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Nikon ViewNX 2.10.3 and Picture Control Utility 2.0.2 released with D5500 support

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Today Nikon released ViewNX 2.10.3 and Picture Control Utility 2.0.2 with support for the latest D5500 camera. Full list of modifications available after the break:

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Nikon issued D750 service advisory for the reflection/flare issue

Nikon D750 service advisory
Nikon USA issued a service advisory for the reflection/flare issue on the D750 camera. To check if your camera is affected and needs to be repaired, you can enter your serial number on this website (here is the EU link). A black dot inside the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera will indicated if the D750 cameras has already been serviced.

My guess is that this service advisory delayed the new firmware update program that was supposed to be announced yesterday.

Full text of the Nikon D750 service advisory:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #298

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→ The Nikon D7000 camera is already discontinued and now it is no longer listed for sale at B&H. You can still get some good D7000 deals at Amazon and BestBuy.

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Another Adobe Lightroom 5 deal: refurbished Nikon D5200 with Adobe Lightroom 5 for $419.99 (LR5 alone is $139).

Nikon D800 firmware update
→ Reminder: Nikon will announce a new firmware download program next week including firmware improvements for the D750, D810, D800/E, D610 and D600 cameras.

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Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014.

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→ Image Chaser (www.imagechaser.com) is a new NikonUSA website dedicated to bringing you the most exciting, inspirational stories from behind the lens.

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→ Another new Nikon website: "I am generation image" (see the new promo videos bellow).

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Additional Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens coverage

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Nikkor 300mm f:4E PF ED VR lens
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Some additional coverage for the new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (announcement | pre-order options | sample images | comparison with previous version) that will start shipping on February 5th:

Update: Nikon Europe posted more sample photos on flickr:

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Creative distance | AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Thrilling new optical performance | AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

→ Sample images can be found on dpreview and dcfever (update: new set of photos was posted on dpreview):

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Additional Nikon D5500 coverage: sample photos, hands-on previews

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The 2015 CES show is now over. Here is some additional coverage for the new Nikon D5500 DSLR camera (official announcement | pre-order options):

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Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.20.0 and Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.5.3 released

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Nikon released new versions of the Camera Control Pro 2.20.0 and Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.5.3. List of modifications after the break.

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New DF-GR1 grip for the Nikon Df camera announced in Japan

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Nikon Japan announced a new DF-GR1 grip for Nikon Df camera. Shipping will start on February 5th, 2015 and the price will be ¥16,200 (around $130). There is no indications if the DF-GR1 will be available for sale outside Japan (still not listed at Nikon USA), but you can already buy one from eBay.

Third party manufacturers are already selling battery grips for Nikon Df cameras (now available also on Amazon).

Additional images:

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