"Flash back to 20 years ago, when photography was just entering the digital realm. This episode of CNET Central from the summer of 1995 features the "B-2 Stealth Bomber" of digital cameras, a Fuji X/Nikon hybrid. Roughly the size of a volleyball, this camera packed 1.3 megapixels and a removable 131 MB card capable of storing 70 images, all for $20,000 or (equivalent to $31,000 in 2015)."
Sigma announced the US pricing for their new 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens: $999. The lens is now listed for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. The expected availability is end of July, 2015. The full press release, technical specs and key features can be found over at PhotoRumors. The full press release is available here.
Meta35 let's you transfer metadata from selected Nikon film cameras. It brings the perks of digital data management and camera customization into the world of film photography. Meta35 is compatible with the Nikon F6, F5, F100, N90s/F90x, N90/F90 and replaces Nikon MV-1 and Nikon Photo Secretary:
Meta35 software screenshots:
Update:Camera Companion byHolyMoose.com offer similar solution for the Nikon F100 camera. It requires use of a MS Access compatible database and you have to find your own cable.
Press release (this was initially released in June but I just recently received the press kit):
I received some additional information on the Nikon free maintenance service initiative: the emails were sent to about 4,300 D800/D800E owners, as well as to aprox. 100 D700 owners and around 100 D7100 owners. Unfortunately, if you did not receive an email, you will not be eligible for this offer. This service will not be offered to everyone. To make sure you don't miss on any similar offers in the future, make sure your camera is registered with Nikon.
Update: for now the Nikon free maintenance service initiative is available only in the US:
A reader received the "free maintenance service initiative” email for his Nikon D700 camera. It seems that this program is not targeted for D800 cameras only and indeed is just a good gesture from Nikon to existing customers.
Today Nikon sent out letters to selected D800 camera owners to participate in a free "Nikon Maintenance Service Initiative". I am not sure if this is just another phrase for a recall or Nikon simply wants to test a large number of D800 units in order to determine if a certain issue is present. My guess is that this has to do with the D800 left focus issue. This offer is valid till 1/15/2016.