the camera had potential to sell and screw volume vs limited numbers. when you put effort for a camera like this, you want it to sell in volumes. I dont buy your nonsense. DF=flop.

          • David Weinehall

            I’ve used the video function on my Nikon D7000 *once*. And that was only to test it. Never felt the urge to use it again. I use my camera to… Take photos. Imagine that.

            • fanboy fagz

              ah, so youre the worldwide spokesperson of those who use video in their camera? I wasnt aware there was an election. you dont use video, but thats u.

            • David Weinehall

              Well, it’s not like there’s a lack of Nikon cameras with video support. Yet you whine about one single Nikon model not having video support (which wouldn’t make sense in the Df anyway, since that camera is meant to be vintage-style; you know, back when people used cameras to take photos, and film cameras to shoot films).

              Would you even have bought it anyway, seeing as you always whine about Nikon’s products being shitty?

            • fanboy fagz

              I own A D3 D3s and D4, I have no issue buying the DF and did want to buy 2 and sell the D3. and yes the DF is a garbage camera.

            • Joven

              David, that whole, “Back when people…” mess is a cop out. You can’t reference the film days with a digital camera. So does the camera only let you shoot 36 exposures, too? Lacks image review? How about accepts film? Does it have a split prism? Long of the short, Nikon dropped the ball. They got too cute with the concept, and charged too much.

            • I don’t use the video functionality once, but when I do use it, I’m very glad it’s there. In any event, the marginal cost of including video functionality is zero (it’s all software — if the video weren’t there, the button would default to something else).

              Nikon needs to stop leaving out features that cost them nothing but lose them potential buyers (and they seem to have learned this lesson with the new compacts, the D750, and the D500).

              If the D750’s successor is missing the new AF module we’ll know that Nikon hasn’t learned a thing.

            • Sawyerspadre

              That’s one theory. Most brands have a positioning strategy, that creates a tiered product line. I would bet we will see new AF module on D810 replacement and maybe a true D700 replacement, and the D750 replacement may still have 51 points.

              I agree there’s no reason to leave out video on a camera. The only savings is a mic and mic jack.

            • PhilK

              Not necessarily. There are different design parameters for cameras that have video capability, including sensors that are often totally different than sensors that are designed for still use only, and very different electronics/DSP requirements.

              That said, economy of scale often motivates manufacturers to make various models all based on the same basic platform, while tweaking the functions that they expose based on the target market. Which drives their cost down and they gain a little more traction in particular customer categories, if they do their tweaking creatively.

          • Patrick O’Connor

            Just out of curiosity, how old are you? It’s just that, at best you sound like mid 20s and comments like this…more like 15.

            • fanboy fagz

              and you sound like an old fart 😉 im not a PR guy, I dont round off corner, I dont care for likes, Ill you in your face youre an asshole without blinking an eye. not you though, I dont curse at pensioners.

            • Patrick O’Connor

              🙂 Good! However, feel free to curse me…I don’t draw a pension. Like you, I’ll tell you what I think but I don’t feel the need to be contentious or insulting about it. And that is how I know you’re just a kid…relatively speaking. 😉

          • osynlig fog

            Please explain then how you get around the very basic economy I outlined in my previous post. Made in Japan vs Thailand. More expensive parts. Keep in mind what the D600/D610 cost at the time. If your price lands anywhere near the budget full frame D610 I would like to hear your explanation.

            Also I’d like to hear you explain a niche camera would be profitable through volume? The D600 and D750 are volume products.

      • Ric of The LBC

        Dang, why the hate? Did the Df not invite you to the prom?

        • fanboy fagz

          youre assuming im the only one who thinks the DF is garbage. its not selling well. like kai from digitalrev, I think its crap. it had potential but nikon half assed it again

    • Hogarth Ferguson

      I rented a DF for a wedding and absolutely loved it, but the price is just killer. I can’t justify it.

  • whisky

    april 21st? just in time for earth day.

  • Hanudiyan

    New AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED?

  • For $2K, I think I’m in for the Df/50mm kit. That’s a sharp lens that you’re basically getting for free. I’ve rented the camera and it’s really good if you like those kinds of controls, and I do. And the image quality is spectacular. I do a lot of off camera flash so I guess I’ll have to grab a Commander unit, but that’s not a big deal.

