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Weekly Nikon news flash #329

→ New video from the Nikon USA series Behind the Scenes: "Animals in Action" (Nikon ambassador Ron Magill shoots with the D7200 in the Miami zoo).

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→ It may not mean much, but the Nikon 1 V3 camera is currently listed as discontinued at DigitalRev.

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→ Here are the latest Nikon deals for this week:

Refurbished (limited US warranty)

Grey market (no US warranty)

Full US warranty:

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Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount to start shipping tomorrow in the US (in stock now in Europe)

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The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount is expected to start shipping in the US tomorrow, August 24th:

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The lens is already in stock in Europe (Amazon Germany and Amazon France).

Here is a size comparison between the full frame Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens ($999) and the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens ($799) designed for Nikon DX bodies:

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Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens pre-orders are now open at:

Additional information on the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens can be found here and here.

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Comparing the new Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR to the old 24-70mm and the 24-120mm lenses

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Foto-info.si published a comparison with sample images between the old Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and the new 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens. Here are some of the tests:

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review

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This Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review is by Con Foley:

In March 2013 Nikon started shipping the AF-S 80-400VR lens, and I quickly got a copy and did a brief review.

I got the 80-400VR because it allowed me to do some wildlife photography I couldn’t do before, handheld and more spontaneous than tripod mounted photography. And it has really been an excellent lens, sharp & durable. I have really given it a workout, with around half of all the wildlife photos over the past two years taken on this lens. The other half on my staple tripod mounted 600VR.

And then in July 2015, Nikon started shipping the new AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR; and again I quickly picked up an early unit.

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Backpacking around the world (part 2)

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Here is an update from Walter Chang (website | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter) who recently finished his three years backpacking trip around the world

Last year I shared my story in a guest post with Nikon Rumors about backpacking around the world with Nikon gear. I finally finished my trip this past May and it spanned 3 years and 60 countries. For the past few months I worked on editing together a video capturing my trip and prepping the launch of a photo book on Kickstarter. I wanted to share with you all the work that went behind it and some of the things I’ve learned so far.

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European Road Trip – A Nikon D610 and Poor Weather

My name is Karl Lindsay and nature photography is a big passion of mine. You can see my work in my portfolio or follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I recently got back to Australia from a family road trip through Europe. We packed a lot into one trip, driving through 12 countries over 6 weeks. I was particularly looking forward to seeing the fjords in Norway, Tuscany and Cinque Terre in Italy, and the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

I shoot with a Nikon D610 (Nikon replaced my D600 because of the sensor issue) and use a Nikon 28-300mm and Samyang 14mm for my night photography. During the trip I also used my brother’s Nikon 24-120mm and Tokina 16-28mm. While in Switzerland, my camera fell off the tripod (I didn’t have it on tight enough) and my 28-300mm would no longer focus when using wider focal lengths. I ended up adding a Nikon 18-35mm to my kit, which I ordered on Amazon.co.uk and picked up from a friend in London when we arrived there before going up to Scotland.

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Best lenses for the Nikon D750 DSLR camera

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Those are the best lenses for the Nikon D750 camera based on the test results from DxOMark:

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