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Third party battery grip for Nikon D750 camera: Pixel Vertax D16

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Pixel announced a new battery grip for the recently released Nikon D750 DSLR camera (the Nikon versions costs $369.95). The grip is currently in stock at Amazon for $89.36. Additional information on the third party grip is available here and here.

The original Nikon MB-D16 battery grip just started shipping and is currently available only on eBay (check availability at B&H | Adorama | Amazon).

More Pixel Vertax D16 pictures:

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More Nikon patents for telephoto lenses with fluorite (FL) coating

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Nikon filed more patents for telephoto lenses with fluorite element - the list of future FL lenses now matches exactly the rumor I reported few months ago with the exception of the 200-400mm f/4 lens.

Here are the upcoming Nikkor FL lenses described in the latest Nikon patent filed recently in Japan:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #289

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→ Rokinon announced new 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS fisheye lens for Nikon F mount.

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→ Grey market Nikon prices on eBay:

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→ Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.01 with Nikon D750 RAW support for Aperture and iPhoto.

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→ New Nikon Support article - Vibration Reduction (VR) functionality when using AF-ON button: "When using a Vibration Reduction (VR) lens on a D-SLR camera, the AF-ON button will only activate the cameras focusing and metering systems, it does not activate the lens VR function. To activate the VR function the shutter release must be used." Update: Nikon removed the article.

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The price of the Nikon D610 drops by another $100

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Just two weeks after the last D610 price drop, Nikon's entry level full frame DSLR camera now costs $1,596.95 (another $100 off) at:

  • B&H - includes $142.84 worth of free accessories, 2% in rewards and free expedited shipping (see all D610 listings)
  • Adorama - includes free 32GB SDHC memory card, camera case and spare lithium battery, 4% in rewards and free expedited shipping (see all D610 listings)
  • Amazon - includes free SanDisk 32GB Extreme memory card, backpack and 60-inch lightweight tripod (select the free accessories configuration) with free shipping (see all D610 listings)

The Nikon D610 also qualifies for the new instant rebates:

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The new Nikon instant rebates now include a better selection of Nikkor lenses

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In case you missed my post on social media yesterday (Facebook, Twitter, Google+): for November Nikon has new instant rebates in the US that include all DSLR cameras and now have a better selection of Nikkor lenses and Speedlight flashes:

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Marco Carmassi’s trip around Rajasthan with the Nikon D810

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Marco Carmassi (Facebook | 500px) shares his experience and photographs from his trip to Rajasthan:

Two days before I was to begin a trip to Rajasthan I decided to replace my Nikon D800 with the new D810.

With my D800 I had some doubts about the speed of autofocus, because it is one thing to use it in static situations such as a studio or a landscape and another to use it in dynamic conditions such as street photography where the AF accuracy is very important.

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3D printed filter holder for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens

3D printed filter holder for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens
3D printed filter holder for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens
3D printed filter holder for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens
My name is Patrick, I'm a blogger and Nikon shooter for several years. The 14-24mm was always one of my favorite lenses but I never found a good and favorable solution to put a filter in front of it. As most of you know, Lee has a solution that works, but is very expensive.

I met Christian from Logodeckel (German for Logo-lens-cap) first when he printed some lens caps with my logo for me. A nice gadget for guys like me ;-) At that time I had the idea to use his 3D printer to create a filterholder for the 14-24mm lens that holds a 150 x 150 mm square filter like the one from Haida, Lee or Lensinghouse. I told Christian about the idea ...

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