    • fanboy fagz

      commander unit..for ttl OCF or manual OCF?

      • I always do my off camera stuff manually.

        • fanboy fagz

          consider the yongnuo 560iv flashes and TX triggers for remote power control.

          • Yeah, I’ve looked at that stuff, but I’m scared off by lots of parts and unit-to-unit quality differences. I’ve been using Nikon Speedlights for over a decade now and they work for the kind of shooting I do. They aren’t very good outdoors because the IR sensors get swamped pretty easily in bright light, but I use them almost exclusively indoors at short distances and they get the job done. I like being able to control the output from the camera menu system and it’s easy enough to carry on my banter with my subject while I make adjustments. That’s an important factor when getting headshots or editorial portraits.

            • captaindash

              I second the Yongnuo 560’s. I avoided them for ages because of the price point and quality concerns and all that jazz. Then I decided to give one flash and controller a try because you can control 6 groups and the controller looked ‘simple’. I loved it and promptly bought a whole bunch of them. I have the Phottix Mitros+ system and I never use it. I’ve used Elinchrom, Cactus, Nikon CLS all that stuff but the Yongnuo is by FAR the quickest and simplest to use. I’ve had Nikon flagship lights fail too. Nothing is perfect. For $70 each you can buy a whole box of ’em. If one goes down, no big deal. If you’re just using manual, get some Yongnuo 560’s. Seriously.

        • Spy Black

          You can get a pair of 2.4 Ghz Yongnuo RF-605-N II tranceivers for $40. They work as transmitters or receivers, and also remotely trigger the camera with half-button depress no less, although you would need a second pair to be able to trigger the camera and fire off the strobes.
          http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detaily.php?ID=355

          • Yeah, fanboy told me about those in the comment below…see my answer to that.

            • Spy Black

              You only need the triggers, you can use your existing Nikon speedlights. Those particular triggers are Nikon TTL as well, if you need that sort of thing. I shoot fully manual, so I don’t really care about that.
              http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1110981-REG/yongnuo_rf_605_n_wireless_flash_trigger_remote_for.html

            • Well, they ARE inexpensive, so I’ll have to look at them and ponder how a shoot would go using them. I’m an old dog and don’t have a lot of tolerance for new tricks…:-).

            • Spy Black

              Actually I mistook needing two sets to control your camera and flash, check out this review of the previous version of these units to get a good overview of capabilities. I’m not sure what the new units add to this:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtlP1rysC9o

    • Spy Black

      Yeah, I might jump on this too.

  • Valeria Lages

    Does anybody know if is there any chance to have the firmware updated directly by Nikon USA on a grey market D750 bought at RedTagCamera trough eBay? Mine is on the recall list and once it’s a grey market one I guess I should send it to RedTagCamera instead of directly to Nikon. But I wonder if it worth all the efforts and risks involved having my gear passed by so many hands because so far I’ve seen no problems at all on it… Maybe I should just remain shooting and forget about this recall? What do you guys think about it?

    • Spy Black

      Are you getting the flare band? If not don’t worry about it. Wanna find out if you can get it? Check this out: http://tinyurl.com/os8fscj

      • Valeria Lages

        Tks for the quick feedback Spy Black. Actually I haven’t faced any problem so far, just wondering about the future because the serial number of my camera was diagnosed as “affected” by Nikon. I was checking the list of things fixed on the camera sent to Nikon mentioned on this post and got worried about what’s going on with mine as time goes by. And besides Nikon doesn’t clarify until when this free firmware update will be accepted.

      • akkual

        Except the current recall is different than that AF module banding (the video at the end is made shutter eliminated from the equation, as it is showing it in liveview as well). I wonder has anyone any idea how the shutter shading appears? I have not got any shading out of shutter yet (not even with flashes) and I am not going to send my D750 back any time soon for 1mo turnaround fix. Shutter can only shade on flashing light, unless it gets stuck or judders, which would basically mean it’s somehow broken.

        • nwcs

          It’s from high speed sync with flash.

