Nikon USA announced the winner of their "I am generation image" photo contest: Daniel Newman of Katonah, NY for this picture and story:
"A year and a half ago my younger brother endured his seventh sports concussion. His head trauma left him with disabling migraines, difficulty reading, and memory problems that, despite an extensive hospital visit, still greatly interfere with his social life and his studies as a medical student. The real issue is not my brother’s specific injury, but the culture within the sports world that minimizes the importance of concussions. If his previous concussions were taken more seriously and coaches did not push him to continue playing his symptoms would never have become so severe. In this photo the doctor is demonstrating how a nerve block is administered. My brother had the actual procedure done later that day; unfortunately it like all the other treatments he received have not relieved his symptoms. I hope this contest allows me the opportunity to educate the public about the disabling nature of concussions and migraines."
Quick update: the Nikon MB-D16 battery grip for the D750 camera is finally in stock at B&H and Amazon - right on time for the upcoming $300 instant savings.
I already briefly mentioned that few weeks ago, but now I can confirm that a price increase on Nikon gear is coming to Canada on May 1st, 2015. I do not have any details on what products will be impacted and how big the price increase will be.
This is the Nikon speakers schedule at the 2015 NAB show:
Nikon D4s / Nikon D4
Nikon D610 / Nikon D7100
In addition to the 2014 service notice regarding "fake" D800E cameras, Nikon issued an update today and also included the D610 and D4s to the list of "fraudulently modified" DSLRs:
On April 16th, the price of the Nikon D750 camera in the US will drop $300 to $1996.95 (the current price is $2,296.95).
Update: this will not be a "price drop" but a limited time instant savings.
The D750 is also currently eligible for up to $600 off with the latest April Nikon instant combo rebates.
Fotosidan published an interesting interview with Zurab Kiknadze, product manager for Nikkor lenses in Europe where he talks about the possibilities of a Nikkor 50mm f/1.0, future PF lenses and the limitations of the F-mount. I cannot embed the video, you have to visit this page in order to watch it.