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Clever DIY rig for shooting aviation by Jim Winters from NikonMiami

TRIAXEZ triple axis shooting system from NikonMiami 2

Jim Winters from NikonMiami sent me few pictures of his clever invention that he calls TRIAXEZ: a shoulder mounted “triple axis” shooting system that also has built-in remote triggers and a 12V battery used as a counterweight and power source. The wheels  make the whole rig easy to transport. His first version had a lead diving weight and […]

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I want this Nikkor lens clock with Nikon D4 shutter alarm!


A well deserved break from the Df coverage: Nikon Japan will be giving away a limited number of this pretty cool Nikkor alarm clock designed after the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. The best part? The alarm is the sound of the D4 shutter (listen here). Unfortunately it seems that this offer will be available only in Japan. Additional […]

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This “Nikon D800x super kit” camera sculpture is huge


It took a Nikon fan from Taiwan one year to create this XL version of the Nikon D800 camera. The creation (sculpture?) is called “D800x super kit” and has a detachable battery grip, 14-24mm lens and an illuminated top panel.  The camera, lens and box are all hand-made. The details are amazing – from the […]

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Shutter symphony made with $30,000 worth of Nikon DSLR camera


Check out this cool video: Benjamin Von Wong made this “Nikon Symphony” with 14 DSLR cameras. For more info, here is the behind the scenes footage:

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How much abuse can the Nikon D3s take?


We have seen Nikon cameras falling off from a motorcycle, getting run over by a pickup truck, being submerged in mud, getting exposed to hail and water. The French website Pixelistes went a step further and published a 15 minutes video where they torture a Nikon D3s through mud, water, ice and fire. At the end, the camera was still […]

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Military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” painted Nikon gear

Desert Lizard Camo Nikon gear 4

Custom painted Nikon equipment is nothing new – we’ve already seen white and Bruce Lee versions of the D3, pimpyourcam.com has also done few nice custom D4 and Nikkor lens designs. Alexy Joffre Frangieh (who also did the D3 hail torture video) did something different – he used a military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” paint for some of his Nikon camera […]

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Nikon Repair Center saves a lens damaged by salt water by boiling it


The Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan repaired a Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens ($1,769.00) that was dropped in the sea by… boiling it. After the staff dissembled the lens for investigation, they determined that the AF motor was damaged and needed to be replaced:

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