    • Ben

      I have a Grey Market D750 bought through Red Tag and when I entered my serial number nikon spit out a shipping label etc. So I sent mine directly to Nikon on Friday. In terms of the firmware, you can update that directly from Nikon. I did it no problem. I think the idea that you can’t upgrade firmware on Grey Market is an internet myth.

  • Aldo

    wow you get a new shutter on the d750… I may send in mine just for that (resale value)… I have like 50k already

    • silmasan

      Same price for used D750 (like new, still in warranty), and used D800E in good condition. I’m torn for this week…

      • Aldo

        I’ve own the d800… the d750 is a more practical, better rounded camera. Unless you mostly do landscaping and/or do prints in excess of 24×36 I would go with the d750

        • silmasan

          I’m on D810 … Guess it’s best to wait a bit more to get another body. Summer maybe? Peter? Zoltar??

          D750 looks like a great fit for esp my 105 DC which isn’t supersharp by today’s standards, but somewhat underused with my D700’s 12MP.

          NB: I wanted to do like someone did here (nwcs iirc?) — get the kit, sell the lens and keep the D750 for a steal, but these shiny, unboxed 24-120 VRs have already been piling up on the local market, mysteriously enough. 😀

          • Aldo

            It seems the d800 is a better camera for you… but I would recommend the d810 over the d800e… the d810 seems more polished all around.. there are also reports they got rid of some sensor/mirror vibration that exacerbated motion blur… which becomes more critical on higher pixel density sensors.

            • silmasan

              Oh I mean I already got D810.. which has EFCS unlike D800e, and am looking for 2nd body to replace the D700 .. D750 is also lighter which is nice for handheld shooting (and 36mp is often wasted in this scenario anyway).

            • Aldo

              I see… I would stick to my original recommendation then. They would complement each other.

    • nwcs

      That’s basically what I’m doing. I don’t have 50K, more like 20K, but I thought what the heck. Extends the life of the D750 a bit further. And you get the whole body cleaning to boot.

  • TheInconvenientRuth

    That Nikon Nikkor 360-1200mm f/11 ED zoom lens is worth buying just because it has the last decent tripod foot Nikon ever made…

    • KnightPhoto

      Yeah I was wondering if that is the factory foot – massive!

  • JoeFunny30

    on the df, upgrade to 4s sensor and d750 af, then maybe. they still want 3k for a new one? It’s like pricing on fuji xpro2, astronomical for looks mainly imo

  • KnightPhoto

    Well, the Cramer-Krasselt Ad is a good start 😉

    • Thom Hogan

      ‘Fraid it’s a swing and a miss for me. The pivot from “liking”, which is a social media construct, to “loving via photography” is particularly awkward, and just points out that Nikon is still missing the point. With the start of the ad as it was, I thought where we were going was different: that people would be liking your photos.

      Try just cutting out the whole “like” section of the ad and see what the ad says. Is that good enough?

      As I’ve been writing for some time, cameras need to be more socially connected now, and the fact that Nikon/Cramer-Krasselt can’t make that connection in an ad when the new SnapBridge is emerging says tons.

      • silmasan

        Nah, the concept is fine. It’s just that they missed the Feb 13th deadline.

        Smartphone snapshots = casual likes. Dedicated camera (DSLR) = love. If you cut the first section out, the message would be lost. If you add too much technical message about its features, the message would be lost. I think the dedicated SnapBridge ad did better at that anyway.

  • Ritvar Krum

    I do not get why you get all excited about DF (every time it cuts some few hundred $). DF is bad camera by all means – it is not and never will be Leica (a mediocre IQ, but kickass brand to boast about). and it is worse than D750 and even D600 – if you downsample D600 to 16mpix size (and after that both DF and D600 to same output size of your choice – or not) – it is as clean in higher or lower ISOs. and if you downsample D750 – it is not “as good as”, not “almost as good” – it is flat out BETTER. so only DF fanbois argument like: “…but, but DF has a D4 sensor – so in low light it is a monster” is NOT valid anymore.

    • Patrick O’Connor

      Some men think a certain Mexican actress is really cute. I don’t get it but never question their judgment. If everyone wanted the same woman or camera (not to equate the two), it would be a boring place.

      • silmasan

        Just curious, who is this certain Mexican actress you had in mind when you made this analogy?

