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The “Lord of Darkness” goes to space (Nikon D3s)

A week ago NR reported about NASA buying new Nikon D3s cameras (aka “The Lord of Darkness”) and some lenses (Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED). Today Nikon made it all official: “The D3S digital SLR cameras and AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses ordered by NASA will be carried on the Space Shuttle and used to […]

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Nikon D3s manual video control explained again

Just got that – related to my previous D3s manual video control post. Not sure if the Electronic Analog Exposure display is already available in the D3s (click on image for larger view).

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Nikon D3s with manual video control

Update #3: another post from a reader on this topic from 3 weeks ago. Update #2: Another reader reported that slashcam.com got an official confirmation from Nikon Professional Services on the D3s manual video control: “As soon as the live-view mode in the shooting menu is set to “tripod” and the camera to manual mode (M), it […]

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Official response from Nikon Canada

I just received an official statement from Nikon Canada regarding my previous post “Bad news if you are in Canada and want the Nikon D3s”: “Dealers are currently fulfilling orders of the D3s against deposits. We do not anticipate any shortages of the D3s with the possible exception of higher than anticipated sales through the […]

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Bad news if you are in Canada and want the Nikon D3s

Update: please see the official response from Nikon Canada on this post. Nikon Canada informed their dealers that the the Nikon D3s will be in a very tight supply over the next six months. Units will be allocated to dealers that have accredited photographers which will be taking part in the Vancouver Olympics. It is […]

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Nikon D3s, 70-200 2.8 in stock now!

Update – everybody got them: B&H has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now J&R has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now Amazon has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now (sold from Amazon) Amazon has the D3s in stock (sold from third party) Adorama has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now, but not the D3s Jessops […]

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Amazon will start shiping the D3s on Nov 27th

Update: Nikon D3s is being sent to NPS members (US) directly from Nikon today. Some readers received an update from Amazon (US) yesterday regarding the Nikon D3s shipment date: Hello from Amazon.com. We are writing to you today because you purchased a pre-order of Nikon D3S 12.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera. We are now […]

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