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Best lenses for the Nikon D750 DSLR camera

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

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Nikon’s “NIKKOR & ACC” app released for Android tablets

Nikon NIKKOR & ACC app for iPad 4
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Nikon released new version of their "NIKKOR & ACC" app for Android tablets. Additional information on accessories and Speedlights has also been added:

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens delayed till October

Nikon Japan announced that the shipment of the new Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens will be delayed till October, 2015. The lens was initially scheduled to start shipping on August 27th.

The Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses for now are scheduled to start shipping on September 17th.

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The latest Nikon patents: waterproof 1 Nikkor 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 lens and… a smart water bottle

Nikon 1 Nikkor 7.2-13.6mm f:3.5-4.5 waterproof lens patent
New Nikon patent application for a 1 Nikkor AW 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 waterproof lens for the AW mirrorless product line (1" sensor). There is another Nikon waterproof lens patent for a Nikkor AW 10-45mm f/4.5-5.6 lens:

Nikon 1 Nikkor 10-45mm f:4.5-5.6 waterproof lens
Nikon currently has only two Nikkor AW lenses: AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8.

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I am not sure what to make out of this, but Nikon filed a patent for a “smart” water bottle that can communicate with a smart watch:

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More on the Nikon Free Maintenance Service Initiative and latest D750 service advisory

Nikon D800 Free Maintenance Service Initiative

A reader sent me some more details on the Nikon Free Maintenance Service Initiative that was offered to selected D800/D800E, D700 and D7100 owners:
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Weekly Nikon news flash #328

→In addition to DSLR cameras, Ikelite also produces underwater housings for Nikon Coolpix cameras. Their latest underwater housing is for the Coolpix S7000.

→ Read about the Kodak's DMILC (digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera) with Nikon F mount.

→ The new Nikkor 500mm f/4E lens at the F1 British Grand Prix in Silverstone.

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→ New LensCoat TravelHood for telephoto lenses (now available at B&H).

→ 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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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens first look

This field test report on the new Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is by Jess Lee (jessleephotos.comwesternphotographers.com, click on images for larger view):

I had been waiting for this lens to be announced for what seemed like a very long time. I needed a replacement for the Canon 600 I had sold after the first of the year. When the new lens was announced I expected a wait of 3 to 6 months before delivery but was pleasantly surprised when one of the first ones Nikons shipped showed up at Bozeman Camera with my name on the box. As luck would have it, I was in Cody Wyoming leading one of my Cowboy and Wild Horse workshops so I had to wait a few days before I could lay my hands on the lens but Saturday morning I was off on the 2 hour drive to Bozeman.

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