        • Patrick O’Connor

          I didn’t want to wait for moderation due to the inclusion of a name but since you’re curious: Salma Hayek.

          • silmasan

            Hehe. What I had in mind. 🙂 I should’ve called it. Well I guess she’s had her cute moments…

            • Patrick O’Connor

              She’s certainly handsome but cute…not so much.

            • silmasan

              Thalia is… (because “was” would be extremely rude)

            • Patrick O’Connor

              I’d never heard of her before. Dang, she is cute!

            • silmasan

              Some telenovela a long time ago on TV (no I didn’t watch it, why’d you ask!).

              Also–before these posts get deleted eventually by the mighty admin–I like it whenever the word “handsome” is used to describe a woman (well, partly because “gorgeous” is overused). And one other face that came to mind: Talisa Soto… especially in Licence to Kill and Don Juan DeMarco. Unforgettable. 🙂

            • Patrick O’Connor

              I think “handsome” and “gorgeous” are two different things. If “gorgeous” is overused, you’ll have to come up with another word for Talisa ’cause “handsome” isn’t even close! 🙂
              I like photographing beautiful women but I always worry they realize it’s taking longer than absolutely necessary! 😉

      • captaindash

        I’m pretty sure I couldn’t agree more.

    • nwcs

      Why do you get so excited trashing people who like the DF?

      • Ritvar Krum

        I tell you why… Because I do not like that manufacturer has option to make mediocre products and sell them for superpremium prices to fanbois and only thing it need is to create an aura of things that this mediocre product do not even posses…. “so what, why do you care- do not buy it and shut up”, but my answer is: if DF was a financial success – then Nikon would release sequel – another overpriced camera with super high premium, after that (if success in $$$ again) another… so soon all Nikon lineup would consist of these financial successes for super premium prices… but I care about IQ, AF and ISO performance. DF do not has that and should be called out as shyt that it is (specially when PR slides and fanbois says othervise) – so less fanbois buy it and Nikon gets the message: “deliver IQ, features and good performance and forget about Leica pricing for brand fanbois”

        • nwcs

          OK, sounds like it’s a personal problem for you.

      • captaindash

        Same reason people trash HDR (because the people trashing others for having different likes need to get a life).

    • fanboy fagz

      it CAN be a low light monster but the garbage AF module cant keep up with the sensors ability. I agree. DF is a bad camera. its about looks but no specs. it had the potential to be a fantastic camera. but they half assed and jacked the price on it. D750 is hands down the better option but it wasnt out then. thank god for nikons garbage QC that brought the D750.

    • Aldo

      There are other things other than noise that make a better low light camera… color rendition at higher ISO. Colors are handled better by the d4 sensor at higher ISO…. that said the AF of the Df along with other limitations such lack of video make the d750 an overall better camera.

  • peter w

    Anyone made the update of Capture One Pro? Is there an improvement in memory handling (9.0 consumes RAM like candy, 8 GB isn’t enough, in ‘sessions’ mode). Using it next to an external database (ID-imager) just isn’t an option.

  • FountainHead

    That’s where Nikon doesn’t get it, and Leica understands.

    Nikon sells refurbs at $500 off.
    Leica gets Larry Kravitz to throw the cameras around the room, shove them up his arse or whatever, and charges a few thousand more for the scuffed look.

    • nwcs

      Except Nikon makes a whole lot more money than Leica. Now we know why.

      • Do we know anything about Leica’s profitability or lack thereof? Isn’t it privately held as of 2012?

      • captaindash

        On volume only, not per unit. In that sense, Leica wins.

        • nwcs

          You can parse numbers however you like but total revenue and profitability is all that ultimately matters.

          • captaindash

            Just playing devils advocate.

  • Replacing the D750’s CF cardholder mechanism must have been challenging, since it doesn’t have one.

  • AnthonyH

    The basic work on the D750 is the shutter replacement and a check/clean. I sent mine in and the total time out of my hands was two weeks. I did not have a noticeable issue, even in shooting with high speed flash sync, but now I have a brand-new shutter.

  • neversink

    I love Capture One Pro, but they still don’t support Nikon super-teles….. Come on Capture One, you sell your Phase One cameras for tens of thousands of dollars and you can’t afford to rent several Nikon super – teles for the day.

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